20-June-2016

the hindu
1.Panel on education policy wants UGC Act to lapse.

A high-power committee headed by former Cabinet Secretary T.S.R. Subramanian, tasked with drawing a blueprint for a new national education policy, has recommended that the law that set up the higher education regulator University Grants Commission (UGC) be allowed to lapse. read more

2.Letting them off easy.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) has issued a draft notification seeking to amend the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of 2006, allowing those who violate this law to continue work with an . read more

3.The cost of nuclear diplomacy.

In their recent joint statement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama “welcomed the start of preparatory work… in India for six AP1000 reactors to be built by Westinghouse read more

4.Parliamentary Panel to review election code, suggests ways to curb freebies.

The model code of conduct (MCC) for polls is under review by a Parliamentary Committee, which will suggest ways to check use of cash and other freebies to lure voters during the elections. read more

5.Migrant crisis offers glimpse of world without border.

Five years into an odyssey by land, air and sea, spanning five countries, 23-year-old Afghan Majid R. arrived at a painful realisation on a pavement in Istanbul read more

6.New monetary policy committee likely soon.

Mr. Rajan had said that he will not continue as Governor when his term ends on September 4 as he wanted to go back to academia read more

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1.Govt keen on smooth transition at RBI,Panel may play key role.

New Delhi: The government seems keen on a smooth changeover at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and may not rush to decide on central bank governor Raghuram read more

2.Judiciary vaccanies not sole reason behind pendency of cases: study.

Shortage of judges may not be the predominant factor behind the large pendency of cases in courts across the country as much as their efficiency, says a study read more

3.Don’t Torture The Dying.

The Constitution of India guarantees life with dignity as a fundamental right. Generally speaking, we enjoy this right read more

4.New startup meeting govt norms to escape angel tax.

New business entities, which meet the government-prescribed definition of `startups’, will no longer have to suffer the burden of `angel tax’. This will enable them to obtain investments from unregistered venture capital funds or high net worth individuals, without having to pay tax (referred to as angel tax) on the differential, if the investments made exceed the fair market value of the entity read more

5.ISRO in the fast Lane.

100% successful foregin satellite launches using PSLV rockets  read more

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1.Accidental PM & Accidental Reforms.

June 21. It is a momentous day in India’s political history. It was this day that P V Narasimha Rao was sworn in as Prime Minister read more

2.Let courts be Compassionate.

The Supreme Court has in allowing family pension to a remarried widow of a CRPF constable upheld the rights of all such women read more

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