21-October-2016

the hindu
1.WTO members stay committed to development.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) head, Roberto Azevêdo, has said no member country has sought long-standing issues, including food security-related, to be taken off the negotiating table of the Doha Round. “They are all too important to be cast aside,  read more

2.Frames of reference.
3.Myths about Israel’s security model.

Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s veiled comparison of India’s strike against militants along the Line of Control with Israel’s military operations in its .  read more

4.A vote of referendums.

The maturing of Indian democracy with the slow but sure strengthening of representative institutions, the separation of powers, and increased participation in elections is a triumph for the people  read more

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1. Study shows over-the-counter drugs paralyse India's TB fight

Over-the-coun ter sale of medicines is a key reason behind India’s tuberculosis menace and it has affected the government’s programme to control the disease, a recent study in the international medical journal Lancet shows. read more

2. Regressive Approach

The GST Council’s meeting this week did not conclude successfully as Centre and states were unable to reach a consensus on tax rates. In itself,  read more

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