21-September-2016

the hindu
1.Varanasi, Madurai on latest list of smart Cities

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi has made its way to the list of 27 new smart cities   read more

2.PMO nod closure of sick govt.companies

The BJP-led NDA government is all set to embark on its strategic disinvestment programme. read more

3.More wild tiger deaths this year

Wild tiger deaths in the country till September 10 this year have crossed the count recorded during the whole of 2015,  read more

4.Wildlife panel clears first phase of Ken-Betwa project

India’s first interState river interlinking project was given a go-ahead by the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) at a meeting chaired by Environment Minister Anil Madhav  read more

5.India successfully test fires surface-to-air missile

In a bid to galvanise its air defence capabilities, India on Tuesday successfully test fired its new,   read more

6.The best among limited options

In the early dawn of September 18, Pakistani irregulars belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) attacked an Army camp in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir,  read more

7.Copyright and copy-making

The Delhi High Court verdict that photocopying portion of academic publications to make course packs for students does not amount to copyright infringement read more

8.Will the Paris Pact succeed like the Montreal Protocol?

On September 21, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is organising in New York a ratification ceremony for the Paris climate agreement, read more

9.An independent RBI is a chimera

In recent months, the country has witnessed a raging debate on the independence of the central bank. read more

10.China caught in a corridor of uncertainity

China’s comments after the Uri attack amount to Beijing’s admission of deep strategic interest in the Kashmir region, read more

11.Domestic consumption to lift GVA growth to 7.7%12.Coastal corridor: ADB approves $631 mn. Loan

Multilateral funding agency Asian Development Bank has approved $631 million for building India’s first coastal industrial corridor between Visakhapatnam and Chennai. read more

12.National wastewater reuse policy sought

India needs a national wastewater reuse policy to help address the “perennial concern” of urban water stress by mandating targets read more

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1.India test-fires two missiles

In a bid to galvanize its air defence capabilities, India on Tuesday successfully test fired a new, read more

2.Under-5 mortality down, India set to meet goal

India is set to achieve its millennium development goal (MDG) for under-five mortality by next year.   read more

3.’Isolating Pakistan in South Asia should be our major priority’.

Shortly after the end of the Kargil conflict, I had occasion to have lunch with the most dreaded of ISI chiefs,  read more

4.India still accounts for 15% of maternal deaths.

Despite maternal mortality rate coming down to half worldwide since 1990,  read more

5.Up Diplomatic Heat

It is ironic should Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif choose to expatiate on human rights violations in Kashmir at the UN General Assembly meet in New York today while turning  read more

6.India’s Great Drying Out

Bengaluru, a city that contributes nearly a third of India’s software exports of $108 billion came to a standstill on account of the Cauvery river water dispute.  read more

7.20 nations set to join in, Paris climate deal may come into force this yr

At least 20 countries are expected to formally join the Paris agreement on climate change this week, read more

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1.Will Nawaz share be third time unlucky?

Those in Pakistan not plagued by the common malady of fading memory remember too well that Nawaz Sharif—  read more

2.We don’t need certificates from anyone on earth: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that judges “do not need certificates from anyone” while rejecting a PIL petition read more

3.Alzheimer’s : Prevention before a cure

There’s plenty not to love about being middle-aged.But by the time today’s forty and fifty something reach the age when they may develop read more

4.Early Earth was covered with oceanic crust surface

Northern Quebec, mineral grains from the western Australia and the rock formation from Canada’s North west territories. read more

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