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1.The compulsive patent hoarding disorder.

It takes money to make money. CSIR-Tech, the commercialisation arm of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), realised this the hard way when it had to shut down its operations for lack of funds.  read more

2.Do we need a presidential system?

This debate is academic. A switchover to the presidential system is not possible under our present constitutional scheme because of the ‘basic structure’ doctrine propounded by the Supreme Court in 1973 which has been accepted by the political class without reservation, read more

3.Sea ice hits record winter low.

Scientists are alarmed at the rapid pace of melting of the earth’s polar caps

The sea ice cover in the Arctic and the Antarctic hit new record lows for this time of year, marking the smallest polar ice caps in the 38-year satellite record, U.S. government scientists said on Wednesday.

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1. OBCs to get new panel with constitutional status.

The Centre has approved a proposal to set up a national commission for OBCs with constitutional status, an initiative that carries the symbolic gesture of putting backwards at par with Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. The announcement, coinciding with the birth anniversary of Ram Manohar Lohia, a mascot for Mandal classes, underlined that BJP is looking at serious political messaging through the decision.   read more

1. Govt gives nod to form new panel for OBC welfare.

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave the nod for setting up a National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes with constitutional status, acceding to the demand from OBCs for an entity for them which is on par with the panels for SCs and STs.  read more

2. Aadhaar is being made mandatory.Why is that a concern?

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