24-12-2016

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1.NITI Aayog rolls out health index.

The government think tank NITI Aayog on Friday rolled out a ‘Performance on Health Outcomes’ index that will rank various States on the basis of their performance on measurable health indicators.  read more

2.An equal music, a beautiful society.

No aspect of life in India from the exalted heavens of the classical arts to the most mundane pits of bodily waste can escape the totalitarian structure of caste.

A recent event in Delhi brought together two Indian winners of the 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Award, Bezwada Wilson and T.M. Krishna, in a wide-ranging conversation about freedom of expression, nationalism and inequality, issues of pressing concern. Both were outspoken against a growing majoritarianism,

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3.Draft central,State GST laws approved.

So, if I were to list the residual issues left for the next meeting, then they are the Interstate GST law, the issues of dual control and cross empowerment, and the approval of the legally vetted language,” Mr. Jaitley said.  read more

4.China open to India joining economic corridor.

China on Friday signalled that it was ready to consider India’s participation in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) after a Pakistani general counselled New Delhi to shed enmity and join the project. read more

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1.Ebola vaccine found safe, effective in human trials: WHO.

An experimental Ebola vaccine has been found to be 100% effective against the deadly virus in a major human trial in Guinea, giving doctors a safe and potent weapon against any future outbreak, WHO said on Friday .   read more

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1.A bleak winter for communism.

Tomorrow, December 25, is a holy day for the entire West and for large sections of people in this country too as it is the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ. Maybe more by coincidence rather than design, for the Marxists in India, it is the day of founding of the Communist Party of India.  read more

2.Won’t hear political fund case urgently, says SC.

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