25-12-2016

the hindu
1.Rajaji had warned against ultra-conservative jingoism.

2016 marked half a century since Indira Gandhi first came to power in 1966 in the shadow of the 1965 war and the demise of Lal Bahadur Shastri. But the political culture that would propel Indira Gandhi’s politics had been born earlier, more particularly in the Shastri period.  read more

2.Mapping disease with big data.

Outbreaks of infectious diseases threaten lives, our health and the economy. In a world where people make multiple contacts at work, home or in leisure activities, live in close-built environments that are changing global ecology, and where travel is frequent, outbreaks arise and spread rapidly. read more

3.UN vote censures Israeli settlements.

U.S. abstains, allowing resolution to pass with 14 members in favour; Netanyahu calls it ‘shameful’

Israel scrambled on Saturday to contain the fallout from the UN Security Council vote to halt settlements in Palestinian territory after lashing out at U.S. President Barack Obama over the “shameful” resolution.

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4.Demonetisation to infuse saving into financial markets.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation move is altering the nation’s conduct and will infuse more formal savings into the financial markets instead of dead assets, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, in a possible reference to Indians’ preference for gold.  read more

tio
1.Israel slams US stance on UN resolution

Israel on Saturday rejected the “shameful anti-Israel resolution at the UN“ after US President Barack Obama on Friday refused to have it vetoed in the Security Council in a signature departure from   read more

2.Isro to launch world's 1st rocket with 3 lunar rovers

When Isro’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-Xl (PSLV-X1)lifts off around December 28, 2017, with India’s first private mission to the moon by Team Indus, it promises to be one for the history books.  read more

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