25-August-2016

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1.Probe ordered after data on stealth submarine leaked

India on Wednesday began multiple investigations to determine the extent of damage caused by the reported leak of huge quantity of secret data read more

2.Surrogate children only for married couples: Bill

The Union Cabinet, on Wednesday, cleared the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016, banning commercial surrogacy in India. read more

3.The new war on piracy

Recent reports about the change in copyright infringement warnings on various websites have triggered anxiety among many Internet users in India.  read more

4.Protecting Good Samaritians

Among the reasons for India’s unacceptably high rate of road accident fatalities is the inability to get timely medical treatment for victims.  read more

5.A fat tax that shouldn’t go up in smoke

When Kerala recently imposed a “fat” tax of 14.5 per cent on burgers, pizzas, tacos, doughnuts and pasta sold by “branded restaurants” such as McDonald’s and KFC, read more

6.Citizenship without bias

On July 19, 2016, the government introduced a Bill to amend certain provisions of the Citizenship Act, 1955.  read more

7.New engagement with an old neighbour

Days after Aung San Suu Kyi made a high-profile visit to China as Myanmar’s Foreign Minister, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj  read more

8.Cabinet clears India-Cyprus DTAA

The Cabinet approved the revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with Cyprus,  read more

9.RBI favours managerical autonomy for PSU bank

There is an immediate need to grant managerial autonomy to public sector banks to enable them take independent decisions and improve governance,  read more

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1.Nod for surrogacy bill that prohibits ‘rent-a-womb’ trade

In a bid to put an end to the “surrogacy industry“, the Union Cabinet cleared the surrogacy (regulation) bill that proposes a complete ban read more

2.PIL in SC against collegiums system

A lawyers’ body has approached the Supreme Court for scrapping of collegium system for appointment of judges  read more

3.Nod to surrogacy bill a step backward, say doctors

While ministers and health officials posted positive tweets about the surrogacy bill cleared by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday ,  read more

4.Is West Bengal the largest cultivator of Illicit Opium?

The official data on the destruction of Illicit opium crops is typically taken as a proxy for the extent of the cultivation of illegal opium.  read more

5.India eyes hike in crude production.

The government has sought to push domestic oil production to reduce its dependence on imports,  read more

6.Periscope Down

In a significant blow to the Indian navy, highly classified information on the operational capabilities of the country’s six Scorpene-class stealth  read more

7.What Causes Judicial Delay?

There are around 21.3 million cases currently pending in various courts in India including the Supreme Court.  read more

8.Britain is free and nimble after Brexit: India and Britain can sign a free trade agreement now

The vote by the British people to leave the European Union has been interpreted in some quarters as a vote for isolationism;  read more

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1.Patriotism is not about hating pak

Karnataka Congress leader Ramya, a former popular actor, is facing sedition charges for her statement that Pakistan is not a hell.  read more

2.Bill to regulate surrogacy gets Cabinet stamp

The Government on Wednesday approved a Bill that seeks a complete ban on commercial surrogacy  and allow only altruistic surrogacy,read more

3.Cabinet approves infra project worth RS 24k cr to boost connectivity

Giving a big push to the infrastructure sector in the country, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved nine projects worth Rs 24,374.86 crore read more

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