08-August-2016

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1.Katju: SC ruling on Lodha panel unconstitutional

The former Supreme Court judge, Justice Markandey Katju, has lashed out at the Supreme Court and its committee led by the former Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha, saying their intention to clean up cricket may be good, but it cannot be done by read more

2.Malady Nations: This is the first of a six-part series on India’s multi-dimensional healthcare crisis.

Between January and June 2014, 243 people out of 1,000 sought medical treatment within the public healthcare system of India, whereas 756 people out of 1,000 opted to visit a private doctor or private hospital. read more

3.A higher rate will be inflationary

Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, the lead speaker from the Congress in the debate on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the Rajya Sabha last week, discusses why the Congress dropped its demand read more

4.Making our roads safe.

Last month, yet another pothole claimed yet another man. Praveen, 45, was crushed to death by a tanker when his motorcycle fell into a rainwater-filled pothole in New Delhi. read more

5.New weave: skilling through correspondence.

Weavers from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi and other places can soon access specially designed distance education to hone their traditional skills and turn entrepreneurs. read more

6.’Centre’s inflation target could help macro stability’

At a time when public sector spending is set to rise due to wage increases this year, the moderate inflation target set by the government is a positive for the country’s credit profile and could prevent spillovers into other sectors, according to Moody’s Investors Service. read more

7.Despite growth in numbers,big cats maynot be out of the woods

Despite the growth in population of tigers in the country and elsewhere, a global report has warned that the big cats are still not out of the woods due to shrinking forest land read more

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1.Centre mulls merger of Union, rail budgets

The Union finance mi nistry has said it has started the process of examining the proposal from the railway ministry to merge the rail budget with the Union Budget, 92 years after the separation took place. read more

2. Who moots dengue vaccine, India wants clinical trial

As dengue cases show a steep increase, particularly in Delhi, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended introducing dengue vaccine in highburden countries like India.  read more

3. India defying global slowdown, must grow: FM

Giving credit to an aspirational society for forcing politicians to support reforms, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said Indian economy has defied global slowdown and geo-political tensions and is now poised to seize the opportunity to grow faster.  read more

4. RBI may maintain status quo on interest rates.

Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan is widely expected to hold the key interest rate in his last monetary policy review on Tuesday as retail inflation continues to be above the comfort zone.  read more

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1.For low GST rates, cut costs, losses, waste and theft

Reforms in India, frequently tend to be “historic”.  That is perhaps because they have a long history in the waiting room! The GST was first mooted in the year 2000.  read more

2.India Needs More Judges

Given the population of a country as vast as India, the people-services ratio will rarely be at par with those of smaller countries with fewer people. read more

3.Thais repose faith in generals, vote for Junta’s constitution

Thai voters on Sunday appeared to overwhelmingly approve a new junta-backed constitution that would lay the foundation for a civilian government influenced by the military and controlled by appointedread more

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