27-05-2017

the hindu
1.New curbs on cattle slaughter

The Centre has banned the sale of cattle for slaughter at animal markets across the country.  read more


2.Rs.3,045cr. In rural scheme wages yet to be disbursed.

Delays in the payment of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) wages have mounted drastically in April-May 2017, as Fund Transfer Orders (FTOs) worth Rs. 3,045 crore are yet to be processed by the central government’s National Electronic Fund Management System (NEFMS).. read more


3.Red tape herring?

Nearly four months after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley promised in his Budget speech to abolish the Foreign Investment Promotion Board, the Union Cabinet has approved its ‘phasing out’..  read more

4.The chill in Brussels.

It was not a summit to indulge the nostalgia of a painstakingly nurtured post-War partnership between the U.S. and Europe. Nor was it an occasion to pronounce declarations of mutual solidarity to face up to an uncertain world. .  read more


5.A rewriting of Nehru?

After the Bharatiya Janata Party’s victory in Uttar Pradesh, some commentators once again compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Indira Gandhi as they had after the 2014 general election, perhaps misconstruing their common trait of an authoritarian streak for decisiveness..  read more


6.Monstrous cyclones cover Jupiter’s poles.

Scientists working on the American space agency’s Juno mission say its initial observations at Jupiter have taken their breath away.  read more

tio
1. Can India Do A Macron?

As BJP celebrates three years in power and the opposition appears to be in drift, is Indian politics at the cusp of an Emmanuel Macron moment? Macron won the French presidential elections this month by a landslide victory , decisively defeating Marine Le Pen of the ultra right National Front, read more

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