27-October-2016

the hindu
1.Ready to ‘Wait’ vs ‘Right to Pray’.

Terming petitioners who have approached the Supreme Court against the restriction on women to enter the Sabarimala temple as “feminists” and their cause as “White Man’s Burden to civilise unwashed pagans”,  read more

2.Building synergy for energy security.

Of late there has been a lot said and written about the proposed acquisition of stake in Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation’s (GSPC) high temperature high  read more

3.’Attaining economic equality between genders will take another 170 years’.

Efforts to close gender gaps in pay and workforce participation slowed so dramatically in the past year that men and women may not reach economic equality for another 170 years, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said on Tuesday.  read more

tio
1.Gestational hypertension causes multiple problems.

It may not be as infamous as its usual peer, diabetes, but is deadlier. And pregnant women are paying the price. For long, doctors have known that hypertension is the second most prevalent medical disorder seen during pregnancy . read more

2.Cash to All Citizens.

The idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI), that is a standard minimum cash subsidy to all citizens, is gaining traction in policy circles around the world. While the welfare state roots of this idea go back to the 18th century , new 21st century technologies have rekindled the debate.  read more

3.Legislative inaction on reform issues such as triple talaq leads to law making by the judiciary.

Should irretrievable breakdown of marriage be a ground for divorce under the statutory marriage laws of India? Can a woman facing savagery at the instance of another woman at home seek relief under the anti-domestic violence law? Will the word `talaq’ texted on a cellphone to a married Muslim woman by her husband instantly dissolve her marriage?  read more

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