27-September-2016

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1.PSLV places eight satellites in two orbits

In a first, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s PSLV C-35 rocket launched a total of eight satellites, into two different orbits. read more

2.India suspends talks on Indus water pact

Declaring that “blood and water cannot flow together”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a meeting of senior officials from the Water Resources read more

3.Centre, NHRC quizzed on delay in stand-alone law against torture

“I was kept inside the solitary Anda cell… I was not even taken to the jail hospital, which is a street away, and was not given any medicine.”  read more

4.Joining the climate high table

The Centre’s decision to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change on October 2 is a welcome affirmation of India’s commitment to join  read more

5.The case against simultaneous polls

Though spoken about for quite a few years, simultaneous elections for the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies seem to be fast on their way to becoming  read more

6.Towards a database nation

Although criminalisation of speech is distressing, other corrosive threats to our democracy and liberty are surging unnoticed and unchecked.  read more

7.The new face of tax notoriety

“The European Commission’s retrospective action against Apple focusses on compensating Ireland for a loss of revenue in at least the last decade.” read more

8.River Sutra : Stay within treaty but use India’s right fully

The Union government has decided to set up an inter-ministerial committee to study India’s further options on the Indus Waters Treaty. read more

9.Cabinet’s formal nod to be sought for budget on Feb1

The Finance Ministry has settled on February 1 as the new date for the presentation of the Union Budget,  read more

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1.Modi reviews Indus treaty, says blood & water can’t flow together

Taking the offensive right into the heart of Pakistan, India decided on Monday to suspend the meeting of the Indus Water Commission read more

2.Asia’s longest bridge over Brahmaputra in 7 months

The strategic Dhola-Sadiya bridge on Brahmaputra, which will reduce travel time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by four hours,  read more

3.Repeated promulgation of ordinances because a bill is held up in the Rajya Sabha is a violation of constitutional principles

The Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Fourth Ordinance 2016 was re-promulgated by the President last month.   read more

4.A Good Call

In a welcome move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that India will formally ratify the Paris Climate Agreement on October 2. read more

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1.UN chief lauds India’s decision to ratify Paris agreement on October 2

UN chief Ban-Ki-Moon on monday lauded India for its “swift action” over the decision to ratify the Paris pact on climate change  read more

2.India woos Nepal, China IRKED

India has gone into an overdrive to rebuild its strained relationship eith Nepal read more

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