31-01-2017

the hindu
1.SC refuses govt. plea to stop hearing on judicial vacancies.

We cannot run away from our own cause, the Chief Justice told the Attorney General

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to heed the Centre’s plea to stop hearing a batch of writ petitions on the yawning number of judicial vacancies in High Courts across the country and the delay in filling them, noting that “”we cannot run away from our own cause”.

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2.Don’t speak, don’t tell.

The RBI’s continuance of the cash withdrawal limits, along with the thrust on digital banking, is aimed at averting the possibility of a bank run

“Do you fear a run on the banks?” This was the question posed by some MPs in the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance to Urjit Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

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3.How land use affects climate change.

The interaction between people and land is as old as human evolution. When early hunter-gatherers started to settle down in the Neolithic transition and practise agriculture, they began to change their relationship with land in a major way. Starting with the Holocene,  read more

4.Clues from the previous post-demonetisation Union Budget of 1978.

Sluggish private investment was an issue that Finance Minister Patel too had to grapple with

With just a day left for the presentation of the Union Budget, a look at the one presented in 1978, immediately after the demonetisation exercise undertaken that year, yields some insight into a few of the problems that the Indian economy currently faces.

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1. Apex court says no to Centre's plea to reject PILs on judges' appointment

The Supreme Court on Monday asserted that it cannot “run away from its own cause“ and refused to budge on the Centre’s plea that the petitions on judicial reforms, including appointments of judges in the high courts and the apex court, should not be heard on the `judicial side“ and be rejected.   read more

2. SC to frame guidelines to prevent filing of fake insurance claims

Holding that instances of fake insurance claims have risen sharply , the Supreme Court has decided to frame guidelines to prevent filing of such “false and fabricated cases“. Taking serious note of fake insurance claims, the apex court has issued notices to all states and insurance companies to suggest steps to rule out such cases.  read more

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1.The Unknown who fund our parties.

A detailed analysis of the sources of funding of political parties in India between 2004-05 and 2014-15 by the Association of Democratic Rights (ADR) and National Election Watch has thrown up sufficient evidence to strengthen the argument that there is need for stricter laws to inject transparency into funding of political parties and to make them more accountable to tax authorities and the Election Commission of India.  read more

2.Can the new panel tame the cricket board?

The game of cricket tests different facets of a player’s character. In a queer turn of events, qualities hitherto not demonstrated will be under scrutiny when the Supreme Court-appointed committee of administrators gets down to getting a headless BCCI back in shape.  read more

3.Indus civilisation’s secret of adapting to climate change.

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