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  • What Makes the World Go Round

    Diwali is an ode to happiness, hope and homecoming, 

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  • The Futility Of Conquests

    Wars have always been about land,

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  • Stockholm sobers up

    After the adventure of Bob Dylan’s

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  • India needs a new IAS

    An increasingly specialised,

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  • HOW REFUGEES IMPACT THEIR HOST COUNTRY

    80 countries host over 10,000 refugees or stateless persons each

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  • A STORM THAT CAME WITH A NAME

    Three hurricanes--Irma, Harvey and Katia created havoc in the US back to back in the past one month.

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  • Who are the ‘Dreamers’ and why their the American

    Trump has ended an Obama-era programme

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  • In Constitution, a range of ‘special provisions’ for states other than

    Part XXI of the Indian Constitution, ‘Temporary,

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  • How does it differ from a regular n-bomb?

    NUCLEAR WAPONS trigger an explosive reaction that shears off destructive 

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  • Doklam Defused

    Tensions ease for now, use crisis as opportunity to shore up Indian position on China

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  • J&K braces for unrest over Art 35A

    Hurriyat, Cong On Same Page Over Abrogation Move

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  • Ideas: Mark vs Musk, or utopia vs dystopia

    Two iconic tech entrepreneurs, 

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  • Where things stand on the Dolam plateau

    SUSHANT SINGH answers key questions on the India-China 

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  • M P Sharma and Kharak Singh: The cases in which SC ruled on privacy

    A nine-judge Bench of the Supreme Court will decide whether privacy is a fundamental right

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  • No state of exception

    SC upholds the sanctity of due process,

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  • Why bumper harvests spell doom

    With a glut in agricultural production, prices have fallen below MSPs.

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  • Climate is right for Modi to save the planet

    The United States' bizarre withdrawal from the Paris treaty has given Narendra Modi 

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  • An Anti-farmer Proposal

    Suggestion to tax agricultural income shows gap between policy makers, 

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  • A Vote For Reform
    Iranians put their trust in President Hassan Rouhani once again
     
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  • Protect Rivers
    A bottom-up approach is key to conservation and cleaning efforts
     
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  • The Economy At Three

    Three years of the NDA government

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  • An umbrella plan to ward off flooding

    Amid concerns about flooding, 

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  • Monster cyberattack hits hospitals, telcos in 12 nations
    Ransomware Demands $300 In Bitcoins Per PC To Unlock Data
     
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  • Why India shouldn’t sign on to more free trade agreements,........

    Imposing high import duties was the most repeated poll promise of President Donald Trump. 

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  • Go With GM
    Permit genetically modified mustard cultivation
     
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  • In S Korean election, key questions of geopolitics

    ON TUESDAY evening, South Koreans 

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  • Joint operations vs integrated command: ........

    A committee appointed by the Defence Ministry has recommended creating 

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  • French Revolution

    Emmanuel Macron shows how liberals can turn the tide against populism

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  • Doctors Without Frontiers

    Virtual medicine is coming,

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  • Nepal’s history, revised

    There is an attempt to blame India for the current instability by those who sided with the monarchy 11 years ago

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  • Electric Propulsion System could reduce fuel, be a gamechanger

    The Geostationary Communication Satel lite-9

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  • Not So Clean

    Swachh ranking does not go far enough — 

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  • A Tectonic Shift?

    For the first time, China appears to drift away from close ally North Korea

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  • No moderation: what ‘real’ Class X, XII marks may mean

    CBSE and school Boards countrywide have junked the practice of tweaking marks to create a level playing field.

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  • Docs fear pharmacists will push for generic drugs that give max profit

    What is generic medicine?

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  • Flat buyers won’t lose I-T sop by adding kin name

    Purchaser Should Get Full Tax Benefits: Tribunal

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  • Docs: Branded drugs need to be phased out

    `Prescribing Generics Not Enough'

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  • Govt’s coal reforms begin to pay off, reduce power costs

    Less Coal Burnt Now For Each Electricity Unit

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  • Dark side of solar success: It may kill thermal power, banks

    The latest solar power auction has yielded an electricity price of just Rs 3.15unit

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  • Record global harvest of cereals, India too heads for a new high

    But Famine, Hunger Stalk Millions

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  • Staving Off The Superbugs

    High-quality water and sanitation are low-cost solutions to humanity's gravest health threat

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  • A good, first step

    The move to let retailers revise fuel prices on a daily basis is a beginning.

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  • Niti Aayog to monitor health of 700 district hospitals

    With the aim of fostering competition among government hospitals,

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  • 2 lakh affordable houses to be launched on Sunday

    CREDAI Willing To Act As Nodal Agency To Facilitate Scheme

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  • Farmers reap richer harvest with futures

    30,500 small farmers used futures market for the first time to sell produce at much higher rates

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  • Months after ceremony, Dylan finally gets his Nobel

    After months of uncertainty and controversy,

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  • I am a son of India, says Dalai Lama

    `Opposed To Conversion By Coercion'

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  • Farm loan waiver undermines honest credit culture: Patel

    Challenges arising from such schemes to affect govt balance sheet: RBI chief.

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  • The twin pit solution

    Rural India is woefully under-informed of how it

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  • Development with cow

    Agricultural growth in Uttar Pradesh can be achieved by putting dairy in the lead role.

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  • Sturgeon the brave

    Nicola Sturgeon hopes to turn Brexit into Scoxit

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  • Learning the secrets of sex from peers

    Lack of awareness among teenagers results in unsafe sexual practices and violence

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  • We can’t afford to lose this war

    Regular physical and mental evaluations will save lives in the Border Security Force

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  • Rivers must flow freely

    The HC order making the Ganga and Yamuna ‘living entities’

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  • RSS to accept Dharma Sansad’s view

    Sangh Welcomes SC Move, Says That's Been Its Stand

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  • Break The Stalemate

    Here's how a Uniform Civil Code can be introduced without

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  • To India’s Health

    New health policy has some of the right emphases, 

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  • NTS to hold most of CBSE entrance tests from 2018

    Move Will Make It India's Largest Exam-Conducting Body

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  • Ganga & Yamuna are `living persons\' with legal rights: HC

    Namami Gange Head Made Their Representative

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  • US compels G20 to drop anti-protectionist pledge

    Reference To Climate Vow Also Scrapped

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  • Tokyo has more than two jobs per applicant

    Graduate recruitment in Japan looks a bit like a scene from the movie

    `The Matrix'.

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  • States to be ranked on their water mgmt

    28 Indicators To Decide Performance

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  • Regulating betting better than ban

    Tasked by the Supreme Court to examine whether betting should be legalised in the backdrop of the infamous 2013

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  • Make justice accessible to poor & oppressed, says CJI

    Take Steps To Raise India's Ranking In Rule Of Law Index'

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  • Case for an inter-meeting rate hike

    A ‘rate hike in time is just fine’ is a wise RBI saying

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  • Weak medicine

    The new national health policy has few solutions to offer to the pressing problems of healthcare

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  • G 20 trade stance considered a setback for exporting nations

    The failure of the world's financial leaders to agree on resisting protectionism

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  • A defeat foretold

    No one doubts Irom Sharmila’s heroic resistance to AFSPA. But somewhere,

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  • The fifth province

    Integration of Gilgit-Baltistan into Pak federation could be a step in the right direction for Pakistan. And for Kashmir

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  • Iceland may tax visitors to stem tourist flow

    One of the world's hottest and most expensive holiday destinations could soon become a little more expensive.

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  • In Prez poll, MPs not bound by party whip

    Who elects the president?

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  • Tamil Nadu’s season of discontent

    Farmers’ deaths have been reported from the drought-hit Cauvery delta.

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  • After DRSgate

    Steve Smith had a `brain fade' moment but it shouldn't overshadow an engaging Test series

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  • Banking The Unbanked

    Is the NDA government's flagship initiative Jan Dhan Yojana bearing fruit on the ground?

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  • Terror Train

    Islamic State's first attack in India should lead to security re-evaluation

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  • Baby Steps
    The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016, is welcome. More needs to be done
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  • Fisherman’s death revives demand for Katchatheevu

    Fisherman’s declare indefinite protest, to boycott church festival on island 

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  • TYPE 2 DIABETICS AT RISK FOR KIDNEY DISEASE

    NEARLY ONE OUT OF EVERY 2 TYPE 2 DIABETIC PATIENTS HAS CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (CKD),

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  • Sea of Trouble

    Shooting of Tamil fisherman must be probed. Overfishing in the Palk Straits must end for a lasting solution to the issue.

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  • Autonomy for colleges: UGC’s case and teachers’ concerns

    UGC says system of many colleges being affiliated to a university is unwieldy; teachers and students see this as a step towards privatising education

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  • Aadhaar, midday meals and key questions in SC

    Govt has linked Aadhaar to school midday meals, among several other schemes. 

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  • Choppy waters, unsure navigator

    Indian Ocean regionalism will need India’s impetus, but Delhi does not seem up to the task

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  • Cryptocurrency Bitcoin more valuable than gold

    Bitioin jumped to a new high of Friday, a day after soaring past the price of an ounce of gold for the first time.

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  • Hyundai India to invest Rs 5k cr by 2020

     Hyundai has decided to up the ante in India and will pump in fresh

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  • Services sector returns to growth after Note ban

     The services sector returned to the growth zone in February

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  • 100% I-T sop to end for some NGO donations

    Sec 35AC Sunset Clause Will Expire On March31

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  • As bank credit growth falls, India Inc switches to bond

    Debt Investments Rise 6 Times Fasterr Than Loans In 1 Year

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  • Conditions for a less-cash India

    Financial institutions should incentivise digital transactions, not charge them

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  • Is India Well?

    While health indicators improve, more needs to be done to shore up Indians' health

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  • Why Doctors Need Humanities

    Including it in medical education is the best way to bring back humanism to the profession

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  • Reaching for the stars

    Last week, ISRO launched a record 104 satellites on a single launch vehicle. 

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  • Court self-corrects

    SC decision on surveys critical of judiciary is a step towards bringing 

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  • No half measures

    To address rising NPAs, consider divesting government holdings in state-owned banks, including by strategic sales

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  • All roads need not lead to Delhi

    The symbolic importance of Independence Day

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  • No pass marks

    Restoring Class X exams

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  • Govt Prepares to Switch Off Incandescent Bulbs in 3 Years

    Gradual bans likely on sale of the

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  • Why graded action is a good idea, but tough to implement

    The intention is to take  progressively 

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  • Not letting it go waste
    Waste-to-energy plants could sustainably dispose of municipal solid waste, while generating electricity
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  • Growth amidst gloom

    Agriculture GDP bucks the trend of decline in other sectors.

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  • Your not-so-secret ballot

    The government must adopt the new technology that restores poll privacy

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  • Move over GM, ‘gene-edited‘foods are on their way

    ‘It’s like moving the cursor in a word processor

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  • MDR

    What is ‘Merchant Discount Rate’ levied on plastic money

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  • PAC: watchdog for govt spending; panel of consensus, controversy

    After asking the RBI Governor tough questions and threatening to call in the PM

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  • Biggest reasons for farm labour suicide is illness, family problems

    3 out of 5 agricultural labourers who committed suicide were pushed by these factors

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  • Shoring up our digital identities

    The eKYC scheme eliminates

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  • A note to RBI

    Its reputation has taken a beating, needs salvaging. It could start with being more transparent, communicative

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  • Handle With Care

    Benami property legislation is an important addition to toolkit to combat black money

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  • The 3 New I’s Of Indian Politics

    Intention, Initiative and Ideas:Netas do not require anything

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  • Heaping The Burden

    CBSE's latest decisions represent a backward step for school education

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  • What the Constitution law say on anthem

    What are the constitutional and legal provisions relating to the national anthem?

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  • How a headless body solved a 50-year border row

    The meandering river Meuse had created enclaves that both countries found difficult to police.

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  • The power of heroism

    Very few leaders of the 20th century held sway over as many people around the world as Fidel Castro did.

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  • India’s golden moment

    Demonetisation is an ethical step. It can help us leave behind culture of illegality

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  • How Money Travels

    KHUSHBOO NARAYAN & SHAJI Vikraman trace the route of the Indian currency note

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  • 1914 Revisited: Open World Order Is Breaking Apart

    Likely fallout of globalisation's retreat is slower growth, higher inflation and rising conflict

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  • The arhar solution to pollution

    It will also promote indigenous research and science, incentivise pulses production, rationalise pricing.

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  • India and US, polls apart

    India’s election system is marked by its simplicity, and a fully empowered but fiercely independent EC

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  • How not to make America great again

    You are running for US president with the slogan “Make America Great Again”. 

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  • Beijing’s Two-Fold Underestimation

    Sorry, Beijing, but you don't get Pakistan

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  • Automation Monster Coming for Our Jobs

    According to World Bank research, automation imperils 69% of jobs in India

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  • Pursuit Of Equality

    Centre champions women's rights, denounces triple talaq as unconstitutional

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  • A tall order

    Crop stubble burning causes health hazards. But dealing with it requires engagement with farmers

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  • The next big farm solution – cutting production costs

    In a scenario of depressed crop prices, a unique PPP model in milk shows the way out.

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  • Normal monsoon, with some erratic features

    The 2016 Southwest monsoon season officially ends today. 2 years of drought are over, 

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  • Can’t sweep it under the carpet

    The challenge of garbage is set to grow. Solid waste management plans need to be implemented

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  • A Good Call

    Decision to ratify Paris climate accord will hold India in good stead

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  • Six wise persons

    Constitution of monetary policy committee promises an institutional arrangement more transparent, accountable

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  • India’s Great Drying Out

    Cauvery dispute manifests growing water shortage, how does India tackle it?

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  • Yes, justice is delayed but guess who can help speed it up?

    In April this year, the Chief Justice of India shed a tear. Photographs taken

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  • Cauvery row shows why India needs a low-water economy

    All over the country, every day, there are a million conflicts around water,

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  • If the rupee drifts down, RBI should smile and do nothing

    Three years ago, all emerging markets including India suffered a huge outflow of dollars.

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  • Wrangles Over Water

    As Karnataka and Tamil Nadu slug it out, Pakistan wages a water war on India

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  • Courting Trouble

    India must ready for a future where more literacy will mean more litigation

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  • Hasten Slowly On GST

    Some states may be bumping Up their current VAT since Compensation will be on The basis of past revenue 

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  • Use tech, up vigil along rivers, says post-Pathankot review
    `Laser Walls Not Yet Installed In Infiltration-Prone Areas'
     
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  • Seize the crisis

    In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi counted his government’s achievements. 

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  • A place in the club

    India’s Nuclear Suppliers Group membership bid requires quieter, more creative diplomacy

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  • The Past Reloaded

    New evidence on Indus Valley civilisation demands objective relook at Indian history

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  • Supping With Superpowers

    Modi has succeeded in improving relations with both China and America

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  • Not Plassey 1757 but Samugarh 1658:

    Fateful tipping point that fixed the subcontinent's future course

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  • The heat is really on now

    Asia is increasingly prone to the ravages of drought. Policymakers need to act quickly to avoid water conflicts

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  • A roadmap that suits India’s needs

    A 15-year long-term vision to replace the five-year plan model was long overdue.

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  • Expand the digital footprint
    The Jan Dhan, Aadhar and Mobile combination will get a boost if restriction-free Internet is added
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  • Here is Food for Scary Thought
    Green Revolution? Think again
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  • How TCS Bridged the Gulf With an All-Woman BPO ?
    Tackling challenges like restrictive laws and perceptions was no mean feat
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  • Haryana assembly passes Jat quota Bill

    The law will raise the state’s quota to 67% while an apex court judgement has fixed an upper limit of 50%.

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  • Private partners for a healthier nation

     

    Unlike in several other global economies, healthcare is a state subject in India

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  • De-link welfare schemes from poverty line

    A Niti Aayog task force has advocated delinking government 

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  • Fiddling while Rome is built

    Aadhaar bill is one of the most transformative economic reforms ever. But does anyone care?

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  • CASTE IN A NEW MOULD

    Quota agitations by dominant castes like Jats,

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  • Take Off From The Coast
    A few Shenzhen-style coastal economic zones can start a manufacturing revolution in India
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  • Traffic, pollution need a bit of homework

    If you ask a city dweller what troubles her more — traffic or pollution

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  • Start-up initiative could jumpstart employment generation
    In quest for expansion, our economy has acquired the dubious
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  • Global eye - To Tame A Dragon

    Obama attempts to stiffen Asean's spine on aggressive Chinese moves in South China Sea

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  • Climate change forces birds to rethink migration patterns

    As Delhi stayed warm this winter, 

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  • Modi’s idea of India-1

    As his second Republic Day closes

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  • How new crop insurance scheme can be a game-changer

    Under the Centre’s Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, farmers

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  • Why the winter has arrived late and why the cold will last

    A southward shift of two wind systems has allowed 

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  • I-T dept should speed up refunds, pay 12% interest on delays: Panel

    Taxpayers should get refunds within six months 

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  • The Saudi blueprint

    The desert kingdom is striving to dominate its region and modernise its economy at the same time

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  • Discover, invent in India

    A country that aspires to become an economic superpower must first become a science & technology superpower

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  • Explained: How a warm Pacific has stolen your winter

    Among the biggest El Niños in history

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  • Rabi crop fine for now.

    Field reports suggest that the mustard crop — currently about 70-90 days old and at the reproductive 

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  • Fast, Faster or Fastest Train?

    New Delhi has reportedly cleared a $14.7-billion Japanese bid to build its first high-speed rail (HSR),

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  • Oil drop: Crude slide notwithstanding, retail prices remain viscous

    On Tuesday, the price of the Indian crude oil basket was pegged at just a shade over $40 to a barrel.

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  • Want to Get Richer? Accept Refugees

    As political debates about Syrian refugees rage on both sides of the Atlantic...

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  • The pulse of the matter

    Farmers tend to lose out irrespective of whether crop prices go up or down. Government needs to rectify this.

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