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  • Agriculture, food security and the poor:

    On an average, an Indian farmer gets an annual subsidy of $250 whereas EU and US farmers get $60,000.

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  • Understanding the basis of bail-in, and depositors’ fear

    As the government tries to allay swirling apprehensions,

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  • India for better deal on food stock-holding issue

    India is eyeing a permanent solution on the issue 

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  • Regulating private healthcare: how the others do it

    In the light of the Max and Fortis cases,

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  • The war the world ignores

    How—and why—to end the war in Yemen

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  • After the storm

    On the West coast,

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  • Globalisation in retreat

    It is being challenged by a nationalist politics.

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  • Open, equal internet

    India begs to differ with the US,

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  • WTO tries to get e-comm on global agenda

    Days before the World Trade Organization’s biennial ministerial meeting begins in Argentina, 

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  • Siang River turns muddy but Arunachal Pradesh is happy with diversion

    An Arunachal Pradesh MP has sounded the alarm after Siang –

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  • How Chabahar Port could bring India and its partners a new spring

    Chabahar Port, inaugurated on Sunday,

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  • A cyclone called Ockhi — why this is raising such an unusual storm

    Cyclones are no strangers to the Indian coast, 

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  • The ABC of missile race

    North Korea’s latest missile test shows it can ‘hit any part of the world’, 

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  • How To Double Farmers’ Income

    Agriculture is the new industry,

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  • Myanmar, Bangladesh ink Rohingya return deal amid

    The understanding is based on the 1992-1993 repatriation agreement between the two countries

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  • Making RBI accountable

    The first year of operation of the Monetary Policy Committee 

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  • Bloody Shame

    High sanitary pad tax hurts women’s health

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  • PILs being misused, time to revisit the concept, says SC

    Politician Slammed For Frivolous Petition, Fined ?1 Lakh

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  • Ploughing a lonely furrow

    India is expected to bear the brunt of $ 160 billion

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  • The simple economics of clean air

    Public auctions to sell machines that weed out crop residue at a subsidised rate could help stop stubble burning.

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  • Moody’s justifies upgrade, says move based on reforms

    Moody’s on Tuesday justified its upgrade of India’s sovereign rating,

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  • Onion tears and how to wipe them

    Onion farmers have suffered even in a bumper crop year.

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  • Before 2020

    Key lesson from Bonn: 

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  • Why criminal act is not the same as criminal liability

    The father of the victim in the Ryan school murder has demanded that the juvenile accused in the case be tried as an adult.

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  • The Idea of Telling a Story Through Monuments Seems Largely ’

    Catherine B Asher spoke to Indrajit Hazra about how tourism can be used to preserve the past

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  • The Epidemic You Don’t Know About

    Over 650 Million People Across At Least 250 Districts And 20 States At Risk Of Filariasis

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  • Stories of a Rajput queenv

    Current controversy wilfully ignores Rani Padmavati belongs to cultural memory, not historical fact

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  • New winds in Saudi Arabia

    Crown Price Salman’s rejection of ‘estreme’ Islam could spark a reaction

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  • Look Up, It’s Really NaMoo!

    A rating upgrade is great. But Moody’s just warned GoI not to undo fiscal consolidation to boost growth

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  • Bengal vs Odisha: Whose rosogolla is it anyway?

    At the end of claims and counterclaims over the origin of the rosogolla, 

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  • Stop the air assault on north India

    North India is once again in a public health emergency with air pollution levels hovering high above the danger mark. 

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  • Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ sells for record $450 million

    A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million

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  • Quad In Low Key

    All four partners hedge their bets as they look over their shoulders at China

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  • Commonwealth in the time of Brexit

    Britain is showing renewed interest in the 52-nation forum.

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  • October Revolution 100 years later: are there any lessons?

    The Russian Revolution took place exactly a hundred years ago 

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  • Taj Mahal: History Or Heritage?

    To make the past reveal its humanity,

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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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