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Incomplete loop

Circular economy is a term gaining currency in India. NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said at a symposium organised by FICCI June 17, 2019, Monday, that the country has the potential to generate 1.4 crore jobs in 5-7 years by focusing on circular economy. The...

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Balance vital

Retaliatory tariffs that India is imposing on 28 American products have kicked in June 16, 2019, Sunday. It is a move that India has made after much consideration and eight postponements, but may not achieve anything significant. The US had raised tariffs on aluminium and...

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New House, new members

The new Parliament starts its session Monday even as the Opposition has yet to reconcile to the unexpected sweep of the BJP in the Lok Sabha polls. The despondence is most evident in the Congress party where nothing seems to move, faced as it is...

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Economy on slide

Former Chief Economic Adviser to government of India, Arvind Subramanian, dropped a bombshell earlier this week by revealing that the Centre kept inflating growth numbers and the new GDP series had overestimated the real GDP growth by 2.5 percentage points. According to him, if we...

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Not last victim

The Supreme Court has, appropriately, upheld individual freedom in the case of Prashant Kanojia. The apex court has ordered the immediate release of the freelance journalist, who was arrested for making certain so called ‘objectionable’ social media posts about Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath....

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Retirement policy

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh has retired from all forms of international cricket, ending his 19-year-long sparkling career. Yuvraj, who embodied indomitable spirit on and off the cricketing field, has been an inspiration right through his career. He gave India several memorable moments as a cricketer, and...

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Diplomacy near home

A significant diplomatic step was taken by the new NDA ministry this weekend, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi travelling first to the Maldives and then to Sri Lanka. Within a week of installation of the NDA II, the visits assume importance for India. Modi would...

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No trickle yet

The Reserve Bank of India cut repo rate by 25 basis points Thursday — the third consecutive time that the bank has done it following bi-monthly meetings of the Monetary Policy Committee. It has also changed the policy stance from ‘neutral’ to ‘accommodative’, indicating the...

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Nothing matters

The dance of democracy in India is increasingly becoming a festival for splurging of money in huge quantities. A report released by a private tracking agency notes that the 2019 Lok Sabha polls saw spend of Rs 60,000 crore by candidates and parties for the...

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Forests outsourced

A new guideline issued by the Environment Ministry threatens to disturb the green cover in densely forested states. The guideline pertains to afforestation. It says any state that has more than 75 per cent forest cover can take up compensatory afforestation in a forest-deficient state....

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