Pollution and conservation
Adrift at sea: (The Hindu, Editorial)
The separation of a massive iceberg shows how precarious the Antarctic ecosystem is.
Indian Economy. Planning, Growth and Employment
New tax to hurt exporters: (The Hindu)
GST to impact liquidity, thereby affecting competitiveness.
EU, India set up fund for investments: (The Hindu)
The European Union (EU) and India on Friday announced the establishment of an Investment Facilitation Mechanism (IFM) for EU investments in India. Trade deficit widens to $13 bn: (The Hindu) Major commodity group of imports showing high growth in June were petroleum, crude & products (12.04%), electronic goods (24.22%), pearls, precious & semi-precious stones (86.31%), machinery, electrical & non-electrical (7.02%) and gold(102.99%).
Prelims Related News
A group of Indian astronomers have discovered a massive supercluster of galaxies, and have named it Saraswati. The supercluster is about 4 billion light years away and spreads over a “great wall” about 600 million light years across. This makes it one of the largest superclusters to be discovered and also the furthest.