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India to impose retaliatory tariffs on 29 American goods

India has decided to impose retaliatory tariffs on 29 goods imported from the USA fr5om June 16th.

Shaky building blocks

Professor Shailaja Menon argues that the draft National education policy reinforces outdated ideas about the goals of a foundational literacy programme.

PM hits out at trade protectionism

Addressing the SCO Summit, Indian Prime Minister hit out at unilateralism and trade protectionism and said there is a need for a rules based, anti-discriminatory and all inclusive WTO-centred multilateral trading system.

Akshay Patra wins BBC award

Akshay Patra, a NGO running the Mid-day Meal Scheme in India, has been awarded the BBC World Service Global Champion Award for the programme.

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Reversing the scale of priorities

The Chennai-Salem highway case will test the judiciary’s assessment of environmental and economic interests. The Madras high court had quashed a series of notifications acquiring land for proposed eight lane expressway connecting Chennai to Salem.

The mysterious case of GM brinjal cultivation

In May, GM brinjal was found in a farm in Haryana. While the government insists that this is a one-off case, activists wonder how widespread the problem could be.

Trade deficit widens to $15.36 billion in May

India’s trade deficit widened in May 2019 to $15.36 billion with imports growing faster than imports.

WPI inflation at 2-year low in May

Wholesale price-based inflation has hit a 22-month low of 2.45% in May on falling prices of food articles, fuel and power items.