GS-2

Maternal death rate declining: report

India’s Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) has seen a decline from 130 per 1 lakh live births in 2014-2016 to 122 per 1 lakh live births in 2015-2017.

Goyal lays out nuts and bolts of RCEP decision

Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal has briefed the Union Council of Ministers on the country’s decision not to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

The China factor in India’s RCEP move

New Delhi seems to be signalling that Bejing’s rise in the Indo-Pacific has to be tackled politically and economically

GS-3

Moody’s lowers India outlook to ‘negative’

Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded its outlook on India to ‘negative’ from ‘stable’.

Thumbs down: On Moody’s negative rating

Moody’s has flagged known risks, and the Centre has to push harder for reforms

At the altar of national security

Human development and ecology have always been given the short shrift in India. But now, they are not even discussed