Must Read News Articles – July 26


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Urbanisation Brokering the social contract in India’s slums: (Live Mint, Editorial)

Political brokers, who have emerged through a solid bottom-up process, operate in the informal space between the state and the citizen.

The vexed question of financing Indian cities: (Live Mint, Editorial)

Their financial health is in such a pathetic state that urban local governments have to rely on state governments to fund even basic operational expenditure.

Indian society

‘Weak public institutions best way to ensure social injustice’: (The Hindu, Editorial)

Danger to India’s checks and balances, and the perils of the democratisation of mediocrity in universities.

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India and neighbors

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Indian Economy. Planning, Growth and Employment

Govt. may not split Air India for stake sale:

The central government may not sell Air India’s domestic and international operations separately.

Zero duty to hit Indian dairy industry:

The Indian dairy sector, providing livelihood to 15 crore farmers, would be severely hit if import duties on milk and milk products were eliminated under any Free Trade Agreement (FTA) including the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

Transfer unclaimed accruals to fund: IRDA:

The direction from the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India has come in the backdrop of the amendment made in April to the Senior Citizens’ Welfare Fund Rules.

A greater market role in bankruptcy process: (Live Mint, Editorial)

It is not enough to simply have a bankruptcy code in place.

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