Is prohibition the answer?: (The Hindu, Editorial)
Whether or not people can drink is a debate fuelled by upper-caste hypocrisy, a mix of religious guilt and bigotry.
Effects of developed and developing countries policies
Agenda set for Prime Minister Modi’s first meeting with President Donald Trump later this week.
Debunking myths about the cattle rules: (The Hindu, Editorial)
The new rules governing cattle markets only attempt to prevent cruelty.
Inclusion in the Backward Classes list: (The Hindu, Editorial)
A widely welcomed move to grant constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) has also brought with it a whiff of controversy over whether it amounts to encroaching on the domain of the States. The Lok Sabha passed the Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017, in April.
The Centre has empowered the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID), the integrated mechanism to keep track of security-related data, to access the Income Tax department’s records on individual taxpayers as well as PAN card holders.
Indian Economy. Planning, Growth and Employment
The clean-up begins: (The Hindu, Editorial)
But will the RBI’s move for insolvency proceedings against borrowers succeed?
Issues related to subsidies
Are farm loan waivers really so bad?: (Live Mint, Editorial)
The Centre and states need to work together to evolve a farm loan model which protects both farmers and banks without bringing politics into it.
External state and non-state actors in internal security
Missing a strategic culture: (Indian Express, Editorial)
External threats to India’s security persist but more worrisome are vulnerabilities on new fronts. When memory and experience are missing, knee-jerk reactions and ad-hoc decision-making follow
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Preparing for a populous future in which Antarctica — the world’s only continent without countries and citizens—may see more tourists, over-exploited fisheries, disputes and crime, India is drafting a dedicated Antarctica policy.
The engines in the fourth stage will be reignited three times, in a bid to master the technique that will enable ISRO to inject satellites into different orbits in a single launch.