‘Move violates fundamental right’.
Railway Board takes up safety measures: (The Hindu)
The Indian Railways is planning a series of steps to improve the safety of rail tracks.
The case for a public health cadre: (The Hindu, Editorial)
A service, on the lines of the IAS, will improve India’s health-care delivery.
Issues related to poverty and hunger
A black mark: (Indian Express, Editorial)
India’s consistently poor performance on Global Hunger Index should be a matter of urgent concern to country’s policymakers.
International groupings and agreements
Between disarmament and deterrence: (The Hindu, Editorial)
The prohibition and nuclear disarmament camps are so divided that it is difficult to find credible middle ground.
ITBP raises maiden mechanised column: (The Hindu)
While the Army has the mechanised infantry, it was essential to have a mechanised column in the ITBP.
Indian Economy. Planning, Growth and Employment
Information utility under the IBC: (The Hindu)
Recently, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) eased ownership norms for setting up such utilities.
What rising imports at a time of declining manufacturing indicate: (Indian Express, Explained)
Data sets read together suggest demonetisation broke domestic supply chains, and disruption caused by GST compounded problems; meanwhile, with remonetisation, demand rose, and was met by imports.
GST risks losing its idea of oneness: (Live Mint, Editorial)
Tragically some of the efforts to tinker with the existing GST architecture are being masked as so-called relief measures.
Cropping pattern, Agriculture, e-technology
Toxic farming: (The Hindu, Editorial)
India needs stronger regulation of insecticide sale and use to protect farmers.
Conservation and Pollution
NGT seeks report on Ganga clean-up: (The Hindu)
The National Green Tribunal has directed the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh and the Uttarakhand governments to file affidavits stating what steps they have taken to comply with its directions to clean the Ganga.
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