Out of UNESCO: (The Hindu, Editorial)
The U.S.’s exit should not be seen as a point of no return.
Need to implement progressive laws: (The Hindu)
Whistleblowers’ Protection Act, the Lokpal Act and the Lokayukta Act would strengthen governance systems further.
India and neighbors
‘Free movement’ along Myanmar border: (The Hindu)
The Centre is putting in measures to facilitate free movement of Indian and Myanmarese citizens within 16 km along the Myanmar border.
Indian Economy. Planning, Growth and Employment
Avoid the adventurous path: (The Hindu, Editorial)
Any aggressive attempt to widen the fiscal deficit will land India’s economy in problems.
Universal Basic Income is not feasible for India: (Live Mint, Editorial)
Instead of a Universal Basic Income, what India needs is rationalization of subsidies, better targeting, and operational efficiency.
NITI’s Kumar bats for fiscal stimulus: (The Hindu)
NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar has pitched for fiscal stimulus to boost growth, with a rider that additional expenditure should be used only for increasing productivity and capital expenditure.
New frontiers: (Indian Express, Editorial)
Creation of space, cyber and special operations commands is a good beginning. They need to be nurtured.
Science and Tech
Boosting horticulture through remote sensing: (The Hindu)
Novel project to be ready by March 2018.
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Nation is marching towards indigenisation.
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