Daily Archives: August 11, 2018

Stooping to conquer

BJP exhibited its superior floor management in the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman’s election It was never going to be easy for the Bharatiya Janata Party to get a candidate of its choice elected as the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. The ruling party and its allies fell short of …

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Endless war

The global community fails Yemen by not pressuring Saudi Arabia to cease the attacks The attack on a bus in a crowded market in southern Yemen that killed at least 45 people, most of them children, is the latest atrocity in the military intervention led by Saudi Arabia that began …

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The Andamans’ new colonisers

The Indian bull frog, a recent arrival from the mainland, is steadily occupying the islands’ ecosystem and threatening the local economy. Mohit M. Rao reports on the bizarre man-frog conflict brewing in the islands A narrow road bifurcates the hyper-green paddy fields of Webi village in Middle Andaman, in the …

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‘India to triple ethanol production by 2022’

Aim is to reduce oil import bill by Rs. 12,000 crore, says Prime Minister Modi India will triple its ethanol production over the next four years till 2022 and this will save Rs. 12,000 crore in the country’s oil import bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday, which is …

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IIP surges to five-month high of 7%

‘Increase aided by pickup in investment demand, part-spurred by a rise in government expenditure’ Growth in industrial activity picked up to a five-month high of 7% in June, driven by an across-the-board acceleration in growth rates including in sectors such as manufacturing, electricity, infrastructure, and capital and consumer goods, according …

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HRD ministry may reconsider conducting NEET twice a year

Ministry may reconsider conducting NEET twice The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry may reconsider its decision to conduct medical entrance exam NEET twice a year, following recommendations from the Health Ministry. According to sources, the Health Ministry has raised concerns on conducting NEET twice a year.PTI Source :  https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/hrd-ministry-may-reconsider-conducting-neet-twice-a-year/article24661134.ece

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Bill in LS to remove leprosy as a ground for divorce

Bill to remove leprosy as a ground for divorce The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018 introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday seeks to strike down leprosy as a ground for seeking divorce. The bill was introduced by Minister of State for Law Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/bill-in-ls-to-remove-leprosy-as-a-ground-for-divorce/article24661135.ece

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A productive session for Lok Sabha

The curtains came down on the monsoon session of Parliament on Friday, with government managers claiming this to be one of the most productive ones for the Lok Sabha since 2000. Provisional data released by the Parliamentary Affairs Ministry show the session had 17 sittings and the Lok Sabha conducted …

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