Daily Archives: November 12, 2018

‘Reckless overprinting’ of govt. publications

The Public Accounts Committee of the Lok Sabha has recommended greater recourse to private printers as one of the measures to reduce wasteful expenditure on Government publications. In its report laid on the table of the House to-day [November 11, New Delhi], the committee has also urged that the expenditure …

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Ripples of discord

A forthcoming paper on the detectionof gravitational waves will be illuminating On September 14, 2015, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) made the Nobel prize winning detection of gravitational waves. These waves are ripples in the fabric of space-time, arising from the merger of a pair of black holes in …

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The crisis deepens

Dissolution of Sri Lanka’s Parliament negates the letter and spirit of constitutional reforms Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has dissolved Parliament after it became evident that Mahinda Rajapaksa, who he had appointed Prime Minister two weeks ago, did not enjoy a legislative majority. It is an act of desperation to …

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The RE is an inversion of the Rashomon effect

Data on the various themes dealt with in this column Since the release of Akira Kurosawa’s iconic film, Rashomon , in 1950, the term Rashomon effect has come to denote a range of ideas in politics, economics, psychology and the arts. The broad consensus about the meaning of this term …

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‘We should be free’

Long-lost interviews reveal the true feelings of India’s veterans of the First World War A total of 1.5 million Indian troops served in the Indian Army during the First World War. Sailing away from the great seaports of India from 1914 under the British, for four years they fought for …

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Can Trump ‘roll back the Persians’?

It’s highly unlikely that Iran will give up its forward defence doctrine in the wake of U.S. sanctions On November 5, nearly six months after the U.S. pulled out of the multilateral Iran nuclear deal, all the American sanctions that had been in place before the 2015 agreement were reimposed …

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Riding the tiger

The December election will decide whether Bangladesh can protect its socio-economic advance, democratically From the outside, Bangladesh appears a country where democratic stability has ushered economic progress and shed the ‘basket case’ tag carried since its birth in 1971. Bangladesh no longer makes news for mass deaths from famines, cyclones …

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FPIs infuse Rs. 4,800 cr. in 5 sessions on lower oil

Rising rupee, GST receipts lift mood Foreign investors have pumped in almost Rs. 4,800 crore into the Indian capital markets in the last five trading sessions, after pulling out large sums in October, amid cooling global crude oil prices and rising rupee. The recent infusion comes following a net outflow …

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Cotton prices harden on higher minimum support prices

CCI presence in market also keeping prices above MSP The cotton season has commenced this year with an unusual trend — prices are up despite new arrivals. The price of the widely-used Shankar 6 variety is Rs. 130.42 a kg against Rs. 105.34 a kg last November. Since October 1, …

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