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'Don't give sops, it's public money': SC raps Delhi govt on free rides for women in Metro

-The Indian Express The apex court said that the Delhi government is bound to ensure that the financial Health of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is maintained properly and no steps are taken that might result in losses. The Supreme Court Friday came down heavily on the Delhi government for its ambitious proposal to make metro travel free for women, saying it might lead the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to losses. The apex court observe

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130 wetlands to be restored on priority

nds and lakes. Discussing the issue on sidelines of the ongoing UN conference on combating desertification (COP14) at Greater Noida, environment ministry officials said that a concept of 'Wetland Health Card' would be introduced to monitor the entire ecosystem based on multiple parameters. Manju Pandey, joint secretary in environment ministry, told the gathering at India pavilion on Thursday that since community engagement was key to conserve w

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Kerala, Tamil Nadu best performers in child Health and welfare

-The Telegraph Kerala surpassed other states in access to good Healthcare, nutrition and quality education New Delhi: A report on child well-being in India rated Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh as the best states. The report released last week covered most of the major aspects of child well-being, Health, nutrition, education and protection. The India Child Well-Being report by World

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Incentivising rural development: How Haryana's Rainbow scheme is transforming its villages -Varinder Bhatia

constructing four washrooms and two bathing areas on its outskirts for the labourers, who come to the village for construction work. “The idea behind this scheme is to generate positive and Healthy competition among the Panchayats. Another important aspect is that it encompasses all aspects of rural development, not just infrastructure but also socio-economic development… Basically, it encompasses holistic development of the area&rdqu

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Rs 71,500 crore worth of bank frauds detected in FY19: RBI report -Ashwin Manikandan

tem detected Rs 71,500 crore worth of frauds in financial year 2018-19 which to put in scale is slightly more than the Rs 71,000 crore recapitalisation package planned by the government to revive the Health of its public-sector banks. Interestingly, over 90 percent of these losses were to the government owned banks while the share of incidents that emanated from these lenders was at 55.4 percent. Overall, 3,766 incidents of frauds were detected

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'Population Explosion': The myth that refuses to go -Sarojini Nadimpally

pment of the country, commending it as a form of patriotism. In the past too, “population explosion” has been perceived and articulated as a primary cause of poverty, unemployment, ill-Health, lack of education, environmental degradation, climate change and even traffic jams in cities.   The bogey of “population explosion” has, over the past 73 years, held sway in the country with successive governments having consis

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Professor Amiya Bagchi, Marxist economist, interviewed by Subhoranjan Dasgupta (The Telegraph)

-The Telegraph "The government has miserably failed to stimulate the domestic economy. It has spent less and less on public education, Healthcare and infrastructure because of its erroneous policy" The Modi government has an ambitious plan to create a $5-trillion economy in the next five years — but all data points are heavily stacked against it. The economy is floundering and the Reserve Bank of India has already trimmed its g

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Coal-based power makes India top global SO2 emitter: Greenpeace -Vishwa Mohan

ic air pollutants. As a reactive pollutant, SO2 reacts with other air pollutants to form sulphate particles and makes a significant part of particulate matter (PM2.5), which has the largest public Health impact. It is estimated that SO2 commonly makes up more than 10% of the deadly fine particles in India and China. Though Russia’s Norilsk smelter complex is the largest individual SO2 emission hotspot, India figured at the top, contrib

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The darkest hour: ADM Jabalpur was a test for SC. Only the dissenter passed it -Seema Chishti

ctions of the US government, which even had a lawsuit filed against it. The way a society responds to enforced disappearances or “detentions” by the state is often seen as a marker of the Health of a democracy. That could well be why the Habeas Corpus or Produce the Person writ is a sacred one, that ties democracy to each of its citizens against the power of the state. On Independence Day, Justice D Y Chandrachud, in a formidable lec

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