Must Read News Articles – February 6


The Hindu

Front Page / NATIONAL

Aadhaar linkage to school subsidy schemes worries HRD Ministry: The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has expressed concern over the Centre’s push to link the Aadhaar number with subsidy schemes related to school education.

In ISRO’s launch of 104 satellites next week, 88 will be from U.S.: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is on the cusp of making history when it sends 104 satellites into orbit on its PSLV-C37 rocket on February 15. Only three of them are Indian satellites.

Delhi, Dhaka push Ganga basin project: Bangladesh and India have held talks on the Ganga basin development project after dialogue on the Teesta water sharing agreement slowed down.


Ancient sport, new age protests: Almost everybody appeared to miss the siren song of ‘unsynchronised awakenings’ of an ‘under class’ in the jallikattu protests. It is these segments that are leading the global revolt against the so-called ‘elite’.

Targeting old scourges: The reference in the Union Budget to new elimination targets for some major communicable diseases barely hints at the enormous burden carried by millions in India with tuberculosis, kala-azar (leishmaniasis), filariasis, leprosy and measles.

Return to a dangerous normal: The hurry to declare the clean-up operation complete raises questions that go beyond just the specifics of the oil spill on the Chennai coast.


An Indian sub-prime crisis in the making?: The share of debt of firms with failing financial health has been going up every year since 2011, leading to mounting NPAs.

Borrowers struggle in deep sea as banks deflate life jackets: While MCLR was reduced by 90 basis points, base rate cut was limited to 10 bps.

Will Budget help double farmers’ income?: Most of the earnings of the average farm household were spent in meeting consumption expenditures.

Indian Express

Health Budget: Reality Check: Its traditional approach to public investment is out of step with changing needs.

Live Mint

Focusing on domestic growth: One of the key trends underlying huge concentration of wealth and incomes is the increasing return to capital versus labour.

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