Must Read News Articles – January 14


The Hindu

Front Page / NATIONAL

So what’s the big deal about advancing the Budget, asks SC: The Supreme Court on Friday said it found nothing wrong in the government’s move to advance the presentation of the Union Budget in Parliament by almost a month, on February 1, amid the run-up to the elections in five States.

House panel not to summon PM on demonetisation: Mr. Thomas had declared that the PAC was within its rights to summon Mr. Modi as the committee was examining monetary policy and the issue of demonetisation.

Order on rooster fights is clear: SC: ‘No obligation to further spell out orders’.

Surviving drought: Kerala imposes curbs on water use: Faced with a worsening drought situation, the government has imposed curbs on the use of water in reservoirs and stepped up the review and monitoring system at the district level.


Obama’s act of departure: Barack Obama’s farewell speech was an ode to democracy, a playing out of a ritual faith in the Constitution and in the people of the U.S. When a leader and the people renew their faith, democracy comes alive.

Pay heed to Urjit Patel: Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel’s emphasis on the vital importance of protecting domestic macroeconomic stability could not have come at a more crucial juncture.


Number of unemployed in India to climb: ILO: The number of unemployed people in India is expected to rise by 1 lakh in 2017 and another 2 lakh in 2018, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Indian Express

Towards an Income Tax Revolution: The economy provides scope and demonetisation, the rationale for a flat income tax rate and a negative income tax for the poor and the needy.

Put the onus on teachers: Over the same period, the number of “tiny” public schools — those with a total enrollment of 20 or fewer students — rose sharply.

Reserved Bank of India: Demonetisation showed India’s central bank is too opaque. Its decision-making must be open to scrutiny.

Live Mint

Factory job boost for US, India’s adverse sex ratio and roots of post-truth world: Latest research in economics can help us examine tall claims and warns against always relying on intuition.



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