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A.P., Telangana top in ease of doing business: Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have jointly topped the 2016 all-India State/Union Territory-wise ease of doing business rankings, while last year’s topper Gujarat slipped to the third spot.
More differently abled attend schools than before: Census: Nearly two-thirds of the disabled population in the age-group of 5-19 in 2011 were attending educational institutions, according to new census data released.
Centre to notify real estate rules: Real estate developers will have to furnish additional information regarding the ongoing projects for the benefit of the buyers.
PF claims in cases of death set to be settled in a week: The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has decided to settle PF money claimed after death of an employee within seven days from 20 days at present.
World Bank to soon rank cities on ‘ease of living’: The World Bank Group will soon bring out an “ease of living” index that will rank cities globally, even as it is looking at tweaking the methodology used in its country-wise “ease of doing” business rankings to better capture reforms being carried out in large and diverse nations such as India.
Rolls-Royce paid money to firms linked to Indian arms dealer: Report: Rolls-Royce made secret payments of around £10 million to an unregistered Indian agent.
The pivot through Kabul: India’s growing arms footprint in Afghanistan points to an important future aspect of its regional power projection.
Securing the skies: Conflict in the modern era has made air power the weapon of first choice for the politician due its attributes, among others, of low reaction time and lethality with precision. The government has to be aware that technological asymmetry can be a crucial difference in the coming years, especially vis-à-vis China, in military aviation.
Case against a uniform asylum law: Denying the government the ability to make sovereign decisions about who can receive India’s asylum would be counterproductive.
Science and Technology
Why satellites sometimes lose their GPS connection: ‘Thunderstorms’ in the ionosphere are to blame for loss of GPS signals on low-orbiting satellites, says a study that used data from the European Space Agency.
Raja Mandala: The logic of interdependence: India and Nepal must build on their unique political, social and economic ties.
The price of personal law: Those opposed to Uniform Civil Code should forego their vote in assembly, LS polls.
Getting the banks to turn on the lending tap: Most of the solutions in the air today will take time to take effect, when it is urgent to revive credit growth now.
It is 11.59 in the financial markets: Almost all major economies are sources of risk for asset prices.
Looming threat of a post-Internet Kashmir: Internet penetration in the Valley could radically transform the landscape in favor of global jihadist groups.