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India still losing fight against child pneumonia, diarrhoea epidemics: It is World Pneumonia Day 2016, and India stands pretty much where it stood last year — right on top of the charts with a total of 2,96,279 deaths from pneumonia and diarrhea, the tally being just short of last year’s figure of 2,97,114 deaths, and the nation desperately needs to reduce those numbers.
Ken-Betwa project hangs on forest nod: Advisory committee defers clearance until January; 4,141 hectares of core forest threatened.
Australia all praise for Super Hornet’s agility: Australian interests span the Indian and Pacific Oceans, and stability is essential in this incredibly important trade and fiscal region that the planet relies on. The fighter aircraft F/A-18F Super Hornet plays a vital role in enabling this.
India, Japan differ on nuclear tests: In signing the civil nuclear agreement with India, Japan made a major exception for a non-signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), based on India’s impeccable nuclear record.
Will ENDS justify the means?: The global anti-tobacco conference’s move to allow member nations to prohibit or restrict sale of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems provokes an outcry from harm reduction experts.
RBI urges public to adopt ‘digital’ as ATMs run dry: Amid long queues at bank branches to trade in old Rs. 500 and Rs.1,000 notes and as automated teller machines ran out of cash, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) urged citizens to switch to alternative modes of payment such as pre-paid, credit and debit cards, mobile banking, and Internet banking.
Across the aisle: Old notes for new is not game-changer: The reality is the old notes will be replaced by new notes. Hence, the true test will be the answer to the question ‘what proportion of the old notes will be tendered for replacement’? It is only the notes that are not tendered that will be ‘demonetised’ in the true sense of the word.