Must Read News Articles – November 21


The Hindu

Front Page / NATIONAL

Growth between 7 and 8% likelyNITI Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya has said that the Indian economy will grow between 7 per cent and 8 per cent for 2016-17.

Telangana to oppose Godavari board’s draft: The Telangana Government is likely to lock horns with the Godavari River Management Board (GRMB) opposing the proposals included in the latter’s working manual draft on the management of projects based on the river and its tributaries, as it believes that the board’s attitude is ‘heavily biased’ against it.

121 killed in early morning accident near Kanpur: At least 121 people were killed and over 200 injured as 14 bogies of the Patna-bound Indore-Rajendranagar Express went off the track. The derailment is one of the worst rail accidents in the country in recent years.

DRDO still aims for Kaveri in LCA: Kaveri, the indigenous aeroengine with over 25 years’ chequered story, may after all fly on the indigenous LCA fighter as was originally planned.


Post G-20, China sees India as partner to boost global economy: Taking cue from the G-20 summit in Hangzhou, China is advocating greater participation of the Global South and the emerging countries in the world economy, including closer ties between Beijing and New Delhi.


Getting real on climate: The UN conference on climate change held in Marrakech, with an emphasis on raising the commitment of all countries to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, is particularly significant as it provided an opportunity to communicate concerns about the future climate policy of the U.S.

In an age of disruptive politics: Donald Trump might have been the wrong man, but he was at the right place at the right time. His victory has a message for democracies elsewhere and for Indian foreign policy.

Hitting the refresh button: The framework regarding fiscal responsibility and discipline as outlined by the previous version of the FRBM Act needs to get urgently revived and fine-tuned.


Stalemate over jurisdiction of GST continues: The stalemate between the Centre and states over administrative control under the proposed goods and services tax (GST) regime continued. It failed to break the deadlock.

The thrill of saving India from cybercrime: In India, there has been a surge of approximately 350 per cent of cyber crime cases registered under the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000 from the year of 2011 to 2014.

RBI proposes ‘Islamic window’ in banks: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed the opening of “Islamic window” in conventional banks for “gradual” introduction of Sharia-compliant or interest-free banking in the country.


Scientists tweak photosynthesis to up crop yield: Scientists have successfully tweaked the process of photosynthesis to make it more efficient and increase plant productivity by raising the level of three proteins involved in the process.

Indian Express

Jobs vs Wages: Three fault lines in wages sabotage private formal job creation. Demonetisation will undo some damage.

From plate to plough: Demonetisation gives dignity to honest Indians. But for it to succeed, the ministry of agriculture must take the lead.

A nation disrupted: Demonetisation is not a visionary scheme. It is a dereliction of duty.

Live Mint

India’s response to the global health challenges: As pathogens old and new spread global health crises, India must step up.

Six battlefronts for the war on corruption: To truly disrupt the shadow economy, reforms targeting gold, hawala, real estate, taxation, politics and elections, and administration are a must.

The case for sound money: Over the course of history, trust in fiat currency has most often been weakened by erratic and high inflation, and shattered after episodes of hyperinflation.



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