SC widens ambit of Domestic Violence Act: The Supreme Court has widened the scope of the Domestic Violence Act by ordering deletion of the words “adult male” from it, paving the way for prosecution of women and even non-adults for subjecting a woman relative to violence and harassment.
Janani Suraksha Yojana pays dividends: A new study brings in first conclusive evidence of the role played by Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) in reducing ‘socioeconomic disparities’ existing in maternal care.
Leading the divided nations: The United Nations Security Council’s broad consensus in nominating António Guterres for the post of Secretary-General is an auspicious start to what could be a more assertive UN in wrestling with the many crises of the world.
Why a ‘bad bank’ is tricky: A compromise could be to set up a bad bank to deal with non-performing assets at some of the weaker public sector banks rather than at all PSBs. Resolution of bad loans and restoring the health of PSBs is among the biggest challenges the economy faces today.
Treaty hurdle no bar for U.S. investments: U.S. companies are finding novel ways to address investment protection and dispute-related issues with their Indian counterparts as talks remain in a limbo over a proposed Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT).
Rate cut by central bank unlikely to boost investment: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel appears to have pleased both the hawks as well as doves by cutting the repo rate by 25 basis points. However, the next few months are going to be important as they will test the Governor’s approach to inflation targeting, a policy recommended by the committee he had chaired as Deputy Governor.
The Politics Of Victim-hood: The form and content of the Maratha agitation sparked off by the rape and murder of a 14-year old school girl in Kopardi village in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, notorious for its record of caste atrocities, has stunned observers. The demands of the agitating Marathas are not reasonable.
Rural change challenge: Inclusive agricultural growth is key to removing poverty by 2030.