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Who are the Urban Naxals, do they really exist?

In hearing of a case against alleged Maoist activists — Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bharadwaj and Gautam Navlakha -- honorable justice of the Supreme Court Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, part of a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said, “Dissent is the safety valve of democracy. If

4th BIMSTEC Summit: Kathmandu declaration

4th BIMSTEC Summit: Kathmandu declaration

The fourth BIMSTEC summit concluded in Kathmandu on August 31, 2018. At the end of the Summit a collective declaration was put forth by the member countries. In the declaration the leaders of member countries reaffirmed their strong commitment to make BIMSTEC a dynamic, effective and result-oriented regional organization. Following are

Kerala Floods: The havoc and after

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Incessant Monsoon Rains South Indian state of Kerala witnessed torrential monsoon rains since late July 2018. As the torrential rains continued incessantly well into the first week of August with ferocity, it led to unprecedented flooding, the worst in this century, affecting life, ceops, infrastructure and property. Kerala received heavy monsoon rainfall on the mid

US Federal Reserve raises interest rates 

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The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on June 13 indicating a shift from the policies used to battle the 2007-2009 financial crisis and recession. In raising its benchmark overnight lending rate a quarter of a percentage point to a range of between 1.75 percent and 2 percent, the Federal Reserve

Bimonthly RBI Monetary Policy June 2018

Shekhar Sengar Bimonthly RBI Monetary Policy June 2018 The Monetary Policy is reviewed by Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India. This time RBI governor Urjit Patel headed the six member NPC. This was the first three-day bi-monthly policy meeting (June 06)  of MPC headed by Urjit Patel. The

Important Landmarks of Indian Economic History- Part 3

Green Revolution The term "Green Revolution" was first used in a March 8, 1968, speech by the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), William S. Gaud, who noted the spread of the new technologies. After the recommendation of a study team of the Ford Foundation, a technological package programme called the “Green

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