30 August 2017-Today’s News

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  1. Financial inclusion and the right to privacy : A critical feature of any data protection regulation will be the limitations placed on the collection and storage of personal data
  2. Opening new doors : The Right to Privacy affirms, for the 21st century, the vision of a ‘constitutional renaissance’
  3. Lakes of fire : The froth spewing from them in Bengaluru is a symptom of a pervasive urban problem — the discharge of untreated sewage into water bodies.
  4. How expensive is petrol in India? : The ratio of prices of petrol to crude, which was well under 2 during the UPA years, hit a high of 5 in early 2016
  5. Madhya Pradesh launches new farm scheme to hedge price risks in farming : The scheme, named Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana, will initially extend to eight crops, mostly oilseeds and pulses, where govt procurement is typically low unlike rice and wheat
  6. India’s perverse political equilibrium
    : While the state trades its monopoly over force for vote banks, ‘deras’ and ashrams provide a social security net for people
  7. Digital platforms—the new commanding heights? : The jury is still out on if digital platforms tend towards monopoly—and hence whether they need to be regulated tightly, broken up or replaced by state-owned platforms
  8. A healthy future for mothers and babies : The recent decline in maternal and infant mortality rates is a positive example of public health intervention in India
  9. Improving efficiency in the power surplus era : There are significant gains to be had from rationalizing procurement just from coal-based generation assets
  10. IIT team makes ‘implantable pancreas’ : If successful in animal and human trials, it can be used to treat people with type 1 diabetes
  11. ISRO opens up satellite making to industry : Space agency invites applications from single, combined domestic entities
  12. Lessons from Doklam : India must engage China a lot more. The BRICS meet is a good occasion to initiate a dedicated backchannel


  1. സഹാറയിലെ പൊടിക്കാറ്റും ആമസോണ്‍ കാടുകളുടെ നിലനില്‍പ്പും : പൊടിക്കാറ്റിന്റെ ഭാഗമായി പ്രതിവര്‍ഷം 22,000 ടണ്‍ ഫോസ്ഫറസ് സഹാറ മരുഭൂമിയില്‍ നിന്ന് അത്‌ലാന്റിക് കടന്ന് ആമസോണ്‍ കാടുകളിലെത്തുന്നു. അതാണ് ആമസോണിന്റെ നിലനില്‍പ്പ് ഉറപ്പാക്കുന്ന ഘടകങ്ങളിലൊന്ന്
  2. കാ​യി​ക വി​ദ്യാ​ഭ്യാ​സ​ം: എങ്ങനെ പിഴക്കുന്നു ഇൗ ചുവടുകൾ? … :
  3. സ്വ​കാ​ര്യ​ത ഒൗ​ദാ​ര്യ​മ​ല്ല … :
  4. സ്വ​കാ​ര്യ​ത​യും ഭ​ര​ണ​കൂ​ട​വും :