Thursday, July 17, 2014

Just a Month of Modi Dispels Years of Gloom - The Economic Times


    Under the headline, "Just a Month of Modi Dispels Years of Gloom", The Economic Times writes that the first full month under the Narendra Modi government's watch turned out to be a good one for the economy with macro indicators looking up and inflation lower despite lingering monsoon doubts.
    Hindustan Times reports that the major rivers in Uttarakhand edged towards the danger level and landslides forced a suspension of the Char Dham pilgrimage, evoking memories of last year’s disaster, which killed over 5,000 people.
    The Indian Express says Prime Minister office has suggested 24 measures for an action plan to transform the railways including one that asks the ministries of food and railways to chalk out the total nine-month food requirement of the Northeast states and figure out a way to transport the entire stock in one go.
    The Hindu reports that the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC has asked the Maharashtra government to pay Rs. 50,000 each to the two Palghar girls who were detained in November 2012 for commenting on Facebook after the death of Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray, observing that their arrest was a serious violation of human rights.
    Economics Times reports that the number of children enrolled in government schools was more than their population in the 6-14 years age group in Bihar's four districts, according to CAG 2013 report.
    "GST stuck, ministers' panel plans seventh study abroad". Under this headline, The Indian Express writes that the empowered committee of state finance ministers, which is working with the Centre on thrashing out the road ahead for GST, will embark on a trip to China and Russia, its seventh such foreign trip since the idea of the new tax regime was first floated.
    And finally, in the first step towards designing miniature technology products that can monitor body functions, Google has joined forces with pharmaceutical giant Novartis to advance their work on “smart“ contact lenses that can measure the wearers' blood sugar levels, a basic for people with diabetes, writes The Times of India.

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