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Snooping or saving? on proposed online surveillance

rx online Snooping or saving? on proposed online surveillance Right to Privacy Proposed rules for online monitoring should balance legitimate interest with privacy Laws seeking(मांग/प्रयास करना) to regulate online activity, especially(ख़ास तौर पर) on social media, will have to be tested against two fundamental rights: free speech and privacy. Regulations that abridge(हनन /संक्षेप करना) these rights tend to operate(काम करना/संचालित करना) in both […]

Breaking barriers: on two women’s Sabarimala temple entry

rx online Breaking barriers: on two women’s Sabarimala temple entry   The key is to allow women to pray at Sabarimala in an orderly way In facilitating(आसान कर देना) the entry of two women, albeit(हालांकि) in stealth(गुप्त /चुपके) and under the cover of darkness, the Kerala government has displayed some resolve(समाधान करना/संकल्प) in breaking the illegal blockade(नाकाबंदी/घेराबंदी)imposed(लगाई गई) by some devotees(भक्त) on permitting(अनुमति ) females in the 10-50 age […]

Signs of a turnaround: on RBI’s Financial Stability Report

rx online Signs of a turnaround: on RBI’s Financial Stability Report Regulatory vigil should not ease after the half-yearly decline in banks’ gross NPA ratio The fog(कोहरा/धूंधलापन) of bad loans shrouding(फेरबदल) the banking sector appears(प्रकट होता है/रूप लेना) to be lifting after a long period of sustained(निरंतर ) stress(तनाव). The Reserve Bank of India’s Financial Stability(स्थिरता ) Report reveals( पता चला) the first half-yearly decline(गिरावट/पतन) in the ratio(अनुपात) of gross non-performing assets(परिसंपत्तियों […]

No lessons learnt: on Meghalaya mining disaster

rx online No lessons learnt: on Meghalaya mining disaster The Meghalaya mining disaster exposes a series of administrative lapses The disaster(आपदा) that struck a coal mine(कोयले की खान) at Ksan in Meghalaya’s Jaintia Hills district on December 13, trapping(फंसाया/पकडना) at least 13 workers, is a shocking reminder that a fast-growing economy such as India continues to allow Dickensian mining(खनन) practices. India being […]

Course correction? on GST decisions

rx online Course correction? on GST decisions Revenue and optics seem to play a greater role in GST decisions Under attack on how the indirect tax regime has panned out, the Goods and Services Tax Council on Saturday announced a set of feel-good moves to reassure(आश्वस्त/समझाना) diverse(अनेक) stakeholders(हितधारकों). For consumers, the peak tax rate of 28% […]

The shadow of 1984: Sajjan Kumar’s conviction

rx online The shadow of 1984: Sajjan Kumar’s conviction Sajjan Kumar’s conviction reignites hope of substantial justice for riot victims Five years ago, there wasn’t even a sliver of hope that any influential(प्रभावशाली/प्रभावी) Congress leader would bebrought(लाना) to justice for the anti-Sikh pogrom of 1984. A trial court(निचली अदालत) had acquitted(बरी कर दिया) former MP Sajjan Kumar, rejecting the testimony(गवाही/साक्ष्य) of witnesses(गवाहों/सबूत) who said he […]

Negative signals: on falling inflation rates

rx online Negative signals: on falling inflation rates Falling food prices will intensify rural distress; the solution is meaningful agricultural reform The days when inflation(मुद्राप्रसार) could topple governments appear(दिखाई/आभास होना) to be gone. It is now time for the government to worry about falling prices, especially(ख़ास तौर पर) of food. Retail inflation dropped to a 17-month low of 2.33% in November, […]

Homeward bound?: on extradition of Vijay Mallya

rx online Homeward bound?: on extradition of Vijay Mallya By fleeing India, Vijay Mallya has only helped establish the charges against him The judicial order in the United Kingdom allowing the extradition(प्रत्यर्पण) of businessman Vijay Mallya marks a rare(असाधारण)victory for India in getting back a fugitive(भगोड़ा/पलायक) from the law from another jurisdiction. Coming shortly after the United Arab Emirates handed […]

Shock resignation: on Urjit Patel quitting as RBI chief

rx online Shock resignation: on Urjit Patel quitting as RBI chief Urjit Patel stepping down as RBI Governor is a major embarrassment for the government The Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel has cited personal reasons for resigning with immediate(तुरंत) effect, but anyone who has followed the events(आयोजन/ घटनाओं ) of the last couple of months will know […]

GST shortfall

rx online GST shortfall As the tax collections remain below target, it may be time to recalibrate expectations Revenue(आय/लाभांश) collections from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) are going too far(दूर) off the mark for comfort(आराम/सुविधा. Inflows declined(गिरावट) for the second consecutive (लगातार/अनुगामी ) month in December to ₹94,726 crore from ₹97,637 crore in November and ₹1,00,710 crore in the month before. Between April […]

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