World Economy – Current Affairs – 04 August, 2017

Brexit is already causing EU citizens to be discriminated against for jobs and housing Business Insider / by abecket@businessinsider.com (Adam Becket) Thomas Lohnes / Getty LONDON — EU citizens living in the UK are being increasingly discriminated against when applying for jobs and housing, following the vote to leave the EU, a new report has claimed. The [...]

Indian Economy – Current Affairs – 04 August, 2017

Bonds Beat Loans as Foreign Demand for Indian Debt Cut Costs Bloomberg Hindustan Petroleum Corp ., India’s third-largest fuel retailer, last month sold dollar bonds in a debut offering. Vedanta Resources Plc priced its offshore notes on Thursday. Greenko Energy Holdings raised $1 billion to become Asia’s top corporate green bond issuer. For the first [...]

Environment – Current Affairs – 04 August, 2017

It's time to free ourselves from our "thrall to the metal god" Latest Items from TreeHugger / by Lloyd Alter George Monbiot on how electric vehicles are not the answer... _____________ White House Reverses Effort To Delay Obama Ozone Regulations Environment / by Brian Naylor The Trump administration has reversed its effort to delay implementation of an Environmental Protection [...]

Human Rights – Current Affairs – 04 August, 2017

Kagame coronation, saving the sea, and an internet crackdown: The Cheat Sheet IRIN English Which humanitarian topics are on IRIN’s radar and should be on yours? Check out our curation of upcoming events, topical reports, opinion, and quality journalism... _____________ Qatar: Residency Reform Doesn’t End Gender Bias Human Rights Watch News / by Human Rights Watch (Beirut) [...]

Nation – Current Affairs – 04 August, 2017

Centre under pressure as Narmada river swells; MPs, activists write to PM Narendra Modi India – The Indian Express By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:August 4, 2017 11:14 pm Narmada river, (above). Kesar Bai said the deluge will not only leave them homeless and landless, but also snap age-old ties between relatives and neighbours [...]

World (Opinions & Editorials) – 04 August, 2017

A Russian Perspective on the Impact of Sanctions Carnegie Endowment for International Peace In order to force Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear and missiles programs, the international community has imposed a set of tough economic sanctions. Do they work? And what Moscow thinks about them?... _____________ U.S. Vice President Pence's Hawkish Tone On Russia Contrasts [...]

Nation (Opinions & Editorials) – 04 August, 2017

The Three Sins of Aadhaar Carnegie Endowment for International Peace The Silicon Valley ethos of 'too big to fail' and 'lean startups' do not always work-especially not for a national identification project, where nothing can be left to scale, chance, or improvisation... _____________ Games Coalitions Play Editorials / by asha@epw.in Politics makes for strange bedfellows and stranger [...]

GS Paper IV – Articles, Opinions & Insights – 04 August, 2017

Small Business Today, Social Enterprise Tomorrow (Blog) SSIR Articles Much has been written about mergers and acquisitions within the nonprofit and charitable sectors. Many have explored these mergers’ pros and cons , and there are toolkits to guide leaders who are considering whether to merge their organization with another nonprofit. However, with few exceptions , [...]