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 … Continue reading World Economy – Current Affairs – 04 August, 2017

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 … Continue reading Indian Economy – Current Affairs – 04 August, 2017

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 … Continue reading Environment – Current Affairs – 04 August, 2017

Polity & Governance – Current Affairs – 04 August, 2017

Bombay High Court quashes and sets aside government resolution on quotas in promotions India – The Indian Express By: PTI | Mumbai | Published:August 4, 2017 11:44 pm Bombay High Court The Bombay High Court on Friday quashed and set aside a government resolution of 2004 which provided for reservations in promotions for people from … Continue reading Polity & Governance – Current Affairs – 04 August, 2017

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) … Continue reading Human Rights – Current Affairs – 04 August, 2017

Society & Development – Current Affairs – 04 August, 2017

Going native The Hindu - Society / by Saraswathy Nagarajan Rajesh Krishnan is sowing seeds of change in a little village by a stream in Thrissilerry in the misty hills of Wayanad. The biotechnologist-turned-farmer is in a hurry when we meet up at the Thanal office in Jawahar Nagar. “It is the paddy transplanting season and so … Continue reading Society & Development – Current Affairs – 04 August, 2017

Defense & Security – Current Affairs – 04 August, 2017

DDoS Attacks Are Getting Smarter and More Widespread New on MIT Technology Review Climate Change Could Bring Killer Humid Heatwaves to South Asia A new study suggests that if greenhouse gas levels continue to rise, global warming could cause catastrophic heat waves across parts of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The analysis makes estimates of “wet … Continue reading Defense & Security – Current Affairs – 04 August, 2017

International Relations – Current Affairs – 04 August, 2017

The road to Doklam remains rocky BusinessLine Right mighty Warning signals to India? However, China may not push the issue after the party congress later this year. An assertive India will force it to rethink options The ongoing duel between India and China is unlikely to peter out very soon, although both sides may unobtrusively … Continue reading International Relations – Current Affairs – 04 August, 2017

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 … Continue reading Nation – Current Affairs – 04 August, 2017

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 … Continue reading World (Opinions & Editorials) – 04 August, 2017

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 … Continue reading Nation (Opinions & Editorials) – 04 August, 2017

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

Art, Culture & History – Current Affairs – 04 August, 2017

The Disappointments of Detroit The Atlantic / by Christopher Orr In the early morning hours of Sunday, July 23, 1967, Detroit police raided an unlicensed social club, or “blind pig,” on the city’s Near West Side. The all-black clientele, who had been celebrating soldiers returning from Vietnam, were hauled away in paddy wagons, igniting five days of … Continue reading Art, Culture & History – Current Affairs – 04 August, 2017