IAS General Studies – Articles: The Hindu: from 24th July to 31st July

“This is as good a text as one can possibly get”
National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan on the negotiations with the United States over the bilateral Nuclear Cooperation Agreement, also known as the 123 agreement, and what this means for the future of India-U.S. relations.

 “I don’t think the country is yet willing to recognise the U.S. is a benign power”
In the second part of his exclusive interview to The Hindu, National Security AdviserM.K. Narayanandiscusses the link between the Indo-U.S. nuclear deal and the wider strategic relationship between the two countries.

“Too Hot to Handle? The Future of Civil Nuclear Power.” – Oxford Research Group report  ( Down Pdf file )

The nuclear deal and a Russian initiative
By R. Ramachandran

An upbeat note on the economy
In predicting a GDP growth rate of 9 per cent for this year, the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council headed by C. Rangarajan, is more optimistic than other institutions. On inflation too, the recently released Economic Outlook …

Guarding against nuclear terrorism
The International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism that entered into force recently is the clearest recognition by the United Nations of the qualitatively distinct nature of the threat posed by nuclear weapons, as …

Protecting India’s interests
Although the text of the draft nuclear cooperation agreement settled in negotiations with the
United States has not yet been made public, official accounts of its contents indicate that the assurances provided to Parliament by Prime Minister … 

The challenges in a booming sector
The sharp appreciation of the rupee in relation to the dollar and, to a lesser extent, the euro, the pound and the yen has naturally affected the booming software exports and the BPO industry. An analysis of the recently released first quarter …

Why worry about nuclear waste now?
By Jim Al-Khalili
Atomic power is crucial in the fight against global warming. When we need to deal with the leftovers, we’ll have the technology.  

Two missions for the 60th anniversary
By M.S. Swaminathan
Much remains to be done to make
India hunger-free and to achieve a rural knowledge revolution. 

Take the peace talks to a new level
The time has come for some creative diplomacy to end the stasis that has marked the long-running Naga peace process — and take it to the next level. When representatives of the government and the Naga groups sit down on Monday in Dimapur to …

Reacting to global developments
Although the consensus of informed opinion has always been that the Indian stock indices cannot indefinitely maintain their upward momentum and a correction was round the corner, few anticipated either the timing or the magnitude of the reversal. … 

Europe and Asia: a relationship that matters
By Javier Solana

Constitutional fraud in Goa
By making a mockery of the confidence vote in the Assembly, the Congress-led regime in
Goa has committed a brazen fraud on the Constitution. The straightforward way out of this crisis is for Governor S.C. Jamir to dismiss the illegitimate …

The actual growth driver
A key question often asked in the context of the recent robust economic performance is which of the two, consumption demand or investment, has been the predominant growth driver. As the Economic Outlook 2007-08 prepared by the Prime … 

U.S. presidency: obsessed with identity
By Gary Younge

Neglect of a vital task
Finance Minister P. Chidambaram’s proposal to set up a revolving fund, with an initial corpus of Rs. 100 crore, to help States develop infrastructure projects may help in getting at least some of them off the ground. This corpus, for which…

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