IAS General Studies – FRONTLINE – August 11- 24, 2007

Deal and debate by R. RAMACHANDRAN  

The 123 Agreement as concluded is more acceptable and domestically saleable in both countries than what it was in its original form. 

Euphoria and fear by T.S. SUBRAMANIAN

Some nuclear scientists welcome the agreement, while others are concerned about the consent clause on reprocessing spent fuel.

Growing protests by JOHN CHERIAN

The deal fails to meet the assurances given by the Prime Minister to Parliament, says CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat.

‘No possibility of any interruption.’ By T.S. SUBRAMANIAN  

Interview with Anil Kakodkar, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy. 

IMF in crisis by WALDEN BELLO  

The IMF itself may have fallen victim to the 1997 Asian financial cataclysm as it faces a budget crisis owing to a ‘boycott’ by its big borrowers. 

A reticent RBI succumbs by C.P. CHANDRASEKHAR  

The relief expressed over the recent monetary policy review proves that the RBI has been limited by pressure from the Finance Ministry and the private sector.

A policy for unfreedom by JAYATI GHOSH   

The U.P. government’s Agriculture Infrastructure and Investment Policy is no solution to the current agrarian crisis; instead, it is likely to intensify the crisis.

Systemic ills by  by T.K. RAJALAKSHMI  

Preoccupied with AIDS control, government and funding agencies gloss over other health priorities. 

Turkey’s choice  by JOHN CHERIAN  

The ruling party led by moderate Islamists returns in Turkey with a resounding margin.

Squeezing Gaza by JOHN CHERIAN  

Arab countries are skeptical about President Bush’s call for a new West Asia peace conference. 

PATENT ISSUES: Question of innovation  

WHEN Novartis challenged a section of the patent law in the Madras High Court, it sought to provoke a debate on issues left undecided by the government when the Patent (Amendments) Act was passed in March 2005: How can we balance intellectual property rights with the right to health? What should be the criteria for giving a patent?

Coutesy : Frontline        

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