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Hate speech: SC seeks response from govt.

Notices issued to MHA, police chiefs of Delhi, Uttarakhand

Retail inflation accelerates to 5.59%
Industrial output growth slows to 1.4% in Nov.: NSO

Indu Malhotra panel to probe security breach

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From next session, JNU admission through CUET

This will provide level playing field to eligible students: AC

‘Marital rape not rape till husbands protected’

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Modi exhorts youth to adopt motto of ‘compete & conquer’

Inaugurating National Youth Festival, PM praises ‘can-do’ spirit of new generation

Pilgrims start arriving for Ganga Sagar Mela in WB
CM asks them to abide by HC’s order

21,000-km walk for blood donation awareness
Kiran Verma started his walk from Thiruvananthapuram on December 28

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Trust deficit

The imbalance of power in relations between tech platforms, news publishers is worrying

Talking to Russia
NATO must warn Putin against any European misadventure, and also calm his nerves

A quest for social consensus against hate speech
It requires consistent legal implementation over time and daily conversations that society needs to have

Act now, recast the selection process of the ECs
A multi-institutional, bipartisan committee will ensure a transparent exercise, given the quasi-judicial nature of the ECI

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Reaping India’s demographic dividend

India has a unique opportunity to develop and grow richer before ageing sets in

Establishing India’s Apple
For India to be a research and development-driven economy, universities play an indispensable role

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Threat remains in eastern Ladakh: Army chief

Talks with Chinese side are going on which shows that we can resolve our differences through dialogue: Gen. Naravane

Somanath appointed new Chairman of ISRO
He played a major role in development of the GSLV MkIII

Assam, Meghalaya to end border dispute by Jan. 21
Shah to seal deal on six of the 12 areas

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Russia, NATO lay out stark differences on Ukraine crisis

The alliance defends its ‘opendoor policy’, invites Moscow for more talks

Kim urges more ‘military muscle’
North Korea has carried out its third hypersonic gliding missile test

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Vodafone Idea, Tata Tele won’t become PSUs: DoT
Govt. will not take board seat: Takker

RailTel to build ‘edge data’ centres

Text & Context
Squaring up to India’s education emergency

Social constructivism
Understanding one of the key strands in IR theory