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Current affairs 7th March

Divergent thinking The government has proposed to set up a Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) by amending the RBI Act. But the discussions regarding this are yet to begin and will take place over the next few months. This raises the debate about the independence of the RBI. Why? The debate

Avoid sitting for long hours for a healthy heart

Sitting for long hours everyday is associated with increased coronary artery calcification that can increase the risk of a heart attack, new research says. The results suggest that exercise may not entirely counteract the negative effects of a mostly sedentary lifestyle on coronary artery calcium. “It’s clear that exercise is

Govt to recruit women officers in ITBP for first time

In a maiden initiative undertaken for women empowerment in Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), the government has decided to recruit young female officers in the force and deploy them at select locations like Nathula Pass along the Indo-China frontier. ITBP is the designated security force to secure 3,488-km of the Line

China takes lessons from Japan, past master on slowdown, deflation

Shanghai/Tokyo: Chinese regulators are turning to Japan for lessons on economic history, determined to keep the world’s second biggest economy from taking the same path of recession and deflation that has blighted its neighbour for the past 20 years. Beijing views Tokyo’s handling of the liberalization of capital flows and

EU seeks Narendra Modi’s intervention to resume FTA talks

 Keen to expand economic ties with India, the European Union has sought a “political push” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to restart the stalled talks for the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and expressed readiness to adopt flexibility to iron out differences on crucial issues. Noting that finalising the long-pending pact