Monday, October 12, 2015

Quick notes: Uniform civil code, Bride-hunt...

  • Review Dynasty's Secularism: Take a quick call on uniform civil code, SC tells Centre

  • 5,000 Patels queue up for 42 Oriya brides in Gujarat: The Patel community has the most skewed sex-ratio (700-800 girls per 1,000 boys) forcing them to buy brides from tribal regions in Gujarat, Maharashtra and even Karnataka from agents.

  • AP govt suspicious of Jagan fast's authenticity:  “Actually the blood sugar levels should decrease while on fast. Either the first report was wrong or there was an intake of food.”

  • Environment tax on Delhi CVs from Nov 1:  "Everyday around 60,000-70,000 trucks enter Delhi. Now if you take say an average rate of Rs 750 per truck it comes out around Rs 4-4.5 crore per day". 

  • Medicine prices: U.S. prices for the world's 20 top-selling medicines are, on average, three times higher than in Britain. U.S. prices for top brand-name drugs jumped 127 percent between 2008 and 2014.

  • ‘Pander Express’: Stephen Colbert’s ‘Pander Express’ is a brilliant takedown of how Hollywood sucks up to China

  • De-centralized energy solutions: Electrifying villages to spur growth.

  • The Diderot Effect states that obtaining a new possession often creates a spiral of consumption which leads you to acquire more new things. As a result, we end up buying things that our previous selves never needed to feel happy or fulfilled.

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