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Below is the Must Read for today:


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Social Issues

‘Cooling off’ period in Hindu divorce can go: SC: (The Hindu)

‘Waiting 6 months will prolong agony’.


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India and neighbors

Stung India slams ‘inaccurate’ UN reports: (The Hindu)

At the Human Rights Council, India’s Permanent Representative says Commissioner’s criticism on Rohingya, cow vigilantism is selective.

Embrace the Rohingya: (Indian Express, Editorial)

Both morally and legally, India cannot deport refugees facing a grave threat in Myanmar.

Deciphering China’s trade deceptions: (Live Mint, Editorial)

China’s accusations that India is using anti-dumping measures as a form of trade war are disingenuous at best.

50 years before Doklam, there was Nathu La: Recalling a very different standoff: (Indian Express, Editorial)

  • Nathu La is an important pass on the Tibet-Sikkim border through which passes the old Gangtok-Yatung-Lhasa trade route.
  • Chinese and Indian soldiers are deployed barely 30 metres apart, the closest they are anywhere along the 3,488 km Sino-Indian border.
International groupings and agreements

An alliance on track: (The Hindu Editorial)

The Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train deal is also a geostrategic coup for Japan.

Indian Constitution

Articles Of Faith: (Indian Express, Editorial)

Supreme Court’s places of worship ruling betrays a selective reading of constitutional provisions.


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Science and Tech

A fragile ark that shelters 2,626 creatures: (The Hindu)

Zoological Survey of India produces first exhaustive compendium of animal diversity in the Sundarban islands and the threats it faces.

Cyber security

‘Stringent action to prevent data misuse’: (The Hindu)

  • Centre eyeing ‘precision governance’.
  • There is big gap between data being available and data being utilized.

Indian Economy. Planning, Growth and Employment

More than 1 lakh directors at shell firms identified for disqualification: (The Hindu)

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MoCA) has said that it has identified 1.06 lakh directors of ‘shell companies’ for disqualification under the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 2013.

Time for course correction: (The Hindu, Editorial)

Both public and private investment must pick up for the Indian economy to get back to high growth rates.

Towards a new financial resolution regime: (Live Mint, Editorial)

The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill 2017, or FRDI Bill, is a positive affirmation of the lessons learned during the global financial crisis and its aftermath.

Conservation and Pollution

Huge relief to Sivakasi fireworks makers as SC modifies ban order: (The Hindu)

Lifts its suspension of valid permanent licences in the NCR.


Prelims Related News


M-777 gun suffers damage during test:

$737 mn deal with U.S. on the howitzer.


 

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