Must Read News Articles – October 20th, 2018

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Taliban surge

With the Kandahar attack, the militants strike a blow to Afghan election and peace processes

L’affaire Khashoggi

The gory, gruesome and ghastly details of the last few moments in the life of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as reported in the government-controlled Turkish media, have reaffirmed the continuing validity of the universal truth: the pen is mightier than the sword.

Rwanda announces ‘gender-balanced’ Cabinet

The country has received international recognition for female representation in government, with women making up 61 % of parliament members.

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New skin gel protects from some pesticides

Indian researchers have developed a gel which, when applied on the skin, can inhibit some pesticides from getting absorbed into the body, thus averting serious adverse effects and even death.

RBI opposes move for independent Payments Regulatory Board

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has opposed the move to have an independent Payments Regulatory Board (PRB) as envisaged by the draft proposal for amendments to the Payment & Settlement Systems Act, 2007.

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