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Triple talaq Bill to be sent to Parliament again

The Union Cabinet has approved the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019, paving the way for the legislation to be introduced in the upcoming session of Parliament

Indian Medical Council Amendment Bill cleared

The Cabinet has approved the Indian Medical Council (Amendment Bill), 2019 and the Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment Bill), 2019.

Cabinet nod for Aadhaar as ID proof at banks, telcos

The Union Cabinet has approved a Bill to allow voluntary submission of Aadhaar as identity proof for use by private entities such as banks and telecom companies.

Navigations in Bishkek

Phunchok Stobdan who served as India’s Ambassador to the Republic of Kyrgyzstan talks about two contradictory imperatives that India needs to navigate in between at the upcoming 19th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Bishkek.

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‘Cyclone Vayu to be very severe’

With cyclonic storm ‘Vayu’ inching closer to Gujarat, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) classified it as a “very severe” storm and predicted wind speeds of up to 175 km per hour when it makes landfall on the Saurashtra coast.

DRDO tests tech demonstrator

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has conducted the test of an indigenously developed Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) along with several critical technologies.

How much plastic is in your diet?

According to a new research, people worldwide could be ingesting 5 g of microscopic plastic particles every week, equivalent in weight to a credit card.


Retail inflation at 7-month high of 3.05%

Retail inflation in May moved marginally up to 3.05% mainly due to a rise in food prices, notably vegetables. This is a seven-month high; inflation in April was 2.99%.


Easy money can’t revive economy: SBI report

State Bank economists have opined that an easy monetary policy will be ineffective to push the sagging growth engine and that what is needed is more direct and quicker fiscal measures.

Jalan panel report on RBI reserves by June end

The Bimal Jalan committee, which is looking into the size of capital reserves that the RBI should hold, will have one more meeting before finalising its report to be submitted to the apex bank by the June-end.