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Govt. bringing back artefacts from abroad

The government is in the process of bringing back 40 artefacts, including 27 from Tamil Nadu that had been taken to different countries illegally.

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Passports with advanced security features soon

On the occasion of the Passport Seva Divas, External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar said India would soon deliver passport booklets with advanced security features.

Aadhaar Bill introduced amid Opposition protests

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad introduced the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha.

It’s premature to count India out of the RCEP, says Centre

Government officials said it would be ‘premature’ to suggest India could be cut out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) being negotiated by 16 countries led by the ASEAN bloc, if it doesn’t agree to join it by the year-end.

U.S. seeks non-military ways to stop Iran

U.S. intelligence and military officers are working on additional clandestine plans to counter Iranian aggression in the Gulf

Modi, Xi and Putin to have trilateral summit at G-20

China has confirmed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will hold their second trilateral summit in Osaka, Japan, during the G-20 summit

Pak. blacklisting absolutely a possibility: FATF president

The outgoing president of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has said that there is “absolutely a possibility” that Pakistan could be on its blacklist after the FATF’s next meeting in October in Paris.

Basic needs, basic rights

India must recognise the right to a minimally decent life, so that no person falls below a certain level of existence

A war of masks between Iran and the U.S.

Ramin Jahanbegloo, Director, Mahatma Gandhi Centre for Peace, Jindal Global University talks about rising tensions between USA and Iran. 

A sound foundation

The draft National Policy on Education has an important reform on the first stage of education

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House panel shies away from quantifying black money

The Standing Committee on Finance has shied away from estimating the quantum of black money within and outside India, saying that different methods by various agencies are yielding vastly differing figures.

RBI unveils online portal for filing grievances

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has launched a Complaint Management System (CMS) — an online portal to facilitate bank customer grievance redressal processes.

Upgraded planes in tough skies

The recent crash of an AN-32, which was on an air maintenance sortie to the Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground in Arunachal Pradesh, has raised questions on flight safety in the Indian Air Force