Must Read News Articles – April 26th, 2019

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Khasi ‘kingdoms’ to revisit 1947 agreements

A federation of 25 Himas or Khasi kingdoms has planned to revisit the 1948 agreements that made present-day Meghalaya a part of India.

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Former Supreme Court judge to probe ‘conspiracy’ against CJI

The Supreme Court has appointed its former judge, Justice A.K. Patnaik to probe whether a conspiracy is afoot against the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi

CJI tears into Assam move on detenus

The Supreme Court has rebuked at the Assam government’s proposal to conditionally release and monitor declared foreigners languishing in its detention centres for over five years.

PE, VC investments hit an all-time high

Private equity and venture capital investments in March 2019 recorded an all-time high of $7 billion

Tea board discusses ways to boost consumption

The Tea Board of India hosted a meeting of young entrepreneurs, who narrated innovative ideas to make tea appealing to the youth.

WHO says one in 10 children did not get vaccinated in 2016

According to WHO, worldwide 12.9 million infants — nearly 1 in 10 — did not receive any vaccination in 2016.

Breaking new ground

The Madras High Court, Madurai Bench, has extended enjoyment of civil rights, especially those pertaining to marriage, to transpersons.

 

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Bt brinjal being grown in Haryana: activists

According to anti-GM activists,Genetically modified (GM) brinjal is being illegally grown in the Fatehabad district of Haryana

‘Near­normal monsoon may boost foodgrain production’

according to the Agriculture Ministry targets for the kharif season, this summer’s foodgrain production is likely to be higher than last year’s.

Low-pressure area over Bay may turn cyclone, hit T.N. next week

according to meteorology department officials,there is a probability of rainfall in up to 75% of the weather stations across Tamil Nadu on Sunday and Monday.

Scientists track Indian Ocean’s plastic

Researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA) have tracked plastic waste in the Indian ocean.

Antarctic penguins suffer huge breeding failure

The second largest Emperor penguin colony in the world has suffered a “catastrophic” breeding failure after nearly all chicks born over three years died

World’s forests are ‘in emergency room’: study

According to researchers, the world lost 12 million hectares (30 million acres) of tropical tree cover in 2018.

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