Must Read News Articles – April 27th, 2019

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Supreme Court gives RBI ‘last chance’ to alter disclosure policy

The Supreme Court has given the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) “a last opportunity” to withdraw a November 2016 Disclosure Policy

U.K. optimistic China will turn on Azhar

The United Kingdom is “optimistic” that China would allow the U.N. Security Council terror listing of Masood Azhar

PepsiCo goes easy as case turns a hot potato

Amidst criticism over its ₹4.2 crore lawsuit against four Gujarati potato farmers, food and beverages giant PepsiCo has offered to settle the case if the farmers stop growing the registered potato variety used in its Lays chips.

BRI has entered a new era of transparency: Xi

China has announced that the financial model for funding projects under its flagship Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) had been revamped.

Qatar’s exit visa system to end this year’

Qatar is set to abolish its controversial exit visa system for all foreign workers by the end of 2019

Govt. nag for dividends may impact OMCs’

State-owned oil marketing companies’ (OMCs) financial profiles may be at risk in the near to medium term due to pressure from the government to increase shareholder returns

IRDAI forms panel to review microinsurance framework

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has set up a committee to review the regulatory framework on microinsurance and recommend measures to increase the demand for such products.

SC refuses to interfere with EC stay on Modi biopic

The Supreme Court on Friday has refused to interfere in the stay ordered by the Election Commission of India (ECI) on the public screening of “PM Narendra Modi


Officer dies in fire on INS Vikramaditya

A fire broke out on board the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya and one officer, Lt. Cdr. D.S. Chauhan, lost his life.

One million species risk extinction due to humans: draft U.N. report

Up to one million species face extinction due to human influence, according to a draft U.N. report

Proteins hold key to healthy babies

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that a diet with relatively more protein is needed during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy for the growth and development of the baby.

Britain to fund anti­slavery projects

Britain on Friday pledged £4 million to support global anti-slavery projects.

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