Must Read News Articles – April 30th, 2019

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Rare stucco statue put on show

A rare stucco Bodhisattva was displayed at the state Museum at Gunfoundry.

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SC restrains HC from appointing civil judges

The Supreme Court has directed the Punjab and Haryana High Court Registry not to appoint any civil judge in Haryana without its nod

Permanent closure of LoC trade sought

The Jammu and Kashmir BJP has pitched for permanent closure of cross-LoC trade which is currently suspended on the direction of the Centre

Army invokes emergency powers for missile deal

The Army is in the process of procuring Spike-LR Anti-Tank Missiles from Israel and Igla-S Very Short Range Air Defence Systems (VSHORAD) from Russia through a set of new financial powers for emergency procurements sanctioned by the Defence Ministry.

India­China team on pharma to meet next month

India will be sending a high-level delegation to the first meeting of the working group on pharmaceuticals, with China, scheduled in Beijing scheduled in May

Penal provision necessary: EC

The Election Commission has said that the penal provision for a voter making any false allegation about VVPAT displaying wrong result was necessary to prevent frivolous complaints.

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Cyclone Fani gathers force, to hit Odisha

Cyclone ‘Fani’ intensified into a severe cyclonic storm’ and is headed towards the Odisha coast.

NGT direct U.P. govt. to take remedial action

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Uttar Pradesh government to take steps in curbing water pollution around industrial areas in the State.

HC adjourns plea challenging NGT order on sand mining

NGT has asked Andhra Pradesh State government to deposit Rs. 100 crore for damage done by unregulated sand mining.

Manipur tense over ‘unauthorised’ NSCN(IM) camp

A stand-off has taken place between the paramilitary Assam Rifles and the Isak-Muivah faction of the extremist National Socialist Council of Nagaland over an ‘unauthorised’ camp of the latter in a Manipur village near the Myanmar border.

GRSE to build anti­-submarine craft for Navy

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a contract with Kolkata based defence shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) for the construction of eight Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Crafts (ASWSWCs)

Committee constituted to oversee clean air programme

The Union Environment Ministry has constituted a committee to implement the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), which aims to reduce particulate matter (PM) pollution by 20%-30% in at least 102 cities by 2024.

Genes of climate ­resistant chickpea varieties identified

An international team led by the Hyderabad-based International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has identified in chickpea four important genes for heat tolerance and three important genes for drought tolerance.


 

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