Must Read News Articles – August 1, 2018

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Set procedure to vet NRC claims: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed authorities to not initiate any ‘action’ against 40 lakh persons left out of the draft Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) published on July 30.

Numbing numbers

To begin with, the claims of those left out in the NRC must be heard carefully, humanely

Friends or Seoul-mates?

With the U.S. and China playing power politics, South Korea looks to India as a viable alternative partner

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Rajasthan first State to implement biofuel policy

The policy on biofuels seeks to help farmers dispose of their surplus stock in an economic manner and reduce the country’s oil import dependence.

A fundamental error

The Srikrishna report on data protection misinterprets the Supreme Court’s right to privacy judgment

The public-private gap in health care

The NITI Aayog’s document, ‘Three Year Action Agenda, 2017-18 to 2019-20’, has a section on health care. One of the recommendations is for the government to prioritise preventive care rather than provide curative care.

Centre imposes 25% safeguard duty on import of solar cells

The Centre on Monday issued a notification putting into effect a safeguard duty of 25% on import of solar cells from China and Malaysia between July 30, 2018, and July 29, 2019.

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