Must Read News Articles – August 14, 2018


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India rejects U.K. proposal on DNA tests for ‘illegal migrants’

India rejected a proposal by the U.K. to use DNA sampling to establish the nationality of illegal migrants living there citing “privacy issues”.

Making ‘lateral entry’ work

How India can tap into new sources of leadership talent

How to move a mountain

Seven decades after Independence, the massive obstacle of caste is still difficult to dislodge

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Pune tops Ease of Living Index

Three cities in Maharashtra — Pune, Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai — top the first Ease of Living Index brought out by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

Keeping dry

Kerala’s floods show the need for governments to strengthen resilience planning

Growth may pick up, but concerns remain

India may well clock the highest growth rate globally, but more is needed to create jobs and reduce poverty.

Huff and e-puff

Given conflicting claims about health effects, India should tread cautiously on e-cigarettes

The misunderstood knight?

Arsenic in combination with an existing leukaemia drug worked to destroy Pin1, a unique enzyme that the same group of researchers had discovered more than 20 years ago.

China to expand energy footprint in Iran

NPC to replace France’s Total as the majority stakeholder in South Pars 11 project

Coral reefs could survive global warming, says study

Their relationship with algae has endured numerous climate change events in the past

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