Must Read News Articles-August 28th 2019

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A monumental litmus test

How the Supreme Court decides the cases around Article 370 will have a deep bearing on democracy

Focus to be on cooperation in Russian Far East during Modi-Putin meet: Indian envoy

PM Narendra Modi has been invited as the chief guest of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok by Russian President Vladimir Putin on September 5.

Kerala, TN, Himachal top India’s child well-being index, says report

Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh and Puducherry topped the charts in the child well-being index, a tool designed to measure and tracks children’s well-being comprehensively.

Cooking with gas, not wood

Under the PM Ujjwala Yojana, rural areas that still rely on solid fuel can be encouraged in three ways to use clean fuel

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Questions on RBI’s credibility outlandish, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Any suggestions on the credibility of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) are “outlandish”, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said.

Rare tarantula sighted in Villupuram district

Researchers have sighted a critically endangered species of tarantula for the first time beyond its known habitat in the Eastern Ghats.

5 mn hectares of land set to be rejuvenated

Union Environment Minister has said that India had committed to rejuvenate 5mn hectares of degraded land between 2021 and 2030

Oil firms to hike petrol, diesel prices from April

Move aimed at recovering ₹30,000 crore invested in upgrading refineries to meet BS-VI norms

Review capital framework every five years, says Jalan Committee

The Bimal Jalan Committee, set up to review the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) economic capital framework, has suggested that the framework may be periodically reviewed after every five years.

Government should use RBI funds in a prudent manner

It is morally unacceptable that any one government can swallow even a part of such funds to help meet its expenditure in a particular year.

Rediscovering development bank

The agenda to set up a development bank is a welcome initiative, but questions remain on its design

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