Must Read News Articles-August 3rd 2019



Assam’s NRC exercise: The registry test of citizenship

The chaos surrounding the National Register of Citizens is yet another example of Assam’s long and difficult relationship with migrants.

Congress chief no longer a permanent member of Jallianwala Bagh Trust

LS passes change removing Congress president as permanent member of Trust managing monument

UGC recommends 20 Institutions for Institution of Eminence

The IITs Madras and Kharagpur, Delhi University, University of Hyderabad, Amritha Vishwa Vidyapeetham and VIT are among the 20 institutions recommended for the grant of the Institute of Eminence status by the University Grants Commission

UAPA Bill gets Rajya Sabha Approval

The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 that empowers the Union Home Ministry to designate individuals as terrorists was passed in the Rajya Sabha

China threatens to retaliate against Trump Tariffs

U.S. to impose 10% tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese imports from Sept. 1; Beijing says it won’t give an inch under pressure

US formally withdraws from INF arms treaty

The U.S. and Russia ripped up a Cold War-era missile pact in a move that raised the spectre of an arms race between the global superpowers.


Too much of reforms has led to slowdown: NITI Aayog CEO

Amitabh Kant attributes downshift to spate of measures including GST, RERA and IBC

Elected directors in PSBs will be appointed by board: RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has mandated that the elected directors of public sector banks (PSBs) are to be appointed by the nomination and remuneration committee of the board of the respective banks.

The taproot of conservation justice

Cutting down the Forests Right Act will only weaken the conservation regime and affect the rights of forest dwellers

Dial ‘M’ for Manufacturing

The recent PLFS data, which show a historic decline in manufacturing employment, make one fact plain — India desperately needs a comprehensive industrial policy, absent since 1991

Explaining the Asian rate cuts wave

Policy makers across Asia should ensure enough ammunition to manage a prolonged economic downturn


Time to articulate a ‘Moral Code of Conduct’

Philosophers and political scientists have long debated the role of ethics in politics with some insisting on a complete separation and others maintaining that an inbuilt ethical architecture exists within the very scheme of politics.

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