Must Read News Articles – August 4, 2018

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Centre pushes for quota in promotion for SCs/STs

Citing “1000 of years of deprivation” suffered by Dalit communities, the government on Friday began its push for providing “accelerated promotion with consequential seniority” for Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) members in public employment.

Impasse ends

Now, a fresh memorandum of procedure for judicial appointments must be agreed upon

Checking the new abnormal

The U.S. experience shows that anti-lynching laws are not enough — this must be a political battle

Social media hub plan dropped

A proposal to have hubs to monitor social media traffic and trends has been withdrawn, the Union government informed the Supreme Court

Engaging Naya Pakistan

The victory of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the recent general elections in Pakistan poses both challenges and opportunities for India.

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WHO thumbs up for Swachh Bharat’s rural component

It is estimated that the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G) will result in preventing more than three lakh deaths due to diarrhoea and protein-energy malnutrition between 2014-October 2019, notes a World Health Organisation (WHO) report

HRD Ministry approves norms against plagiarism

Student researchers found guilty of plagiarism may lose their registration and teachers could lose their jobs as the Human Resource Development Ministry approved new regulations on plagiarism drafted by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

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