Must Read News Articles-August 9th 2019

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A leaf out of the Chinese playbook

India’s actions in Kashmir increasingly show an authoritarian muscularity, reminiscent of its northern neighbour

Does the Medical Commission Bill encourage quackery?

Training practitioners to head health centres is worth trying, but with strong regulations

Knee-jerk: On Pakistan expelling Indian envoy

Pakistan must reconsider its decision to downgrade diplomatic ties with India

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Economic milestone and a poignant anniversary

Bank nationalisation eased rural credit and aided financial inclusion. Any move to reverse it would be self-defeating

Cycle of extremes: On droughts and floods

India must address its crippling cycles of drought and flood with redoubled vigour

‘Linking farmers with futures market can benefit both’

Higher farmer participation will provide more liquidity to market: ICRIER study

Maharashtra to set up task force on climate change

Experts to study measures taken against flooding, unplanned reclamation

Food supply is at dire risk: UN

Half a billion people live in places that are turning into desert, says report

India to seek boost to protection status of 5 species at CITES

India has submitted proposals regarding changes to the listing of various wildlife species in the CITES secretariat meeting, scheduled later this month in Geneva, Switzerland.

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