Must Read News Articles – December 12th, 2018


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Don’t reveal identity of rape victims: SC

Only Special Courts under POCSO can permit the disclosure of the identity of a minor victim, that too, only if such divulgence were in the interest of the child

Providing health for all

Japan and India are exchanging ideas and expertise in many projects to promote universal health coverage

U.S. hearing on religious freedom in India postponed

A bipartisan hearing on religious freedom in India, scheduled for Wednesday, has been postponed due to an “overwhelming response” from stakeholders. The hearing, titled, Freedom of Religion or Belief in India: Rising Challenges & New Opportunities for U.S. Policy was announced on December 4 by its organisers, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, a bipartisan , independent federal government commission.

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Shaktikanta Das appointed RBI Governor

A day after the sudden resignation of Governor Urjit Patel, the Modi administration on Tuesday appointed former bureaucrat Shaktikanta Das as the 25th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) at a time when the government and the central bank are apparently locked in a tussle over several important issues.

Never waste a good crisis

Among the quintessential traits of a central banker is to be unpredictable in action so that the markets can be kept guessing. Urjit Patel exhibited this quality in ample measure when he announced his decision to walk out of his job as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday.

Water traces found on asteroid Bennu

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has discovered ingredients for water on a nearby skyscraper-sized asteroid, a rocky acorn-shaped object that may hold clues to the origins of life on the earth, scientists said on Monday.

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