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Must Read News Articles – December 11th, 2018



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Centre rejects minority religion status to Lingayats

The Union government on Monday told the Karnataka High Court that it has rejected the recommendation of the State government to grant religious minority status to Lingayat and Veerashaiva community.

U.S. and India call for more joint air exercises

As Cope India 2018 — the 12-day joint exercise between the U.S. and Indian Air Force being held at the Kalaikunda air station in West Bengal’s Paschim Medinipur district — draws to a close, officials of both countries called for such joint exercises to be held more frequently.

Ascent to the temple of democracy

The opposition to the Sabarimala order is reflective of a wider gender inequality in Malayali society

Anchored in human rights

Instead of surveillance technologies, help TB patients by providing rights-based interventions

GoM to form sub-panel on harassment

The Group of Ministers (GoM) formed in the wake of the #MeToo campaign on social media decided at its first meeting on Monday to constitute a sub-committee that will suggest changes to the law on prevention of sexual harassment at workplace as well as ways to strengthen the National Commission for Women.

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Grigorovich-class frigates in 3 years

It is learnt that the Admiral Grigorovich-class frigates will have an array of weapon system that include artillery guns, strike missile and radar-controlled air defence systems with provisions for torpedo tubes.

Kaiga n-power unit creates world record

The Kaiga nuclear power plant in western Karnataka has created a world record for the longest uninterrupted operation of 941 days, breaking the earlier record of 940 days by the Heysham plant in the United Kingdom.

‘Many combination drugs not approved by regulator’

Of the 110 anti-TB (tuberculosis) Fixed Dose Combinations (FDCs) available in India, only 32 (less than 30%) have been approved by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), the country’s drug regulator. In the case of malaria FDCs, only eight out of 20 (40%), have been approved.

Don’t believe the anti-GMO campaign

GM crops have reduced pesticide use, increased yields and profits, and cause no health hazards

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