Must Read News Articles – December 1st, 2018

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Bihar, Punjab take DGP issue to SC

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the pleas of Bihar and Punjab seeking modification of an earlier order directing the States to mandatorily take assistance of the Union Public Service Commission in shortlisting names for appointing Director General of Police (DGP).

Neighbourhood first?

In a calibrated move, the Modi government is dialling down aggressive postures in bilateral ties

Together in an uncertain world

Last week saw the European Union releasing its strategy on India after 14 years. Launching the strategy document, the European Union (EU) Ambassador to India, Tomasz Kozlowski, underlined that “India is on the top of the agenda of the EU in the field of external relations

The death debate

Justice Joseph’s views on abolishing capital punishment require serious consideration

‘Fake news affects voting behaviour in a big way’

Outgoing CEC says the Commission is working on a robust mechanism for conduct on social media platforms and have interacted with Google and WhatsApp.

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‘Army not ready for women in combat roles’

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Friday that while the force would take in increasing numbers of woman officers in the coming years, it wasn’t ready yet to cast them in combat roles.

Wage drag

The ILO’s report underlines the need for wage expansion that is robust and also equitable

Paris Agreement can’t be renegotiated: India

India will resist attempts by countries to renegotiate the Paris Agreement, said one of India’s key negotiators at climate talks set to begin next week in Katowice, Poland.

What’s with the back series GDP data?

Method to calculate data and manner in which it was released led to criticism from various quarters

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