Must Read News Articles – December 5th, 2018

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Disabilities Act: States going slow on roll-out, says study

A study conducted by the Disability Rights India Foundation (DRIF) on the implementation of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act, across 24 States, has revealed that more than half have not notified the State rules, despite a significant lapse of time.

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Kandhamal Haldi likely to get GI tag

Odisha’s Kandhamal Haldi (turmeric), famous for its healing properties, is a few steps away from receiving GI tag as the Geographical Indications Journal has advertised its application seeking objections.

Stunted, wasted: on Global Nutrition Report 2018

The national framework to improve nutrition for children must be upgraded on priority

Cutting through the smog

Incidents of stubble burning — following the harvest of paddy crop in Punjab and Haryana — cannot be averted by imposing fines, or giving notice or giving farmers capital subsidy. Instead, the issue requires long-term vision and strategic policy interventions.

‘Our calorie-oriented approach to agriculture is no longer sustainable’

Sanjeev Sanyal on rural distress, the GDP back series data, NPAs, and slow GDP growth in the second quarter of this FY.

Shift to low carbon

India’s stakes in a low carbon world economy are among the highest as it is on the front line of climate disasters

Accounting methods of climate fund questioned

The Finance Ministry has issued a ‘discussion paper’ that has criticised the accounting methods used by developed countries to report how much money they have given, so far, to developing countries to address climate change.

Devise norms for payment apps, RBI told

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has proposed that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) come up with regulations to oversee collection, usage and sharing of data by payment service providers, even as the government is expediting discussions on the draft Personal Data Protection Bill.

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