Must Read News Articles – December 8th, 2018


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An invitation to corruption?

The Electoral Bond Scheme inhibits the citizen’s capacity to meaningfully participate in political and public life

End this long trauma

It is time to repeal the Habitual Offenders Act, which has only ended up re-stigmatising marginalised communities

Uneasy truce

The 90-day trade truce between China and the United States reached over the weekend on the sidelines of the G20 meet in Argentina is already proving to be fragile.

Social media sites told to filter content using AI

The Union government has asked social media platforms to emulate the practices they follow in the U.K. in using tools based on Artificial Intelligence to identify and take down content that incites people to commit violence, a senior Home Ministry official said on Friday.

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Rajan’s student is new CEA

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Krishnamurthy Subramanian as the new Chief Economic Adviser for a period of three years, according to an official notification issued on Friday.

M.S. Swaminathan calls GM crops a failure, Centre’s adviser faults paper

A research paper co-authored by leading agriculture scientist M.S. Swaminathan, which describes Bt cotton as a ‘failure,’ was criticised by India’s Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA), K. VijayRaghavan as ‘deeply flawed’.

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