Must Read News Articles – February 7, 2018

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International relations:

‘It’s about saving Britain, it’s not about Brexit’(The Hindu Opinion)

A second referendum is not a good idea, says the campaigner who took the British government to the Supreme Court over Brexit

Indian Constitution and Polity:

A roster of questions (The Hindu Opinion)

It would be absurd to construe the new roster for allocation of cases in the Supreme Court, with division of work among the judges according to various subject categories, as a move towards greater objectivity or fairness.

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The manufacturing muddle(The Hindu Opinion)

The Union Budget has reinforced the correction of the inverted duty structure (IDS) which has adversely impacted manufacturing for decades.

RBI likely to keep repo rate on hold (The Hindu )

The six-member monetary policy committee of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which is meeting for the last time in this financial year, is expected to maintain the status quo for the third straight review meeting as retail inflation is hovering close to the central bank’s upper tolerance limit.


Don’t dump this junk here, says SC(The Hindu)

The Centre had come to the court with the voluminous affidavit containing a collection of schemes, official correspondence and other documents on solid waste management across the country. But the court refused to take it on record.’’

First family tree for tropical forests(The Hindu)

They may be oceans apart, but tropical forests in different continents across the world are related and share a common ancestry, according to a team of more than 100 researchers, including several Indian scientists.

Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh to be part of India’s tiger census(The Hindu)

India’s tiger census, which began late last year, will see coordination with Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh in estimating the territorial spread of the animal in the subcontinent.

Science and Technology:

Agni 1 test-fired off the Odisha coast(The Hindu)

India on Tuesday successfully test-fired its short-range nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-1 with a strike range of over 700 km from a test range off the Odisha coast, Defence sources said.

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