Must Read News Articles I 18th January 2020

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Punjab Assembly urges Centre to repeal CAA

The Punjab Legislative Assembly on Friday passed a resolution, urging the Union government to repeal the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

The resolution urged the Centre to put on hold the National Population Register (NPR) work till forms-documents associated with it are amended suitably, in order to allay apprehensions that it is a prelude to a nation-wide National Register of Citizens (NRC) and designed to deprive a section of persons from citizenship of India and implement the CAA.

‘2020 will be an important year for Indo – US Relations’

Senior officials said that 2+2talks decisions will be put into practice

One government proposes, the next disposes

The article highlights the newly elected government in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra cancelling/ putting on hold various projects of the previous government. It says that a state must be careful in providing explicit and clear evidence regarding its decisions.

Pretend Democracy

The article says that the essence of democracy is in protecting minority rights and India is failing to do so.

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GSAT – 30 gives India a communication boost

India’s latest communication satellite – GSAT-30- has been launched into space. It will replace INSAT 4A. The satellite is equipped with 12 normal C band and 12 Ku band transponders.

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