Must Read News Articles I 1st January 2020

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Assembly has its rights: Kerala CM

A Rajya Sabha member belonging to BJP has filed a petition to Chairman seeking to initiate breach of privileges and contempt proceeding against Kerala Chief Minister after Kerala Assembly passed a resolution against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

Modi calls up South Asian leaders

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up leaders of Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka on Wednesday and conveyed India’s commitment to the principle of ‘neighbourhood first’.

The new worry of depleting diplomatic capital

The article highlights that it would be gross misreading by India to dismiss global reactions to its domestic events as interference in its affairs.

Peace along China border can lead to eventual (boundary) solution: Army Chief

New Army chief has expressed confidence that maintaining peace and tranquility along India’s border with China will set the stage for an “eventual solution” to the boundary dispute.

Its official: Not enough MPs are adopting model village scheme

Five years down the line, official data shows that the progress of SAGY has been sluggish — about two-thirds of Lok Sabha MPs are yet to select gram panchayats under Phase-4 of the scheme.

What are role, power of CDS?

The article takes a look at the structure of Defence Ministry, and the relationship the CDS will have with the ministry and the armed forces.

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Gaganyaan, Chandrayaan – 3 in mission mode, says ISRO

The preparation of Gaganyaan, the first Indian crewed flight to space, has progressed smoothly in 2019. Four Indian Air force personnel have been identified for the mission and they will undergo training in Russia.

Chandrayaan -3, India’s third lunar mission, has been approved and it will cost around Rs. 600 crore. It will try to land on lunar south pole like Chandrayaan – 2.

The need for single energy Ministry

The article argues that a sole point of reference in the sector is necessary to ensure energy security, sustainability and accessibility

Infrastructure push: On centre’s Rs. 102 lakh crore plan

The article argues that the challenge is in making the plan to boost investment in infrastructure work

Preparing for fires

Despite major fires, flagrant violations of building and fire safety norms continue unabated in India.

On the reform track

Indian Railways needs restructuring and modernisation, efforts since 2014 are bearing fruit.

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