Must Read News Articles I 23rd December 2019

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A Hindu critique of Hindutva

The editorial mentions that we need to rescue religion from zealots and rediscover the spirit of religiosity

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Undoing Harms: about criticism of Citizenship Amendment Act

The editorial argues that making the CAA non discriminatory is the only way to dispel fears

Ghani set for second term in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani appeared to have won a second term on December 22, narrowly scoring an outright win in preliminary polling results, showed on Sunday.

An Andhra District uses tech to make police accessible, especially for women

Spandana is an initiative by Andhra Pradesh Government to make police stations more approachable for the public.

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Ironing out wrinkles in trade disputes adjudication

The WTO Appellate body has been rendered dysfunctional. It is because its two of the remaining three members have retired and USA has put veto on fresh appointments of its members. The editorial argues that the fall of WTO Appellate body is an opportunity to rectify issues with the present system

‘Counter-cyclical steps, structural reforms needed to tackle slowdown’

In this interview, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das says the inflation targeting process is working well and stresses that his priority will be to boost growth and resolve financial sector issues.

India, Iran agree to accelerate Chabahar port development

India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif for 19th India – Iran joint Commission meeting. Both sides had excellent discussions on closer bilateral relations and regional global issues affecting our respective countries.

UDAY Scheme loses power, sharp spike in discom losses

Discom losses, which had progressively reduced in the first couple of years since the scheme’s rollout in November 2015, have rebounded in FY ’19 to nearly double the losses recorded the previous year.

The worst is over

Economic Growth in 2020 will be higher than in 2019 because structural reform will start paying off.

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