Must Read News Articles I 25th January 2020

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Nepal pitches for informal SAARC Sumit

Foreign Minister of Nepal has said that Nepal will be happy to host an informal summit of the leaders of SAARC on the sidelines of the coming Sagarmatha Sambaad. He said this will give a chance to revive the forum. He also said that Nepal wants to broaden connectivity with China.

The SAARC summit could not be held in 2016.

Justice for Rohingyas

The article highlights that the ICJ’s ruling on military excesses in Myanmar holds hope for Rohingya Refugees.

Centre seeks to revamp child care scheme in Urban Areas

NITI Aayog will develop a draft policy to revamp child care scheme in urban areas. The govt is for revamping ICDS programme, which provides for anganwadis or day care centres across the country for the delivery of nutrition and preschool education

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Monetary policy has its limits, reforms must continue: Das

The RBI governor has said that monetary policy has its own limit and structural reforms along with fiscal measures needed to be taken to push growth.

Direct tax collections set to drop for first time in two decades

India’s corporate and income tax collection for the current year is likely to fall for the first time in atleast two decades. The central government was targetting direct tax collection of Rs. 13.5lakh crore for fiscal year 2019-20. However they have managed to collect only Rs. 7.3lakh crore as on Jan23.

What is Vyommitra’s space job?

ISRO has announced half humanoid prototype ‘Vyommitra’ being developed by it. Befor the first human spaceflight of ISRO, Vyommitra will travel solo to help determine if the trip is safe enough. The article discusses what is half humanoid and how it will help in the gaganyaan mission.

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