Must Read News Articles I 6th December 2019

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A time to remember

The editorial highlights the role of Dr B R Ambedkar in shaping the legal rights of women in India.

Have electoral bonds made a bad system worse?

The interview argues about the flawed design of electoral bonds. It says that in disallowing voters from knowing the identity of donors, the scheme is even more opaque now.

Poor attendance at House panel meetings, Naidu turns to leaders.

Vice President of India and the Chairman of Rajya Sabha highlighted the deteriorating attendance of MPs in Parliamentary Committees yesterday.

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RBI keeps interest rates unchanged

The RBI has kept the Repo rate unchanged at 5.15% citing inflation concerns. The accommodative stance of the monetary policy was retained.

India’s forex reserves cross $450 billion for the first time.

India’s foreign exchange reserves have crossed $450 billion mark for the first time ever. The country’s import cover is now over 11 months. The rise in foreign exchange reserves will give the central bank the firepower to act against any sharp depreciation of the rupee.

Lack of demand for corporate loans, says RBI

The SBI has said that it was witnessing a lack of demand for corporate loans.

RBI lays down guidelines for payments banks SFB license

RBI has come out with the final guidelines on on-tap licensing for SFB’s. Payments banks willing to convert themselves into Small finance banks can apply for such a license only after five years of operation.

A potential seedbed for private profits

The new seed bill is tilted against farmers interests and loaded in favor of seed companies

Data protection: issues, debate

Recently the Cabinet cleared the Personal Data Protection Bill which is due to be placed in Parliament. The article highlights how does it propose to protect personal data, how is it different from the previous draft, and why is it a subject of debate?

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Our first line of defence

The writes stresses that Love and empathy are essential tools to combat radicalization and extremism in this editorial.

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