Must Read News Articles I 8th February 2020

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Modi Lauds Bodos for peace pact

PM Modi has advised the youth in Central India’s Moist Belt and in Jammu and Kashmir to emulate the Bodos and shun the path of violence. He also allayed fears that the CAA would bring illegal foreigners to Assam.

Mahinda Rajapaksa to meet Modi today

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksha arrived in New Delhi on Friday evening on his first official visit abroad after being appointed to the office.

According to the statement from the Sri Lankan’s Prime Minister Office, defence and maritime security co-operation, politics, trade, development, culture and tourism would be discussed during the visit.

Include gender bias in scope of law to curb sexual harassment

A Rajya Sabha MP has said that there is urgent need to widen the scope of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act to include Gender bias. The MP said that gender bias refers to discriminatory acts against women that may not be of a sexual nature.

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Steep hike in deposit insurance triggered by PMC

The hardships faced by thousands of depositors of the scam hit Mumbai based Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank has led to the fivefold increase in deposit insurance for bank account holders announced in the recent Budget.

The high cost of raising trade walls

The article talks about the rising India’s trade protectionism posture. India has declined to attend a meeting of trade negotiators in Bali that was discussing the next step in the ASEAN led RCEP trade agreement. The Indian government has seen the rise in trade deficits with FTA partners.

The article argues that in an economically interconnected and technologically inseparable world, India needs to have an open mind on trade.

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