Must Read News Articles – January 4th, 2019

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A case of unprincipled criminalisation

The triple talaq Bill is a classic case of an unfair legislative move with a populist agenda

Judges’ retirement age won’t go up

The Law Ministry on Thursday said there was no proposal as of now to increase the retirement age of Supreme Court judges from 65 to 67 and of High Court judges from 62 to 65.

Many Swachh Bharat toilets defunct, unusable: MPs’ panel

Many toilets constructed under the Swachh Bharat Mission have already become defunct and unusable, according to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development. It slammed the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation for not bothering to find out the scope of the problem, despite an earlier recommendation to conduct a survey.

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China’s probe lands on far side of moon, sends images

The scientific tasks of the Chang’e-4 mission include surveying the terrain and landforms, detecting the mineral composition and shallow lunar surface structure

Improved Light Combat Aircraft gets green light for production

A new ‘limited’ clearance from military airworthiness certifier CEMILAC for the Indian fighter green-lights its production in a superior lethal version, multiple sources associated with the LCA programme confirmed.

Maggi: SC revives suit against Nestle

The Supreme Court spelt trouble for the Indian branch of the Swiss food giant Nestle on Thursday by resuscitating a ₹640-crore class-action suit filed by the government on behalf of thousands of consumers of the iconic Maggi noodles.

Child care homes don’t paint a rosy picture

A pan-India survey of childcare institutions (CCI) conducted by the Centre has highlighted poor safety and security measures, inadequate monitoring of these facilities, and a lack of effort to trace parents of missing children sent to these homes

Hope with concerns in 2019

Five issues need to be addressed comprehensively if India is to achieve sustained high growth

Dark side of the moon

China’s successful mission will greatly advance knowledge of earth’s satellite

Ease capital requirements for banks: House panel

A parliamentary panel on Thursday asked the central bank to ease its rules on capital requirements for banks so that they can increase lending.

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