Must Read News Articles – January 5, 2018

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Social Justice

State of conflict: Who provoked the Maharashtra violence and how it got out of hand must be determined

Governor hails TNs role in Quit India Movement: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Thursday said the people of Tamil Nadu had played a significant role in the Quit India movement.

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International Relation:

Pakistan releases Jadhav video, India terms it propaganda: Pakistan has put out another coerced statement, says MEA


Why no exclusive human rights courts yet: Supreme Court asks States: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked States why exclusive human rights courts had not been set up yet.

Notice to govt. on law for working women: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the government to respond on a petition questioning the lack of implementation of the various provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act of 2013.

Civil wrong, criminal act: on the triple talaq Bill: The triple talaq Bill — the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill — has come to the Rajya Sabha for consideration after a smooth sailing in the Lok Sabha on December 28.

Should MPs and MLAs be barred from practicing law: Rule 49 of the Bar Council of India states that any full-time salaried employee, whether he or she belongs to a corporation, private firm, or the government, cannot practise as a lawyer before a court of law

Lok Sabha passes Bill to hike salaries of judges: The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a bill to hike the salaries of judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts.

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On a high: the US Federal Reserve: (The Hindu, editorial) Major indices across the U.S., Europe, and Asia witnessed significant gains in the year’s first two trading days; the Indian bourses were slower to gain traction.

Security and defence

Defence ministry approves projects worth 2420 crore:
The Defence Ministry on Thursday gave final approval for the procurement of simulated training solutions for the Navy’s P-8I long range maritime patrol aircraft and electronic warfare systems for the Army at a combined cost of ₹2419.32 crore.

Yesterday’s  current affairs material by ForumIAS

7 PM Editorial: Food Processing: A Game Changer

9 PM Current affairs brief:

10 PM Current affairs MCQs:


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