Must Read News Articles-July 10th 2019

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‘Draft Education Policy gives boost to research’

K. Kasturirangan, chairman, Drafting Committee, National Education Policy 2019, has said that the draft education policy recommends merger of 900 universities and 40,000 colleges into around 15,000 large, well-resourced, vibrant multidisciplinary institutions and the higher education institutions (HEIs) in the country would move towards becoming three types of universities.

SC to decide if illegal migrants can be given the status of refugees

The Supreme Court agreed to examine a “substantial question” put forth by the Union government as to whether illegal immigrants can even be considered for ‘refugee’ status.

UN report backs India’s stand on Pakistan-based militant groups: activists

While India has rejected the ‘Update’ of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) report on Jammu and Kashmir, human rights activists have pointed out that it includes several unprecedented references to rights violations and constitutional changes undertaken by Pakistani authorities and militant groups.

Maratha reservation is more appeasement than justice

Maratha reservation borders on class legislation rather than signifying reasonable classification

The malaise of malnutrition

A new report, ‘Food and Nutrition Security Analysis, India, 2019’, authored by the Government of India and the United Nations World Food Programme, paints a picture of hunger and malnutrition amongst children in large pockets of India

Taliban, Afghan negotiators agree on road map for peace

The United States and the Taliban are getting closer to a deal that is expected to be centred on a U.S. promise to withdraw troops in exchange for a Taliban promise not to let Afghanistan be used as a base for terrorism

Indian tariffs not acceptable’

U.S. President Donald Trump launched a fresh attack on India for imposing tariffs on American products

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CPCB pulls up 52 firms over handling of waste

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has pulled up 52 companies — including Amazon, Flipkart, Danone Foods and Beverages and Patanjali Ayurved Limited — for not specifying a timeline or a plan to collect the plastic waste that results from their business activities.

France to impose green tax on plane tickets from 2020

The French government is to impose a tax of up to €18 on plane tickets for all flights from airports in France to fund less-polluting transportation projects

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