Must Read News Articles – July 11, 2018


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‘Choosing a partner is a person’s fundamental right’

Choice of a partner is a person’s fundamental right, and it can be a same-sex partner, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said on Tuesday.

Poll position

There are meaningful electoral reforms beyond simultaneous elections

Deep state, deeper problems

Pakistan has been ill-served with the ‘corruption is the only problem’ oversimplification, as elections beckon

Rhetoric and reality

The antecedents and functioning of the much vilified HRC are worth examining. The main criticism against it is that it is made up of states not known for their human rights records;

‘India a stakeholder in Korean peace’

The two leaders addressed a press after official talks on Tuesday during President Moon’s four-day state visit to India, where the two sides signed 11 MoUs and agreements between them

Iran will end special privileges to India: diplomat

Iran will end “special privileges” to India if Delhi tried to replace Iranian crude with supplies from Saudi Arabia, Russia, and the United States.

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‘Eat Right Movement’ off to a healthy start

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on Tuesday unveiled ‘The Eat Right Movement’, built on two broad pillars of ‘Eat Healthy’ and ‘Eat Safe’. The programme aims to engage and enable citizens to improve their health and well-being by making the right food choices.

Data that can save lives

Data can help reduce the number of people impacted by natural disasters

WhatsApp gives tips on spotting fake news

To tackle the issue of fake information being spread using its platform, instant messaging application WhatsApp starts to  published advertisments in various newspapers giving out ‘easy tips’ that can help users decide if “something sent to you on WhatsApp is true.”

60% of Indian computers are vulnerable: Avast CTO

over 60% of the personal computers in India were vulnerable to cyber crimes. As many as 18% of routers, 17% phones, 14% printers, 25% network associated storages, 4% security cameras and 2% media boxes too were vulnerable to threats in India. In comparison, only 9% of personal computers, 3% phones, 25% of routers, 16% of printers and 23% of security cameras in Japan were under threat.

Fossil of first ‘giant dinosaur’ species found in Argentina

Giant dinosaurs lived on the earth much earlier than previously thought, according to a team of excavators in Argentina, who discovered the remains of a 200-million-year old species.

Western Ghats fourth best tourist spot in Asia

Older than the Himalayas and well known for its rich and unique flora and fauna, the Western Ghats has figured in Lonely Planet’s top five “2018 Best in Asia” list

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