Must Read News Articles-July 13th 2019

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India, Russia discuss space cooperation

India and Russia explored the “possibilities for production of space systems in India” during a recently held discussion.

India, Pakistan officials to meet at Wagah for talks on Kartarpur

Indian and Pakistani officials will meet at the Attari-Wagah border to discuss issues, including ways to bridge gaps related to the Kartarpur Corridor that is to be made operational by November, ahead of the commemoration of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.

India again abstains at U.N. vote on LGBTQ Independent Expert, draws criticism

India on July 12 abstained at the vote for extending the mandate of an important U.N. official who reports on violence and discrimination against sexual minorities.

Trade talks held with team of U.S. officials

Commerce Ministry officials met trade officials from the U.S. and discussed ways to improve trade relations been the two countries.

U.S. will consider ‘301 probe’ on India, says trade official

The U.S. will consider a “301 investigation”, a probe employed as a precursor to tariffs and other trade measures against a country, against India if the trade issues between the two countries are not resolved quickly

A case of confused thinking

The author opines that the draft National Education Policy lacks the very abilities it emphasises — critical thinking and deeper understanding

Game of chicken that can end in disaster

The confrontation between the U.S. and Iran in West Asia could snowball with damaging economic consequences

South China Sea agreement should be binding: Vietnamese envoy

Vietnamese envoy has said that South China Sea agreement should be binding

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ISRO’s lunar touchdown has dry run on soil fetched from Tamil Nadu

Chandrayaan-2’s lander and rover were tested on a simulated surface

IIP dips to 3.1% in May on slowdown

Growth in industrial activity slowed in May to 3.1% driven by an across-the-board deceleration, especially in the consumer durables sector

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