Must Read News Articles-July 17th 2019

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321 protected monuments, sites encroached upon, Rajya Sabha told

Over 300 Centrally-protected monuments and sites, including World Heritage Sites, across the country are “under encroachment”, according to the government.

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Chinese check: on economic troubles

The Chinese economy is seeing the first signs of trouble after long years of sustained growth that rode on cheap labour and high volumes of exports. 

The many hurdles in proving citizenship

The brunt of the systemic problems of the National Register of Citizens is being borne by the poorest

Tapping the potential of communities to end AIDS

The UN Sustainable Development Goals include ensuring good health and well-being for all by 2030. This includes the commitment to end the AIDS epidemic.

Centre, Assam move SC for sample re-verification of NRC

The Centre and the State of Assam made an urgent mention before the Chief Justice of India for an extension of the deadline for the final publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) from July 31, 2019, to a “future date”.

Rethinking KUSUM

The authors opine that if designed better and implemented effectively, the scheme could radically transform the irrigation economy.

Sewer deaths: Centre calls for quick response units

Concerned by the incidents of workers dying while cleaning sewers and septic tanks, the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has asked all States and Union Territories to set up emergency response sanitation units (ERSU)

Rajya Sabha nod for changes to airports regulator Bill

The Rajya Sabha passed a Bill to amend the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Act, 2008.

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The wheels to a low-carbon transport system

The Global Carbon Project reports that India’s carbon emissions are rising more than two times as fast as the global rise in 2018. It is imperative to reduce carbon emissions from the transport sector.

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