Must Read News Articles – July 18, 2018



Mains Test Series

GS 1

Accept gay relationships, says SC judge

Public acceptance of people in gay relationships will help meet health concerns and control the spread of HIV

A review of Mandela’s legacy

He expanded our capacity to rethink politics in terms of empathy, forgiveness, and values

GS 2

Make lynching a separate offence, SC tells Parliament

Bench terms killings ‘horrendous mobocracy’; tells govt. to take preventive steps

Trump faces fire for Putin summit

The mainstream commentary on the Trump-Putin summit has particularly focussed on the President’s refusal to endorse the claim by American intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S presidential election to help his victory.

RTI Bill to be placed in monsoon session

The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2018, which proposes to give the Centre the power to set the tenure and salaries of State and Central Information Commissioners, will be introduced in the Lok Sabha in the monsoon session beginning on Wednesday.

Activists oppose draft anti-trafficking Bill

The proposed anti-trafficking Bill likely to be tabled in Parliament during the Monsoon Session will criminalise sex workers and transgenders, according to activists who have appealed to parliamentarians that the draft legislation be sent to the Standing Committee.

Decoding Trump’s attack on Europe

His incendiary tour of the continent seeks to reverse the gains Europe has achieved over the last 70 years

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Counter-drone strategy for country’s airports is ready

Aviation security watchdog BCAS has finalised a strategy to neutralise drones near airports, with the government set to unveil a framework to regulate unmanned aircraft systems in the country.

Inflation worries

Wholesale Price Index data for June warrant a closer macro-economic scrutiny

Goa’s glass problem

It needs a better waste management system, not knee-jerk bans

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