Must Read News Articles-July 18th 2019


Remnants of Iron Age in Malampuzha

A team of explorers from Government Victoria College have discovered iron implements belonging to the Iron Age in Kerala from the catchment area of the Malampuzha dam.


Centre proposes common MBBS exit exam; NEET to apply to AIIMS also

The Union Cabinet has approved the National Medical Commission Bill. If enacted, the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 would be repealed.

Review Kulbhushan Jadhav sentence, grant consular access, ICJ tells Pakistan

In a major verdict, the ICJ accepted India’s plea that former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav’s trial under espionage and terror charges in Pakistan violated the Vienna Convention.

Takeaways from the Kulbhushan Jadhav case ruling

The article discusses the key takeaways from ICJ’s ruling on the Kulbhushan Jhadav case

At the UNSC, a three-point agenda

India’s singular objective as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in 2021-22 should be to help build a stable and secure external environment.

Open to improving Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana: Agriculture Minister

Agriculture Minister told the Lok Sabha that the government was open to improving its welfare schemes, including the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) for crop insurance.

U.S. bans Myanmar military leaders over Rohingya abuses

The U.S. announced sanctions against Myanmar military’s Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the country.


Dam Safety Bill gets nod from CCEA

The Centre is set to introduce the Dam Safety Bill, 2019 in Parliament after it was cleared by the Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)

The benefits of blockchain

The article discusses the advantages of block chain technology.

Lok Sabha clears Appropriation Bill

The Lok Sabha passed the Appropriation (No.2) Bill-2019 allowing the Union government to withdraw ₹98.18 lakh crore from the Consolidated Fund of India to meet its expenditure during 2019-20.

Elon Musk unveils project on mind-machine interface

Elon Musk revealed his Neuralink startup.

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