Must Read News Articles – July 19, 2018

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Mains Test Series

GS 1

‘Nobody has an exclusionary right of temple entry’

“In a public place of worship, a woman can enter, where a man can go. What applies to a man, applies to a woman,” Chief Justice Misra observed on Wednesday in the Sabarimala temple entry case.

GS 2

LS clears detention policy

A Bill to amend the Right to Education (RTE) Act to abolish the ‘no detention policy’ in schools was passed in the Lok Sabha

Getting the language count right

Recent Census data appear to inadequately reflect India’s linguistic composition, and are inconsistent with global ideas

Rocky summit

A summit between the leaders of the world’s strongest nuclear powers, which fought the Cold War for decades, is an opportunity to discuss areas of shared interest, find ways to dial down mutual tensions and work together to address global issues.

Restoring faith in EVMs

On July 17, several Opposition parties decided to discuss the issue of malfunctioning electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the current Monsoon Session of Parliament and place a joint demand to the Election Commission (EC) to use ballot papers in the upcoming Assembly elections and the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

The Wuhan breakthrough

The ‘two plus one’ formula, synergised by India and China, can become the template for the rise of South Asia

The long arm of the law

A fugitive economic offender is any individual against whom a warrant for arrest in relation to a scheduled offence has been issued by any court in India and who has either left India to avoid criminal prosecution, or who, being abroad, refuses to return to India to face criminal prosecution.

Mattis, Pompeo to travel to India in September for 2+2

The first 2+2 dialogue between Defence and Foreign Ministers of India and the U.S. will take place in September first week in New Delhi.

GS 3

ISRO ropes in 3 partners

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has roped in three partners to help it assemble 27 satellites at a quick pace over the next three years.

The tough road to academic excellence

Though not unusual in the Indian context, ‘greenfield’ experiments in higher education face significant challenges

A fishy matter

Concerns over formaldehyde contamination of fish need to be addressed — scientifically

Cabinet relaxes NELP, pre-NELP pact rules

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the policy framework to streamline production sharing contracts signed in the pre-New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP) and NELP periods.

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