Must Read News Articles – July 21, 2018

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Fault lines in a ‘landmark’ judgment

The verdict on the SC/ST Atrocities Act marks the collapse of the constitutional scheme to protect the weaker sections

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WhatsApp to cap number of forwards to five chats per user

To address the profusion of fake news being spread through forwards, and the government’s growing discontent with WhatsApp in tackling the issue, the messaging platform on Thursday said it is experimenting with a limit on the number of chats a message can be forwarded to.

Cryptocurrencies will boost illegal transactions: RBI to SC

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday said dealing in cryptocurrency will encourage illegal transactions. The RBI has already issued a circular prohibiting use of these virtual currencies.

‘Increased cancer risk for diabetics’

People with diabetes are at significantly increased risk of developing cancer, and for women the risk is even higher.

Counting the tiger

The increasing use of camera traps has turned the tiger census into a complex exercise that combines extensive field work with intensive number-crunching.

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