Must Read News Articles – July 23, 2018


Mains Test Series

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July 30 NRC list only a draft: Rajnath

Mr. Singh’s statement comes amid apprehensions expressed by several groups in Assam that the NRC was being used by the government for “religious polarisation” and that several residents would end up in detention centres if their names did not figure in the draft list.

Sunlight and shadow

The government must roll back amendments that weaken the RTI Act

Dealing with the Taliban hand

In the U.S.’s battle against the Taliban, Pakistan holds the trump card

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Watershed development projects lagging behind badly

Parliamentary Standing Committee says only 10% of projects complete

Army to get artillery guns from September

From September, the Army will be inducting two types of artillery guns into its arsenal. These will be the first induction of heavy artillery since the Swedish Bofors guns imported in the 1980s.

IBC: UN model eyed for cross-border norms

The government is looking at the possibility of adopting a United Nations legal model for cross-border insolvency cases as it works on strengthening the insolvency resolution framework, according to a senior official.

What is the GDP deflator?

The GDP deflator, also called implicit price deflator, is a measure of inflation. It is the ratio of the value of goods and services an economy produces in a particular year at current prices to that of prices that prevailed during the base year.

An index to determine the value of coal blocks

With the coal sector opening up for commercial mining, changes are round the corner, including a revenue-sharing model with States

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