Must Read News Articles-July 24th 2019

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Assam NRC final publication deadline extended to August 31

The Supreme Court has extended the deadline for publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam from July 31 to August 31, 2019.

Kumaraswamy govt loses trust vote

The 14-month Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka collapsed, with Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy losing the confidence motion on the floor of the Assembly by six votes.

Scrutinise RTI bill: Opposition

The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 is going to be the next flash point in the Rajya Sabha with the Opposition members moving a resolution to send the legislation to a select committee.

A bridge across the India-Pakistan abyss

Ties between India and Pakistan are at an ebb — their lowest in two decades. It would be a travesty to waste the opportunities made possible by the Kartarpur corridor plan

Faltering steps in the anti-AIDS march

The commitment to end the AIDS pandemic by 2030 needs strong and fearless leadership

The complexities of Naga identity

The Nagaland govt. will face many hurdles in its quest to compile a list of indigenous inhabitants

Giving ties with Seoul a facelift

India-South Korea relations are yet to reach their full potential despite making significant strides

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PayPal mulls data localisation for India

American digital payments player PayPal is working with its partners on localisation of data as mandated by the Reserve Bank of India.

IMF cuts India’s growth forecast for 2019-20 to 7%

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut India’s growth forecast for 2019-20 to 7% from its forecast in April of 7.3% on poor demand conditions

Labour bills meet with protest

The government has introduced the Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill, 2019 and the Code on Wages Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha amid protests from the Opposition

Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill: Centre usurping States’ rights, say MPs

The Lok Sabha has passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 by a voice vote.

UN climate envoy meets Javadekar

The United Nations Special Envoy on Climate Change, Luis Alfonso de Alba, met Union Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar

Making the water-guzzling thermal plants accountable

Thermal power plants (TPPs) consume significant amounts of water during the electricity generation process.

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