Must Read News Articles – July 27, 2018


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West Bengal renames itself as ‘Bangla’

The West Bengal Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution to change the name of the State as ‘Bangla’ in three languages — Bengali, English and Hindi.

India denies any change at Doklam

Responding to the comments by a U.S. official during a U.S. Congressional hearing that China has quietly resumed its activities in the Doklam area, India said on Thursday that there was no change in status quo since the standoff between India and China ended in August 2017

Has the Right to Information Act been weakened?

The amendments being proposed will structurally weaken and nullify the entire Act

Lok Sabha passes anti-trafficking Bill

The Bill lays down a stringent punishment of 10 years to life imprisonment for aggravated forms of trafficking, which include buying or selling of persons for the purpose of bonded labour, bearing a child, as well as those where chemical substances or hormones are administered, and a survivor acquires life-threatening illnesses such as AIDS.

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Magsaysay for ‘3 idiots’ muse

Sonam Wangchuk and Bharat Vatwani are among six winners of the award, which “celebrates greatness of spirit and transformative leadership in Asia.

PSUs biggest donors to Clean Ganga Fund

The Clean Ganga Fund (CGF), as it is called, was created in 2014 and envisioned as a source of funds from private companies, individuals and institutions.

Tackling HIV

India has brought down HIV incidence, but it must do more in removing social stigma

AI superpower or client nation?

Globally, just one or two concentrations of AI power may rule the world. Currently, these are in the U.S. and China.

New models for airport management

The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Act, 2008, was enacted to provide an independent authority to protect the interests of airports, airlines and passengers, and to primarily regulate tariff for aeronautical services rendered at airports.

Einstein was right: astronomers confirm key theory of relativity

Researchers from the GRAVITY consortium led by the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics realised that they had a “perfect laboratory” to test Einstein’s theory with the black hole, Sagittarius A*, in the centre of the Milky Way.

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