Must Read News Articles – July 8, 2018

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Privatise all political parties

NITI Aayog chief, all he said was that India should hand over its schools, colleges and jails to the private sector — something long overdue.

Why we need a Constitution

Constitutions are needed not only to limit wielders of existing power but to empower those traditionally deprived of it

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Nothing but lies: fake videos, rumour set off the lynch mobs

Over 20 people have died in mob attacks triggered by fake news, and experts say social media should deploy technology to stop the mischief

IMA forms committee for emotional well-being of doctors

Study shows stress and depression on the rise among doctors; they have a significantly higher suicide rate than the general population

Farm policies off target: study

According to researchers at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) — an intergovernmental body of 36 developed countries — and the Indian think tank ICRIER, who analysed policies that affected the agricultural sector over the two-year period, government interventions were more consumer-centric than producer-centric.

Viral Acharya, banking on reforms

The Reserve Bank of India’s Deputy Governor in charge of monetary policy, Viral Acharya, recently surprised many with his candid remarks that reforms of public sector banks have taken a back seat.

In Telangana, fighting fake news

Telangana has been using all hands, government machinery, village heads, folk musicians and so forth, to fight back against the spread of rumours and fake news that have taken lives.

A vigil over neonatal sepsis

Antimicrobial resistance has become a global health challenge, making easily treatable infections difficult to treat. The problem has not spared vulnerable population groups either such as newborn babies who need urgent treatment in conditions such as neonatal sepsis.

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