Must Read News Articles-July 9th 2019

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A shot at economic logic

The 12th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the African Union (AU) which concluded on July 8 at Niamey, the capital of the Niger Republic, saw 54 of 55 of its member states signing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) for goods and services.

The importance of democratic education

Rajeev Bhargava Professor, CSDS, Delhi discusses the importance of democratic education. According to him, the 2019 National Education Policy recognises this but insufficiently. 

Taking a myopic view of foreign-made generic drugs

Allegations of widespread fraud concerning generic drugs manufactured overseas, especially in India, were recently highlighted in the U.S.

Operation Milaap : over 300 children rescued in 7 months

The Delhi Police Crime Branch has rescued 333 children from the Capital. The operation Milap under which children are rescued was launched in December 2014

Homicide rate in Asia the lowest, says UN report

Asia, which accounts for 60% of the global population, recorded the lowest rate of homicide in 2017 with only 2.3 killings per 1, 00,000 people while the Americas had the highest homicide rate, according to a UN report.

Towards a free trade agreement

India and the U.S. should aim to progressively eliminate trade and investment barriers

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Bolster public transport to reduce air pollution: EPCA

To reduce air pollution in Delhi, the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) requested the Supreme Court to intervene in the “grossly inadequate” public transport infrastructure of the city.

RBI board finalises Utkarsh 2022

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) board, which met in New Delhi, finalised Utkarsh 2022. It is a three- year roadmap to improve regulation and supervision, among other functions of the central bank.

SEBI gets teeth to probe new age cases

The Finance Bill, 2019 has given the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) new powers to act against entities that tamper or destroy electronic databases or fail to furnish information when sought by the SEBI

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