Must Read News Articles – June 11th, 2019


Modi to meet Xi, Putin at SCO

The External Affairs Ministry has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit.

PM seeks five-year road map for each Ministry

In their first meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his re-election, Secretaries to the Government of India have been tasked with creating a five-year road map for each Ministry with well-defined targets.

China upbeat on Xi-Modi meet at SCO

China has invited India to join a budding international effort to counter headwinds of “trade protectionism and unilateralism” and brainstorm ways to address “bullying practices of the United States”.

Donate excess food, says Health Ministry

The Health Ministry has been advocating and promoting a “zero food wastage” campaign in restaurants, to stop food wastage.

We have the right to disallow extradition of Zakir Naik: Malaysia

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has said the country reserved the right to disallow extradition of Zakir Naik to India if he was not going to be accorded justice. The statement comes when the Enforcement Directorate is preparing to secure a non-bailable warrant against Naik on money laundering charges involving more than ₹193 crore.

Foreign policy challenges five years later

Rakesh Sood, a former diplomat, discusses the foreign policy challenges that lies ahead for India.


Ryots sow seeds of defiance

Hundreds of farmers have been protesting against the Centre’s indecisiveness in approving the next generation of genetically modified (GM) cotton.

Artificial Intelligence, the law and the future

G.S. Bajpai, Chairperson, Centre for Criminology & Victimology, National Law University, Delhi discusses the challenges and legal personality of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

SEBI mulls norms to reward whistle-blowers

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has proposed establishing a framework to reward individuals who bring forward instances of violations of insider trading norms while at the same time protecting such persons from victimisation in the form of demotion or termination of job.

Striking a balance

The article critically evaluates RBI’s latest revised circular on stressed assets, titled “Prudential Framework for Resolution of Stressed Assets”. The author has observed that the RBI’s approach in the revised circular on stressed assets is noteworthy.

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