Must Read News Articles – June 14th, 2019

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U.S. open to talks on GSP with India, says Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has hinted that it was possible to reinstate the Generalised System of Preferences, a scheme for preferential access to certain goods markets in the U.S., for India

PM to chair NITI Aayog meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the fifth meeting of the Governing Council of the NITI Aayog

Modi, Xi agree to speed up boundary talks

Indian Prime Minister and Chinese President have agreed to speed up boundary talks. Further, the Chinese President has highlighted the need for regional cooperation and connectivity and singled out the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) economic corridor as an example for expanding the India-China ties.

Union HRD Minister stresses on importance of creating Sanskrit-speaking villages

HRD Minister has said that at least two Sanskrit-speaking villages must be developed near the central institutes promoting and preserving the language.

Punjab to roll out health cover scheme from July

The Punjab government will launch its flagship universal health insurance scheme ‘Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana’ from July.

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Vayu to give Gujarat a miss

The severe cyclonic storm Vayu that brought life to a standstill in coastal Saurashtra and threatened to cause extensive damage in Gujarat upon its landfall has changed course.

Centre reduces contribution rate for ESI

Starting July 1, both employers’ and employee’s contribution under the Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) Act, would be reduced

India will have its own space station, says ISRO chief Sivan

India plans to have its own space station, and modalities for it will be worked out after the first manned mission, Gaganyaan, scheduled for August 2022.

In Arunachal Pradesh, the Asiatic golden cat wears new colours

Six different ‘colour morphs’ of Asiatic golden cat has been discovered in Arunachal Pradesh.

Sebi direct rating agencies to disclose probability of default

Credit rating agencies will now have to disclose the probability of default for the instruments they rate and also clearly state the sensitive factors that could impact the credit worthiness of the entity.

Sea erosion wreaks havoc along Alappuzha coast

Sea erosion continues to wreak havoc in the coastal areas of the Alappuzha district, Kerala.

Faint glimmer: On revival in industrial activity

According to government estimates industrial activity in the new financial year appears to have started on a healthier note than the trend witnessed in the last quarter of the previous fiscal.

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