Must Read News Articles – June 19, 2018

Mains Test Series


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The spirit of Sentosa

South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s skilful diplomacy is worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize

In the shadow of FARC

Colombia’s first presidential election since the landmark 2016 peace deal with the FARC Marxist guerrillas

Acres of contention

The number of legal disputes involving property, contract, labour, tax and corporate laws is bound to increase with an expanding economy. How they are adjudicated by courts not only has direct consequences for the disputants, but also shapes the behaviour of individuals and entities involved in production, commerce and banking.

Road map laid for India-U.S. meet

Indian and U.S. experts began a three-day consultations on Monday to find meeting points in bilateral relations in preparation for the first-ever meeting of the Ministers for External Affairs and Defence with their U.S. counterparts next month.

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Paper setters to receive training

The National Testing Agency, which is being set up to relieve the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) of the burden of conducting multiple examinations, will also train paper setters to set better question papers and provide better model answers.

Heart of the matter

We must publicise the full information on organ allocations to secure public trust in the donation process

Is data science the same as statistics?

In response to the new technological demand, statistics, the subject, did not completely surrender to the new hype of handling waves of data, and thus paved the way for developing a new set of experts.

Women’s rights and personal choice

“Legal origins and female HIV”, a 2018 paper by Siwan Anderson published in the American Economic Review, finds that HIV prevalence among African women is higher in countries that had their legal origins in the common law rather than under the civil law.

RBI alters ‘relative’ definition to check outward remittances

Concerned over funds sent abroad under the ‘maintenance of close relative’ category of the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS), the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has narrowed the definition of relatives to check the flow of funds.

Govt. to set up fifth national data centre

The Centre will set up the country’s biggest data centre in Bhopal with a capacity to host five lakh virtual servers

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