Must Read News Articles – June 23, 2018

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Mains Test Series

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Free fall

The Tamil Nadu government’s attitude towards news media has hit a new low

At the heart of the Silk Road

Xinjiang province has the most to offer China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative. But with ethnic tensions and a relatively poorer economic position, it could also contribute a lot of problems.

Seychelles stalls project for Indian naval base

The Parliament of the Seychelles will not ratify India’s plans to build a naval base in the western Indian Ocean region.

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States’ claim on fighting plastic only strong on paper

While Maharashtra may be gearing up for a stringent ban on plastic, experience from across the country suggests that States’ claims on reigning in plastic are stronger on paper than on the ground.

Wages of vigilantism

Episodes of mass communal violence have given way to smaller-scale attacks against individuals

All in the name

Skopje has resolved a festering dispute with Athens over the name of the Balkan nation that emerged following the disintegration of Yugoslavia

An adviser with nobody to advise

Arvind Subramanian has had quite a paradoxical tenure as the Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) to the Finance Minister.

Oil rises after OPEC agrees to lift output

Oil prices rose almost 3% on Friday as OPEC agreed to a modest increase in output to compensate for losses in production at a time of rising global demand.

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