Must Read News Articles – June 4th, 2019

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Mandatory Hindi goes out of draft education policy

The clause recommending mandatory teaching of Hindi in all schools has been dropped from the draft National Education Policy.

Kejriwal offers free travel for women using public transport

The Delhi Chief Minister has announced that the Delhi government intended to subsidise travel in public transport for women commuters in the Capital

Focus is on Ayushman Bharat: Health Minister

The Health Minister has said that the ministry would focus on implementation of Ayushman Bharat programme. Further, the focus would be on strengthening preventive strategies so that people adopt a healthy lifestyle.

SC says a single blow could amount to murder

In a recent judgement, the Supreme Court has said that it may amount to murder if the death of a person is caused by a single blow to a vital part of his body.

‘UdChalo’ to give a new lease of life to wounded soldiers

An initiative ‘UdChalo’ will be launched at the Army’s Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre (PRC) in Punjab’s Mohali. It seeks to make wounded soldiers, who are now confined to wheelchairs, self-reliant.

Rouhani rules out talks till U.S. acts ‘normal’

Iran’s President has ruled out negotiations with USA until it acts “normal”, after US Secretary of State said the U.S. is ready to talk to Tehran without preconditions.

RBI sets banks’ group exposure limit at 25% of capital base

The Reserve Bank of India has decided to reduce banks’ exposure to a group of connected parties to 25% of its capital base, while the exposure to a single party has been capped at 20%

HC stays Centre notification on commercial rights of ships

The Delhi High Court has stayed a Central government notification under the ‘Make in India’ programme, under which an Indian-built ship gets commercial rights higher than an Indian flag vessel’ in securing Indian business.

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Govt. to hold spectrum auctions this year: Prasad

Union Communications Minister has said that the government plans to hold auctions for spectrum, including for 5G services, in the current calendar year.

Mutation that protects against HIV raises death rate

According to a new study, people with a DNA mutation that reduces their chance of HIV infection may die sooner.

Scientists edit chicken genes to make them resistant to bird flu

Scientists in Britain have used gene-editing techniques to stop bird flu spreading in chicken cells grown in a lab

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