Must Read News Articles – June 6th, 2019

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PM to head committee on economic growth

To address the twin problems of sluggish economic growth and rising unemployment, the government has constituted two Cabinet committees to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Imperative to test all pregnant women for gestational diabetes

A recent paper published in the Journal of the Association of Physicians of India has said that it has become imperative that every pregnant woman be screened for high blood glucose even if no symptoms are exhibited

Nirmala Sitharaman to attend G-20 Finance Ministers’ meeting in Japan

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will attend the two-day meeting of G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank governors in Japan on June 8 and 9, 2019

EC to review penalty for ‘false plaint’

The Election Commission may “revisit” the rule for prosecution of a voter for making a false complaint of malfunction of an electronic voting machine or a voter verifiable paper audit trail machine.

Centre wants all States to join Ayushman Bharat

Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, has urged the Chief Ministers of Delhi, Odisha, Telangana and West Bengal, to join the Centre’s flagship health protection scheme, Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY).

Sharp drop in H1B visa approvals in 2018: report

There was a sharp 10 per cent decline in the approval of H-1B visas by the US in the fiscal year 2018.

India’s services sector activity growth slips to 12-month low

India’s services sector activity increased at the slowest pace in a year in May, as disruptions arising from the elections in the earlier part of the month hampered growth of new work intake

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Studying Olive Ridleys

A proposal has been made to establish a permanent research centre near the Rushikulya rookery on the Odisha coast to study the mass nesting of Olive Ridleys and the environmental factors related to it.

India needs a solar manufacturing strategy

Economics Professor Santosh Mehrotra advocates that India needs a solar manufacturing strategy as despite making significant progress in solar power generation, India still relies on China for equipment.

From Swachh to ‘Nal se Jal’

With the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan scheduled to officially complete its mission of an open defecation free (ODF) India by October 2, the Centre is likely to place more focus on piped water.

Navy steams ahead with its plans to go ‘green

The Navy is pressing ahead with its eco-friendly programme, the Indian Navy Environment Conservation Roadmap (INECR) that comprises specific action plans covering the gamut of operations, maintenance, administration, infrastructure and community living.

China launches its first sea­based space rocket

China has launched a space rocket from sea for the first time thus showing its ability to deploy satellites from a mobile platform.

By 2025, India to have 88 mn 5G connections

Global telecom industry body GSMA expects India to have 920 million unique mobile subscribers by 2025 that will include 88 million 5G connections.

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