Must Read News Articles – March 10th, 2019

HC holds The Shillong Times Editor, publisher in contempt

The Meghalaya High Court on Friday imposed a fine of Rs. 2 lakh each on The Shillong Times Editor Patricia Mukhim and publisher Shobha Chaudhuri and ordered them to sit in the corner of the courtroom till the rising of the court in a contempt case.

Swanky terminal for Kartarpur pilgrims

The Centre has approved a state-of-the-art passenger terminal building, spread over 50 acres and estimated at Rs. 190 crore, for the Kartarpur Corridor, a senior official of the Union Home Ministry said.

The lowdown on the Official Secrets Act

Know about Officials Secret Act

Why is GSP vital to India-U.S. trade ties

How would GSP impact India and its ties with US.

No campaigning with defence staff posters: EC

Taking cognisance of a political banner bearing Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s portrait along with the photographs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and others, the Election Commission on Saturday said “strictest action” would be taken in such cases once the model code of conduct was in place.

Nirav extradition to start soon: ED

Extradition proceedings against diamond merchant Nirav Modi, main accused in the Rs. 13,578 crore Punjab National Bank fraud, may be initiated soon, as the United Kingdom’s Home Office has referred India’s request to the Westminster Magistrate Court, the Enforcement Directorate said on Saturday.


Protecting the Sundarban wetlands

Know about Sundarban wetland and its conservation measures.

Relaxation of rules to aid red-flagged Andamans tourism project

The Environment Ministry has amended laws that now allow a proposed tourism project in the Aves Island, of the Andaman and Nicobar island (A&N) territory, to come up.

A smart indicator to boost frozen food safety

The temperature at which food products are stored is vital in ensuring their quality. For example, in retail outlets across India, power failure and repeated opening and closing of freezer storage units in which food products are stored can lead to temperature fluctuations.

IIT-H’s device detects heart attack early

A low-cost, ultra-sensitive device that is capable of detecting the cardiac biomarker troponin T protein has been fabricated by a research team from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad.

Belle II: Chasing cousinly rivalry at the subatomic level

Belle II, a particle accelerator experiment located in Tsukuba, Japan, is a unique facility in the world. Here, electrons and positrons (anti-electrons) collide to produce B mesons in order to study the breakdown of symmetry in these decays.

Pushing the purple frog to the edge

The rare and endangered soil-dwelling purple frog ( Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis) begins its life as a tadpole in certain fast-flowing streams of the Western Ghats.

NPL’s device produces high-quality, single-layer graphene

The quality of the single-layer graphene produced is metrology-grade, and the device is ready for technology transfer


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