Must Read News Articles – March 7th, 2019


Immigration from India is unpopular in U.K.: study

Britons don’t want higher levels of immigration from India and many other non-EU countries even if it comes at the price of not securing a free trade agreement, new research in the U.K. has found.


Ayodhya title suit appeals: Supreme Court presses for compromise

Judge stresses that the mediation process, if ordered, should be done confidentially and there should be no reporting on it.

Coming soon: the Indian museum of natural history

rare specimens are scattered in different labs all over the country. So, to better conserve this prehistoric heritage, the government is planning to house them in one place — an ‘Earth Museum’.

Poorest of poor and uneducated women left behind in ICDS

Anganwadi services have a poor reach among key beneficiaries – the poorest of the poor and uneducated mothers – according to a paper published in a WHO bulletin recently.

Back to life

Belated acquittal of death row convicts highlights the need to junk the death penalty.

A strange paradox for Indian women

Better education is not leading to better job opportunities, marriage prospects or freedom of movement

Tackling child malnutrition

Despite the National Family Health Survey-4 (NFHS-4) showing an encouraging improvement in child nutrition, India continues to fare poorly in world rankings on child nutrition. What needs to be done, where, how and by whom are the questions we need answers to.

Laying down the dos and don’ts of elections

Laying down the dos and don’ts of elections

U.K. top court rules in favour of Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seeker

Britain’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in favour of a Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seeker’s claim that the Home Office was wrong to reject his contention that he was tortured back in Sri Lanka, and asked the Upper Tribunal to look at the case afresh, in what is considered a landmark judgment.


Ministry plugs loophole that allowed plastic waste import

The government has plugged a loophole that allowed the import of plastic waste into India for processing.

Indore gets cleanest city tag for third year in a row

Indore was adjudged India’s cleanest city for the third straight year in the central government’s cleanliness survey announced on Wednesday.

ISRO, French agency to set up maritime surveillance system

National space agency ISRO and its French counterpart CNES on Wednesday sealed an agreement to set up a joint maritime surveillance system in the country in May.

Wiggle space

SEBI’s new rules to protect those investing in liquid mutual funds are not tight enough

A fight for the forest

Conservationists should protect the welfare of both wildlife and forest dwellers and stand up to bigger players

Guard against misuse, social media platforms told

The Parliamentary Panel on Information and Technology has directed the social media platforms — Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram — to ensure that their platforms are not used to incite violence or to meddle in the Lok Sabha election.

Wind energy capacity expansion to slow in next five years: Crisil

Capacity addition in the wind energy sector will slow down over fiscal 2019 to 2023, with only 14-16 GW being added due to a decline in bid responses and profitability of original equipment manufacturers, according to a report by Crisil.

App managers, cybersecurity agencies grapple with data leak

Dubsmash, Armor Games and Coffee Meets Bagel are among the apps hacked


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