Must Read News Articles – May 10th, 2019

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Supreme Court pushes for ‘full’ strength of 31

The Supreme Court Collegium, led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, recommended the names of two judges to the court and rejected the government’s disapproval of the elevation of two others.

SC to hear Ayodhya title appeals today

A five-judge Bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi will convene on 10th May to hear the Ayodhya title dispute appeals even as an apex court-appointed mediation committee has sent its interim report.

Only VVPAT vote slips to be counted in 44 polling booths, says poll panel

The Election Commission has directed the Chief Electoral Officer to count only VVPAT vote slips in 44 polling booths, spread across 13 districts in the State, where presiding officers failed to clear the mock poll data from the control units but had removed the VVPAT vote slips.

SC frowns on foreigners’ tribunals plan

The Supreme Court has questioned a proposal by the Assam government to quickly throw open 1,000 foreigners’ tribunals all over the northeastern State to try suspected illegal immigrants.

Navy joins exercises in South China Sea

Navy ships INS Kolkata and Shakti have recently carried out Group Sail with the naval ships of Japan, the Philippines and the U.S. in the South China Sea (SCS) from May 3-9, the Navy

Korea fires missiles as U.S. envoy visits Seoul

Recently, North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles.The launches came as U.S. special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun was in Seoul for talks with Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and his counterpart, nuclear envoy Lee Do-hoon.

Europe rejects Iran’s ‘ultimatum’ but stands by nuclear agreement

European powers denounced Iran’s threat to resume nuclear work but vowed to save a landmark deal with Tehran despite U.S. pressure.

Bank credit grows 13.2% in FY19

Bank credit grew by 13.2% in financial year 2018-19 as compared to 10.3% in the previous financial year, mainly aided by loans to services and retail sector.

‘India to add 3 million tech jobs by 2023’

The Indian tech industry will add another three million new jobs in the next five years, said Indian Staffing Federation (ISF), the apex body for the ‘flexi’ working industry.

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Gujarat facing massive water crisis

With rising mercury levels and severe heatwave, Gujarat is facing a massive water crisis. The scarcity is particularly acute in the Saurashtra region, Kutch, North Gujarat and parts of tribal pockets in central and South Gujarat.

SC defers NGT levy over sand mining

The Supreme Court has deferred an National Green Tribunal order directing the Andhra Pradesh government to deposit Rs. 100 crore for not checking illegal sand mining in the Krishna river.

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