Must Read News Articles – May 14th, 2019



China hits back, imposes tariff hike on U.S. goods worth $60 bn

China has said that it will raise tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods from June 1, in retaliation to the latest round of U.S. tariff hikes and Washington’s plans to target almost all Chinese imports.

Home Ministry cancels Infosys Foundation’s FCRA licence

The Home Ministry has cancelled the FCRA licence of Infosys Foundation after a request was made by the not-for-profit initiative of the IT major.

Decision to recuse is solely that of judge: SC

The Supreme Court has said a litigant cannot seek recusal of the judge during a hearing.

Collegium recommends Chief Justices to four HCs

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended names of four High Court judges for appointment as chief justices of the High Courts of Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Telangana.

‘Discourse on WTO reform lacks balance’

The Indian Ministry of Commerce has said that the reforms being promoted in the World Trade Organization (WTO) are not in favour of the developing countries

Redactive pricing audit and the CAG’s duties

The Supreme Court’s observations in connection with the Rafale fighter aircraft deal by citing the Comptroller and Auditor General of India’s (CAG’s) report on redacted pricing, and subsequent media reports and the controversy over “stolen files” brought back into the spotlight the role of the CAG.


Cyclone damage assessment set to begin in Odisha today

With a month left for the Southwest monsoon to hit Odisha, the State government has said it would begin a door-to-door house damage survey from May 14 and issue work orders for the construction of houses on June 1 in cyclone-affected areas.

AI project eyes early stage diabetic retinopathy

In a first for Mumbai, early stage diabetic retinopathy has been detected using artificial intelligence (AI) at civic-run dispensaries. The unique project is being implemented by the Aditya Jyot Foundation for Twinkling Little Eyes (AJFTLE).

DNA database coming up for Indian rhino

The Union Environment Ministry has embarked on a project to create DNA profiles of all rhinos in the country.

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