Must Read News Articles – May 16th, 2019

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Global Drug Survey: Indians lead world in seeking help to reduce drugs intake

A global survey of recreational drug-use, which for the first time polled respondents from India, has found that Indians — more than from other nationalities — are seeking help to reduce their alcohol intake.

Pest-struck Mizoram farmers hit by lack of crop insurance

Crops of Mizoram farmers which have been struck by an attack of fall armyworm (FAW), are not insured.

Maharashtra demands 3 tmcft water in return for supply to Karnataka

Facing an unprecedented drought situation, the Maharashtra government has demanded 3 tmcft of water from Karnataka.

Illegal photocopying of documents is theft: Supreme Court

Dishonest and temporary “removal” of original documents to take photocopies and to further use information amounts to theft, the Supreme Court has held

NIN stands by its report on no onion, garlic in its meals

The National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) has said that it stands by its findings certifying mid-day meals without onion and garlic provided by the Akshaya Patra Foundation (APF) in Karnataka schools as compliant with nutritional norms laid down by the State government.

U.S. orders staff to leave Iraq Embassy

The United States has ordered all non-emergency staff to leave its embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Arbil, as tensions mount between the United States and Iraq’s neighbour Iran.

RBI envisions fourfold growth in digital transactions by 2021

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has envisaged four times growth in digital transaction in two years, in the payment system vision document for 2019-2021 recently released

TRA unveils AI tool to improve tea quality

Tea Research Association (TRA) has introduced artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology aimed at improving quality.

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IMD says southwest monsoon will reach Kerala on June 6

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said the southwest monsoon would be “slightly delayed” over Kerala and arrive on June 6. The normal onset date is June 1.

ICGS Vigraha sails into sunset

Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Vigraha, a frontline offshore patrol vessel has been decommissioned.

Source of Malappuram fever still elusive

The Kerala Health Department is striving to identify the genesis of a fever outbreak in different parts of Malappuram district that claimed five lives between March and May second week.

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