Must Read News Articles – May 28th, 2019

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BIMSTEC heads invited to PM’s swearing-in

India has invited several heads of state, including those from the Bay of Bengal community (BIMSTEC) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony on May 30.

India among countries where women face most violence by partner

Global estimates published by the World Health Organization (WHO) indicate that about 1 in 3 (35%) women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime

In joint family, brother-in-law has liability to pay maintenance to domestic violence victim: SC

The Supreme Court has held that even the brother-in-law has a liability to pay maintenance to a victim under the Domestic Violence Act if they had lived together under the same roof in a shared household as part of a joint family at any point of time.

U.S. is not seeking regime change in Iran, says Trump

The US President has said that the U.S. does not seek “regime change” in Iran.

Burnout a medical condition, says WHO

The World Health Organization has for the first time recognised “burn-out” in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD), which is widely used as a benchmark for diagnosis and health insurers.

SEBI tightens disclosure norms for listed debt securities

To further safeguard the interest of investors in listed debt securities, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has tightened the disclosure norms for entities that have issued such securities.

Draft export policy unveiled

The Commerce Ministry has come out with a comprehensive draft of the export policy which includes product- specific rules with a view to provide a ready reckoner for exporters.

New code in offing, for textile, clothing sector

The ‘Social and Labor Convergence Programme (SLCP),’ an initiative to have a standard-neutral, converged assessment framework for the textile and clothing industry, will be launched in India shortly.

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‘World’s rivers loaded with antibiotics waste’

According to a research, rivers worldwide are polluted with antibiotics that exceed environmental safety thresholds by up to 300 times

Water troughs to be set up to prevent deer deaths

In a bid to combat deer deaths, forest officials have decided to set up water troughs in the in Gandamanur range of Meghamalai Wildlife Sancturary

Akash missile test-fired successfully

The DRDO has successfully test-fired the new version of the Akash surface-to-air defence missile system with a new indigenously-developed seeker in Balasore off the Odisha coast.

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