Must Read News Articles – May 30th, 2019

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GST evasion: SC to examine power of authorities to make arrests

The Supreme Court has decided to consider the question of power of authorities to make arrests for Goods and Services Tax (GST) evasion.

Aid to relative for buying property not a benami transaction: SC

Mere financial assistance provided to purchase property for the welfare of family members cannot be classified as a benami transaction, the Supreme Court held in a recent judgment.

What’s PICME

Pregnancy and Infant Cohort Monitoring and Evaluation (PICME) is a project implemented by the Directorate of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Pakistan extends airspace ban

Pakistan has extended the ban on the use of its airspace for flights from and passing through India by a fortnight.

U.S. digs its heels on Iran oil sanctions

The U.S. has said that there is no change to its position on the import of Iranian oil by other countries

India removed from currency monitoring list

The U.S. has removed India from its currency monitoring list of major trading partners, citing steps being taken by New Delhi that addressed some of the Donald Trump administration’s major concerns.

RBI forms task force on corporate loans

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted a task force to suggest policy and regulatory interventions required for development of secondary market in corporate loans, including loan transaction platform for stressed assets.

India has 20 health workers for 10,000 people, study finds

India has 20.6 health workers per 10,000 people, a study based on data from the National Sample Survey reveals.

Being transgender is no longer a mental disorder, says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) will no longer categorise being transgender as a “mental disorder”.

 

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84 cities submit plans for improving air quality by 2024

Eighty-four out of the 102 cities that have been tasked with reducing toxic particulate matter levels by 20%-30% by 2024 have submitted proposals.

Farmers get Rs. 5 lakh for defective seeds

After a seven-year fight, two Haryana farmers have been granted a compensation of almost Rs. 5 lakh from cooperative giant Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO), which sold them defective guar seeds that led to 70% crop failure.

SpaceX satellites pose new headache for astronomers

SpaceX’s Starlink, which so far consists of 60 broadband-beaming satellites but could one day grow to as many as 12,000, may threaten our view of the cosmos and deal a blow to scientific discovery.

New species of wasp identified in Goa

A new species of wasp from the genus Kudakrumia has been recently identified by scientists in Goa.

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