Must Read News Articles – May 8th, 2019

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SC turns down Opposition plea for increased VVPAT verification

The Supreme Court on Tuesday has  dismissed a plea of 21 Opposition parties, to review its judgment rejecting 50% random physical verification of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) using Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT)

‘Karnataka has no right to utilise Pennaiyar water’

Tamil Nadu has told the Supreme Court that Karnataka has no right to utilise the waters of the Pennaiyar river to the detriment of the people of Tamil Nadu.

Govt. asks SC to rethink elevation of 2 HC judges

The Central government has asked the Supreme Court to re-consider its recommendation to elevate Jharkhand High Court and Gauhati High Court Chief Justices Aniruddha Bose and A.S. Bopanna, respectively, to the Supreme Court.

‘Iran to reduce nuclear commitments’

Iran will reduce some of its commitments to the nuclear deal in response to the United States’ decision to withdraw from the 2015 multilateral deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)

Govt. refutes report on discom debt levels

The government has refuted reports that debt levels of power distribution companies (discom) have reached the levels they were at before the Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY).


Odisha’s wildlife sanctuaries ravaged by Fani

Severe Cyclone Fani has had severely affected the wildlife and forest resources in Odisha.

Rohingya trafficking: vigil up on Myanmar border

The paramilitary Assam Rifles has stepped up vigil along the India-Myanmar border and asked the local people to travel with proper identity proof to and from Moreh, Manipur’s border trade town.

‘Crops worth ₹20 crore damaged in insect attack’

The Mizoram government has informed the Centre about an estimated crop loss of Rs. 20 crore caused by an outbreak of the ‘Fall Army Worm’ (FAW) in the State

Fall armyworm threat to crops in Adilabad

Agriculture scientists and environmentalists predict that the deadly pest, fall armyworm (FAW), could turn out to be a bane for farmers in former undivided Adilabad district in the coming crop seasons.

Road accidents still cause most deaths’

According to WHO, Road accidents are the leading cause of death among people in the 5-29 age-group worldwide with more than 1.35 million lives lost each year and 50 million sustaining injuries

Limit children’s exposure to digital screens: WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently issued guidelines stating that children aged under five must spend less time watching screens and being restrained in prams and seats.

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