Must Read News Articles-November 11th 2019

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After RCEP reticence, need for reform recalibration

India needs to prepare for the next round of structural reforms to join global value chains and unleash manufacturing

A reward for ‘egregious’ violations

A balance sheet would show that more has been lost than retrieved in the Ayodhya judgment

Centre gets responses to draft Social Security code

The draft code on social security, which subsumes eight existing laws covering provident fund, maternity benefits and pension, is being further worked upon

Maternal deaths on the decline: report

A special bulletin on maternal mortality has revealed that Indian women in their 20s make up for the biggest chunk of maternal deaths.

Study moots lowering the age of consent

A new study calls for a need to distinguish between self-arranged marriages among older adolescents and forced child marriages to protect teens from social stigma, parental backlash and punitive action.

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Indian economy facing challenges, says Sitharaman

Finance Minister has said that the Indian economy is facing challenges.

IAF to sign contract this fiscal to procure 83 LCAs

The Light Combat Aircraft Tejas (LCA) Mark-1A and Mark-2 and 114 new fighter jets to be procured will be the mainstay of the Indian Air Force (IAF)

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