Must Read News Articles – November 1st, 2018

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Only ‘green’ crackers can be sold in Delhi, says SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed States other than Delhi to use their existing stocks of crackers for Diwali next month.

16 ex-PAC jawans held guilty for Hashimpura massacre

Court quashes a 2015 trial court judgment that exonerated them of the crime. It directs all the convicts to surrender before a court in Delhi.

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India jumps to 77th rank in the Ease of Doing Business Index

It was ranked 100 last year and 130 in 2016 and 2015. When Modi government took over in 2014, it was ranked 142 among 190 nations.

Tussle for power

The RBI-government row throws up questions about the central bank’s autonomy

NASA’s Kepler space telescope to retire

The Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel and will be retired after a 9-1/2-year mission in which it detected thousands of planets beyond our solar system and boosted the search for worlds that might harbour alien life, NASA said on Tuesday.

Support for lives on the move

A national policy for internal migration is needed to improve earnings and enable an exit from poverty

Deal inked for biofuel research

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has signed a three-year, ₹11 crore deal with The Energy and Research Institute to set up a centre to produce “advanced biofuels and bio-commodities.”

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