Must Read News Articles – November 20th, 2018


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Criteria for the courts

What we need today is a more sustained discussion on the nature and workings of a body that can potentially replace the collegium. Such a body must be independent from the executive, but, at the same time, must be subject to greater transparency and accountability.

Maldivian reprieve

Ibrahim Solih must hit the ground running to stabilise the economy

GS 3

Govt., RBI call truce after a marathon board meeting

The tension between the government and the Reserve Bank of India appeared to have defused for the time being with both parties agreeing to settle for a middle ground at the end of an over nine-hour board meeting on Monday.

‘Literacy levels in rural India suffer from migration of families’

UNESCO report says that 80% of seasonal migrant children in 7 cities lacked access to education, and 40% were likely to end up in work

Make elephant corridors eco-sensitive zones: NGT

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to consider declaring all elephant corridors in the country as eco-sensitive zones.

A 21st century revolution

India must adopt reinvented toilets and omni processor waste treatment plants to scale up sanitation

#MeToo: A gender curriculum

The #MeToo moment calls for a rethink of our education system

‘Corruption no longer among top 3 hurdles to doing business in India’

The perception among U.K. businesses that corruption is a major barrier in doing business in India has halved, according to the latest edition of the U.K. India Business Council’s Ease of Doing Business report compared with what it was in 2015.

Global fight on malaria stalled: WHO

The World Health Organisation on Monday said global efforts to fight malaria have hit a plateau as it reported there were more cases of the killer disease in 2017 than the previous year.

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