Must Read News Articles – November 24th, 2018


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Statute in Braille to mark Constitution Day

In a joint project undertaken by ‘The Buddhist Association for the blind along with Saavi Foundation and Swagat Thorat, who started India’s first Braille newsletter Sparshdnyan, the Constitution will be made available in five parts in Braille for the benefit of visually challenged individuals.

Corridor of hope

Movement on the Kartarpur proposal is timely and potentially game-changing

Looking beyond the optics

Vietnam is crucial to India’s Look East Policy — bilateral ties must build on common concerns

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India to study marijuana-derived drugs

Three major science administrators in India — The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the Indian Council for Medical Research and the Department of Biotechnolgy — are getting together to promote research in herbal drugs, some of which involve deriving new drugs from marijuana.

Lunar lander faces crucial test

The Chandrayaan-2 lunar lander’s sensors are set to undergo a crucial test in the next few days as the mission races towards a planned take-off in around two months.

FinMin may stick to capital infusion plan for PSU banks

The Finance Ministry would not curtail its capital infusion plan for this financial year even as state-owned banks would be needing lesser funds following the Reserve Bank’s decision to defer the deadline to meet Basel III norms by a year, according to sources.

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