Must Read News Articles – October 13th, 2018

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Panel to study issues raised by #MeTooIndia

The government will set up a committee of judges and lawyers to examine the existing legal and institutional framework to deal with complaints of sexual harassment at the workplace, Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi announced on Friday.

Reading between the rankings

Two recent developments draw our attention to the state of India’s universities. The first is the release of the annual ranking of the world’s universities by the Times Higher Education (THE). The other is an announcement by the Prime Minister, as reported in the press, which has an even closer bearing on the future of higher education here.

By extension: NRC for Tripura

An NRC for Tripura will risk creating new fault lines in the State

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As the rupee spins downwards

The government’s measures for arresting the rupee’s slide have failed. The approach needs a rethink

Overhaul GDP norms: MPs

The current manner in which the GDP is measured needs an overhaul as it provides an incomplete estimation of economic activity, a report by the Estimates Committee of Parliament pointed out in a draft report reviewed by The Hindu.

Mission to sequence genes of a ‘large group’ of Indians

A group of Indian scientists and companies are involved with a 100k GenomeAsia project, led out of the National Technological University (NTU), Singapore, to sequence the whole genomes of 100k Asians, including 50,000 Indians.

C-section use doubled in India between 2005 and 2015: Lancet

The number of babies born in India through caesarean section increased from 9% in 2005-6 to 18.5% in 2015-16, according to a series of three papers published in The Lancet journal, which also found that C-section use almost doubled worldwide between 2000 and 2015.

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