Must Read News Articles-October 25th 2019

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A judge cannot be suspected of bias: Mishra

A constitution bench has held that a judge need not recuse himself from a larger Bench scrutinizing the correctness of his own past judgment.

India, Pak. sign Kartarpur pact

India and Pakistan have signed an agreement to operationalize the Kartarpur corridor that will facilitate pilgrims from India to visit the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan.

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India climbs 14 notches in ease of doing business ranking

In the latest ranking for countries in ease of doing business, the World Bank has placed India 63rd out of 190 countries — an improvement of 14 places from its 77th position last year. The country’s score improved from 67.3 last year to 71.0 this year, as per The Doing Business 2020 study

Good report card: On ease of doing business

India’s ranking has improved by 14 places to 63 in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business 2020 survey. India also figures in the top ten most improved countries in the world for the third consecutive year.

Air quality dips to ‘very poor’ mark with fall in wind speed

The air quality of Delhi has worsened and dropped to “very poor” category, mainly due to fall in surface wind speed.

2 out of 3 wild poliovirus strains have been eradicated, says WHO

In an announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO) on World Polio Day (October 24), an independent commission of experts has declared that wild poliovirus type 3 (WPV3) has been eradicated worldwide.

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