Must Read News Articles-October 26th 2019

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Activists cry foul as govt. notifies RTI rules

The government has notified new rules under the Right to Information Act that have reduced the tenure of Information Commissioners from five years to three. Activists have decried the changes asserting that it would affect their independence.

India’s big foreign policy shake-up

India’s foreign policy is undergoing a series of fundamental transformations in terms of its underlying narratives, processes and desired endgames. 

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A delayed imperative: On BSNL-MTNL merger

The Cabinet has decided to revive BSNL and MTNL and merge them. The proposal includes the allotment of critical spectrum to the two PSEs for offering fourth-generation wireless services, including broadband.

Credit growth gets festive boost

After being lackluster for several months amid a slowing economy, credit growth is showing some signs of pick- up during the festival season with banks extending loans worth just over ₹1 lakh crore in the last three fortnights.

Cutting risk: On India’s anti-polio drive

The world polio day on October 24 marked an important milestone in the war against polio when the Global Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication officially declared that wild poliovirus type 3 has been eradicated.

CSIR offers free mapping of Indian genomes

IndiGen initiative, a programme managed by the CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) and the CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), has offered free mapping of Indian genomes.

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