Must Read News Articles – September 11, 2018

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Delhi launches doorstep delivery of govt. services

From driving licences to marriage certificates, Delhiites can now apply for 40 government documents to be delivered at their homes for a fee of ₹50 per service.

Tejas clears maiden mid-air refuelling trial

The first ever mid-air refuelling of the indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas was successfully carried out Monday, placing India in an elite group of countries which have developed the air-to-air refuelling system for military aircraft.

Does the buck stop with the Governor?

With the Tamil Nadu government making a renewed effort to obtain the release of the seven life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case through a Cabinet recommendation to the Governor, legal experts differed on the scope of his power.

CPEC to consider Pak. social sector priorities

China and Pakistan are looking afresh at projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), in tune with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s focus on development of social infrastructure.

Casting capers: Maneka sees animals in wrong role

Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has locked horns with the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), accusing it of being lax in enforcement of rules that specify how wild animals can be depicted in films and television programmes. The board is India’s apex body for ensuring that animals are not mistreated.

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Much must change in Kerala

After the devastating floods, Kerala society as a whole now needs to reorient its relationship with nature

Clemency question

The release of life convicts should be settled on legal principles alone

RBI intervenes as rupee breaches 72.5 to dollar

The rupee breached 72.5 a dollar on Monday and touched all-time low of 72.67 intraday as the current account deficit widened to five- year high in the first quarter of the current financial year, to $15.8 billion or 2.4%, of the GDP.

India may overtake China in farmed shrimp production

India is set gain the top slot in farmed shrimp production, overtaking China in 2019-20

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