Must Read News Articles – September 23, 2018


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Job prospects of H-4 holders dim

More than 90% of the 1.26 lakh Employment Authorisation Documents (EAD) issued for H-4 visa beneficiaries since 2015 went to Indians.

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Alcohol intake doubles in 11 years

Per capita alcohol consumption in India has more than doubled from 2005 to 2016, according to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Why do Mudra loans have credit risks?

Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, in his report to Parliament recently, said that while non-performing assets stemming from corporate loans are a current problem, the government should focus on sources of the next crisis.

Tracking a tigress in Maharashtra

For over a week now, more than 100 Forest Department officials, guards, tranquillising experts, shooters, trackers, rescue teams, veterinarians and two elephants, brought from Madhya Pradesh, have been carrying out a massive hunt for a tigress in the Ralegaon area of Yavatmal district of Maharashtra.

Positive TB test ‘not always cause for worry’

The belief that 40% of Indians may be infected with the bacterium is based on a ‘misunderstanding’

In the grip of a fever

Maharashtra, which had not recorded a single swine flu-related casualty, suddenly witnessed a dramatic surge in the number of H1N1 afflictions since July — 600 cases. In Pune and Nashik there were 25 and 23 deaths, respectively.

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