Must Read News Articles – September 25, 2018


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Yameen concedes defeat in Maldives presidential poll

Much to the surprise of his critics and political rivals, Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday conceded defeat in Sunday’s presidential election, making way for the joint Opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

Missed opportunity or ill-timing?

The acrimony over the proposed Foreign Ministers’ meeting has set back India-Pakistan ties

An indefensible ordinance

The triple talaq ordinance is bound to fail the test of judicial scrutiny on several grounds

The power of a nudge

According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, 202 institutions around the world are applying behavioural insights to public policy.

Centre to issue warnings on lynchings

Tells Supreme Court that message against mob action will be run on TV and radio within a week

SC to rule on barring accused in heinous crimes from polls

A five-judge Constitution Bench, led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, is on Tuesday scheduled to pronounce its judgment on petitions to bar politicians facing charges of heinous crimes, such as murder, rape and kidnapping, from contesting elections.

Sushma to focus on ‘South-South cooperation

Ms. Swaraj will also attend a special meeting on climate change being convened by Secretary General António Guterres during her stay in New York.

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Centre finalising tariffs on non-essential imports

The measure is aimed at shoring up the sliding rupee

Panel approves nutrition norms

The National Technical Board on Nutrition (NTBN) has approved guidelines proposed by our Ministry for severe acute malnutrition

Long road ahead

Ayushman Bharat has been rolled out as a health protection scheme that will provide guaranteed access to treatment that is free at the point of delivery to about 40% of the population selected on the basis of censused socio-economic indicators.

Rethinking disaster management

The new climate reality is raising the bar on disaster resilience

A study of inter-generational mobility

A good measure of progress in a household is inter-generational mobility — an improvement in social status from the previous generation.

Tiny device may be effective in treatment of heart failure

MitraClip, inserted into the heart, sharply reduces death rates in patients: study

Mosquito population made extinct with genetic tweak

Scientists said on Monday they had succeeded for the first time in wiping out an entire population of malaria-carrying mosquitoes in the lab using a gene editing tool to programme their extinction.

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