Must Read News Articles – August 5

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Social issues

Punishing the victims: (The Hindu, Editorial)

The steady erosion of the anti-dowry law will endanger countless women in genuine distress.

GS 2

Parliament and State Legislatures

Cattle trade ban rules were not placed before Parliament: (The Hindu)

The rules banning cattle slaughter were never placed before Parliament — which the government should have done before implementing them — the Lok Sabha Secretariat has said in its reply to an RTI request by one of the petitioners who has moved the Supreme Court challenging the ban.

Motor Vehicles Bill sent to RS panel: (The Hindu)

Centre did not want to privatise State transport authorities, and that it was up to the States to accept the Bill’s provisions.

Government policies

SC for centralised system to select judicial officers: (The Hindu)

The Supreme Court on Friday indicated a favourable attitude towards a centralised selection mechanism for appointment of judicial officers in the subordinate judiciary.

Price of rapacity: (The Hindu, Editorial)

The Supreme Court has laid down benchmark for action against illegal mining.

India and neighbors

India still talking to China, says MEA: (The Hindu)

‘Despite rising tensions, war not an option’.

GS 3

Indian Economy. Planning, Growth and Employment

Centre starts ETF for PSUs, lenders: (The Hindu)

‘Bharat 22’ is a diversified fund comprising 22 State-owned enterprises, public sector banks.

Prelims Related News

ISRO set to launch satellite with corrected clocks: (The Hindu)

Indian Space Research Organisation will soon launch a replacement navigation satellite fitted with corrected atomic clocks to make up for the crippled satellite, IRNSS-1A.


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