Must Read News Articles I 6th March 2020

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NPR data useful for welfare schemes, says Home Ministry

The Union Home Ministry has informed a parliamentary panel that it proposes to collect details of National Population Register to “facilitate back-end data processing and making the data items of date and place of birth complete for all household.

The Ministry said that NPR contains family wise data which can be used for various welfare schemes of State and Central Governments.

Should the sedition law be scrapped?

The article discusses about the Sedition Law. It dwells upon why sedition still exists in the statute book, its misuse, and whether it should be done away with.

An unrest, a slowdown and a health epidemic

The article discusses about the imminent danger which India faces from trinity of social disharmony, economic slowdown and a global health epidemic.

Disabled and extremely poor

The article mentions that there is a link between disability, loss of employment and impoverishment in rural India

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Yes Bank put under Moratorium till April 3

The government has put private sector lender Yes Bank under moratorium till April 3. It has also capped the deposit withdrawal at Rs. 50,000 after severe deterioration of the bank’s financial position. RBI has also superseded the board of the bank.

During the moratorium period, the bank cannot grant or renew any loan or advance, or make any investment, but would be allowed to make certain expenses like salaries of employees.

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