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Must Read News Articles – July 15, 2018

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Mains Test Series

GS 1

‘Leprosy must not continue to be a ground for divorce’

Leprosy must not continue to be a ground for divorce noted the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) stating that this disease is now fully curable, and that the archaic laws relating to leprosy must be relooked at.

It’s been a long, long time

Tracing the storied, 25-plus years of the fight for LGBTQ rights in India that came to a head this week

GS 2

In Manipur, incursions on the border

The 1,643-km border with Myanmar along Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram often has more to do with smuggling of drugs, gold and wildlife body parts, as well as raids by the northeastern extremist groups from their hideouts beyond the boundary.

Convince the student first

Regulatory change won’t persuade students that they’re getting a better education

GS 3

Vijay Kumar, promoting natural farming

Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) takes root in Andhra Pradesh, promising to move away from synthetic fertilizers and pesticides and rejuvenate the degraded soil

The lowdown on Triumf system

S-400 Triumf is one of the world’s most advanced air defence systems that can simultaneously track numerous incoming objects — all kinds of aircraft, missiles and UAVs — in a radius of a few hundred kilometres and launch appropriate missiles to neutralise them.

is there a row over Ayushman Bharat rates?

Ayushman Bharat, the world’s largest health insurance scheme aimed at covering 50 crore Indians, is facing teething troubles.

‘Sacred Games’, a coming of age for Indian television

While the series provides some pleasures, its numerous historical and political references could be lost on a Western audience

IIT Bombay: Breakthrough in stem cell proliferation

With the new method, stem cells retained the stem cell-like nature for up to 51 days

Rethinking the risks

A study by researchers at York University’s Faculty of Health, Canada, has found that patients with metabolic healthy obesity, but no other metabolic risk factors, do not have an increased rate of mortality.

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