Must Read News Articles – July 8

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Government policies

Aadhaar not ‘totalitarian’: Centre: (The Hindu)

After Aadhaar, people are getting their money and benefits.

International groupings and agreements

Substance and optics: (The Hindu, Editorial)

Though successful summitry depends on personal chemistry, there is enough content in India-Israel ties.

India and neighbors

Delhi has ‘ulterior motives’, asserts Beijing: (The Hindu)

Says the issue had ‘nothing to do with the tri-junction point’ and China had not breached the 2012 agreement.

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Indian Economy. Planning, Growth and Employment

Redraw the lines for better planning: (The Hindu, Editorial)

The Smart Cities Mission calls for appropriate local spatial development plans.

Electric horses: (The Hindu, Editorial)

The government should give tax incentivesto encourage production and use of e-vehicles.

Centre eases pre-merger filing norms: (The Hindu)

Removes 30-day notice rule, aims to give fillip to M&A activity in the country.

‘India still edgy about in-flight Wi-Fi’: (The Hindu)

Civil Aviation Secretary calls for innovative solutions to make airports more viable.

SEBI to move against non-compliant firms: (The Hindu)

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has initiated action against non-compliant “Exclusively Listed Companies (ELCs) on Dissemination Board (DB),” and its directors and promoters.

Cyber security

Outreach that escaped scrutiny: (Indian Express, Editorial)

Until the death of Burhan Wani, Kashmir’s new militancy on social media was little understood by the establishment, intelligence agencies and media.

Prelims Related News

Nilgiris pale tiger an ‘aberrant genetic mutation’:

While the pale tiger of the Nilgiris has won global attention, it could be just an instance of an aberrant genetic mutation, say experts.

Central labs moot ‘human first’ approach to test malaria vaccine:

‘Ethics meet’ to discuss feasibility of conducting ‘human challenge’ trials in India.


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