Must read News articles – 20 september


The Hindu

Only one college in the country gets an A++ in NAAC test – Under the new grading pattern of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), only one college among a total of 328 educational institutions in the country has bagged the prestigious A++ grade

Online search engines should check sex determination ads, says court– the Supreme Court on Monday directed the online search engines Google, Yahoo and Microsoft to check pre-natal sex determination advertisements and to develop in-house methods to prohibit such content.

One-third of total maternal deaths in 2015 happened in India: Report– The latest Lancet series on maternal health reveals that nearly one quarter of babies worldwide are still delivered in the absence of a skilled birth attendant. Further, one-third of the total maternal deaths in 2015 happened in India.

Centre sends BS-V auto emission norms for a ‘six’ -The Centre has notified the Bharat Stage (BS)-VI emission standards for two-wheelers and four-wheelers from April 2020 across the country

Australia returns stolen sculptures to India – Australia’s prestigious art gallery has returned to India three sculptures

Indian Express

No green marking on veg capsules: drug panel– The country’s top drug committee Drug Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) has shot down the proposal of marking cellulose-based vegetarian capsules with a green dot. The DTAB decision is in line with the 2013 Supreme Court decision which stated that cosmetics and drugs cannot be treated at par with food articles when it comes to labelling


The Hindu

Equality before uniformity– Author points at the difficulties in implementing the UCC without taking into account the different set of conditions that govern Muslim and Hindu women.

The road from Bratislava – Article discusses the post-BREXIT lessons which EU can imbibe, to improve unity and cohesion amongst its members to ward off any further disenchantment

Indian Express

Last mile banking Official data shows that only 27 per cent of villages in India have a bank within a five km radius and the number of those without a basic bank account is still huge.



The trickle-down problem in India’s inflation story– India’s poor face much higher inflation than the rich due to higher spending on food items

GST: centre has not lost power to levy excise duty and service tax the government has clarified that the notification of the provisions of the Constitution amendment Act for the goods and services tax (GST) does not take away the power of the central government to levy excise duty and service tax.


Business Standard

Wildlife panel okays Ken-Betwa river link – The The Ken-Betwa river linking project has got the approval of the standing committee of the National Board for Wildlife

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