Must Read News Articles – February 24

The Hindu

Front Page / NATIONAL

Decision on Bench soon, SC tells Delhi: The Supreme Court said it would consider setting up a Constitution Bench soon for hearing appeals filed by the Delhi government against the High Court judgment holding Lieutenant Governor as the administrative head of Delhi.

Nod for road widening in wildlife sanctuary opposed: Wildlife conservationists have strongly criticised the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) for granting permission to the widening of a road that falls in the buffer zone of the Nagarjuna Sagar- Srisailam Tiger Reserve and also the Ecologically Sensitive Zone of the Gundla Brahmeswaram Wildlife Sanctuary.

Record olive ridley nesting baffles wildlife experts: Authorities studying how turtles detect salinity levels before laying eggs.

India, Israel to develop missile for Army: 17,000-crore deal approved by Cabinet panel ahead of Modi’s visit to Tel Aviv likely in June.


Life elsewhere: The discovery of seven exoplanets makes the search for extraterrestrial life more exciting.

Basic income and mental health gains: Innovative interventions such as unconditional cash transfers could work wonders for millions.

Choke on it: Air quality continues to deteriorate, but there is no pressure on the government to take action.


‘Legally vetted’ pact on services tabled at WTO: India said that it has submitted to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) a legally vetted proposal on a global services pact, that among other things, aims to ease norms for movement of skilled workers across borders for short-term work.

Indian Express

Building Deterrence: Defence establishment must restructure itself, develop indigenous manufacturing.

Live Mint

The reality of the India-China strategic dialogue: On paper, the countries have had a strategic partnership since 2005—but there are no areas of convergence in the foreseeable future.

The GST: so far so good, but not good enough: The proposal departs from the expert view that an ideal GST should have a few exempted commodities and a single rate for all commodities.

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