Must Read News Articles – January 30



The Hindu

Front Page / NATIONAL

EC renews plea to RBI for higher cash withdrawals: EC expresses “serious concern about the cursory manner in which the issue has been dealt with”.

Atomic clocks on indigenous navigation satellite develop snag: NavIC, the indigenously built satellite- based positioning system, has developed a technical snag in the atomic clocks on its first satellite.


Keeping safety on the rails: The preliminary finding of the Commission of Railway Safety that the derailment of the Indore-Rajendranagar Express near Kanpur in November 2016 that killed over 140 people was primarily caused by carriage and wagon defects should serve as a reality check for the Railway Ministry.

Fielding the finest: We should introspect whether we are selecting the most meritorious as Army Commanders and putting forward only the best candidates for the selection of a chief.


FinMin may aid rail safety fund: The corpus will be used to improve tracks and for bridge rehabilitation work.

Aadhaar number printed on paper perfectly valid: Centre: A printout of the downloaded Aadhaar card, even in black and white form, is as valid as the original card and there is no concept such as smart or plastic card, the UIDAI said.

The Railway Budget – a requiem: The Railways themselves have been withdrawing from their core areas of operations and concentrating on peripheral items.

Indian Express

The raging bulls: Jallikattu ban gave a reason to the young to express their anger. But the cause of discontent may lie in the crisis gathering in rural Tamil Nadu — of falling farm incomes, rising costs of education, lack of jobs.

Live Mint

Union budget’s false dilemma: In budgets over the years, there has been a decline in the share of capital expenditure to total expenditure.

Modi’s ‘Think West’ strategy is taking off: India’s growing relations with West Asia have been an under-appreciated success of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tenure.


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