Must Read News Articles – March 5

The Hindu

Front Page / NATIONAL

GST Council clears draft laws: In a significant step towards meeting the July 1 deadline for the roll out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the GST Council on Saturday gave its formal approval to the Central GST (CGST) and Inter-State GST (IGST) laws, with the Compensation Law already having been approved during the previous meeting.

By air or road, Tezu is now a vantage point: In major infrastructure push, Centre builds a civilian airport and two major bridges across Lohit river in Arunachal.

Centre to contest tribunal order on military pay: The Defence Ministry has decided as a matter of principle to challenge in the Supreme Court the ruling of the Armed Forces Tribunal to grant non-functional upgrade (NFU) for the armed forces.

Punjab, J&K to resume work on dam across Ravi: Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir have agreed to resume work on the Shahpur Kandi Dam across the Ravi, which had been stalled by the latter since 2014.

Mumbai researchers identify a protein critical for sperm motility: Low levels of the heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) in sperm causes infertility in men.


Why is TB bacterium not on deadly superbug list?: Of the estimated 10.4 million new tuberculosis cases globally in 2015, nearly 0.5 million were multi-drug-resistant (MDR).

Battling Leptospira at the genome level: Global research is focussing on understanding the genetic determinants of the pathogen. There are lessons for India.

1 April 2017: The government has set the date for the record merger of the State Bank of India with its five associate banks on April 1, 2017.


High on energy?: Fuel pricing reforms and the crash of crude have kept the oil and gas sector on a high. But there could be challenges ahead.

Hurdles to domestic production: Prime Minister Modi wants India to reduce its oil and gas imports by 10 per cent by 2022. This seems a tough ask given the many challenges in increasing domestic production — from getting local consent to government interference in PSU companies.

Indian Express

Statistics is growth: let’s eat statistics: While the GVA/GDP data may have sprung a surprise, many other indicators point to an economy that is not investing more, not producing more and not creating more jobs.

Live Mint

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