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BCCI gets one more chance to adopt reforms, revamp structure: The Supreme Court on Friday prima facie concluded that BCCI’s top administrators are an impediment to the Justice R.M. Lodha Committee’s efforts to reform Indian cricket.
U.P. tops list of rights cases lodged by NHRC: Uttar Pradesh had the highest number of cases of human rights violations lodged by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in the past year.
Racial violence against NE people- Supreme Court has informed Centre about the proposal to set up a nodal agency to coordinate on the issue of hate crimes and racial violence, especially against the people of Northeast living in other States.
Rules for Rs. 40,000 cr. forest fund to be ready in a month: The Environment Ministry will frame rules, within a month, to help States use a Rs. 40,000 crore corpus earmarked to restore forests. Making these rules are a follow-up to the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill.
ED to investigate money trail in Embraer deal case: CBI files case alleging criminal conspiracy and corruption in collusion with unknown government officials for the sale of three aircraft to the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
China’s tightrope walk: The latest GDP data from China show the world’s second-largest economy seemingly in good health.
Going over to the dark side: Influence wielded by the Islamic State on misguided Muslim youth in south India.
Ladakh drill not aimed at third country: China on Friday described as “normal exchange” the first-ever Sino-Indian joint military exercise in eastern Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir and said the drill was not targeted against any “third country”.
Science and Technology
Alzheimer’s disease prevention a step closer: Scientists find antidote to amyloid beta peptide that causes disease.
Several States skip meet on GM crops: Meet on Friday with representatives from several States to discuss impediments to research in genetically modified (GM) crops, in which field trials ought to be conducted and choosing appropriate locations in States that can be designated as test-sites.
Take action against loan defaulters: The Centre has told public sector banks to take exemplary actions against loan defaulters so that people realize that they cannot hold on to public money because bank money is also meant for the common citizen.
India’s dissent over capping aviation emissions baffles IATA: Global airline body International Air Transport Association (IATA) has expressed disappointment over India’s opposition to a global pact for curbing aviation emissions proposed by the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in Montreal recently.
New APMC Act in 2017 to boost farmers’ income: Government will be ready with second version of model Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act by next year, aiming to increase farmers’ income by measures like taking contract farming out of the law.
Regional connectivity scheme to take off in Jan., Centre offers slew of sops: The Centre unveiled a regional connectivity scheme, known as UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik), with flights priced at Rs.2,500 for one hour of flying time to and from regional airports, but raised the subsidy amount to be paid to regional airlines from the level proposed in a draft scheme.
Deepening ties: India-EU water management co-operation will benefit millions.
BRICS and walls: Contradictions are mounting within. India’s diplomacy could explore alternative groupings.