Must Read News Articles – October 27


The Hindu

Front Page / NATIONAL

Poll freebies tantamount to bribing voters: CJ: In 2013, the Supreme Court replied that a promise in the election manifesto did not amount to an electoral corrupt practice under the Representation of People Act (RPA).

Civilian border postings ruffle Army brass: Parrikar approves plan to post ADGs to Northern, Eastern commands.

Judicial panel on one rank, one pension submits report: L. Narasimha Reddy committee appointed to look into anomalies in the one rank, one pension scheme for retired military personnel submitted its report to Defense Ministry.


Building synergy for energy security: The acquisition of stake by ONGC in Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation’s Krishna-Godavari block is meant to help secure India’s energy security.


India-S. Korea DTAA notified: The government on Wednesday notified a new Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) between India and South Korea, which was signed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Seoul in May 2015.

Distributors caution on haste in LPG roll-out: LPG distributors have raised serious concerns regarding the government’s haste in implementing the targets set under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) which is aimed at providing poor households with LPG connections, saying that rushed implementation could compromise the safety of the recipients.

India to have 1 bn. mobile subscribers by 2020: Driven by falling prices of devices and network coverage improvements, India is expected to have one billion unique mobile subscribers by 2020, according to a new study by GSMA.


NSG: New Zealand to play ‘constructive’ role: New Zealand is yet to change its hard-line position on only admitting signatories to the Non-Proliferation Treaty into the NSG, a group which works by consensus.


Indian Express

Failing to take the lead: India’s probable abstention from UN negotiations for nuclear disarmament would be a lost chance.

The factory model of education: India must delink classroom teaching from student learning.

Live Mint

Technology is not here to take our jobs: Historical precedents point to technological disruption creating more jobs than it destroys.

No clear picture of access to banking in India: A lack of effective monitoring capability means the data on progress of financial inclusion is unreliable.


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