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Must Read News Articles of the Day – August 20

National

Sindhu lends silver lining to Olympics campaign : P V Sindhu wins a Silver – becoming the first Indian woman to win a silver medal at the Olympics. P V Sindhu’s name was asked by UPSC as a 2 marker in 2011 or 2012. We now have her winning a medal. Also read about Pullele Gopichand, her coach.

Acquitted of obscenity charges, Urdu writer vows to fight British-era law : The writer was charged under Section 252 of the IPC – a Britihs Era Rule – which is no more in use in Britain itself. Now acquitted, the author wants to raise awarened about Section 252 of the IPC.

SC asks for norms to inform family of critically ill patients : The Supreme Court has asked the Government if it has any guidelines for hospitals to publish health bulletins or updates on patients in the ICU. This will check against medical negligence in the ICU as the patient is completely separated from the family and no one has any clue what is happening.

Didn’t stall judicial appointments: Govt. : The Government says they are not stalling appointment of judges. In fact the NJAC Act was in place from August 2014 to December 2015 – when the SC ruled against it as unconstitutional. But during that  period, the law was not stayed by the court and it was operational.

International

China transgressed border twice: Rijiju : So the BRICS Summit is supposed to be held in India and G 20 Summit is happening in China. Unless the two host countries are on one page, the success of the two summits is likely to be affaected. But Border incursions by China is happening and two such events happened in Arunachal.

Turkey briefs India on Gulen network : Turkey on Friday reached out to India over its concerns about the network of Sufi leader Fethullah Gulen, which it holds responsible for the July 16 coup attempt. The discussion on the Gulen network was the highlight of wide-ranging exchange between the visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Editorials

Keep a watch on food inflation : Retail Inflation has quickly crossed the Center’s Monetary Policy Framework 6% mark and is a cause for concern.

Economy

 

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