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Must Read News Articles of the Day – September 27

NATIONAL

[1].Value of ISRO’s workhorse goes up – ISRO chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar told a press conference that with Monday’s launch of eight satellites in two orbits, the PSLV “can undertake any type of mission.”

[2].River Sutra: Stay within treaty but use India’s rights fully – Union government has decided to set up an inter-ministerial committee to study India’s further options on Indus waters.

 

EDITORIAL

[1].The case against simultaneous polls – If concurrent Lok Sabha and Assembly elections were to be a reality, it would go against the political diversity essential for addressing the social diversity of India.

[2].Joining the climate high table – The Centre’s decision to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change on October 2 is a welcome affirmation of India’s commitment to join the global community in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

[3].Towards a database nation – The lack of a public debate on the effectiveness or safeguards created for the Central Monitoring System, NATGRID, and Aadhaar puts data at the sole discretion of the government

[4].Preventing death in custody – While the liberty of a person in custody can be curtailed according to ‘procedures established by law’, it cannot be stretched to extinguish life

 

INTERNATIONAL

No news here today.

 

ECONOMY

[1].Cabinet’s formal nod to be sought for Budget on Feb. 1 – The Finance Ministry has settled on February 1 as the new date for the presentation of the Union Budget, with the decision expected to be placed before the Cabinet for formal approval “soon”, a senior official of the Ministry told The Hindu

[2].Cauvery dispute: The importance of dimensional analysis – A fundamentally flawed judgement, reflecting ignorance of a crucial concept, has been accepted without question, by our finest legal minds, reporters and other stakeholders

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