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Must Read News Articles – September 7

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Letting marines remain will boost ties, Italy tells Swaraj- At the first ministerial meeting held after four and half years on September 4 in Rome, Italy urged India to allow the two marines, accused in the “Enrica Lexie” oil tanker case to remain at home.

Centre mulls mega fund flow to push irrigation – India’s apex rural-development bank will manage a Rs. 77,000-crore corpus as part of a Central government push to complete 99 unfinished irrigation projects across the country by 2019, and bring water to 76.03 lakh hectares.

‘Criticism is not sedition’: SC quotes 1962 ruling – The Supreme Court held that only a “violent revolution” against the government attracts the charge of sedition.” A free expression of disapprobation against the ruling government’s action with an intention to better the condition of the people is not treason, it had held.

Pakistan developing maritime doctrine to tackle instability in IOR – Pakistan is working to formulate a new maritime doctrine to tackle new emerging threats in the Indian Ocean Region and protect its shipping and commercial interests.

Editorials

Return of the Cauvery crisis – The reason for this endless cycle of sporadic litigation and ad hoc adjudication is that the two States continue to avoid any mutual engagement to share the shortfall during distress years. And there is no permanent, independent mechanism to ensure this.

The Grumbling 20 – A noble mission of far-sighted global cooperation to avoid a looming economic crisis brought together a doughty group of nations, representing 85 per cent of the world’s GDP and two-thirds of its population, under the banner of the G20.

Health

Birth pill cutting ovary cancer deaths: Study – Deaths from ovarian cancer fell significantly in Western countries from 2002 to 2012. Deaths fell 16 per cent in the United States, 10 per cent in the 28 European Union nations excluding Cyprus, for which there was no data, and eight percent in Canada.

Geography and environment

Global warming making oceans ‘sicker’ – Global warming is making the oceans sicker than ever before, spreading disease among animals and humans and threatening food security across the planet.

First gravitational waves form after 10 million years – Gravitational waves are formed around 10 million years after two galaxies collide and their central black holes merge — about 100 times faster than previously thought, a new study has found.

Western Indian coastline is tsunami prone: Scientist – The tsunami phenomenon is normally associated with the country’s eastern coastline and the extreme southern reaches of Kerala. Naqvi, however, said two major tsunamis were recorded along the western coast as well.

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