Daily News Prescription 10th August 2019

By admin August 10, 2019 11:08

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‘Cancel licence of doctors who still conduct two-finger test’: The two-finger test, to ascertain rape, was banned by the Supreme Court in 2013.

 Incisive interventions that blunt the RTI’s edgeWith the kernel of the Information Act under threat, the independence of the information commission is in peril

 State of the Union: On Jammu and Kashmir: Early elections and full statehood are essential to the total integration of J&K with India.

Not the final word from Islamabad and Delhi: An analysis on Kulbhushan Jadhav case

Taking on the mob: On Rajasthan law against mob lynching: Rajasthan’s laws on lynching, ‘honour killing’ are inevitable responses to rising hate crimes. 

 President Kovind gives assent to UAPA Bill: President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to legislation under which individuals can be declared terrorists and their properties seized.

 Every child to get Rotavirus vaccine: It is one of the most common causes of severe diarrhoea in children less than 2 years of age

 Law and order steps are temporary in Jammu and Kashmir, says Ministry: Law and order measures in Kashmir were taken as precaution and there is already a sense of calm and normalcy, the External Affairs Ministry said on Friday.



Many States reel under monsoon fury, 70 dead : The depression that has caused torrential rainfall mainly in Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, claiming at least 70 lives and forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of people, is expected to abate from Saturday, the chief of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday.

 Home buyers can start bankruptcy cases against errant builders : The Supreme Court on Friday upheld a central law which empowered harassed home buyers to initiate bankruptcy proceedings against errant real estate builders.

 HC raps RBI for not replying to plea claiming misuse of data by banksTerming RBI’s attitude as “callous” and “negligent”, a Bench of Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice C. Hari Shankar directed its deputy governor to be personally present before it on October 11, the next date of hearing, if it fails to submit response and vakalatnama on the bank’s behalf by then.

 IIT­H, Harvard varsity study mercury accumulation in fish: A joint research by the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT-H), Harvard University, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada, a Canadian government agency, has found that though there has been a decrease in the levels of mercury pollution, the amount of mercury found in fish have been different in different species.

 Over 2 lakh evacuated in Sangli, KolhapurThere have been 29 flood-related or rain-related deaths in five flood-hit districts in Maharashtra.

 ‘FPI tax issues put divestment at risk’: The government could risk missing its record ₹1.05 lakh crore divestment target that has been set for the current financial year as foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) could stay away from such share sales if the ongoing tax concerns are not resolved soon, according to capital market participants.

 Public sector banks link lending, repo rates: In a move that could led to faster transmission of monetary policy rates, public sector banks have stared linking their retail loan rates with Reserve Bank of India’s repo rate.

By admin August 10, 2019 11:08