Daily News Prescription - 5th Oct. 2019 - Jatin Verma

Daily News Prescription - 5th Oct., 2019

Updated on 5 October, 2019

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Polity and governance Page 8: President commutes 20 death sentences in nine years: These commutations were based on the President’s exercise of powers under Article 72 of the Constitution after the convicts filed mercy petitions. Editorials: Rethinking college recruitment: Underlying problems need to be addressed before the tenure track system is introduced in the IITs. Editorials: Web of deception: The government must monitor the NEET admission process to guard against fraud. Governance and related issues Page 1: 49 booked for sedition for anti­-lynching letter: A case of alleged sedition has been registered in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur against 49 celebrities Social issues PIB: Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launches the “Trans Fat Free” logo: 1,000 chefs pledge to use trans-fat free oils/fats in their recipes International Relations  Page 10 EDITORIAL: In search of the Wuhan spirit: At the Mamallapuram summit, India must ensure that it does not provoke China, leading it to indulge in ‘adventurism’.  PIB: India - Bangladesh Business forum meets in New Delhi: India - Bangladesh Business forum meets in New Delhi. Page 9: India slams Turkey, Malaysia remarks on J&K: India on Friday expressed “deep regret” over the comments from the Turkish and Malaysian leadership in recent weeks about the situation in Kashmir.  Economy and related issues  Page 10 EDITORIAL: Moderate expectations: There are limits to what RBI can do with rates; the government needs to prod investment Page 15: No reason to doubt government’s commitment to fiscal deficit: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das discussed a wide range issues during the post-policy interaction with the media. Edited excerpts: Page 1: Central bank’s 25 bps rate cut leaves market disappointed: FY20 GDP forecast revised down to to 6.1% from 6.9% due to slowing growth. Page 15: Income threshold to avail microfinance increased: In a move that will enable more borrowers to avail loans from microfinance institutions (MFI), the Reserve Bank of India has decided to raise the household income limit.  Page 13: Supreme Court gives tax relief for food at incorporated clubs: Court said such supply of goods lacks essential aspect of sale — a seller and a buyer Infrastruture and energy Page 15: Charging infra guidelines for electric vehicles get nod: Under the new guidelines for the electric vehicle charging infrastructure approved by Power Minister R.K. Singh on Friday Environment  Page 1: India’s first e­-waste clinic to come up in Madhya Pradesh capital: Central Pollution Control Board to offer technical support Page 4: Mizoram rejects proposed Forest Act amendment : The Mizoram government has rejected the Centre’s proposal to amend the “anti-indigenous people” Indian Forest Act, 1927      

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