Must Read News Articles – January 10

Important Articles

NGT notice to Centre, Delhi govt over plastic ban: Issue-Ban on manufacture, sale, storage, usage, import and transport of plastic bags

Sex ratio in Haryana touches 900-mark for first time in 20 years: Note-Sex ratio at birth (SRB) 

Telangana plea against Krishna tribunal award dismissed: Issue-Krishna Water Dispute Tribunal-II 

Second Scorpene submarine ready: Note-Khanderi, the second Scorpene submarine 

TB institute warns against use of new drug: Issue-The NITRD fears use of BDQ may cause bacteria 

SC indicates setting up SIT for Panama papers leak probe: Issue-Panama papers.

50% jump in smuggling of currency, reveals DRI: Issue-Smuggling of Indian, foreign and counterfeit currency notes 


Oiling cashless wheels: Note-The government had waived the service tax on the MDR surcharge from December 8 for card-based payments up to Rs. 2,000 and got banks to waive the MDR charges on debit cards till December 31, 2016.

A blow to reformists in Iran: Issue-Iran’s polity, is a major blow to the reformists in the country.

Respite, not reconciliation: Issue-The ceasefire in Syria and the upcoming peace talks in Astana 

A rights bill gone wrong: Issue-The Transgender Persons Bill 2016 

The world at a crossroads: Issue-The outlook for 2017 & a sluggish global economy, widening terror footprint, and geopolitical realignments 

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