CAA’s Editorial Gist – Contraction slows: On signs of economic recovery [The Hindu]

The latest data on output at the eight core industries point to tentative signs that the pandemic caused economic contraction may have begun to bottom out(get worse).

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CAA’s Editorial Gist – Towards a new normal: On Unlock 3 [The Hindu]

The Centre has announced further relaxations in the lockdown that began on March 25 to combat the COVID-19 pandemic although the numbers are unrelenting. The third phase will now take effect from August 5.

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CAA’s Editorial Gist – War and talks: On Taliban ceasefire [The Hindu]

The Taliban’s decision to cease fire(suspension of fighting) for 3 days during Id-ul-Adha has come as a relief for Afghans who have seen unabated(unstopped) violence despite a peace agreement between the insurgents and the U.S.

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CAA’s Editorial Gist – Diluting the EIA process spells a path of no return [The Hindu]

On July 12, Fridays for Future India (FFF), a collective of young environmental campaigners, received a notice from the Delhi police that accused it of committing offences under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

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CAA’s Articulate – PMO says PM CARES is not a public authority under RTI Act

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has refused to disclose details on the creation and operation of the PM CARES Fund, telling a Right to Information applicant that the fund is “not a public authority” under the ambit of the RTI Act, 2005

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CAA’s Articulate – Why UN Command found North and South Korea in violation of armistice agreement?

The UN Command led by the United States, found that North Korea and South Korea were both guilty of violating armistice agreement following a recent incident involving gunfire along the Demilitarised Zone between the two countries.

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CAA’s Articulate – A Rapid Response Regulatory for COVID-19

The Department of Biotechnology has taken several proactive measures to streamline the biosafety regulation and to facilitate researchers and industries which are undertaking research and development in Recombinant DNA Technology and Hazardous Microorganisms.

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CAA’s Articulate – Casteist slurs during phone call in private is no crime under SC/ST Act

The Punjab & Haryana High Court has ruled that the use of caste-based remarks during a phone call does not constitute an offence under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989

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CAA’s Articulate – Know the Gurkha regiment, pillar of India’s security for decades

Recent remarks by the Indian Army chief implying that Nepal was raising imaginary border claims with India at China’s behest could hit the relations between the Indian Army and the Nepalaese origin Gurkha soldiers.

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CAA’s Articulate – What’s behind the US GDP slide and why is China different?

The United States contracted by 33 per cent in the second quarter making it the sharpest GDP decline in its history. While China’s 3.2 per cent year-on-year GDP growth announced recently showed a clear recovery in consumption trends.

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CAA’s Articulate – Gandhi-King Initiative Passes U.S. House Committee

The US House Foreign Affairs Committee passed the Gandhi-King Exchange Act and the bill is set to establish an exchange programme between the United States and India in order to share knowledge on and study the legacies of Gandhi and Luther King Jr.

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CAA’s Articulate – Nepal Minister says 1947 pact on Gorkha soldiers is redundant

Foreign Minister of Nepal recently said that the 1947 agreement among India, Nepal, and the United Kingdom that deals with the military service of Gorkha soldiers has become redundant.

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CAA’s Articulate – Schemes for setting up of Bulk Drugs Parks & Medical Devices Parks

The Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has launched four schemes of department of Pharmaceuticals for promotion of domestic manufacturing of bulk drugs and medical devices parks in the country .

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CAA’s Articulate – Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA): India among top gainers

According to the Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) 2020, released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, India has ranked third among the top 10 countries that have gained in forest areas in the last decade.

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CAA’s Articulate – Ground water regulation in India- An analysis

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has set stringent conditions for commercial groundwater use, asking authorities to be tightfisted in granting permits, initiating swift punitive action in case of breaches and mandating third-party compliance audit of businesses every year.

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CAA’s Articulate – India likely to miss target of eradicating AIDS by 2030: ICMR study

With the covid-19 pandemic having halted the progress of several public health programmes, a study conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has warned that India may miss the national target to end AIDS by 2030.

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CAA’s Articulate – India may not alter rules of engagement with AIIB

New Delhi is unlikely to alter its engagement with the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) despite a host of offensive measures announced recently to reduce its trade and investment links with China.

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