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AFSPA withdrawn from Meghalaya, parts of Arunachal Pradesh

AFSPA withdrawn from Meghalaya, parts of Arunachal Pradesh

 Why in news?The government on Monday withdrew the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from all of Meghalaya and parts of Arunchal Pradesh.Highlights ...

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Supreme Court seeks centre’s response over plea on Section 377

Supreme Court seeks centre’s response over plea on Section 377

 Why in news?The Supreme Court on Monday sought the centre’s views on a challenge to a Victorian era law criminalizing sexual intercourse by consenting adults of the same ...

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Death penalty for child rape: President promulgates ordinance

Death penalty for child rape: President promulgates ordinance

 Why in news?A day after the Union cabinet cleared the Ordinance for death penalty for those convicted of raping children below 12 years of age, President Ram Nath Kovind ...

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Digital payments: Third-party apps drive growth for UPI

Digital payments: Third-party apps drive growth for UPI

 Why in news?When the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) was launched in April 2016, it was expected to be the banks’ answer to compete with the digital payment platforms, ...

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SCO meet: No bilaterals between foreign, defence ministers of India, Pakistan

SCO meet: No bilaterals between foreign, defence ministers of India, Pakistan

Why in news?There will be no bilateral meetings between external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman with their Pakistan counterparts at ...

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IMF, World Bank must develop strategy for enhancing public debt transparency: India

IMF, World Bank must develop strategy for enhancing public debt transparency: India

Why in news?India has said the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and other international organisations must develop and articulate a clear strategy for enhancing ...

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Row over Citizenship Bill escalates in Assam

Row over Citizenship Bill escalates in Assam

Why in news?A BJP MP has warned that Bangladeshi Muslims are a bigger threat to Assam than Hindus from that country, countering opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) ...

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Getting more women into formal workforce is priority for India: IMF

Getting more women into formal workforce is priority for India: IMF

Why in news?India must focus as a priority on ensuring that more women work in the formal sector as it continues with labour reforms, according to Ken Kang, the deputy ...

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Opposition parties meet today for final call on CJI impeachment

Opposition parties meet today for final call on CJI impeachment

Why in news?Opposition parties led by the Congress will take a final call Friday on the proposal to move an impeachment motion in Parliament against Chief Justice of India ...

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Monetary Policy Committee members turn  hawkish, talk of tightening policy

Monetary Policy Committee members turn hawkish, talk of tightening policy

Why in news?The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has flagged several concerns, including an increase in minimum support prices for farmers, ...

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