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Today’s Important News Articles 18th April 2017

Prices for 700 Medicines Fixed; Channakeshava Temple; Massive Police Vacancies; Plastic Bullets; Anti-Defection Law; Cyber Response Unit; Ultralight Device; Telecom Tower Workforce May Lose Jobs.
By IT's Selection Team
April 18, 2017

Contents

  • Historic Channakeshava temple turns 900
  • SC raps States on massive police vacancies
  • Plastic bullets to replace pellets in J&K
  • 700 medicines made affordable for poor: PM
  • SC refers anti-defection law issue to larger Bench
  • Cyber response unit to be set up, says Reserve Bank
  • ‘No need for borrowing freeze’
  • Ultralight device can be charged with movement
  • One tenth of telecom tower workforce may lose jobs, marketing & corporate offices most vulnerable

 

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Historic Channakeshava temple turns 900

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Channakeshava temple in Belur was constructed by Vishnuvardhana


SC raps States on massive police vacancies

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SC seeks definite roadmap to fill up the long-pending vacancies in the States’ police forces.


Plastic bullets to replace pellets in J&K

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Government would introduce less lethal “plastic bullets” to be used against protesters in Jammu and Kashmir.


700 medicines made affordable for poor: PM

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The Central government had fixed prices for 700 medicines for the benefit of the people as part of a comprehensive healthcare policy.


SC refers anti-defection law issue to larger Bench

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Plea urges second look on status of expelled legislator with regard to Tenth Schedule


Cyber response unit to be set up, says Reserve Bank

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Move comes in the wake of attacks in the financial system


‘No need for borrowing freeze’

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Government may borrow if it follows fiscal deficit path, says FRBM panel chief


Ultralight device can be charged with movement

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Scientists have developed a light-weight, paper-based device that can harvest energy from body movements to power sensors and watches.


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One tenth of telecom tower workforce may lose jobs, marketing & corporate offices most vulnerable

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About 10% of the 60,000-plus people employed in telecom tower companies could lose jobs over the next year as rapid consolidation among telecom service providers hurts tenancies and revenue at the infrastructure firms.

 

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