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Today’s Important News Articles 18th May 2017 by IASToppers

Cabinet nod for 10 indigenous nuclear reactors; NTRO now under Intelligence Act; Vizag rail station billed the cleanest; GST to help cut costs of transport, logistics; Land pooling for future airports; 3D-printed, four-legged robot; 50% physicians suffer from hypertension
By IT's Selection Team
May 18, 2017

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  • Cabinet gives nod for 10 indigenous nuclear reactors
  • NTRO now under Intelligence Act
  • Vizag rail station billed the cleanest
  • ‘GST to help cut costs of transport, logistics’
  • AAI eyes land pooling for future airports
  • 3D-printed, four-legged robot can walk on sand
  • 50% physicians suffer from hypertension despite taking medicines, says study

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Cabinet gives nod for 10 indigenous nuclear reactors

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Approval shows strong belief in the capability of Indian scientists, says Centre

 

NTRO now under Intelligence Act

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NTRO, which reports to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and the National Security Advisor (NSA) will now have the same “norms of conduct” as the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW).

 

Vizag rail station billed the cleanest

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The survey was carried out by the Quality Council of India.

 

‘GST to help cut costs of transport, logistics’

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Tax to help formalise the sector: CBEC

 

AAI eyes land pooling for future airports

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Under the current law, cost of acquiring land had shot up significantly

 

3D-printed, four-legged robot can walk on sand

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It can alter pose to crawl into confined spaces

 

50% physicians suffer from hypertension despite taking medicines, says study

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First-of-its kind national study took into account over 20,000 readings from 533 doctors across 33 cities

 

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