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Today’s Important News Articles 1st May 2017 by IASToppers

Smart Fence Along LoC; SAARC satellite; Recounting Rules; Odisha national park; NFDC to dub regional movies; Turkey sees role in Kashmir talks; Bribing Voters; Farm suicides; Real estate Act; India, U.S. talks; Labour Reforms; PSB mergers; Opening up rail freight to private players; ‘moon village’; etc.
By IT's Selection Team
May 01, 2017

Contents

  • SAARC satellite set for lift-off
  • EC may change recounting rules
  • No tourist entry into Odisha national park
  • NFDC to dub regional movies in Hindi
  • Turkey sees role in Kashmir talks
  • EC for 5-year ban on those bribing voters
  • Farm suicides get attention of apex court
  • Real estate Act will come into force today
  • Army set to install smart fence along LoC
  • India, U.S. to hold talks to strengthen trade ties
  • NITI Aayog urges labour reforms
  • Centre for more PSB mergers
  • Some way to go before the finish
  • China, Europe planning to build ‘moon village’

 

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SAARC satellite set for lift-off

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All nations in the grouping, except Pakistan, to benefit from ISRO’s May 5 launch

 


EC may change recounting rules

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Rules may be revised so that slips generated by the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) devices can be matched with the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) count.


No tourist entry into Odisha national park

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Restrictions imposed for three months due to crocodile breeding season


NFDC to dub regional movies in Hindi

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Presidential nod to a parliamentary panel recommendation that the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) either dubs them or carries Hindi subtitles.


Turkey sees role in Kashmir talks

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Urging an end to casualties in the Valley, Erdogan offered to help find a resolution


EC for 5-year ban on those bribing voters

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To disqualify for up to five years candidates listed in charge sheets for bribing voters.


Farm suicides get attention of apex court

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SC widened the scope of a petition to cover entire nation and asked Centre to provide an action plan


Real estate Act will come into force today

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Law promises to protect rights of home buyers


Army set to install smart fence along LoC

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The smart fence stretching about 700 km will have enhanced surveillance features with sensors integrated and also has better survivability


India, U.S. to hold talks to strengthen trade ties

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Discussions to take place despite recent visa and IP issues


NITI Aayog urges labour reforms

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NITI Aayog has pressed for ‘substantive’ reforms in labour laws to take the country out of the current low-productivity and low-wage jobs situation.


Centre for more PSB mergers

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Finance Ministry to undertake a study on mergers


Some way to go before the finish

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As past experience shows, implementation is key to opening up rail freight to private players


China, Europe planning to build ‘moon village’

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Can be used for deep space missions

 

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