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Today’s Important News Articles 25th April 2017

UID numbers for cows; SC for broad anti-torture legislation; frontline squadron in Punjab; Goldman Prize; Only six of top 20 H-1B recipients are Indian firms’; India aims to cut oil products imports; Child artistes.
By IT's Selection Team
April 25, 2017

Contents

  • SC for broad anti-torture legislation
  • Panel moots UID numbers for cows
  • Sukhois join frontline squadron in Punjab
  • Goldman Prize for Niyamgiri hero
  • ‘Only six of top 20 H-1B recipients are Indian firms’
  • India aims to cut oil products imports as it spurs alternatives
  • ‘Child artistes can work for only 5 hours a day’

 

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SC for broad anti-torture legislation

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Says India being denied extraditions because countries fear the accused would be treated inhumanely


Panel moots UID numbers for cows

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The Centre has proposed issuing “Unique Identification Number Sequences” for cows and their progeny to protect them from cattle smuggling.


Sukhois join frontline squadron in Punjab

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Major force accretion as the ‘Valiants’ are near the border


Goldman Prize for Niyamgiri hero

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Prafulla Samantara led a 12-year battle to stall Vedanta’s bauxite mining


‘Only six of top 20 H-1B recipients are Indian firms’

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Refuting the U.S. government’s comment on H-1B visa lottery misuse by Indian companies, IT industry body Nasscom on Monday said that only 6 of the top 20 H-1B recipients were Indian.


India aims to cut oil products imports as it spurs alternatives

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India is aiming to cut its oil products imports to zero as it turns to alternative fuels such as methanol in its transport sector.


‘Child artistes can work for only 5 hours a day’

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20% of child’s income to be kept in fixed deposit, as per Labour Ministry’s proposed changes to law

 

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