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Today’s Important News Articles 4th April 2017

4th April 2017 Important News Articles from leading national newspapers.
By IT's Selection Team
April 04, 2017

Contents

  • IISc tops national rankings, IIT-Madras comes second
  • Defence Ministry nod to buy Barak missiles
  • ‘SASEC Group can add $70 bn. to GDP’
  • Global initiative launched to fight fake news
  • Crowd-sourcing of terror latest security challenge, says FBI deputy director
  • Stop RTI proceedings if applicant dies, proposes government
  • J&K women oldest to marry, Jharkhand youngest, shows govt report

 

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IISc tops national rankings, IIT-Madras comes second

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The Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, has been rated as the top higher educational institution of India across disciplines, as per the first-ever overall ranking of institutions, National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), 2017, released by the Centre.

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Defence Ministry nod to buy Barak missiles

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The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) of the Defence Ministry approved the purchase of Barak surface-to-air missiles (SAM) for the Navy among other proposals estimated at ₹860 crore.

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‘SASEC Group can add $70 bn. to GDP’

Context:

Finance Ministers of the member-countries of the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) grouping said the growing cooperation between them could generate an incremental $70 billion in GDP and additional employment of 20 million annually by 2025.

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Global initiative launched to fight fake news

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A global alliance of tech industry and academic organisations unveiled plans to work together to combat the spread of “fake news” and improve public understanding of journalism.

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Crowd-sourcing of terror latest security challenge, says FBI deputy director

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Andrew McCabe, the senior-most civil servant in FBI, called for greater international cooperation to address the growing threat.

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Stop RTI proceedings if applicant dies, proposes government

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The government has proposed that proceedings related to an RTI query will automatically stop if the applicant dies while the appeal is pending before the Central Information Commission.

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J&K women oldest to marry, Jharkhand youngest, shows govt report

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According to the report Women and Men in India 2016 released by the central government’s Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation last month, women in Jammu & Kashmir are getting married later than women anywhere else in the country.

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