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Today’s Important News Articles 5th May 2017 by IASToppers

India’s first ‘village of books’; Thrissur Pooram; ICSSR chief; SC against making Hindi compulsory in school; Swachh cities; Russia, Turkey, Iran ink Syria deal; Corporate Tax; Steel plants with private players on PSU land; Multi-modal transport policy; Higher coal tax; bionic hand; etc.
By IT's Selection Team
May 05, 2017

Contents

  • India’s first ‘village of books’ opens
  • Thrissur Pooram festivities begin
  • Braj Bihari Kumar new ICSSR chief
  • SC refuses plea to make Hindi compulsory in school
  • U.S., Germany slam India for new funding norms
  • Centre selling Aadhaar like a panacea, says petitioner
  • A citizens’ verdict on sanitation, says Naidu
  • Rise & fall of Swachh cities
  • Russia, Turkey, Iran ink Syria deal
  • Cut corporate tax to 18%, remove all incentives: CII
  • Govt plans steel plants with private players on PSU land
  • Multi-modal transport policy on the anvil
  • Higher coal tax may benefit economy: IMF
  • A bionic hand that can ‘see’

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India’s first ‘village of books’ opens

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Bhilar boasts collection of over 15,000 rare books and old magazines in Marathi

 

Thrissur Pooram festivities begin

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Thrissur Pooram, the largest of Kerala’s temple festivals

 

Braj Bihari Kumar new ICSSR chief

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Braj Bihari Kumar as Chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), which is dedicated to social science research in India

 

SC refuses plea to make Hindi compulsory in school

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SC refused to entertain a plea to make Hindi language compulsory for school students to promote national unity

 

U.S., Germany slam India for new funding norms

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Rohatgi defends India’s record at UN Human Rights Council

 

Centre selling Aadhaar like a panacea, says petitioner

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Appealed in rebuttal to the Centre’s argument that Aadhaar was foolproof and leakproof.

 

A citizens’ verdict on sanitation, says Naidu

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Union Minister lauds marked improvement in cleanliness

 

Rise & fall of Swachh cities

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Their fortunes are heavily influenced by public feedback

 

Russia, Turkey, Iran ink Syria deal

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Moscow wants to create de-escalation zones in Syria to boost the fragile truce

 

Cut corporate tax to 18%, remove all incentives: CII

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CII has batted for taxation of agricultural income above a certain threshold

 

Govt plans steel plants with private players on PSU land

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Move stems from existing issues with land acquisition

 

Multi-modal transport policy on the anvil

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Aimed at easing movement of cargo

 

Higher coal tax may benefit economy: IMF

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It will boost GDP, cut mortality

 

A bionic hand that can ‘see’

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Uses neural networks to recognise the kind of grip needed for various objects

 

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