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Today’s Important News Articles 6th April 2017

6th April 2017 Important News Articles from leading national newspapers.
By IT's Selection Team
April 06, 2017

Contents

  • Rail regulator gets green light
  • Ties severely damaged, says China
  • Centre hands over to SC accreditation guidelines for NGOs, VOs
  • BC Commission set to get constitutional status
  • India asserts sovereignty over Gilgit-Baltistan
  • WhatsApp case for Constitution Bench
  • ‘Excess liquidity may be a concern’
  • Lancet study 1990 to 2015: ‘56 per cent more teen girls smoking’
  • Less than 1% of rural households invest in stocks: Sebi survey

 

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Rail regulator gets green light

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The Centre on Wednesday cleared the decks for setting up an independent rail regulator that will be responsible for recommending passenger fares, setting performance standards for rail operations and creating level playing policy for private sector participation.


Ties severely damaged, says China

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The row between India and China on the visit of the Dalai Lama to Arunachal Pradesh spiralled, with the China asserting that the Tibetan leader’s visit to the State “will escalate the dispute in border areas.”


Centre hands over to SC accreditation guidelines for NGOs, VOs

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The Centre handed over to the Supreme Court the new guidelines framed for accreditation of nearly 30 lakh NGOs and voluntary organisations (VOs) in the country.


BC Commission set to get constitutional status

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The Union government introduced a new Bill in the Lok Sabha that seeks to accord constitutional status to the Backward Classes Commission, which now has only statutory powers.


India asserts sovereignty over Gilgit-Baltistan

Responding to reports of a Pakistani move to declare Gilgit-Baltistan its new province, India asserted its territorial sovereignty over the region.

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WhatsApp case for Constitution Bench

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Giving FB access to personal details of users is a violation of privacy: plea


‘Excess liquidity may be a concern’

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It is likely that the RBI would take steps to reduce surplus liquidity, say analysts


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Lancet study 1990 to 2015: ‘56 per cent more teen girls smoking’

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There has been at least a 56-per cent increase in prevalence of smoking among girls in the age group of 15 and 19 years in the last 25 years, according to the study in the renowned medical journal.


Less than 1% of rural households invest in stocks: Sebi survey

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Not even 1 per cent of rural households in India are investors in stock markets, indicating a total lack of awareness among people about this mode investment. On a positive note, the survey found the investor base in India is increasing.


 

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