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Today’s Important News Articles 8th April 2017

8th April 2017 Important News Articles from leading national newspapers.
By IT's Selection Team
April 08, 2017

Contents

  • SC seeks response on plea for reining in cow vigilantes
  • We owe no legal duty to offer a grace period: Centre tell Supreme Court on demonetisation
  • Ken-Betwa link hits green hurdle
  • ‘Investment rising in equity-linked schemes’
  • Sarin gas: what is it?
  • Malala set to be youngest UN Messenger of Peace
  • In a first, atmosphere found around Earth-like planet
  • North India to get DNA bank for wildlife
  • India jumps 12 spots in World Economic Forum’s global travel & tourism ranking
  • IOA grants affiliation to Boxing Federation of India

 

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SC seeks response on plea for reining in cow vigilantes

Context:

The Supreme Court directed the Central government and six States to respond on a public interest litigation (PIL) plea to declare cow vigilantes “extortionists” and put an end to their atrocities against Dalits and minority communities.


We owe no legal duty to offer a grace period: Centre tell Supreme Court on demonetisation

Context:

The Centre told the Supreme Court that it owed no legal duty to citizens to extend a “grace period” for deposit of their demonetised ₹500 and ₹1,000 bank notes after December 31, 2016.


Ken-Betwa link hits green hurdle

Context:

India’s apex forest advisory body has imposed tough conditions on the Ken-Betwa river interlinking project.


‘Investment rising in equity-linked schemes’

Context:

According to a top official, investment in products like equity-linked savings schemes is on the rise in India.


Sarin gas: what is it?

Context:

The United States believes the Syrian government employed a sarin-like nerve agent in recent deadly attack in the country’s northwest.


Malala set to be youngest UN Messenger of Peace

Context:

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai is set to become the United Nations’ youngest-ever “Messenger of Peace”.


In a first, atmosphere found around Earth-like planet

Context:

Astronomers have, for the first time, detected an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet just 39 light years away, a significant step towards the detection of life beyond our solar system.


North India to get DNA bank for wildlife

Context:

North India is all set to get its first DNA bank for wildlife.


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India jumps 12 spots in World Economic Forum’s global travel & tourism ranking

Context:

India was ranked 40th among the 136 economies across the world in 2017 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) released by the World Economic Forum (WEF).


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IOA grants affiliation to Boxing Federation of India

Context:

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has granted affiliation to the Boxing Federation of India (BFI), ending a long-standing impasse between the two bodies.

 

 

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