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1. ‘Church courts’ cannot veto divorce law, says Supreme Court.

Disposes of plea seeking recognition of Canon law as the personal law of Indian Catholics

Canon law and decrees of divorce given by ecclesiastical tribunals or ‘Church Courts’ cannot veto the statutory law of divorce, the Supreme Court said on Thursday.

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2.Safe childhoods for a safe India.

hough belated, the decision to ratify two key ILO conventions on child labour makes clear India’s intent of zero tolerance for the exploitation of children

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3. ‘Madhesi parties should be flexible’

Full-year growth at 7.6 % will maintain India’s position as the fastest-growing major economy.  read more

1.Divorce granted by church court not legal, says SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to give legal sanctity to divorce decrees granted by ecclesiastical tribunals, popularly known as church courts. This means anyone remarrying after such a divorce decree would be committing the offence of bigamy.   read more

2.Air pollution killed 80k in Mum, Delhi in 2015: Study.

MUMBAI: Air pollution contributed to a total of 80,665 premature deaths of adults over 30 years in Mumbai and Delhi in 2015, a two-fold jump from 1995, according to a new study at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.  read more

3.If you get $600/month, would you still work?
4.Reform Schools
Andhra Pradesh government’s bold step in making English medium compulsory heralds change
India’s education policy discriminates against children from poor families. Government schools serving them are badly run and the medium of instruction is usually the regional language even when parents desire a transition to English. But change could be on the anvil.

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5.Misplaced activism

The growing protests against the ban on the bull-taming sport of jallikattu in Tamil Nadu shed light on yet another case of mis placed animal rights and judicial activism.  read more

6.Globalisation set for new normal, says KV Kamath.

As the world debates future of globalisation here at WEF, veteran banker and National De velopment Bank’s Presi dent K V Ka math on Thursday sa id “a new normal“ is emerging where many countries will prioritise an “inward look“ at their national policies and India remains in a comfortable position in this scenario.  read more

1.Assam’s tea garden workers say no to Centre’s cashless payment plan.

GUWAHATI: Tea garden workers erupted in protests across Assam on Thursday with some blocking highways against the cashless system of payment of wages and the Centre’s move to do away with the system of providing subsidized ration to them.

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2.Will Investors have an Appetite for Insurers?

After years of handwringing, staterun insurance companies will hit the bourses this year with the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approving public listing of all five government-owned general insurers on Wednesday. It was first proposed in 2007, but was deferred citing lack of readiness and changing government agenda. As per the regulator IRDAI, life and general insurers must have completed ten and eight years of operations respectively to sell shares.   read more

3.Tamil spring awaits India’s youth.

The camera stayed focused on the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu O Panneerselvam appealing in person to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi. The appeal sought the intervention of the latter in saving the ancient sport of Jallikattu.  read more

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