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1. India signs landmark civil nuclear deal with Japan.

India on Friday signed a historic civilian nuclear deal with Japan during the annual bilateral summit held in Tokyo. Sealing of the deal marked the high point of the ongoing visit to Japan by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who issued a media statement describing it as a ‘historic step’.  read more

2.Hydel projects: World Bank asks India,Pak to agree to mediation.

The World Bank has “urged” India and Pakistan to agree to mediation on how to proceed in their dispute over two hydropower dam projects in Jammu and Kashmir. read more

3.Find peaceful solution to Maoist problem,SC tells Chhattisgarh.

Observing there is an aggravation of the Maoist situation and the government should take a “pragmatic view of life” and find a “peaceful solution”, the Supreme Court on Friday drew an assurance from the Bharatiya Janata Pary (BJP)-ruled Chhattisgarh government that it would not arrest Delhi University professor Nandini Sundar in a case related to the murder of a tribal person.  read more

4.Air pollution: Apex court favours suspension of firecracker licences.

Concerned over the worsening air quality in Delhi-NCR, the Supreme Court on Friday mulled the prospect of directing the Centre to suspend, and not renew, the licence for possessing, stocking and selling firecrackers in the national capital.  read more

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1. Centre rejects 43 of 77 names for high court judges

In an unprecedented decision sure to heighten tensions between the judiciary and the executive simmering since the Supreme Court struck down the National Judicial Appointments Commission, the Centre informed the apex court on Friday that it had rejected 43 of the 77 names recommended by the CJI-headed collegium as unsuitable for appointment as high court judges. read more

2. Japan signs nuclear deal with India

Six years after they began negotiating, India and Japan finally signed a landmark nuclear agreement, opening the doors for India to commission nuclear reactors by global entities and boosting India’s claim to membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). The deal is significant in view of the reservations of Japan, the only country to have been attacked by nuclear weapons, and for India’s efforts to diversify the sources of equipment and technology it will need to boost nuclear power generation.  read more

3. PIOs with military backgrounds not to get OCI cards

The government recently discussed a proposal to give Overseas Citizens of India card to persons of Indian origin with a military background in at least 80 countries but ministry of home affairs has reportedly decided against it.  read more

4. Nuke deal operational after Japanese parl's ratification.

Six years after they began negotiating, India and Japan finally signed a landmark nuclear agreement, opening the doors for India to commission nuclear reactors by global entities and boosting India’s claim to membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). The deal is significant in view of the reservations of Japan, the only country to have been attacked by nuclear weapons, and for India’s efforts to diversify the sources of equipment and technology it will need to boost nuclear power generation.  read more

5. Industrial output rises 0.7% in Sept, mfg weak

The country’s industrial production growth remained sluggish in September dragged down by a decline in mining, capital goods and weakness in manufacturing output.  read more

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