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Important Articles from The Hindu – 06/12/2018

 

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1- You may soon be able to opt out of Aadhaar

The government is in the last stages of finalising a proposal to amend the Aadhaar Act to give all citizens an option to withdraw their Aadhaar number, including biometrics and the data.

2- The Taiwan card

Taipei’s fine balance in its relationship with mainland China is coming under stress

3- Colombo’s perceptions

India encounters a range of reactions in Sri Lanka: appreciation, support, suspicion and opposition

4- Centre may bring back curbs in Andamans

The Restricted Area Permit regime was lifted this August from 29 islands, including North Sentinel, to promote tourism

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‘1- CO2 levels poised for record high’

Global carbon emissions are set to hit an all-time high of 37.1 billion tonnes of CO2 in 2018, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Global Carbon Project.

2- ‘Big bird’ to take Internet to villages

India’s first six-tonne-class ‘big bird’ in space, advanced communication satellite GSAT-11, was put into orbit in the early hours of Wednesday from the European spaceport in Guiana in South America.

3- A valid pause

The Reserve Bank of India’s decision to leave interest rates unchanged, given easing inflation and the slowdown in economic momentum, was both expected and reasonable.

4- Flying into losses

The three main publicly listed airlines in the country — IndiGo, SpiceJet and Jet Airways — slipped from profitability to steep losses in the first nine months of the current calendar year. These airlines together account for 70% of the domestic market share.

5- In a first, baby born using uterus from a dead donor

A woman in Brazil who received a womb transplanted from a deceased donor has given birth to a baby girl in the first successful case of its kind, doctors reported.

Posted in: Current Affair 2018

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