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All about the suspected Russian cyberattack that Microsoft has called ‘moment of reckoning’

A US-based company’s software update has been used, allegedly by suspected Russian hackers, to infiltrate key US govt depts as well as systems in many parts of the world.
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Why Meghalaya’s civil society groups have renewed calls for British-era Inner Line Permit

A conglomerate of 16 civil society organisations from the Khasi, Jaintia and the Garo Hills of Meghalaya also want the scrapping of the Citizenship Amendment Act. 
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's handling of the coronavirus crisis has earned praise | Photo: @OfficeofUT | Twitter

The Maharashtra Shakti bill on crimes against women, children & why it’s called ‘draconian’

The proposed Shakti bill by the Maharashtra government proposes several amendments to laws pertaining to sexual offences against women and children, including the death penalty.
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Online gaming or gambling? Why fantasy sports, rummy and poker are stuck in controversy

NITI Aayog is seeking public comments on guidelines to regulate fantasy sports, while states have begun banning some activities. Video game industry wants it labelled ‘gambling’.
Representational image | A file photo of farmers blocking Amritsar-Delhi National Highway during their four hours statewide Chakka Jam near Jalandhar on 5 November. | Photo: ANI

What’s MSP and how is it determined? The issue at the heart of farm protests

The farmers fear that that minimum support price will not be enforced once private mandis come up.
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The murder & kidnapping cases from 1990s against ex-Punjab top cop Sumedh Singh Saini

Saini is charged with murder of an IAS officer’s son, who went missing after his arrest. Supreme Court granted anticipatory bail to Saini, who was on the run for several weeks.
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As MVA sweeps Maharashtra MLC polls, here’s a look at how those elections take place

While there is Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha at the central government level, there is the Vidhan Sabha or legislative assembly and Vidhan Parishad or legislative council in states.
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Lucknow Municipal Corporation bonds list on BSE — what are they & why cities need them

The municipal bonds issued by the Lucknow Municipal Corporation were listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange.
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Chang’e-5 landing latest feat in China’s big Moon plans that aim for lunar base, human mission

China is among the leading players in the space of lunar exploration. So far, only the former USSR, US, and China have managed to successfully perform soft landings on Moon.
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What is Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020 and why farmers are opposing it

Farmers protesting against the three farm laws passed by the Centre are also against the proposed Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020.

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