News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Dec 12, 2018, 07:02 PM(IST)

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Top developments of the day.

Will protect RBI's autonomy: New Governor Shaktikanta Das

New RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said Wednesday that he would protect the autonomy of the country's central bank. Das was appointed RBI governor on Tuesday after former governor Urjit Patel's sudden resignation on Monday. Patel and the government had been tussling for months over the issue of the bank's independence.

All eyes now on whom Rahul Gandhi will choose as his chief ministers​​​​​​​

The Congress was poised on Wednesday to form governments in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh, signalling a newfound energy in the party ranks and energising opposition efforts to stop the BJP juggernaut before general elections next year. ​​​​​​​

UK PM May says will fight no-confidence motion, her ouster will delay Brexit

The British prime minister said on Wednesday that she would fight a motion of no confidence lodged by a right-wing faction of her own Conservative Party and warned that a change in leadership now would only serve to delay the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.​​​​​​​

Google 'idiot' and image of Trump shows up. Sundar Pichai explains why​​​​​​​

In a public address to a group of mostly tech novices, Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Tuesday explained the company's algorithm that works behind curating data for its search results.​​​​​​​

NRC coordinator tells SC semi-literate people cannot fill out objection forms

Supreme Court on Wednesday extended the deadline for filing claims and objections on the inclusion of names in the draft National Register of Citizen (NRC) from December 15 to December 31, 2018.​​​​​​​
 

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