Executive and the Judiciary
Speed up trial of politicians, says SC: (The Hindu)
Asks Centre to frame scheme by Dec. 13 to set up special criminal courts.
India and neighbors
India, Bhutan security indivisible: President: (The Hindu)
Kovind conveys India’s deep appreciation of the personal involvement of the King in addressing the Doklam standoff
Nirmala flags Indian Ocean issues: (The Hindu)
Says extra-regional nations building naval outposts in the region raises tension.
Pollution and conservation
Reason behind a broad spectrum of antibiotics becoming ineffective, finds govt.-commissioned study.
Paris Agreement pledges leave deficit that could raise temperature by 3°C.
Science and Tech
The war on TB: (The Hindu, Editorial)
India registers a few successes but the surveillance systems remain inadequate.
India mulls national e-commerce policy: (The Hindu)
Says premature to talk with WTO now on global e-com rules as benefit unclear.
The stimulus and after: (The Hindu, Editorial)
The recapitalisation of public banks is a welcome move but will be a lost effort without accompanying reforms.
Moving up: (The Hindu, Editorial)
India moves up the doing business index, but the challenges remain formidable.
Where credit is due: (Indian Express, Editorial)
Despite problems with the methodology of the rankings, India’s 30-spot jump in World Bank’s Doing Business Indicators is remarkable.
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