Kenneth Juster laid foundation of the India-U.S. civilian nuclear deal by negotiating for dual-use technologies with India.
Indian Constitution and Polity:
Judiciary not representative: President Kovind (The Hindu)
President seeks steps to have more women, members of OBCs and Scheduled communities in courts.
Can’t say will step in if you don’t do your job, what if we say the same: Jaitley; need to protect fundamental rights: CJI
Rajnath Singh said the standing committee of the Inter-State Council is being periodically convened to lend speed and purpose to the process of harmonising Centre-state relations.
Performance and privilege in politics (The Hindu Opinion)
Candidates have to climb up the ladder from the municipal level to the national level in Danish and French politics. This is not so in India
PFRDA moves closer to one-crore-account target under Atal scheme(Indian Express)
Atal Pension Yojana is open to all bank account holders.
Sculptures crafted in Mamallapuram have a life of their own, an artistry now recognised by the GI tag
Science and Technology:
Made in India probe prepares to study solar phenomena
The Indian Air Force, one of the largest in the world, operates a diverse mix of legacy and modern fighter jets, including MiG-21, MiG-27, MiG-29, Jaguar, Mirage 2000, Su-30MKI and Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas.
Though the aerosol burden over north India is three times more than the global mean value and has been increasing at about 3% per year for the past few decades, the amount of dust aerosol during the pre-monsoon period has decreased by 10-20% during the period 2000 to 2015.
Why diabetes is different for women(The Hindu)
Diabetes is now near epidemic in India, with women among nearly half of those affected
After seeking the Centre’s nod for shifting of tigers from Ranthambhore to Mukundara Hills Tiger Reserve, the Rajasthan government has asked for permission to bring tigers from other States for their rehabilitation and cross-mating in order to develop strong breeds of the big cat.
New identity for an Eastern Ghats resident (The Hindu)
After 70 years, Mahendragiri gecko termed distinct species