Sexual intercourse with minor wife is rape, says SC: (The Hindu)
Seen as trigger to declare child marriages voidSays a child remains a child even if she is married A girl child below 18 can’t be treated as a commodity.
Marriage no bar: (Indian Express, Editorial)
SC verdict criminalising sex with a minor wife is a warning: ‘Sanctity of marriage’ must not be misused to cover up rape.
SC to frame norms for drafting ‘living wills’: (The Hindu)
‘A person’s advance order to withdraw medicare to allow him to die with dignity should take effect after medical board nod’.
The will to die: (The Hindu, Editorial)
Advance directives on withdrawal of life support must come with robust safeguards.
Accountability, not armour plating: (The Hindu, Editorial)
We need a debate on police reforms.
Indian Economy. Planning, Growth and Employment
Exclusion of petrol, diesel, ATF and crude from GST creates pricing complexities.
Economic slowdown reflects an investment in India’s future: (Live Mint, Editorial)
The IMF looks forward to a re-acceleration of India’s economic growth after blips related to tax reforms.
A less perilous world: (Indian Express, Editorial)
Nobel to ICAN carries a message: Despite influence of nuclear deterrence school, cause of disarmament remains relevant.
A ‘regulatory lab’ for financial inclusion: (Live Mint, Editorial)
It would allow innovators to test new fintech products and services in a controlled, yet live, environment.
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IUCN conducts assessment in waters of the Arabian Seas Region.
A study of nearly 300 people living in different parts of India found that nine single-base variants (single-nucleotide polymorphisms or SNPs) account for 31% variation in the colour of the skin.