Indian Constitution and Polity: Can’t stop legislators from practising: Bar Council(The Hindu) The Bar Council of India has said it cannot stop legislators from practising as lawyerst. However, it can ban lawyer-legislators from taking part in an impeachment motion against a judge. Donate floral offerings to shelter homes: SC(The Hindu) The Supreme Court has urged temple towns across the country to follow in the footsteps of the Uttar Pradesh Women Welfare department’s initiative to donate “huge” floral offerings received at temples to destitute women and widows’ shelter homes. A rude wake-up call(The Hindu Opinion) There must be some safeguards before a motion to impeach a judge is admitted in Parliament.
Economy: CVC wants to keep an eye on private banks(The Hindu) The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has urged the Prime Minister’s Office to bring private sector banks under its watch, citing the fact that they have been involved in many recent instances of malfeasance. Finance panel gets long wish list(The Hindu) The work of the 15th Finance Commission may have come under a cloud over allegations that the terms of reference under which it operates may end up favouring northern States more than southern ones, but those are not the only inputs that have come in from across the political spectrum. High hopes?(The Hindu Opinion) Nine months after the Union Cabinet’s in-principle nod for offloading the government’s stake in Air India, the ball has finally been set rolling to privatise the bleeding airline. ‘RBI examining PNB fraud for enforcement action’(The Hindu) With multiple agencies probing the alleged Rs. 13,000-crore fraud at the State-run Punjab National Bank (PNB), the Reserve Bank of India said it has conducted scrutiny and the matter is currently under examination for “enforcement action.” Environment: Low-down on electric and hybrid vehicles(The Hindu) Though the government seems to have dropped its plan to implement a comprehensive electric vehicle (EV) policy, it is still keen on shifting India’s petrol-diesel-based auto industry to electric. Science and Technology: After glitch, ISRO trying to restore link with GSAT-6A(The Hindu) A day after GSAT-6A, the country’s newest communication satellite, went incommunicado in space, officials of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Sunday that they were working to restore the link with it