GS 2 Govt. not required by Supreme Court to frame triple talaq law There was no pressure whatsoever on the government from the Supreme Court to enact a law on triple talaq. Snooping or saving? Proposed rules for online monitoring should balance legitimate interest with privacy Are India’s laws on surveillance a threat to privacy? In exceptional circumstances, the right to privacy can be superseded to protect national interest Centre extends deadline to update NRC The Centre has given an extension of six months to complete the ongoing exercise for updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam by June 30. MEA upbeat over ties with China Restoring relations with China and bringing back a “balance” to ties in the neighbourhood are considered achievements of the government’s foreign policy in the year 2018, while challenges ahead in 2019 will include keeping the balance between the U.S.-Europe axis on one hand and the Russia-China axis on the other. Karmapa kept New Delhi in the dark Ogyen Trinley Dorje, who travelled to U.S. last year, didn’t inform India before taking foreign citizenship Bhutan to focus on development Bhutan’s development agenda is expected to feature in bilateral talks that will be held during the visit of the country’s newly elected Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, that began on Thursday. Sources said the 12th five-year plan of the Himalayan country is among several topics expected to come up during the official level talks. Indians suffer pay gap in U.K., shows report Indians, along with black and Asian minorities in the U.K., face an unfair pay gap in comparison to their white counterparts, said a new report released on Thursday. GS 3 River Dolphins go missing in Sunderbans as water salinity rises Rise in salinity in the water system that makes the Indian Sunderbans has resulted in the decrease of population of the Ganges River Dolphins in the region.