GS 2 The seats around the Afghan round table India must shed its diplomatic diffidence as a stakeholder, even with the Taliban’s presence The view from the outside Within the country, many lawyers, activists, academics and human rights organisations have pointed to the deteriorating climate in relation to human rights. Collegium controversy An unusual change of decision brings the judicial appointments system under scrutiny Learning little Now that the ASER measure is available for 10 years, the Centre should institute a review mechanism involving all States for both government and private institutions, covering elementary education and middle school. Balancing act in Afghanistan India should be informed of the developments in the peace process for which the U.S. is taking Pakistan’s help GS 3 Indigenous attack copter crosses another milestone The indigenously developed Light Combat Helicopter has crossed a milestone, successfully firing an air-to-air missile at a moving target, and it is now ready for induction, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, which is developing the helicopter, said on Thursday. Rupee pact with Iran to aid pharma exports Half of amount credited by Indian firms for oil could be utilised by Iran for pharmaceutical purchases