GS 2 Figures for long-term visas to minorities don’t add up These visas were introduced in 2011 for persecuted Hindus from Pakistan by the then United Progressive Alliance government. Those granted to Pakistani Hindus from 2011 to 2014 stood at 14,726. Aadhaar is now passport to Nepal and Bhutan Aadhaar cards are now valid travel documents for Indians under 15 and over 65 travelling to Nepal and Bhutan, according to a Home Ministry communique. Fabrication and falsification Data manipulation in the MGNREGA is leading to gross violations in its implementation Clear the air Owing to a mix of investigation, statements and government leaks, much of the information about the pricing, the acquisition process and the ISEs are already in the public domain. Steel frame or steel cage? Shah Faesal’s resignation tells us about the receding powers of the civil service to make a difference to society GS 3 Flamingo fete a huge draw at Pulicat lake The Flamingo Festival had a flying start on Sunday with tourists, both domestic and foreign, making a beeline for the picturesque Pulicat lake, a safe haven for migratory birds. This is not the future we want One of the biggest ecological and social disasters in India is mining, especially the large-scale open-cast type. NITI Aayog ignores this when it proposes a doubling of the extent of mining. The missing women The number of young women who are not in education, employment and training in India is very high