GS 2 Justice Malhotra makes a case against Sec. 377 Justice Indu Malhotra, the lone woman judge on the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court hearing the fight against Section 377 of the IPC, made a strong case against criminalisation of homosexuality. 377 and beyond The Centre’s cautious stand keeps the focus only on the need to decriminalise gay sex Moon shine India-South Korea ties have drifted too long — political ownership of them will help Relief for guests from Bangladesh India will sign a pact with Bangladesh to ease visa restrictions for citizens from the neighbouring country. GS 3 A list of questionable eminence The government’s list of ‘Institutes of Eminence’ (IoEs) was awaited for the simple reason that finding a place in it would help an educational institution avoid the clutches of a dreaded regulator. Towards a culture of moral responsibility Mob action is the most violent expression of fears about the safety of our children; it shows a lack of trust in the state Is planting saplings a solution to the felling of trees? Not creating essential urban infrastructure will only lead to a deteriorating quality of life Monitoring financial firms The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017 proposes a comprehensive resolution framework for specified financial sector entities and service providers to deal with bankruptcy in banks, insurance companies and financial sector entities.