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Mains Test Series GS 2 Coming home to jail The right to return to one’s home country is assured under Article 12(4) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Staring at statelessness With the second and final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens set to be published on July 30, the fate of millions hangs in the balance. In tightrope walk, India schedules talks with Iran and U.S. Washington to reimpose curbs on Tehran from August 6, wants all countries to stop their oil imports; Iran clarifies that it understands India’s difficulties. GS 3 ‘DNA profiles won’t be kept permanently India’s proposed DNA databank, to be used during investigation into crimes or to find missing persons, will not permanently store details of people. The DNA details will be removed, subject to “judicial orders,” said a senior official in the Department of Biotechnology. Survey launched to rank States on rural cleanliness The Centre has launched the Swachh Survekshan Grameen, 2018, a nationwide survey of rural India to rank the cleanest and dirtiest States and districts on the basis of qualitative and quantitative evaluation. Conferring eminence Raising the quality of higher education across the board should be a priority