International relations: Tibet is not a card(The Hindu Opinion) India must refresh its overseas China policy and its domestic engagement with the Tibetan community Donald Trump and the art of breaking a deal(The Hindu Opinion) With anti-Iran hawks getting key posts in the U.S. President’s team, the nuclear deal becomes the target Myanmar, India mull building cross-border oil pipeline(Economic Times) India has proposed to build a pipeline from the country's east coast to deliver oilBSE 2.42 % products, mainly diesel, to Myanmar, a Myanmar government official said on Friday. Indian Constitution and Polity: Office-of-profit issue: Delhi HC reinstates 20 AAP MLAs(The Hindu) The Delhi High Court on Friday quashed a notification issued by President Ram Nath Kovind disqualifying 20 AAP MLAs for holding offices of profit as Parliamentary Secretaries. Muslim parties want review of 1994 ruling(The Hindu) Almost 24 years after the Supreme Court said a mosque has no “unique or special status” and is not an essential part of the practice of Islam and n amaz , Muslim parties involved in the Ramjanmabhoomi title dispute want the court to first reconsider its stand before going ahead with the hearing in the Babri Masjid case. First come, self serve(Indian Express) Acquittals in 2G case stem from a misunderstanding and misapplication of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988
Economy: Task force seeks import curbs on rubber(The Hindu) The first meeting of the joint task force set up to study the problems faced by rubber farmers in Kerala has decided to work on increasing the production incentive for farmers and curbing the import of rubber. A first step(The Hindu Opinion) The NDA government’s scheme to provide health cover of Rs. 5 lakh per year to 10 crore poor and vulnerable families through the Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission has taken a step forward with the Union Cabinet approving the modalities of its implementation. Rising risks(The Hindu Opinion) As the U.S. continues to raise benchmark rates, India should take precautionary steps. ‘Escalation of U.S.-China trade war may hit recovery’(The Hindu) Global economic recovery could be hit if the trade war between the U.S. and China escalates, renowned economist and former Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan said on Friday. Internal security: Centre issues notice to Cambridge Analytica(The Hindu) The government has sent a notice to U.K.-based Cambridge Analytica — accused of misusing data of 50 million Facebook users — asking it to disclose if data of Indian users was used, and to name the entities that used their services. Science and Technology: Listen to the survivor(Indian Express) At the recent End TB India Summit in New Delhi, India’s prime minister declared its intention of eliminating the disease by 2025 —five years ahead of the global target. While the world applauded, those on the frontlines of India’s tuberculosis (TB) epidemic wondered if this indeed was possible anytime soon.
Yesterday’s current affairs material by Forum IAS
7 PM Editorial: Parliament passed the Payment of Gratuity Bill, 2018. 9 PM Current affairs brief: 10 PM Current affairs MCQs: