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Government policies and plans: New Education Policy is draft by Dec (The Hindu) Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said in Ahmedabad on Sunday that the Kasturirangan Committee on the new education policy was expected to submit its first draft by the end of December. International relations: Nagivation rights figure in first Quadrilateral talks (The Hindu) Beginning a new diplomatic initiative, India on Sunday participated in the first formal official-level discussions conducted here under the recently mooted regional coalition known as the ‘Quad’, the quadrilateral formation that includes Japan, India, the United States and Australia. Contours of a counter-BRI (The Hindu Opinion) India is being pulled into alliances to counter China’s connectivity initiatives. It should not rush into them South China Sea, Rohingya on ASEAN map (The Hindu) China’s build-up of ‘air surveillance and domination projects’ in the region also likely to come up for discussion Eye on China, India joins team of four (Indian Express) Indian Constitution and Polity Justice in tamult’’ (The Hindu Editorial) There is absolutely no doubt that the Chief Justice of India is the master of the roster. So, it is impossible to dispute the legal reasoning behind Chief Justice Dipak Misra’s ruling that no one but he can decide the composition of Benches and allocation of judicial work in the Supreme Court
Economy Why ABBA must go (The Hindu Opinion) Aadhaar-based Biometric Authentication (ABBA) does nothing in the battle against graft — there are better alternatives Hit refresh (The Hindu Opinion) The GST Council rationalises the tax regime further, but simplicity is still not within grasp Why WB’s foreign –bank prescription isn’t best cure for India (Indian Express) World Bank’s annual Global Financial Development Report 2017-18: Bankers Without Borders, released last week, stands out. Not to pursue Islamic banking in India:RBI (The Hindu) The Reserve Bank of India has decided not to pursue a proposal for introduction of Islamic banking in the country Future GDP growth to come from manufacturing: Prabhu (Indian Express) Commerce and industry minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday said the services industry had grown at the expense of manufacturing and agriculture and his government would look at increasing the share of manufacturing to 25 per cent in an expanded GDP. Environment First fauna survey begins in Krishna sanctuary (The Hindu) A safe home for 15 fishing cats; declared wildlife sanctuary in 1998; 20 camera traps to be installed in strategic grids Climate talks stuck on including pre-2020 action in agenda (Pioneer) Fiji's U-turn at the Conference of the Parties on climate change has stunned like-minded nations. The present deadlock will come as an obstruction to the goal of preserving the environment; it will, in fact, foster a culture of inaction Science and Technology First Rafale will land in India by 2019: Trappier (The Hindu) What humans do , cobots can too (The Hindu) Collaborative bots not only complement human effort, but also help when labour is hard to come by