GS 2 Kashmir the single issue, says Imran Pakistan’s Army and political leadership are on “one page” to take dialogue with India forward, said Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday at the ground-breaking ceremony for the Kartarpur corridor, where Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa was also present. UGC’s new norms for recruitment Doctoral degree holders from the top 500 foreign universities are now eligible for direct recruitment as an assistant professor in Indian varsities, according to the UGC. Without maternity benefits The government’s maternity benefit programme must be implemented better and comply with the Food Security Act Dire strait Russia must be persuaded to lower tensions with Ukraine Protect indigenous people Implementation of the various provisions to protect the tribals of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands has been poor GS 3 Lancet urges response to heatwave exposure surge Indian policy makers must take a series of initiatives to mitigate the increased risks to health, and the loss of labour hours due to a surge in exposure to heatwave events in the country over the 2012-2016 period, the Lancet Countdown 2018 report recommends. In a spirit of accommodation The RBI, the RBI board and the government must understand the limits to which they can push each other Central bank recap Urjit Patel provides reassuring signals on NPAs and the RBI-Centre détente New data show economy never hit high-growth phase India’s GDP growth never crossed over into a ‘high-growth’ phase of above 9% in the last decade or more, new back series data from 2004-05 released by the government on Wednesday show. The data also show that India’s recovery from the global financial crisis took longer than previously thought.