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GS 2 Assam residents get relief from SC The apex court also fixed the timeline for issuance of notice as January 15 to claimants, and verification of documents as February 1. A catalogue of all that’s valuable State and public initiatives to compile registers of antiquities must be closely coordinated Has the CBI’s credibility been compromised? The recent developments in the CBI are extremely unfortunate. The war between the two highest officials is not only unfortunate but also unprecedented. It needs to be resolved immediately so that the CBI does not suffer a trust deficit among the masses. India protests China-Pakistan bus via PoK India on Thursday reiterated its opposition to a proposed luxury bus service between Pakistan and China that would pass through parts of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan — territory that India claims — terming it “a violation of India’s sovereignty”, a day after it had summoned a Chinese diplomat to South Block to lodge a strong protest against the initiative. GS 3 Always a fine balance The RBI-government tussle must prompt a debate on defining the RBI Governor’s position Choked by smog: on air pollution Urgent correctives are needed, or lethal winter pollution will become the new normal Oceans heating faster: study The world’s oceans have absorbed 60% more heat than previously thought over the last quarter of a century, scientists said on Thursday, leaving Earth more sensitive still to the effects of climate change.