GS 2 Imran looks for fresh start Making another pitch for talks, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan called for India to make a fresh start during his term to revive the dialogue process between the two countries. Walking the tightrope India must remain hyperalert on the U.S. waiver on Iranian oil imports and Chabahar #MeToo: GoM may review law The Group of Ministers (GoM) constituted to examine sexual harassment at the workplace may consider amending the law against sexual harassment at workplaces, according to government sources. GS 3 ISRO puts ‘Sharp Eye’ into orbit Nearly three minutes after lift-off on Thursday, India’s workhorse launch vehicle, the PSLV, carrying 31 satellites on board soared in a trajectory crossing the path of the Sun and sped to inject India’s Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS), being dubbed ‘Sharp Eye’, towards the launcher’s intended first orbit. The case for a progressive international Only a global alliance can reshape the regulatory regime to make it more democratic Number theory The larger lessons from the GDP back series must not be clouded by a political slugfest Cool it Increased exposure to heatwaves needs a policy response, nationally and globally RBI moves to ease liquidity for non-banking finance firms RBI has decided to relax the Minimum Holding Period (MHP) requirement for originating NBFCs, as they are now allowed to securitise loans with maturity of more than five years after holding them for six months on their books, as compared to one year earlier. China halts gene-editing activities on babies A Chinese scientist who stoked criticism over his claim that he had created the world’s first genetically-edited babies faced mounting pressure Thursday as China ordered a halt to his scientific activities and warned he may have broken the law.