GS 2 Salvaging a strategic partnership The India-Russia dialogue should not get inextricably entangled in the India-U.S. dialogue Arrest the exodus Gujarat must rethink the proposal to limit jobs for migrant workers We need a pro-liberty judicial approach The judiciary is deviating from its own precedents in terms of civil liberties U.S. seeks Pak. help on Afghanistan Washington’s newly named point man tasked with finding a peaceful end to Afghanistan’s 17-year war is in Pakistan to seek help from the new government in Islamabad in bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table, the U.S. Embassy said on Tuesday. GS 3 ‘Titli’ puts coastal Odisha on high alert Several coastal districts of Odisha have been put on high alert as the cyclonic storm ‘Titli’ is expected to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours. Indian roads claim more cyclists Pedestrians and cyclists suffered the biggest spike in fatalities in road accidents across the country in 2017, even as overall fatalities in road accidents and the total count of such incidents declined marginally. Another warning on warming The new IPCC report makes it clear that the path forward offers no simple or easy solutions Target 1.5 Time is running out to keep global warming below 1.5°C since pre-industrial era levels