Social Issues Saving child brides: (The Hindu, Editorial) Not the reasoning but the implications of the ruling on child marriage are a cause for worry.
International groupings and agreements ‘EU, India are natural partners based on values’: (The Hindu) Envoy says summit gave a political impetus to the process for a fair and free trade agreement.
Indian Economy World Bank cautions against protectionism: (The Hindu) Says it could derail fragile recovery of global economy. Why the economic slowdown, and how to fix it?: (Live Mint, Editorial) The ministry of finance is caught in a deficit fetishism that seeks to limit the fiscal deficit to 3.5% of GDP. Living in denial: (Indian Express, Editorial)

Economic deceleration is real. Acknowledging it is the first step to recovery.

Disaster Management  Averting disaster: (The Hindu, Editorial) Invest in efforts to adapt to climate change even while reducing disaster risk. Infrastructure 

If safety is not to be derailed: (Indian Express, Editorial)

Indian Railways needs to institute measures to enhance accountability. The so-called ‘anti-departmentalism’ move may not be the best way forward.

Prelims Related News

U.S., Israel quit UNESCO:

U.S. announced its withdrawal from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), accusing it of “continuing anti-Israel bias.”