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GS 2 India chases away Pakistan copter breaching airspace The Army on Sunday said the troops manning the Line of Control (LoC) in the Pir Panjal Valley’s Poonch district opened fire at a Pakistani helicopter, which was carrying Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider, after it violated the airspace agreement signed by the two countries. A crusade for women’s rights The past two years have seen the Supreme Court progressively question patriarchy in religion to ensure emancipation for women, and set the course for the future An ongoing quest for equality The Supreme Court will soon have the opportunity to consider the differing opinions in the Sabarimala verdict In Parliament’s court While the issue of candidates facing criminal charges getting elected to Parliament and State legislative Assemblies is often raised, initiatives to minimise the problem, if not eliminate it completely, have been rather slow. S-400, Kamov on the agenda of Modi, Putin Ahead of the bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin later this week, discussions are “still under way” between the two sides to conclude a final deal for 200 Kamov-226T utility helicopters. Social media giants to help EC clean up poll campaign Internet major Google and social media giants Twitter and Facebook have assured the Election Commission that they will not allow their platforms to be used for anything which affects the sanctity of polls during the campaign period, Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat has said. GS 3 The road to e-vehicles Electric vehicles will reduce fuel bills and are an integral component of the smart cities project In a first, South African lion cubs conceived artificially These are the first ever lion cubs to be born by means of artificial insemination — the first such pair anywhere in the world,” announced the University of Pretoria, whose scientists are researching the reproductive system of female African lions.