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GS 2 No pressure on India to buy F-16 fighters from U.S.: envoy The United States is not going to put pressure on India to buy F-16 fighter jets or any other defence system, a senior U.S. diplomat has said. In the court of last resort The Supreme Court’s actions in the CBI case underline the gravity of the institutional crisis Gulf in strategic precepts Japan must adopt an independent-minded approach in the Indo-Pacific that is more amenable to partners like India ‘Extend Vishakha norms to religious institutions’ The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a PIL petition to extend the Vishakha guidelines against sexual harassment in workplace to ashrams, madrasas and Catholic institutions. GS 3 State ranked first with 10.5% growth Andhra Pradesh has achieved the number one rank in the country with an average growth of 10.5% during the last four years. Siberian visitors freeze Assam-Meghalaya border dispute Umru village on the Assam-Meghalaya border lacks a road but that doesn’t stop its famous winter visitors — a flock of Amur falcons, the world’s longest travelling raptors. Moths are key pollinators in Himalayan ecosystem Moths are widely considered as pests, but a recent study by scientists of Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has revealed that these group of insects are pollinators to a number of flowering plants in the Himalayan ecosystem. Special course may help cut deaths due to medical errors With nearly 50,00,000 Indians dying due to medical negligence every year, experts claim that a specialised course for doctors and hospital staff focusing on how a critically ill or injured patient should be handled could bring down the figure by almost 50%.