Geophysical phenomena Awry forecasts, but IMD sticks to models: (The Hindu) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) will review the computer models it used for preparing forecasts this year, but is unlikely to make any dramatic corrections. The numbers game: (The Hindu, Editorial) The India Meteorological Department needs to better tailor its forecast for farmers. Social Issues Missing the point of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: (Live Mint, Editorial) The government should put greater emphasis on behaviour change than construction of toilets.
Government Policies Justice Rohini to head sub-categorisation panel: (The Hindu) President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday appointed a commission to examine the sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) to ensure that the more backward among the communities can access the benefits of reservation. India and Neighbors Chauvinist winds over India: (The Hindu, Editorial) The response to the Rohingya crisis is just one of many manifestations of a growing gracelessness. Effects of developed and developing countries policies India and Djibouti’s geopolitical scrum: (Indian Express, Editorial)

With President Kovind’s visit, Delhi seems ready, at last, to jockey for influence in the Horn of Africa.

Infrastructure Premium trains run with empty seats: (The Hindu) Flight tickets are often cheaper than the fares in these services, thanks to the flexi fare system. Tackling the economic slowdown: (The Hindu, Editorial) Greater public investment must now flow into the repair and reconstruction of infrastructure. The cost of electricity: (The Hindu, Editorial) What India needs to do for reliability, security and affordability of electric supply. Powerful challenge: (Indian Express, Editorial)

Taking electricity to every household is a great idea. It will need to be done without imperiling the health of discoms.

Indian Economy The fiscal myth: (The Hindu, Editorial) Government spending is not a magic wand to revive the economy.
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