GS 2 SC tags Tripura NRC plea with Assam case The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the government on a public interest litigation to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Tripura, as is being done in Assam, in order to detect and deport the “illegal immigrants” from Bangladesh. SC pulls up RBI as banks go slow on lowering interest rates The Supreme Court on Monday directed the RBI to come up with a decision on a representation that banks are delaying passing on the benefit of lower interest rates to those who have taken loans at floating interest rates. GS 3 India faces threat of deadly heat waves: UN report If the average global temperature rises by more than one degree Celsius from the present, India could “annually” expect conditions like the 2015 heat wave that killed at least 2,000, according to the ‘Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C,’ commissioned by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The diaspora and disasters As the Kerala floods have shown, the diaspora can shape political and economic responses Power politics at play Proposed changes in the Electricity Act could leave the poor behind Estimating India’s population Researchers find that education levels are an important factor in projecting a country’s population Alarming portents from global warming report 1.5 degree C rise in temperatures will be catastrophic for coastal nations and agricultural economies like India India to be the 11th wealthiest, says BCG India’s personal financial wealth, currently estimated to be about $3 trillion, is expected to grow to $5 trillion by 2022 making India the 11th wealthiest nation, according to a report from the Boston Consultancy Group (BCG).