Social issues Parents are behind child marriages, says SC: The Supreme Court said it was unfortunate that parents drive their minor children into marriage, while noting that at least one in three marriages in rural areas involve girl children below the age of 18. Indian society Is it time to review Section 377?: (The Hindu, Editorial) Section 377 penalises non-procreative sexual acts and any act of sexual perversity, as has been interpreted by different courts.
International groupings and agreements India thanks Switzerland for support in global fora: Modi seeks its help to ensure better financial transparency. India and neighbors Understanding the Chinese mind: (The Hindu, Editorial) Any belief that China has been deterred by India’s firm riposte at Doklam could be misplaced.
Indian Economy. Planning, Growth and Employment GDP growth boards slow train at 5.7%: Officials blame it on sharp decline in industrial activity. India, U.S. eye states to boost trade ties: USIBC plans ‘state engagement task force’ to help align business interests with those of the provinces. The lessons of demonetisation: (Live Mint, Editorial) A good policy should take into account how people will respond to any change in the rules of the game. Maximum pain: (Indian Express, Editorial)
Objectives of demonetisation could have been served better by doing a cost benefit analysis.Issues related to subsidies ‘Trade-distorting farm subsidies must go’: India, China submit proposal at WTO.
Prelims Related News
As ISRO launch fails, glitch in space waits for fix: (Indian Express, Explained) What went wrong in the launch of the IRNSS-1H satellite by ISRO.