Social issues Feminism in the classroom: (Indian Express, Editorial)
Socialisation into patriarchy begins early in life. The necessity of mutual respect and gender equality must be taught in schools.
International groupings and agreements Diplomacy must to solve conflicts: (The Hindu) Modi arrives at BRICS summit amid expectations of bilateral talks post-Doklam. Indian Constitution And then there were nine: (The Hindu, Editorial) Constitutions are enlarged and strengthened when courts act as brakes against majoritarian authoritarianism. Behind SC verdict on places of worship, Article on taxpayers’ money and religion: (Indian Express, Explained)
The state government scheme sets a limit of Rs 50,000 for each damaged structure, and certain conditions for eligibility.Government Policies It’s lonely on the ground: (Indian Express, Editorial)
RTI Act needs to be protected against attempts to dilute it. RTI activists must be made less vulnerable.
Indian Economy. Planning, Growth and Employment Moving to the faster lane: (The Hindu) GST will drive efficiencies in the country’s supply chain. Economy outlook still cloudy: (The Hindu, Editorial) An immediate stimulus is needed to regain the momentum to get India back to 8% growth. Pollution and conservation Investing in the ecosystem: (The Hindu, Editorial) If valued properly, natural capital can maximise the benefits of economic growth and development. Energy needs inspiration: (Indian Express, Editorial)
Socio-political and economic realities do not favour the prospects of renewables. Policy-makers need to think out of the box.Disaster management Voting for man-made disasters: (Live Mint, Editorial) The root cause of man-made disasters of the type we saw in August is not merely incapacity and apathy but conscious errors of omission and commission by the state.
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Air pollution throws shade on India's solar success: Dust deposited on panels impair conversion of energy. Planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1 may have water: The Earth-sized planets orbiting the ultracool TRAPPIST-1 dwarf star 40 light-years away may have substantial amounts of water and could be habitable.