GS 2 Supreme Court refuses to stay amendments to SC/ST Act The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay the recent amendments to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. 2+2 = ? India must watch its side of the ledger while deepening defence ties with the U.S. COMCASA to help keep a watch over Indian Ocean The foundational agreement Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) which India concluded with the U.S. at the 2+2 dialogue will enable Indian military to get a better picture of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) which is seeing increasing Chinese movements, officials said. Chabahar port handover on track The smooth movement regarding the strategically important port came a day after official sources indicated that the United States would give a ‘carve out’ to India’s investment in the project. GS 3 Can India take SAHI road to urban mobility? ‘Transforming India’s Mobility: A Perspective’ prepared by the NITI Aayog and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) calls for efficient and convenient public transport to answer the twin problems of pollution and congestion. The report quickly attracted attention amid the rise in fuel prices. IMA moots ethics code overhaul Marking a bold departure from the existing code of ethics that covers the medical profession, the Indian Medical Association is in the process of redefining the code in order to ensure a much more contemporary outlook. Every patient will have to be evaluated: J&J on hip implants Close to 4,700 people with damaged hip joints in India received the ASR implant before 2010, when it was recalled, of which only 1,080 were tracked. The government appointed expert committee, however, maintains that over 3,600 patients with the faulty implants remain untraceable. Bihar takes new route for Swachh Bharat catch-up Under the Swachh Bharat programme, States were given freedom to tweak the way the scheme was implemented. Every household building a toilet was eligible for an incentive of ₹12,000. Some States paid the incentive only when the construction was over, while others paid it in parts during various stages of construction. Post office solutions The government-owned payments bank will be able to accept deposits of up to ₹1 lakh from customers but without the rights to use these funds to advance risky loans at higher interest rates. FPIs start process of falling in line According to people directly involved in the matter, some of the funds have initiated the process to change the key management personnel (KMP) managing the fund if such person falls in the category barred by the Indian capital market regulator. Have you herd? Bighorn sheep pass on useful tips Animals learn from experienced members of the herd about where to find the best food, building sort of a cultural know-how that’s passed through generations and improves over the course of decades, new research indicates.