Supreme Court case backlog falls below 60,000: (The Hindu) Reducing pendency of cases in courts across the country has been a matter of priority for both the government and the apex court for a long time.
International groupings and agreements
International conference to discuss ways to set up NGT-like tribunal: (Indian Express)
The focus of the conference will be on ‘Forest and biodiversity’, ‘Clean and renewable energy’, ‘Climate change’ and ‘Municipal solid waste’. Four technical sessions, on each of the issues, will be held over the 2-day conference.India may lose Farzad B gas field bid: (The Hindu)
Iran miffed as India not ‘flexible’ on pricing; quality of gas a concern, says petroleum ministry official
Science and Tech
Novel inhibitor to combat kala-azar identified: (The Hindu) Combining structure-based drug designing methodology with in vitro studies, scientists have been able to identify a FDA-approved molecule