Freeing Kulbhushan: On consular access
Pakistan’s delay in giving full consular access reveals a non-serious attitude to ICJ order
Bigger and better: On number of Supreme Court judges
More judges are welcome, but SC must focus on its role as interpreter of the Constitution
Rajasthan’s effort to criminalise mob lynching is a good start
In furtherance of the recommendations made by the apex court in Tehseen S. Poonawalla v. Union of India, the Rajasthan government has introduced the Rajasthan Protection from Lynching Bill, 2019.
Statue of Unity shortlisted for UK-based structural award
The Statue of Unity, a memorial to Sardar Patel, in Gujarat’s Kevadia town has been shortlisted for ‘The Structural Awards 2019’ of the UK-based Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)
20,000 genomes to be scanned for cancer study
The Department of Biotechology (DBT) plans to scan nearly 20,000 Indian genomes over the next five years, in a two-phase exercise, and develop diagnostic tests that can be used to test for cancer.
Indigenous missile successfully tested
The Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired the indigenously developed Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur.
Tenders cancelled to boost make in India
Government tenders worth over Rs 25,000 crore were either cancelled or modified and re-issued after the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) stepped in to change their conditions to promote ‘Made in India’ goods