SC for panels to examine dowry cases: (The Hindu)
Set up ‘family welfare committees’ in all districts under NALSA, says Bench.
Public health, private players?: (The Hindu, Editorial)
Private providers will be able to cherry-pick the lucrative districts where patients have a higher paying capacity.
India and neighbors
Doval holds talks with Chinese counterpart: (The Hindu)
Expectations of de-escalation of crisis.
Privacy built into Aadhaar Act, says UIDAI: (The Hindu)
“Privacy is non-negotiable, confidentiality is non-negotiable under the Aadhaar Act,” the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the nodal agency implementing the Aadhaar scheme, has said in the Supreme Court. No logic in extending length of patents: (Live Mint, Editorial)
Granting a longer term for pharmaceutical patents will result in delays in the entry of generic versions and could adversely affect access to medicines.
International groupings and agreements
What’s at stake in Hyderabad: (The Hindu, Editorial)
India must counter Japan’s U.S.-style pressure at the RCEP talks and ensure affordable generic medicines.
Panel seeks details on AI divestment: (The Hindu)
A Parliamentary Standing Committee has sought details from the government on its strategic disinvestment plans for national carrier Air India.
‘Good prospects for India-U.K. auto trade’: (The Hindu)
Britain and India have the potential to expand post-Brexit trade in the auto sector.
Prelims Related News
While the standoff with China continues in Doklam, the Air Force Station at Panagarh in Bardhaman district of West Bengal has got its first set of the U.S.-made C-130J Super Hercules multi-skilled transport aircraft.