Executive and the Judiciary

Speed up trial of politicians, says SC: (The Hindu)

Asks Centre to frame scheme by Dec. 13 to set up special criminal courts.

India and neighbors

India, Bhutan security indivisible: President: (The Hindu)

Kovind conveys India’s deep appreciation of the personal involvement of the King in addressing the Doklam standoff

Nirmala flags Indian Ocean issues: (The Hindu)

Says extra-regional nations building naval outposts in the region raises tension.


Pollution and conservation

Mass bathing in Ganga aggravates anti-microbial resistance woes: (The Hindu)

Reason behind a broad spectrum of antibiotics becoming ineffective, finds govt.-commissioned study.

UN says carbon emissions gap could affect climate target: (The Hindu)

Paris Agreement pledges leave deficit that could raise temperature by 3°C.

Science and Tech

The war on TB: (The Hindu, Editorial)

India registers a few successes but the surveillance systems remain inadequate.


India mulls national e-commerce policy: (The Hindu)

Says premature to talk with WTO now on global e-com rules as benefit unclear.

The stimulus and after: (The Hindu, Editorial)

The recapitalisation of public banks is a welcome move but will be a lost effort without accompanying reforms.

Moving up: (The Hindu, Editorial)

India moves up the doing business index, but the challenges remain formidable.

Where credit is due: (Indian Express, Editorial)

Despite problems with the methodology of the rankings, India’s 30-spot jump in World Bank’s Doing Business Indicators is remarkable.

Prelims Related News

Scientists mine ‘star scar’ in France:

Rochechouart was built on top of land hit by a meteorite 200 million years ago.


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