Must Read News Articles – November 22



International relations:

Rohingya diplomacy(Indian Express Editorial)

India struggles to find the right tone with Myanmar. It could learn from China.

Himalayan upgrade(The Hindu Editorial)

Elections on November 26 and December 7 in Nepal mark a historic moment in its tumultuous transition from a 240-year-old monarchy to a multi-party democracy.

Indian Constitution and Polity:

Penal law soon on triple talaq(The Hindu)

The government plans to bring in legislation in winter session of Parliament.

No need for privacy in court, says SC(The Hindu)

Judges have no need for privacy inside the courtrooms they preside in, Supreme Court judge, Justice A.K. Goel, said, giving the thumbs-up for audio and video recording of court proceedings.

Be intolerant of intolerance(Indian Express Editorial)

Why the Supreme Court judgment in the case of ‘An Insignificant Man’ shows the way.

SC refuses TN’s plea for immediate release of 30 tmc of Cauvery water(The Hindu)

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused Tamil Nadu’s plea to direct Karnatakato forthwith release Cauvery river water from its reservoirs to make good a shortfall of 63 TMC ft at Billigundulu.

SC reserves orders on plea against lawyer’s verification(The Hindu)

The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved orders on a batch of petitions challenging the Certificate and Place of Practice (Verification) Rules of 2015 which requires a mass verification of lawyers’ credentials to weed out fake practitioners.

Supreme court hearing: Constitution gives Delhi govt no executive powers, says Centre(Indian Express)

The ASG also rejected the charge that the L-G was acting on his own and sitting on files. Of the nearly 600 files that came to the L-G in the last three years, only three were referred to the President due to difference of opinion, he said

How focussed diplomacy won India the International Court of Justice battle(Indian Express)

Justice Dalveer Bhandari won the election to the International Court of Justice with 183 of 193 votes in UN General Assembly and all 15 at UNSC voting in his favour.

India pulls off a diplomatic coup, wins prized ICJ seat(The Hindu)

With Justice Dalveer Bhandari’s re-election, this will be the first time in the 70-year history of the U.N.that the U.K. will not be on the world judicial body.

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WTO: India resolute on food security(The Hindu)

At Ministerial Conference next month, will push back on ‘severe’ curbs on right to give price subsidies

Low tariffs slowing new bid for winds, solar energy projects:ICRA(The Hindu)

The renewable energy sector is in the midst of a lull after the storm, as bidding for wind and solar energy projects is seeing a short-term slowdown, said rating agency ICRA on Tuesday.


Blue whales are mostly ‘right-handed’:Study(The Hindu)

Blue whales, the world’s largest animals, usually favour their right side when they lunge to catch food — a preference similar to right-handedness in people, researchers said.

Science and technology:

Rafale questions(Indian Express)

Government’s reluctance to share data on the price of the aircraft has raised several scenarios, none of them flattering to it

India calls for stronger treaties to protect space assets(The Hindu)

Stressing international cooperation in space as in all domains of global commons, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Tuesday called for strengthening global treaties to protect space-based assets and prevent militarisation of outer space.

Oldest stars in our galaxy discovered(The Hindu)

Astronomers have discovered some of the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy by determining their locations and velocities.


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