Inclusive lessons (The Hindu Editorial)
Private Islamic schools are a great help, but mainstreaming Muslim girls will require their political participation
Pak.court frees Hafiz Saeed(The Hindu)
Saeed, a declared terrorist by the U.N., the U.S. and India for his involvement in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, had been under house arrest since January 2017.
Indian Constitution and Polity:
The number game(The Hindu Editorial)
India’s victory at the ICJ reinforces the importance of small power diplomacy
Salaries of judges set to increase(The Hindu)
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved hikes in the salaries of High Court and Supreme Court judges.
Bankruptcy code to be amended(The Hindu)
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to promulgate an Ordinance to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC).
A certificate of residency issued by a gram panchayat is not a document of citizenship and is “meaningless” unless supported by some other valid record to make a claim for inclusion in the National Register of Citizenship (NRC), the Supreme Court said on Wednesday.
Amendment related to bamboo in non-forest areas gets Cabinet nod(Indian Express)
The Section in question includes bamboo, along with “skumps, brush-wood and canes”, within the ambit of “tree”.
Cabinet nod to women cell to support skills, jobs and health(Indian Express)
The move, aimed at bringing gender empowerment under focus ahead of the 2019 elections, will ostensibly help the BJP to justify its promise of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas.
Time to change the House rules(The Hindu Editorial)
Parliament and State legislatures need to meet more regularly
New direct tax law coming(The Hindu)
Panel, led by CBDT Member Arbind Modi, given 6 months to review IT Act 1961
Opening the door(Indian Express)
Justice Dalveer Bhandari’s election to the International Court of Justice is a resonant moment for non-P 5 members of UN
Cabinet approves new finance panel (The Hindu)
Fifteenth Finance Commission will have its task cut out with the new tax system
A wilful negligence(Indian Express)
Governments have not acted on recommendations of committees on farmer welfare
Ajit V Pai, who was appointed to the FCC Chair by President Donald Trump this January has intended to “fire up the weed whacker and remove those rules that are holding back investment, innovation, and job creation” in telecommunications
Migratory birds start arriving in Chilika(The Hindu)
After a long flight of thousands of miles, not often punctuated by breaks, lakhs of migratory birds have made their way to the Chilika Lake, Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon.
Call to make clinical trial data public(The Hindu)
ICMR makes it mandatory for companies, organisations to disclose outcomes
Far from keeping the world safe(The Hindu Editorial)
Much more needs to be done by the international community to truly grapple with climate change
Science and Technology:
The missile was gravity dropped from the Su-30MKI from its fuselage, and the two-stage missile’s engine fired up and was propelled towards the intended target in the Bay of Bengal.
Pill talk(The Hindu Editorial)
Consumer awareness is needed on the danger of reckless antibiotic use