‘Don’t deny food items for lack of Aadhaar’: (The Hindu)
Centre issues instruction to all States.
Govt. working on tougher consumer protection law: (The Hindu)
A new consumer protection law is on the anvil to crack down on misleading advertisements and simplify the grievance redressal mechanism.
India and neighbors
India for ‘constructive’ Rohingya policy: (The Hindu)
Seeking a ‘constructive’ approach to dealing with the exodus of the Rohingya, India said on Thursday that the displaced members of the community will have to return to their place of origin in the Rakhine province of Myanmar.
Look beyond Af-Pak: (Indian Express, Editorial)
US is reconsidering India’s role in Indian Ocean region. A rejig of US policy in South Asia is in order too.
In defence of the Election Commission: (Live Mint, Editorial)
When political parties are tempted to undermine its moral authority, they should remember how it protects them.
A bold step in bank reform: (The Hindu, Editorial)
It’s been late coming, but the recapitalisation of public sector banks is a winner.
Left behind on the path ahead: (The Hindu, Editorial)
Social welfare beneficiaries should have the option to choose a payment mode convenient to them.
Science and Tech
The identity puzzle: DNA Bill: (Indian Express, Editorial)
The draft Bill has substantially modified the earlier Bill and suggested various measures to fortify the use of uncontaminated DNA samples for investigation purposes and for identifying missing persons.
Prelims Related News
SCIENCE-GENE-TOOL: (The Hindu)
RNA editing tool to help combat genetic disease.
Researchers push for use of sustainable building materials.