International groupings and agreements
Tokyo for quadrilateral talks: (The Hindu)
India responds to Japan’s move to include Delhi in dialogue with U.S., Australia.
Big vision, hazy detail: (The Hindu, Editorial)
India and U.S. have some way to go in charting the path to deeper strategic ties.
India, France discuss ways to ramp up strategic ties: (The Hindu, Editorial)
India and France held wide-ranging talks aimed at further boosting defence and security ties, with a focus on co-development of military platforms, and enhancing cooperation in the maritime sphere.
India and neighbors
All the roads that lead to Kabul: (The Hindu, Editorial)
India must expand its development role further and enhance its security profile in Afghanistan.
Issues related to subsidies
An agreement on elimination of ‘harmful’ fisheries subsidies is likely to be the only major outcome at the forthcoming meeting of the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) highest decision-making body called the ‘Ministerial Conference’.
SC frames new norms to evaluate work of HC Additional Judges: (Indian Express, Editorial)
This marks a departure from the earlier practice of their performance being reviewed by High Court Judges.
Cropping pattern, Agriculture, e-technology
The flaming fields of Punjab: (The Hindu, Editorial)
Despite the 2015 ban on crop burning, farmers in the State continue to set fire to paddy residue to make way for the next crop.
Prelims Related News
Suffice it to say that the Blue Whale game is dangerous to life. What endangers life has to be condemned and not allowed.