Geophysical phenomena

Awry forecasts, but IMD sticks to models: (The Hindu)

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) will review the computer models it used for preparing forecasts this year, but is unlikely to make any dramatic corrections.

The numbers game: (The Hindu, Editorial)

The India Meteorological Department needs to better tailor its forecast for farmers.

Social Issues

Missing the point of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: (Live Mint, Editorial)

The government should put greater emphasis on behaviour change than construction of toilets.


Government Policies

Justice Rohini to head sub-categorisation panel: (The Hindu)

President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday appointed a commission to examine the sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) to ensure that the more backward among the communities can access the benefits of reservation.

India and Neighbors

Chauvinist winds over India: (The Hindu, Editorial)

The response to the Rohingya crisis is just one of many manifestations of a growing gracelessness.

Effects of developed and developing countries policies

India and Djibouti’s geopolitical scrum: (Indian Express, Editorial)

With President Kovind’s visit, Delhi seems ready, at last, to jockey for influence in the Horn of Africa.



Premium trains run with empty seats: (The Hindu)

Flight tickets are often cheaper than the fares in these services, thanks to the flexi fare system.

Tackling the economic slowdown: (The Hindu, Editorial)

Greater public investment must now flow into the repair and reconstruction of infrastructure.

The cost of electricity: (The Hindu, Editorial)

What India needs to do for reliability, security and affordability of electric supply.

Powerful challenge: (Indian Express, Editorial)

Taking electricity to every household is a great idea. It will need to be done without imperiling the health of discoms.

Indian Economy

The fiscal myth: (The Hindu, Editorial)

Government spending is not a magic wand to revive the economy.

Prelims Related News 

India gets first-ever U.S. crude shipment:

‘Such supplies will help mitigate risks’.

Very pleased for the fruit fly, says Nobel winner Rosbash:

Humble insect was key to discovery about the body’s biological clock.


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