Society and related issues
India’s population greying : India’s old age population likely to increase to 18.4 pc by 2025: PGI doctors. India’s rising population
Executive and the Judiciary
Provide relief in cases of unnatural jail death, SC tells Centre, States: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Chief Justices of all High Courts to suo motu register petitions to identify the kin of prisoners who died unnatural deaths from 2012 and order the States to award them compensation.
SC notice to Centre on plea to ban Blue Whale: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the government to respond to a petition for an immediate direction to ban online game ‘Blue Whale’,
Government Policies and social issues
SC issues notice on student safety : Plea seeks implementation of guidelines to protect children from sexual abuse and murder
Unions toughen stand on reforms: Labour Ministry to discuss five proposals in the Code on Industrial Relations Bill with trade unions
Governance and related issues
The people’s way out: (Indian express, editorial) Can the civil society of J&K take a leading role to stem the slide of its youth towards radicalisation?
International groupings and agreements
The arc to Tokyo: on India-Japan ties : (The Hindu, Editorials) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to India, part of annual summits between the two countries, has set strategic ties on a fast track
BJP States tell police to push back Rohingya: Assam and Manipur have placed their forces on alert
Three isn’t a crowd:(Indian Express, Editorial) The next step in the India-Japan partnership has to be constructive engagement with China
India and neighbors
Will push Myanmar on refugees, India tells Dhaka : India on Friday sent another consignment of aid for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
Indian Economy. Planning, Growth and Employment
Understanding the slowdown: (The hindu, Editorial) India’s economy is slowing down: GDP growth has lost momentum in each quarter since the one ending March 2016.
Exports climb 10.3% reversing 5-month slowdown : Exporters express concern about outlook, cite less than encouraging order booking from October
Aadhaar to be linked to driving licence: It will help check the menace of multiple licences, says Ravi Shankar Prasad
Country of a chosen few: (Indian Express, editorial) Thomas Piketty points to the widening income disparities that have accompanied economic growth in India, which endanger social stability
Science and Tech
ISRO to be back with launches in Nov.-Dec.: The Indian Space Research Organisation expects to resume launch of satellites in a couple of months once its failure analysis committee releases its report.
Indigenous artillery gun sets new record in range: An indigenous artillery gun, Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS), being jointly developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
No nod for GM mustard cultivation: Govt to SC: The Centre told the Supreme Court on Friday that it had not granted approval for commercial cultivation of the Genetically Modified (GM) mustard crop (Shishta, analysis ) On GM Mustard