U.S. DECLARES IT HAS AGREED UPON PEACE FRAMEWORK WITH TALIBAN

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-01-29 U.S. DECLARES IT HAS AGREED UPON PEACE FRAMEWORK WITH TALIBAN Relevant for: International Relations | Topic: India – Afghanistan The way forward:Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, centre, with U.S. special representative Zalmay Khalilzad, top left, during a Cabinet meeting in Kabul on Monday.AFPHANDOUT American and Taliban officials have agreed to…

SEVEN NORTHEASTERN STATES LAG BEHIND IN TOILETS FOR SCHOOLGIRLS

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-01-28 SEVEN NORTHEASTERN STATES LAG BEHIND IN TOILETS FOR SCHOOLGIRLS Relevant for: Developmental Issues | Topic: Health & Sanitation and related issues Nationally, about 66.4% schools provide girls with toilets. An average of 34.96% schools in the eight northeastern States had usable toilets for girls in 2018 compared to 36.66%…

A RECKLESS EXPERIMENT: ON GENE-EDITED BABIES

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-01-24 A RECKLESS EXPERIMENT: ON GENE-EDITED BABIES Relevant for: Science & Technology | Topic: Biotechnology, Genetics & Health related developments The saga of the Chinese scientist who created the world’s first gene-edited babies last November has forced researchers everywhere to take a hard look at the ethics of gene-editing. Chinese…

ORAL MENTIONS IN SC WILL SOON BE HISTORY

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-01-24 ORAL MENTIONS IN SC WILL SOON BE HISTORY Relevant for: Indian Polity | Topic: Judiciary in India: its Structure, Organization & Functioning, Judges of SC & High Courts, Judgments and related Issues The CJI takes a call on the spot, whether the case deserves to be heard out-of-turn. This…

PULL-OUT PUZZLE: ON WITHDRAWAL OF U.S. TROOPS FROM SYRIA

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-01-11 PULL-OUT PUZZLE: ON WITHDRAWAL OF U.S. TROOPS FROM SYRIA Relevant for: International Relations | Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed & developing countries on India’s interests President Donald Trump’s planned withdrawal of American troops from Syria ran into trouble this week as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan…