Creating well-paid jobs for Indians: (Live Mint, Editorial)
NITI Aayog’s plan for labour-intensive, export-oriented industrialization needs more details on how India can enter global value chains.
No, no, no: SC on instant triple talaq: (The Hindu)
3:2 split verdict termed practice ‘manifestly arbitrary’; CJI Khehar held it was part of right to religion.
Effects of developed and developing countries policies
Trump offers India a role in Afghanistan: (The Hindu)
Describing India as “a key security and economic partner of the United States,” the President said America would further “develop its strategic partnership with India — the world’s largest democracy.”
India welcomes Trump’s new Afghanistan policy: (The Hindu)
Hitting out at cross-border terrorism from Pakistan, India on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump’s new policy on Afghanistan and said his move would help target “safe havens” of terrorism in South Asia.
India and neighbors
No signs of Chinese build-up: (The Hindu)
China on Tuesday reiterated its demand that Indian troops pull out from the Doklam plateau in Bhutan by pointing to Beijing’s concerns regarding the revamp of India’s border infrastructure.
Indian Economy. Planning, Growth and Employment
‘Uranium sale talks at advanced stage’: (The Hindu)
Discussions are at a ‘well-advanced’ stage for Australia’s uranium sale to India, to fuel nuclear power plants in the energy-starved developing nation.
Fixing the trade deficit with China won’t be easy: (Live Mint, Editorial)
The deficit is not a result of exchange rate but of the inability to either boost productivity or to plug into international supply chains.