1. India’s research and development faces challenges on various levels. Mention the challenges and suggest reforms in the same.

Resource: India Design Council launches two Initiatives to promote Design Education and Standards (PIB)

  1. Forensics are a key aspect of investigation, but there are a lot of challenges in correct forensic analysis in India. Comment.

Resource: Explained: What is Trakea, used by Haryana Police to make forensic reports tamper-proof? (IE)

  1. Leakages have reduced the effectiveness of government schemes. Explain.

Resource: CAG hints at massive diversion of LPG (TH)

  1. Water management is crucial, and remains a key feature of the sustainable development goals. Comment.

Resource: Not many lessons learnt from water planning failures (TH)

  1. Custodial killings put a dark spot on the democracy. Explain.

Resource: SC sets up panel to investigate encounter killings in Telangana (Mint)