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A lesser evil: Collegium has grave deficiencies, but it compromises structural independence of judiciary less(IE ,GS paper 2)

The Supreme Court’s striking down of the 99th Amendment (National Judicial Appointments Commission act, NJAC) seems to confirm that Indian institutional development follows a maxim of its own: Thou shalt meet overreach with more overreach. The judiciary-legislature tussle in India has never been based on first principles. A dominant executive

Pranab stresses India’s balancing act (India-Palestine-Israel balancing act ,The Hindu ,GS paper 2)

He was the first head of state to stay overnight in Ramallah President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday reiterated India’s approach towards Israel and Palestine — continue to support the Palestine cause while pursuing improved relationship with Israel. Speaking to the media team accompanying him, while returning from Israel, Mr. Mukherjee