Security Issues
India set to launch deep sea mission - The Hindu -23/11/2020
2020-11-24 16:28

India will soon launch an ambitious ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ that envisages the exploration of minerals, energy and marine diversity of the underwater… Continue Reading

Arogya Sanjivani - The Hindu -23/11/2020
2020-11-24 16:23

Arogya Sanjeevani is a standardised health insurance policy designed by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority. Every general insurance o… Continue Reading

Parliamentary panel bats for laws to counter bio-terrorism - The Hindu -22/11/2020
2020-11-22 21:07

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health’s report on the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic and its management. In Detail: The committee has stre… Continue Reading

How kala-azar was eliminated from a highly endemic district in Bihar - The Hindu -22/11/2020
2020-11-22 21:05

Kala-azar or visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a tropical disease characterised by irregular fever, weight loss, anaemia and swelling of the spleen and l… Continue Reading

Digital health mission- THE HINDI - 21/11/20
2020-11-21 22:08

Context: The Chairman, National Health Authority and CEO of Ayushman Bharat has announced that the National Digital Health Mission will soon be rea… Continue Reading

The shifting trajectory of India’s foreign policy- The Hindu -02/11/2020
2020-11-03 19:34

In the Third India-U.S. 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue that took place in Delhi recently, the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) for Geo-Spatia… Continue Reading

Gilgit-Baltistan a part of India, says MEA - The Hindu -02/11/2020
2020-11-03 19:29

Stating that it is intended to camouflage the illegal occupation of the region by Islamabad, India slammed Pakistan for its attempt to accord provinci… Continue Reading

More ups than downs in India ties - The Hindu -02/11/2020
2020-11-03 19:27

India – U.S.A relations. Trajectory of India- U.S.A relations under President Trump: With the victory of Mr. Trump in the U.S. presidential el… Continue Reading

‘Import barriers will not be perpetual’- The Hindu -01/11/2020
2020-11-02 12:40

NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman asserted that any tariff protection to promote local manufacturing in India will come with an in-built sunset clause. Note… Continue Reading

EC revokes Kamal Nath’s status as star campaigner - The Hindu -01/11/2020
2020-11-02 12:37

The Election Commission (EC) revoked the status of a Congress leader as a star campaigner for the party in the ongoing State Assembly by-polls. The r… Continue Reading

Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Goa best governed States: report - The Hindu -01/11/2020
2020-11-02 12:34

Public Affairs Centre (PAC): The Public Affairs Centre (PAC) is a not-for-profit research think tank situated in Bengaluru, Karnataka. It works at i… Continue Reading

Fifteenth Finance Commission to hand in report on Nov. 9 - The Hindu -01/11/2020
2020-11-02 12:32

The Fifteenth Finance Commission has finalised its report for fund devolution from the Centre to States for the five years from 2021-22 to 2025-26. … Continue Reading

New wage code bars bonus for those facing sex abuse charges- The Hindu -01/11/2020
2020-11-02 12:30

Owing to a provision in the Code on Wages, those indulging in sexual harassment of any form could run the risk of losing out on bonus dues from their … Continue Reading

‘Regulate extraction of minor minerals’ - The Hindu - 03/10/2020
2020-10-03 21:10

A Division Bench has directed the J&K administration to regulate the extraction of minor minerals from water bodies and set up an expert committee to … Continue Reading

Good conduct is key to early release: SC - The Hindu - 03/10/2020
2020-10-03 21:05

Supreme Court Judgement: Justice Kant wrote: “Society has a right to lead a peaceful and fearless life, without free-roaming criminals creating h… Continue Reading

Intention to abet suicide cannot be assumed, it has to be evident: SC - The Hindu - 03/10/2020
2020-10-03 20:59

Supreme Court Judgement: The intention to abet suicide cannot be assumed and it needs to be backed by solid, visible proof. A three-judge Bench … Continue Reading

Branded witches, two killed and cremated in Assam - The Hindu - 03/10/2020
2020-10-03 20:56

Witch-hunting: Witch-hunting involves the branding of victims, especially women as witches, where they are accused of possessing supernatural power… Continue Reading

Is one language enough? - The Hindu - 01/10/2020
2020-10-03 20:39

Official Languages Act 1963: There was widespread resistance to the imposition of Hindi on non-native speakers, especially in Tamil Nadu. This led… Continue Reading

Time to shift focus to the maritime sphere - The Hindu - 01/10/2020
2020-10-03 20:36

State of India’s continental strategy India is a country that is traditionally obsessed with a continental approach to war and peace. However, I… Continue Reading

Govt retains Rs. 12-lakh cr. borrowing plan - The Hindu - 01/10/2020
2020-10-03 20:26

India’s fiscal deficit soared to 109% of the Budget target in just the first five months of the year (2020-21), with revenues remaining muted. Th… Continue Reading

Crimes against Scheduled Tribes saw 26% rise in 2019: NCRB report - The Hindu - 01/10/2020
2020-10-03 20:23

Crime in India report 2019 has been published by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). Crime against women: From 2018, the rate of crime aga… Continue Reading

Malabar exercise: meeting to discuss Australia’s entry - The Hindu - 30/09/2020
2020-10-01 09:03

The move to include Australia would mark a major shift for India’s Indo-Pacific plans. Inclusion of Australia would make it the first time since 20… Continue Reading

Why are Azerbaijan and Armenia fighting again? - The Hindu - 30/09/2020
2020-10-01 08:50

The conflict can be traced back to the pre-Soviet era when the region was at the meeting point of the Ottoman, Russian and Persian empires. Once Azer… Continue Reading

Offset clause goes for IGAs - The Hindu - 29/09/2020
2020-09-30 20:57

The Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP), 2020: The new Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP), 2020 has been released. The draft was finalised by a co… Continue Reading

Land acquisition order gifted govt. laxity: CJI - The Hindu - 29/09/2020
2020-09-30 20:55

Land Acquisition Judgement March 2020: In March 2020, a Constitution Bench, led by Justice Arun Mishra gave out a judgement on Section 24 on land a… Continue Reading

Clashes erupted between Armenia and Azerbaijan - The Hindu - 28/09/2020
2020-09-29 09:36

Gs2- IR Territorial dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region History : 1920: Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous R… Continue Reading

Invisible killer threatens country’s sandalwood forests - The Hindu - 28/09/2020
2020-09-29 09:32

Sandalwood Spike Disease (SSD): The disease is caused by phytoplasma (bacterial parasites of plant tissues) which are transmitted by insect vectors… Continue Reading

Punjab government appoints nodal officers to curb stubble burning - The Hindu - 28/09/2020
2020-09-29 09:29

The Chief Minister of Punjab has appealed to farmers not to burn crop residue because the practice could make the situation worse helping COVID-19 to … Continue Reading

Tense LAC makes Ladakhi team call off election boycott - The Hindu - 28/09/2020
2020-09-29 09:28

The call for a boycott of the elections to the district autonomous councils in Ladakh has been withdrawn in the wake of the lurking danger on the Chin… Continue Reading

MCI replaced by National Medical Commission - The Hindu - 26-09-2020
2020-09-26 20:31

The Union Government has constituted the National Medical Commission (NMC). With this, the decades-old institution of the Medical Council of India (MC… Continue Reading

Mahinda to discuss fishermen’s concerns with Modi - The Hindu - 26-09-2020
2020-09-26 20:26

Sri Lankan Prime Minister has promised Sri Lanka’s northern fisher leaders that he would take up their concern over “trespassing Indian trawlers… Continue Reading

One-third of funding by AIIB has gone to India - The Hindu - 26-09-2020
2020-09-26 20:24

Out of the USD 20 billion in loans issued by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), about $6 billion has gone to India. India is one of t… Continue Reading

China refused plea for help from northeast insurgents -The Hindu-25-09-2020
2020-09-26 20:20

The affidavit, filed by the government before the tribunal said the United National Liberation Front of West of South East Asia (UNLFWSEA), had taken … Continue Reading

RBI releases document on UCBs’ cybersecurity -The Hindu - 25-09-2020
2020-09-26 20:18

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has brought out a document titled the ‘Technology Vision for Cyber Security for Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs) 2020… Continue Reading

Five States can borrow more on reform -The Hindu-25-09-2020
2020-09-26 20:16

The Centre has permitted five states to borrow an additional Rs.9,913 crore through open market borrowings to meet expenditure requirements amid falli… Continue Reading

Govt. extends IBC pause by 3 months -The Hindu-25-09-2020
2020-09-26 20:14

Corporates in India have got three more months of relief from the invocation of insolvency and bankruptcy (IBC) proceedings by lenders. Details: … Continue Reading

Gilgit-Baltistan polls have no legal basis; says India -The Hindu-25-09-2020
2020-09-26 20:12

Pakistan has moved to give full provincial status to the Gilgit-Baltistan region through an election. The region earlier was known as the “Northern … Continue Reading

China cautious on G4 push for UNSC reforms-The Hindu-25-09-2020
2020-09-26 20:11

China has said that there are enormous divisions and a lack of consensus on taking forward the stalled reforms of the United Nations Security Council … Continue Reading

India and the Abraham Accords-The Hindu-22-09-2020
2020-09-24 10:55

Abraham Accords: It is the first Arab-Israeli peace deal in 26 years. The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have agreed to establish full diplomati… Continue Reading

Bacteria behind deaths of 330 Botswana elephants -The Hindu-22-09-2020
2020-09-24 10:04

Toxins in water, produced by cyanobacteria (cyanobacterial neurotoxins) killed more than 300 elephants in Botswana this year. Cyanobacteria Cyanob… Continue Reading

SBI raises Rs.7000 crore through Basel-III bonds-The Hindu-22-09-2020
2020-09-24 09:59

The bonds qualify as tier II capital of the bank. The bonds have a face value of Rs.10 lakh each, bearing a coupon rate of 6.24% per annum payable an… Continue Reading

Amid Oppn. concerns, Lok Sabha passes FCRA Bill -The Hindu-22-09-2020
2020-09-24 09:57

The Lok Sabha passed the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020. The government had proposed amendments to the Foreign Contribution… Continue Reading

Parliament passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill-The Hindu-22-09-2020
2020-09-24 09:55

The Rajya Sabha passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill (IBC), 2020. The Bill replaces an Ordinance passed in June 2020. … Continue Reading

Amid fierce protests, Rajya Sabha passes two farm Bills - The Hindu -21-09-2020
2020-09-22 06:45

Two of the three agriculture-related legislation aimed at liberalising the farm sector have been passed by the Rajya Sabha, these legislations were ea… Continue Reading

World Bank seeks ‘universal eligibility’- The Hindu -21-09-2020
2020-09-22 06:43

The $1 billion World Bank loan comes with a condition of “universal eligibility” in procurements. Background: In April 2020 the World Bank… Continue Reading

Make ethics code must for all news channels, NBA tells SC- The Hindu -21-09-2020
2020-09-22 06:38

The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) has told the Supreme Court to make its code of ethics against airing malicious, biased and regressive content … Continue Reading

Govt. tables Bill to amend FCRA- The Hindu -21-09-2020
2020-09-22 06:36

Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) FCRA regulates foreign donations and ensures that such contributions do not adversely affect the internal … Continue Reading

‘Telcos must conduct special security audit of networks’- The Hindu -18-09-2020
2020-09-19 09:01

The Department of Telecom has directed all telecom service providers in the country to carry out a special audit of their networks by an external agen… Continue Reading

U.S. keen on finalising BECA at 2+2 dialogue- The Hindu -18-09-2020
2020-09-19 08:56

The U.S. is keen that India sign the last foundational agreement, Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement for Geo-Spatial Cooperation (BECA), at the … Continue Reading

Pak. told to allow Queen’s Counsel- The Hindu -18-09-2020
2020-09-19 08:41

What is Queen’s Counsel? Queen’s Counsel is a barrister or advocate, appointed Counsel to the UK Crown on the recommendation of the Lord Chance… Continue Reading

Pak. to make Gilgit-Baltistan a full-fledged province: report- The Hindu -18-09-2020
2020-09-19 08:38

According to a Pakistani media report, Pakistan has decided to elevate the status of Gilgit-Baltistan to that of a full-fledged province with all cons… Continue Reading

Impediments to equal productivity, dignity- The Hindu -16-09-2020
2020-09-16 22:15

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act, 2016 was passed by the Indian Parliament to fulfill its obligation to the United Nations Conventio… Continue Reading

Fewer than 34,000 inter-State migrant workers in 2019-20- The Hindu -16-09-2020
2020-09-16 22:12

Inter-State Migrant Workmen (ISMW) Act, 1979: The ISMW Act came into force four decades ago. It is meant to protect vulnerable workers who leave t… Continue Reading

Govt. refuses demands to restore MPLADS funds- The Hindu -16-09-2020
2020-09-16 22:09

The government’s decision to suspend MPLADS funds for two years has evoked mixed reactions. Arguments in favour of MPLADS scheme: Wrong notion… Continue Reading

New Bill on powers of Delhi govt., L-G soon - The Hindu -16-09-2020
2020-09-16 22:06

The National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2020, proposes to clearly spell out the functions of the Council of Ministers and the Lieute… Continue Reading

‘Sell enemy assets worth Rs.1 lakh crore’- The Hindu -15-09-2020
2020-09-16 22:01

A part-time member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister has suggested that India should look at selling enemy properties valued at o… Continue Reading

GST compensation due to States is Rs.1.51 lakh cr.- The Hindu -15-09-2020
2020-09-16 21:58

In the current fiscal year (2020-21), States are looking at a staggering Rs.2.35 lakh crore GST revenue shortfall.… Continue Reading

Three agri reform Bills introduced - The Hindu -15-09-2020
2020-09-16 21:56

Amendments have been made to the Essential Commodities Act, new laws have been framed to bypass the State APMC Acts and to facilitate contract farming… Continue Reading

What’s next for Palestine after UAE, Bahrain deals with Israel?- The Hindu -15-09-2020
2020-09-16 21:54

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the top diplomats of the UAE and Bahrain are to sign the deals on normalising relations. They have ag… Continue Reading

Centre opposes move to recognise same-sex unions - The Hindu -15-09-2020
2020-09-15 22:48

The Centre has opposed before the Delhi High Court, a petition seeking recognition of same-sex marriages. Details: The Centre argued that the In… Continue Reading

Urban employment as the focal point - The Hindu - 15-09-2020
2020-09-15 22:34

Unemployment problem in India: Employment concern and associated issues: Notably, the employment-intensive sectors like construction (–50%), t… Continue Reading

Reducing India’s cancer burden - The Hindu - 14-09-2020
2020-09-15 22:29

As per the data provided by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research (NCDIR) National Cancer… Continue Reading

Monsoon session set for stormy start- The Hindu -14-09-2020
2020-09-14 20:47

The monsoon session of Parliament, delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is set to begin with strict safety protocols in place. Up to 45 Bills will… Continue Reading

Life goes off the rails- The Hindu -14-09-2020
2020-09-14 20:40

The Supreme Court, in an order on 31st August 2020 had directed the removal of 48,000 slums along the railway tracks in the national capital within th… Continue Reading

Science behind air-breathing scramjet engine - The Hindu -13-09-2020
2020-09-14 08:45

The DRDO conducted a flight test of the hypersonic technology demonstrator vehicle (HSTDV) off Odisha’s coast. This HSTDV was able to fly at a hy… Continue Reading

NIMHANS develops new Indian Brain Templates - The Hindu -13-09-2020
2020-09-14 08:42

The brain size and shape differ across ages, and across regions and ethnicities, and even within a population. While some countries have their own … Continue Reading

Foreign funds & NGOs - The Hindu -13-09-2020
2020-09-14 08:40

he licences of 13 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have been suspended so far this year under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 2… Continue Reading

Steep decline - The Hindu -13-09-2020
2020-09-14 08:39

A report brought out by the World Wildlife Fund notes that on average, wildlife populations dropped by 68% between 1970 and 2016. Latin America and… Continue Reading

Dhrupad Sansthan to reconsider ICC composition- The Hindu -13-09-2020
2020-09-14 08:37

Dhrupad music is of temple origin. Dhrupad is the oldest surviving classical style of Hindustani vocal music. Although Dhrupad consolidated its … Continue Reading

Fees must for forest use, Mines Ministry told - The Hindu -12-09-2020
2020-09-14 08:35

The Environment Ministry has rejected a plea from the Ministry of Mines for exemption from forest penalty The Ministry of Mines has requested an ex… Continue Reading

India, China agree on 5-point action plan - The Hindu -12-09-2020
2020-09-14 08:33

Five-point course of action: 1. Following the consensus between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping to not allow differences to b… Continue Reading

Let virtual courts stay: law panel- The Hindu -12-09-2020
2020-09-14 08:30

“Functioning of the Virtual Courts/Courts Proceedings through Video-Conferencing”.- REPORT Recommendations: The panel has argued that the tr… Continue Reading

Questions over FCRA nod for PM CARES- The Hindu -12-09-2020
2020-09-14 08:28

PM CARES Fund has received an exemption from FCRA although it does not seem to meet the precondition of being a body established and owned by the gove… Continue Reading

SC looks into cases against legislators - The Hindu - 11-09-2020
2020-09-13 12:15

The Supreme Court has prioritised the need to expeditiously complete trial in over 4,000 criminal cases, from corruption to money laundering, pending … Continue Reading

SC seeks A-G’s aid in Bhushan case - The Hindu - 11-09-2020
2020-09-13 12:13

The Supreme Court has reached out to Attorney-General K.K. Venugopal to act as amicus curiae and assist it with legal questions raised in a contempt c… Continue Reading

‘House can select Dy. Speaker’- The Hindu - 11-09-2020
2020-09-13 12:09

Lok Sabha Speaker has said that if there is a provision for the post of Deputy Speaker in the Lok Sabha, then it was only obvious that there should be… Continue Reading

Israel in trade talks with India, China- The Hindu - 10-09-2020
2020-09-13 12:04

Israel is in talks with India and China on trade agreements and hopes that border tensions between the two countries would be sorted out peacefully. … Continue Reading

Court stays Maratha quota, sends plea to Statute Bench - The Hindu - 10-09-2020
2020-09-13 10:57

A three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court has referred a group of petitions challenging the Maratha reservation law to a Constitution Bench. Chief Just… Continue Reading

India and Japan sign agreement - PIB - 10-09-2020
2020-09-13 10:55

India and Japan signed an Agreement between the two countries concerning the Reciprocal Provision of Supplies and Services between the Armed Forces of… Continue Reading

Five Star Villages Scheme - PIB - 10-09-2020
2020-09-13 10:54

India Post launches Five Star Villages Scheme to ensure 100% rural coverage of postal schemes. The schemes covered under the Five Star scheme inclu… Continue Reading

Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) - PIB - 10-09-2020
2020-09-13 10:51

PM to inaugurate 1.75 lakh houses built under PMAY-G in Madhya Pradesh. Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin completes three years. About the … Continue Reading

SAROD-Ports - PIB - 10-09-2020
2020-09-13 10:49

Union Minister of State for Shipping launches ‘SAROD-Ports’ (Society for Affordable Redressal of Disputes – Ports). Objectives of SAROD-Por… Continue Reading

National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) - PIB - 10-09-2020
2020-09-13 10:42

A report on the journey of the NSTEDB in catalyzing innovation, entrepreneurship, and incubation was launched by the Secretary, Department of Science … Continue Reading

AMRUT Scheme - PIB - 10-09-2020
2020-09-13 10:40

The Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme was launched in 2015 in 500 cities across India covering about 60% of the ur… Continue Reading

Bold action needed to revive economy - The Hindu - 10-09-2020
2020-09-11 09:03

FICCI has urged bold and decisive action from the government to stimulate demand for India to return to a positive growth trajectory, following a 23.9… Continue Reading

Defence exports increased 700% in 3 years: Rawat - The Hindu - 10-09-2020
2020-09-11 09:01

India is the third-largest spender on defence around the world. A series of measures have been taken since 2014 to boost exports, including simplif… Continue Reading

The twisted trajectory of Bt cotton - The Hindu - 10-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:58

Bt Cotton: It is a genetically modified cotton. It contains the pesticide gene from bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). It has now been grown in the… Continue Reading

In blockchain voting, leave out the general election - The Hindu - 10-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:51

The Election Commission of India has for a while now been toying with the idea of further digitising the electoral infrastructure of the country. In f… Continue Reading

Nobel Prize - The Hindu - 10-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:35

Recently, Israel and the UAE agreed to a historic deal normalising relations and are scheduled to sign it at a White House ceremony in September 2020.… Continue Reading

NSO report shows stark digital divide affects education - The Hindu - 09-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:19

NSO released the findings of the survey on household social consumption related to education, as part of the NSO’s 75th round, conducted from July 2… Continue Reading

40% children not fully vaccinated: NSO report - The Hindu - 09-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:16

The ‘Health in India’ report by the National Statistical Organisation (NSO) has been published. The report is based on the 75th round of the Na… Continue Reading

SC to Centre: adhere to Ministry circular on roads in Char Dham - The Hindu - 09-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:11

The Supreme Court has ordered the Centre to adhere to a Union Road Ministry circular of March 2018. The circular had advised against building full-… Continue Reading

A case for down-to-earth governance - The Hindu - 09-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:08

Money as a factor in elections: 1. The issue of funding political parties and elections. 2. Money has become an important factor deciding the winn… Continue Reading

‘Borrowings by States soar 51% to Rs.2.97 lakh cr. - The Hindu - 09-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:04

Acc. to CARE rating agency, the pandemic-stricken states have borrowed a whopping Rs.2.97 lakh crore so far this financial year, which is as much as 5… Continue Reading

‘Global economy to contract 4.4%, China to grow at 2.7%’ - The Hindu - 09-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:01

Fitch Ratings projected the global GDP to contract 4.4% for 2020-21 but revised upwards China’s growth estimate to 2.7% for 2020. Fitch has slash… Continue Reading

PLA fired shots in the air, says India - The Hindu - 09-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:00

There are fresh tensions between India and China on the south bank of Pangong Tso (lake). Hours after the Chinese Army claimed that Indian troops o… Continue Reading

Empower the youth first - The Hindu - 08-09-2020
2020-09-11 07:57

Gross under-investment: The 2014 National Youth Policy (NYP) defines youth as persons between 15 and 29 years. According to this definition, the yo… Continue Reading

RBI to buy, sell G-secs worth Rs.10,000 crore - The Hindu - 08-09-2020
2020-09-11 07:53

A Government Security (G-Sec) is a tradeable instrument issued by the Central Government or the State Governments. It acknowledges the Government’s … Continue Reading

RBI sets sectoral norms for resolution of COVID-19 related stressed assets - The Hindu - 08-09-2020
2020-09-10 22:25

The RBI has specified five financial ratios and sector-specific thresholds for resolution of COVID-19 related stressed assets in 26 sectors, including… Continue Reading

Govt. intervention in education policy should be minimal: PM - The Hindu - 08-09-2020
2020-09-10 22:22

The Prime Minister asserted that the government’s intervention in the education policy should be minimal. He said that the education policy and t… Continue Reading

Kesavananda Bharati, a saviour of Constitution - The Hindu-07-09-2020
2020-09-08 09:23

Kesavananda Bharati was the chief pontiff of the Edneer Mutt, a monastic religious institution located in Kasaragod district, Kerala. Bharati had some… Continue Reading

Financing economic recovery - The Hindu-07-09-2020
2020-09-08 09:04

The United Nations is steering an initiative called the Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond, to articulate a comprehensive fin… Continue Reading

Mixed messaging (USISPF) - The Hindu-07-09-2020
2020-09-08 08:59

The PM laid out a vision of making India a manufacturing hub at the heart of global supply chains. The pitch comes in the backdrop of the governmen… Continue Reading

Close old power plants, save Rs. 53,000 crore - The Hindu-07-09-2020
2020-09-08 08:49

Stress in the power sector: Surplus capacity: Several states have installed capacity that is far in excess of actual requirements. Despite havi… Continue Reading

‘Moplah rioters’ not freedom fighters: report - The Hindu-07-09-2020
2020-09-08 08:44

The Indian Council for Historical research (ICHR) has constituted a three-member committee to review the entries in the book Dictionary of Martyrs: In… Continue Reading

How African Sahara amplified a drought in Asia -The Hindu-06-09-2020
2020-09-07 11:17

Recent scientific studies point to a connection between the end of the Green Sahara and this mega-drought. As the Sahara started losing its vegetat… Continue Reading

‘India shares a robust defence system with both U.S., Russia’ -The Hindu-06-09-2020
2020-09-07 11:15

In the emerging security paradigm, the CDS has emphasized the need to look beyond India’s border security and the need to also focus on the strategi… Continue Reading

N. Korean officials in the dock over typhoon -The Hindu-06-09-2020
2020-09-07 11:12

Typhoon Maysak had made landfall in North Korea and is said to have caused large scale destruction and fatalities. A typhoon is a tropical cyclone … Continue Reading

A.P. tops in ease of doing business -The Hindu-06-09-2020
2020-09-07 11:11

Ease of Doing Business (EODB) is a joint initiative by the DPIIT and the World Bank to improve the overall business environment in the States. Thes… Continue Reading

Auto parts makers urged to cut imports -The Hindu-06-09-2020
2020-09-07 11:03

The Road Transport and Highways Minister speaking at the annual session of the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) have ask… Continue Reading

The transnational arm of the law -The Hindu-06-09-2020
2020-09-07 10:58

The U.S. administration has announced sanctions, including asset freezes and visa bans against two officials of the International Criminal Court (ICC)… Continue Reading

What counts as ‘Act of God’? -The Indian Express-05-09-2020
2020-09-07 10:30

Attributing the shortfall in GST collections to disruptions due to Covid-19, the Finance Minister said the economy is facing an "Act-of-God"-like situ… Continue Reading

Appropriate strategy: On India banning more China apps -The Hindu-05-09-2020
2020-09-07 10:25

The Indian government has banned 59 + 118 China-based apps including one of the most popular mobile games PUBG Mobile. It was banned under section … Continue Reading

Piped gas suppliers may gain from norms on force majeure -The Hindu-05-09-2020
2020-09-07 10:18

City Gas Distribution (CGD) entities are likely to save on penalties for work delays triggered by the pandemic. The fundamental norm of the law of … Continue Reading

RBI alters priority sector norms to help start-ups, farmers avail loans -The Hindu-05-09-2020
2020-09-07 10:15

The altered guidelines include funding to segments including start-ups and agriculture. Bank finance of up to Rs.50 crore to start-ups, loans to fa… Continue Reading

UN experts voice concerns over Hong Kong security law -The Hindu-05-09-2020
2020-09-07 10:12

UN human rights experts have told China, a new security law for Hong Kong infringes on certain fundamental rights and voiced concerns that it could be… Continue Reading

Kerala tops in care for children -The Hindu-05-09-2020
2020-09-07 10:08

The ‘State of the Young Child’ in India report was launched by Mr. M. VENKAIAH NAIDU Two indices have been released as a part of the ‘State o… Continue Reading

A politics of avoidance that must be questioned -The Hindu-04-09-2020
2020-09-06 21:40

The deletion of ‘Question Hour’ provision in the forthcoming monsoon session of the Parliament. The Unstarred Questions will continue to be rec… Continue Reading

Experts flag concerns on EIA notification -The Hindu-04-09-2020
2020-09-06 21:36

A group of Special Rapporteurs to the United Nations has written to the Centre expressing concern over the proposed Environment Impact Assessment (EIA… Continue Reading

Gen. Rawat pushes for Quad -The Hindu-03-09-2020
2020-09-06 21:34

Indian Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat has said that India has a strategy prepared to fight off the dual-threat posed by neighbours Pakista… Continue Reading

Question Hour dropped in LS schedule of monsoon session -The Hindu-03-09-2020
2020-09-06 21:28

News: The Lok Sabha Secretariat has released the schedule for the monsoon Parliament session. In view of the pandemic and a truncated Monsoon Ses… Continue Reading

Global Innovation Index (GII) - PIB- 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:24

India has been ranked 48th in the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2020 as per the GII 2020 Report jointly published by Cornell, INSEAD and World Intelle… Continue Reading

US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) - PIB- 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:20

3rd Annual Leadership Summit of the USISPF. The theme of the 5-day Summit is “US-India Navigating New Challenges”. Details: The US-India … Continue Reading

Mission Karmayogi - PIB- 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:18

The Union Cabinet approved Mission Karmayogi for civil servants across India to help them meet the challenges of society. Mission Karmayogi: Mis… Continue Reading

‘Bhushan’s conviction is against international law’ - The Hindu - 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:16

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said civil rights lawyer Prashant Bhushan’s conviction for criminal contempt of court by the Supreme C… Continue Reading

Turkey renews call for talks, sharing of resources with Greece - The Hindu - 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:14

Turkey favours a dialogue with rival Greece that would lead to the fair sharing of resources in the eastern Mediterranean, where the two countries are… Continue Reading

Hamas says pact reached to calm violence with Israel - The Hindu - 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:13

Gaza’s Hamas rulers said that they have reached an agreement through international mediators to end the latest round of cross-border violence with I… Continue Reading

Number of accidental deaths, suicides grew in 2019: NCRB - The Hindu - 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:10

The number of suicide cases and accidental deaths registered an increase across the country last year from the 2018 figures. The suicide rate in citi… Continue Reading

Privy Purse Bill in Lok Sabha - The Hindu - 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:09

The Privy Purse was used as a conciliatory move to get the princely state rulers to surrender their sovereignty to the Indian union. As defined from … Continue Reading

Treating data as commons - The Hindu - 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:07

The Gopalakrishnan Committee: The committee was set up in 2019 and is referred to as the Expert Committee on Non-Personal Data Governance Framework… Continue Reading

Inevitable collapse - The Hindu - 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:00

The data released by the National Statistical Office, India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has suffered its steepest contraction on record in the Ap… Continue Reading

Rare Renati Chola era inscription unearthed - The Hindu - 01-09-2020
2020-09-02 21:45

A rare inscription dating back to the Renati Chola era has been unearthed in a remote village of Kadapa district in Andhra Pradesh. Renati Cholas: … Continue Reading

GDP falls 23.9% in first quarter - The Hindu - 01-09-2020
2020-09-02 21:44

A data released by the National Statistical Office(NSO), the GDP of India has shrunk by a record 23.9% in the April to June 2020 quarter in comparison… Continue Reading

GST reform needs a new grand bargain - The Hindu - 01-09-2020
2020-09-02 21:40

Flaws in the current GST system: The current design and implementation of the GST system have failed to deliver on the promise of enhanced economic… Continue Reading

Fiscal deficit overshoots FY budget target - The Hindu - 01-09-2020
2020-09-02 21:38

India’s fiscal deficit in the four months to end July 2020 stood at 103.1% of the budgeted target for FY21. Net tax receipts were Rs.2.03 trillio… Continue Reading

The environment is a national issue- The Hindu - 01-09-2020
2020-09-02 21:36

Environment Performance Index: India secured the 168th rank out of 180 countries in the 12th edition of the biennial Environment Performance Index … Continue Reading

Green Term Ahead Market - PIB - 01-09-2020
2020-09-02 21:28

In August 2020, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) had approved Green term ahead market (GTAM) contracts on the Indian Energy Exchan… Continue Reading

Australia-India-Japan Ministers’ meeting- PIB - 01-09-2020
2020-09-02 21:26

Australia-India-Japan Ministers’ meeting on Supply Chains Resilience held. Details: The Ministers reaffirmed their determination to take a lea… Continue Reading

Indian Astronomers discover one of the farthest star galaxies in the universe - PIB - 01-09-2020
2020-09-02 21:25

The discovery was made by a team of astronomers led by Dr Kanak Saha from the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) Pune. … Continue Reading

A shot in the dark- The Hindu -27/08/2020
2020-08-29 17:54

In the letter, Pakistan’s Ambassador sought to portray Pakistan as a victim of cross-border terrorism. It was claimed that Pakistan is responsible … Continue Reading

Perils of prematurely imparted literacy - The Hindu -27/08/2020
2020-08-29 17:52

Inclusive Education: Inclusion is a theme of the Policy beyond technology as well. As per the Ministry, under NEP, efforts will be made to incenti… Continue Reading

U.S. blacklists 24 Chinese firms amid South China Sea dispute- The Hindu -27/08/2020
2020-08-29 17:48

The United States has blacklisted 24 Chinese companies. The U.S. Commerce Department said the 24 companies played a role in helping the Chinese mil… Continue Reading

Pulikkali- The Hindu -27/08/2020
2020-08-29 17:47

Pulikkali, or tiger dance will go online on the fourth day of Onam. Pulikkali: Pulikkali, or tiger dance, is a colourful part of Onam celebratio… Continue Reading

India to protest Pak. claims on terror at UN- The Hindu -26/08/2020
2020-08-29 17:44

India will approach the UN Security Council President to bring to his notice a series of false claims levelled by Pakistan on terrorism, in one of the… Continue Reading

The marginalisation of justice in public discourse - The Hindu -26/08/2020
2020-08-29 17:39

In India, while self-interest and national glory dominate, concern for distributive justice is rare. Given the compulsion to advance our self-inter… Continue Reading

Palestine, now a footnote - The Hindu -25/08/2020
2020-08-29 17:32

In an agreement brokered by the U.S., Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have agreed to establish full diplomatic relations. Details: For… Continue Reading

Plea to hike cess on tobacco products- The Hindu -25/08/2020
2020-08-29 17:31

Public health groups, along with doctors and economists, have urged the GST Council to increase compensation cess on all tobacco products. Pros: … Continue Reading

China launches warship for Pakistan Navy - The Hindu -25/08/2020
2020-08-29 17:28

China has launched the first of the four advanced naval warships it is building for Pakistan. Pakistan had signed a contract with the China Shipbui… Continue Reading

Indian telescopes - PIB - 24-08-2020
2020-08-26 13:15

Giant Meterwave Radio Telescope (GMRT) It is an array of thirty fully steerable parabolic radio telescopes of 45 metre diameter, observing at metre… Continue Reading

GOI and AIIB signed an agreement - PIB - 24-08-2020
2020-08-26 13:13

The Government of India, (Government of Maharashtra), Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) signed a lo… Continue Reading

Delimitation Commission - PIB - 24-08-2020
2020-08-26 13:10

The Delimitation Commission is a high-level body set up by an act of Parliament to carry out the delimitation process, that is, fixing limits or bound… Continue Reading

Turkey to convert another former church to mosque -THE HINDU-22/08/2020
2020-08-25 16:19

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered the conversion of the Kariye Museum into a mosque. It was originally converted into the Kariye M… Continue Reading

Repeal and reform -THE HINDU - 22/08/2020
2020-08-25 16:24

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in his first address, has declared his intention to repeal the landmark 19th Amendment to the Constitution, a… Continue Reading

Haryana has more water than Punjab-THE HINDU-22/08/2020
2020-08-25 16:24

Punjab’s viewpoint on the issue of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal, given Punjab’s critical groundwater situation. Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) … Continue Reading

API Aarogya Setu - PIB - 23/08/2020
2020-08-25 16:24

Aarogya Setu introduces ‘Open API Service’. This is a novel feature in the app to help people, businesses and the economy to return to normalcy… Continue Reading

Ethanol as a fuel - PIB - 23-08-2020
2020-08-25 16:25

NEWS: Utilization of excess sugarcane for ethanol production to improve the viability of the sugar industry. Details: The government has taken … Continue Reading

Age of marriage for girls - THE HINDU - 21-08-2020
2020-08-25 16:25

The Budget Speech of 2020 proposed the setting up of a task force to look into the issue of age of a girl entering motherhood to help lower maternal m… Continue Reading

Swachh Survekshan 2020 -THE HINDU- 21-08-2020
2020-08-25 16:25

Indore wins cleanest city title again For the fourth year in a row, Indore has been ranked the cleanest city in the country, according to the Swach… Continue Reading

‘Sputnik V will be made available to Indians’- THE HINDU-21-08-2020
2020-08-25 16:26

Russia has recently announced the world’s first vaccine to combat COVID-19, named Sputnik V. The vaccine is based on the principle of using adeno… Continue Reading

World Bank may forecast steeper India contraction- THE HINDU-20-08-2020
2020-08-25 16:26

The World Bank had, previously in May 2020, projected that the Indian economy would contract by 3.2% in the current fiscal year and would only rebound… Continue Reading

Govt. to set up National Recruitment Agency - 20-08-2020
2020-08-25 16:17

National Recruitment Agency (NRA) was created for conducting a Common Eligibility Test (CET) for various government jobs. Initially, three of the o… Continue Reading

Digital Quality of Life Report - 20 AUG'2020
2020-08-20 21:56

According to the Digital Quality of Life Report, India ranks among the lowest in the world in terms of Internet quality. India occupies 79th pla… Continue Reading

ARIIA 2020- PIB- 20 AUG'2020
2020-08-20 21:52

Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020 IIT- Madras has topped the ARIIA 2020 under the ‘Best Centrally Funded Insti… Continue Reading

Privatisation via graded autonomy- THE HINDU- 20 AUG'2020
2020-08-20 21:49

Gs2- Education- New educational policy-Issue of autonomy in NEP Arguments in favour of the provision: The concerns of over-centralisation, leadi… Continue Reading

Swasthya Portal - PIB - 14 AUG 2020
2020-08-15 13:18

NEWS: Union Tribal Affairs Minister to launch Swasthya Portal. About the Swasthya Portal: The online portal will act as a one-stop solution p… Continue Reading

Indigenisation Portal SRIJAN- PIB - 14 AUG 2020
2020-08-15 13:17

NEWS: Defence Minister launches indigenisation portal SRIJAN. About SRIJAN: SRIJAN is the Ministry of Defence’s portal which acts as a one-… Continue Reading

Sarabhai Crater- PIB - 14 AUG 2020
2020-08-15 13:13

NEWS: Chandrayaan 2 Orbiter has captured the Moon images of “Sarabhai” Crater – ISRO About Sarabhai Crater: Named after eminent Indian sc… Continue Reading

”Business Responsibility and Sustainability Report (BRSR)” - LIVE MINT - 13 AUG 2020
2020-08-13 19:32

NEWS: Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), Rajesh Verma released the “Report of the Committee on Business Responsibility Reporting (BRR)” from … Continue Reading

Study finds poor access to abortion drugs - THE HINDU - 13 AUG 2020
2020-08-13 19:23

NEWS: The Foundation for Reproductive Health Services India (FRHSI) indicated a severe shortage of medical abortion (MA) drugs in five out of the s… Continue Reading

A self-reliant foreign policy - THE HINDU - 13 AUG 2020
2020-08-13 19:15

GS2- IR - The need for a new foreign policy roadmap in India Reasons 1.Relations with neighbours are under strain 2.We are losing the strategic e… Continue Reading

Stop the dismantling of environmental rules - THE HINDU - 13 AUG 2020
2020-08-13 19:08

GS3- Environmental Impact Assessment- Issues with ignoring environmental concerns. Issues with draft EIA : UAPA usage upon criticism MAINS QUEST… Continue Reading

How the tiger can regain its stripes- THE HINDU - 13 AUG 2020
2020-08-13 19:03

Gs3- Conservation- Issues with Project tiger Does india emphasize more on tiger conservation at the cost of others? Prelims info : 1) Global … Continue Reading

Israel AI-based technologies to help tackle COVID-19 -THE HINDU- 12 AUG-2020
2020-08-12 19:57

NEWS: As a part of Israel-India cooperation to fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, AIIMS, Delhi, has received state-of-the-art AI-based technologi… Continue Reading

Human-Elephant Conflict Management in India and Beta Version of “Surakhsya” - PIB- 12 AUG 2020
2020-08-12 19:55

NEWS: Prakash Javadekar, MoEFCC launched the booklet on “Best practices of Human-Elephant Conflict Management in India” to strengthen coexistence… Continue Reading

eSanjeevani -PIB- 12 AUG-2020
2020-08-12 19:52

NEWS: 1.5 lakh tele-consultations completed through ‘eSanjeevani’ and ‘eSanjeevaniOPD’. About the National Teleconsultation Service: … Continue Reading

Daughters have equal right to inherit property, says SC -THE HINDU- 12 AUG-2020
2020-08-12 19:48

NEWS: The Supreme Court has expanded a Hindu woman’s right to be a joint legal heir and inherit ancestral property on terms equal to male heirs. … Continue Reading

Atma Nirbhar Week celebration - 12 AUG-2020
2020-08-12 19:43

Atma Nirbhar Week celebration (Atmanirbharta Saptah) between August 7-14, 2020 of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and to boost Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhi… Continue Reading

Negative Imports List for Defence -THE INDIAN EXPRESS - 11 AUG 2020
2020-08-11 22:33

NEWS: The Defence Ministry announced a list of 101 items that it will stop importing. Items included in the negative list The items mentioned in … Continue Reading

Isolating China, as proposition and the reality -THE HINDU- 11 AUG 2020
2020-08-11 22:30

NEWS: M.K. Narayanan, a former National Security Adviser, analyzes India’s approach to isolate China as a countermeasure to China’s military aggr… Continue Reading

Balance of payments will be strong this year -THE HINDU- 11 AUG 2020
2020-08-11 22:21

Balance of Payments: The balance of payments (BOP) is a statement of all transactions made between entities in one country and the rest of the worl… Continue Reading

Lockdown hit treatment under PMJAY scheme -THE HINDU- 11 AUG 2020
2020-08-11 22:18

NEWS: According to official data, the nationwide lockdown had a significant negative impact on inpatient care utilisation under the Pradhan Mantri … Continue Reading

Making up for shortfalls in GST collection -THE HINDU- 11 AUG 2020
2020-08-11 22:14

NEWS The release of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) compensation due to the States for the financial year 2019-20. Compensation cess fund A comp… Continue Reading

Loya jirga approves prisoner release -THE HINDU- 10-AUG-2020
2020-08-10 21:57

What is Loya Jirga? A loya jirga is a special type of jirga, or legal assembly, in Pashtunwali, the traditional code of laws of the Pashtun people.… Continue Reading

Contempt of court -THE INDIAN EXPRESS- 10-AUG-2020
2020-08-10 21:54

Issues with the concept of contempt: The C-O-C is a centuries-old British law which was abolished in 2013, this was mainly to hide judicial corrupt… Continue Reading

India & Pak. spar over Indus water talks -THE HINDU- 10-AUG-2020
2020-08-10 21:49

NEWS: India has refused a request by Pakistan to hold a meeting on issues around the Indus Water Treaty (IWT) . DETAILS: According to the terms o… Continue Reading

Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) -THE HINDU- 10-AUG-2020
2020-08-10 21:44

Context: PM to launch a financing facility under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund and release benefits under PM-KISAN. Details: The Union Cabi… Continue Reading

E-Sanjeevani Tele-Medicine Platform-PIB - 10-AUG-2020
2020-08-10 21:39

E-Sanjeevani is a platform-independent, browser-based application facilitating both doctor-to-doctor and patient-to-doctor tele-consultations. NEWS… Continue Reading

Balancing priorities -THE HINDU- 10-AUG-2020
2020-08-10 21:35

NEWS: Landslide in Idukki district of Kerala has claimed 22 lives thus far and rendered several families homeless. DETAILS: Heavy rainfall in Kera… Continue Reading

Keep yourself healthy against Corona with Immunity Boosters
2020-08-04 09:23

Quick Tips: Have hot/warm water entire day .… Continue Reading

India-EU Agreement - 28-07-2020 - PIB
2020-07-28 08:16

India-European Union Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation renewed for next five years (2020-2025) In the last 5 years, 73 joint re… Continue Reading

MoCA set up Investment Clearance Cell for Assistance & Clearance -THE HINDU-22-07-2020
2020-07-23 09:36

Context: MoCA set up Investment Clearance Cell for Assistance & Clearance of Proposals in Aviation Sector; Headed by Amber Dubey. Details: *The … Continue Reading

Indian Navy hold PASSEX with World’s largest aircraft -THE HINDU-22-07-2020
2020-07-23 09:18

Details: Indian Navy hold PASSEX with World’s largest aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in Indian Ocean Region. Context: *Indian naval ships conduct… Continue Reading

KURMA mobile app as unique tool for conservation of Indian Turtles-THE HINDU-20-07-2020
2020-07-21 09:24

Context: Prakash Javadekar hails KURMA mobile app as unique tool for conservation of Indian Turtles. Details: *Union Minister of Environment, Fo… Continue Reading

PM SVANidhi app launched to provide micro-credit to street vendors-THE HINDU-20-07-2020
2020-07-21 09:05

Context:PM SVANidhi app launched to provide micro-credit facility for street vendors at their door steps. Details: *A mobile application of PM S… Continue Reading

Nirmala Sitharaman attended 3rd G20 Meeting virtually-THE HINDU-20-07-2020
2020-07-21 08:55

Context: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attended 3rd G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting virtually. Details: *Union Mi… Continue Reading

UN’s Global Multidimensional Poverty Index-THE HINUD-20-07-2020
2020-07-21 08:28

Context: UN’s Global Multidimensional Poverty Index: India Record Largest Reduction in Number of People Living in Poverty. Details: *273 milli… Continue Reading

India’s GDP to contract by 5.3% in FY21-THE HINDU-19-07-2020
2020-07-20 08:47

Context: Centre’s fiscal deficit to increase to 7.6% & India’s GDP to contract by 5.3% in FY21: India Ratings and Research’s Report. Details:… Continue Reading

Mobile app KURMA helps save turtles in India-THE HINDU-19-07-2020
2020-07-20 08:31

Context: Collaborative citizen science initiative provides database, helps identify species and lists rescue centres. Details: *The application,… Continue Reading

2nd Meeting of India-US Strategic Energy Partnership virtually-THE HINDU-19-07-2020
2020-07-20 08:17

Context: Dharmendra Pradhan & Dan Brouillette co-chaired 2nd Meeting of India-US Strategic Energy Partnership virtually. Details: * Union Mini… Continue Reading

Why is India out of the Chabahar rail project?-THE HINDU-19-07-2020
2020-07-20 08:09

Context:Why is India out of the Chabahar rail project? Details: *State-owned Ircon International Limited was associated with the rail project ev… Continue Reading

India Established Individual Bilateral ‘Air Bubbles’-THE HINDU-19-07-2020
2020-07-20 08:01

Context:India Established Individual Bilateral ‘Air Bubbles’ with France, Germany and US. Details: *India has established individual bilater… Continue Reading

ICRA projects India’s GDP growth to contract by 9.5% in FY21 from earlier 5%-THE HINDU-18-07-2020
2020-07-19 09:19

Context:ICRA projects Indian economy to contract 9.5% in 2020-’21, cites rising coronavirus cases, lockdown. Details: *Rating agency ICRA on T… Continue Reading

Customs unravels hawala trail in Kerala gold smuggling case-THE HINDU-18-07-2020
2020-07-19 09:12

Context: Customs unravels hawala trail in Kerala gold smuggling case. Details: *The Customs Department on Friday moved to track down the network… Continue Reading

University examination guidelines that score low-THE HINDU-18-07-2020
2020-07-19 09:02

Context: Details: *The University Grants Commission’s guidelines of July 6, 2020 on conducting final-year examinations for university students… Continue Reading

India’s CERT and Israel’s INCD inked MoU to expand cooperation in cyber security-THE HINDU
2020-07-19 08:55

Context:India’s CERT and Israel’s INCD inked MoU to expand cooperation in cyber security. Details: *The COVID-19 pandemic has not only impac… Continue Reading

NTPC signs MoU with NIIF -THE HINDU-18-07-2020
2020-07-19 08:39

Context:NTPC signs MoU with NIIF to Explore Business Opportunities in Renewable Energy in India. Details: *NTPC Ltd has recently entered into a… Continue Reading

NTPC signs MoU with NIIF -THE HINDU-18-07-2020
2020-07-19 08:23

Context:NTPC signs MoU with NIIF to Explore Business Opportunities in Renewable Energy in India. Details: *NTPC Ltd has recently entered into a… Continue Reading

NTPC signs MoU with NIIF -THE HINDU-18-07-2020
2020-07-19 08:17

Context:NTPC signs MoU with NIIF to Explore Business Opportunities in Renewable Energy in India. Details: *NTPC Ltd has recently entered into a… Continue Reading

Voluntary National Review- NITI AAYOG
2020-07-14 09:05

NITI Aayog presented India’s 2nd Voluntary National Review at UN’s High-Level Political Forum; held virtually * NITI Aayog presented India’s … Continue Reading

NSDC Collaborates with Microsoft India to Provide Digital Skills to Indian Yout-THE HINDU-09-07-2020
2020-07-10 18:07

Context:NSDC Collaborates with Microsoft India to Provide Digital Skills to Indian Yout. Details: * The National Skill Development Corporation (… Continue Reading

US formally notified UN of its Decision to Withdraw from WHO-THE HINDU-09-07-2020
2020-07-10 17:57

Context: US formally notified UN of its Decision to Withdraw from WHO,Serves Notice Period till July 6, 2021. Details: *The United States has fo… Continue Reading

Bharat Dynamics Limited signs LAToT of Akash Missile Weapon System with DRDO-THE HINDU-09-07-2020
2020-07-10 17:45

Context: Bharat Dynamics Limited signs LAToT of Akash Missile Weapon System with DRDO. Details: *Bharat Dynamics Limited signed Licence Agreeme… Continue Reading

World’s 2nd Largest & Asia’s Largest Data Centre-THE HINDU-09-07-2020
2020-07-10 17:31

Context: Maharashtra CM, Uddhav Thackeray E-Inaugurates NM1, Yotta Data Centre Near Mumbai World’s 2nd Largest & Asia’s Largest Data Centre. De… Continue Reading

4th edition of the Ministerial on Climate Action-THE HINDU-09-07-2020
2020-07-10 17:19

Context: Prakash Javadekar Participated in 4th edition of the Ministerial on Climate Action, held virtually. Details: *The fourth edition of the… Continue Reading

SBM Bank India Partnered with Mastercard to facilitate Real-time domestic-THE HINDU-07-07-2020
2020-07-08 11:02

Context: SBM Bank India Partnered with Mastercard to facilitate Real-time domestic & cross-border payments & remittances through ‘Mastercard Send’… Continue Reading

India-Afghanistan inked 5 MoUs-THE HINDU-07-07-2020
2020-07-08 10:55

Context: India-Afghanistan inked 5 MoUs for development of educational infrastructure in Afghanistan. Details: *The five memorandums of understa… Continue Reading

DRDO to establish a research cell at IIT-H-THE HINDU-07-07-2020
2020-07-08 10:39

Context: DRDO to establish a research cell at IIT-H to meet the future defence technological requirements . Details: *Defence Research and Devel… Continue Reading

Indian Railways Sets up Solar Plant in Bina, MP-THE HINDU-07-07-2020
2020-07-08 10:27

Context: Indian Railways Sets up Solar Plant in Bina, MP & Becomes the 1st Organization in the World to Directly Supply Power to Railway Overhead Line… Continue Reading

1.4 lakh families reach MGNREGA’s annual work limit-THE HINDU-07-07-2020
2020-07-08 10:12

Context: Amid demand surge, 1.4 lakh families have reached annual MGNREGA work limit. Details: * 1.4 lakh poor rural households have already com… Continue Reading

1.4 lakh families reach MGNREGA’s annual work limit-THE HINDU-07-07-2020
2020-07-08 09:49

Context: Amid demand surge, 1.4 lakh families have reached annual MGNREGA work limit. Details: * 1.4 lakh poor rural households have already com… Continue Reading

President Ram Nath Kovind Inaugurates Dharma Chakra Day -THE HINDU-06-07-2020
2020-07-07 09:53

Context:President Ram Nath Kovind Inaugurates Dharma Chakra Day 2020 Celebrations On July 4. Details: *July 4 , 2020, President of India Shri Ra… Continue Reading

NLC, Coal India to form 50:50 JV to develop solar and thermal power assets-THE HINDU-06-07-2020
2020-07-07 09:43

Context:NLC, Coal India to form 50:50 JV to develop solar and thermal power assets. Details: *Government-owned mining majors NLC India Ltd and C… Continue Reading

M.V Asiatic Moon -THE HINDU-06-07-2020
2020-07-07 09:32

Context:M.V Asiatic Moon : A New Shipping Service b/w Kolkata Port & Chattogram Begins to Ease Indo-Bangla Trade. Details: * A new shipping serv… Continue Reading

Tourism Sector Could Lose 1.2 Trillion USD Due To Covid Pandemic-THE HINDU-06-07-2020
2020-07-07 09:14

Context:Tourism Sector Could Lose 1.2 Trillion USD Due To Covid Pandemic: UNCTAD Report. Details: *The United Nations Conference on Trade and De… Continue Reading

Record 53.6 mt of E-waste Dumped Globally in 2019-THE HINDU-06-07-2020
2020-07-07 09:00

Context:Record 53.6 mt of E-waste Dumped Globally in 2019; China Tops: UN Global E-waste Monitor 2020 Report. Details: *In accordance with “Th… Continue Reading

Record 53.6 mt of E-waste Dumped Globally in 2019-THE HINDU-06-07-2020
2020-07-07 08:47

Context:Record 53.6 mt of E-waste Dumped Globally in 2019; China Tops: UN Global E-waste Monitor 2020 Report. Details: *In accordance with “Th… Continue Reading

India’s External debt increased by 2.8% to USD558.5 bn in FY20: RBI data-THE HINDU-04-07-2020
2020-07-05 09:48

Context:In accordance with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data, India’s external debt stood at USD558.5 billion in March 2020, an increase of USD15… Continue Reading

Italian Marines Case (Enrica Lexie incident)-THE HINDU-04-07-2020
2020-07-05 09:26

Context:India to accept and abide international tribunal’s ruling. Details: *The 'Enrica Lexie' Incident *The arbitral proceedings were ins… Continue Reading

77.9% Russians Grant Putin Right to Extend His Rule Until 2036-THE HINDU-04-07-2020
2020-07-05 09:15

Context:77.9% Russians Grant Putin Right to Extend His Rule Until 2036. Details: *Russians opened the door to Vladimir Putin staying in power un… Continue Reading

India won’t import power equipment from China-THE HINDU-04-07-2020
2020-07-05 09:49

Context:Union Power Minister R. Singh addresses a virtual conference with Power Ministers of States and UTs on July 3, 2020. Details: *Union Pow… Continue Reading

ICMR looks at vaccine launch by Aug. 15-THE HINDU-04-07-2020
2020-07-05 08:54

Context:The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has granted approval to Bharat Biotech to conduct human clinical trials for ‘Covaxin… Continue Reading

MoD approves 33 new fighter jets in deals worth Rs38,900 cr.-THE HINDU-03-07-2020
2020-07-03 23:06

Context: Details: * The Defence Acquisition Council , chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, on Thursday approved deals worth Rs38,900 crore… Continue Reading

Bid to turn Shivalik forest into tiger reserve-THE HINDU-03-07-2020
2020-07-03 22:53

Context: Bid to turn Shivalik forest into tiger reserve. Details: *The Saharanpur Divisional Commissioner has sent a proposal to the State gover… Continue Reading

Core’s contraction-THE HINDU-03-07-2020
2020-07-03 22:39

Context:The Commerce Ministry’s provisional figures for the core sector for May 2020. Details: *Output in the eight core industries suffered a… Continue Reading

In an uncertain world, a seat at the global high table-THE HINDU-03-07-2020
2020-07-03 22:25

Context:India will be back in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2021 at a critical time in the histo… Continue Reading

Committee for reform in criminal law headed by Ranbir Singh-THE HNDU-03-07-2020
2020-07-03 22:17

Context: Committee for reform in criminal law headed by Ranbir Singh to start online consultation from July 4, 2020: MHA. Details: *The Ministry… Continue Reading

Indian marine fish landings rose 2.1% to 3.56mt in 2019: CMFRI,Tamil Nadu tops-THE HINDU-03-07-2020
2020-07-03 22:05

Context: Indian marine fish landings rose 2.1% to 3.56mt in 2019: CMFRI,Tamil Nadu tops . Details: *In accordance with the report “Annual Mari… Continue Reading

India, Japan Naval Exercise-THE HINDU-01-07-2020
2020-07-02 15:53

Context:India, Japan Hold PASSEX Naval Exercise to Promote Understanding in Indian Ocean. Details: *In order to promote mutual understanding, In… Continue Reading

Free food grain scheme till Nov-THE HINDU-01-07-2020
2020-07-02 11:27

Context:PM announced extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana till November, 2020. Details: *PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced th… Continue Reading

46 million girls went missing in India-THE HINDU-01-07-2020
2020-07-02 11:11

Context: The UNFPA has released State of the World Population 2020 report. Details: *The Preference for sons and gender-biased sex selection ha… Continue Reading

India, Bhutan sign pact for first joint hydel project-THE HINDU-30-06-2020
2020-07-01 15:01

Context:The 600 MW Kholongchhu project is one of four additional projects agreed to in 2008. Details: *The project’s “Concession agreement,… Continue Reading

Russia begins discreet moves to defuse India-China tension-THE HINDU-20-06-2020
2020-06-21 08:27

Context: Russia begins discreet moves to defuse India-China tension. Details: *Russian diplomatic sources say that Moscow has “high stakes” … Continue Reading

Skeletal remains of a child found at Tamil Nadu’s Keeladi excavation site-THE HINDU-20-06-2020
2020-06-21 08:16

Context:child excavated as part of Keeladi’s 6th phase excavation. Details: *Skeletal remains of a child were excavated from Konthagai village… Continue Reading

Disorder at the border-THE HINDU-18-06-2020
2020-06-19 09:06

Context: The deaths of at least 20 Indian soldiers, and reports of Chinese soldier casualties in clashes at the Galwan valley in Ladakh. Details: … Continue Reading

History, the stand-off, and policy worth rereading-THE HINDU-18-06-2020
2020-06-19 08:56

Context:About China’s legendary revolutionary leader Mao Zedong’s five finger policy Details: Three-pronged foreign policy approach: Mana… Continue Reading

RBI to tighten rules for home finance firms-THE HINDU-18-06-2020
2020-06-19 08:37

Context:RBI to tighten rules for home finance firms. Details: *The Reserve Bank of India has proposed stringent norms for housing finance compan… Continue Reading

SEBI eases fund-raising norms for firms-THE HINDU-18-06-2020
2020-06-19 08:24

Context:SEBI has further eased fund-raising norms for firms. Details: *These measures along with the relaxation on rights issues, permitted earl… Continue Reading

Assessment of OIL well blowout impact begins-THE HINDU-18-06-2020
2020-06-19 08:00

Context:Assessment of OIL well blowout impact on environment begins. Details: *A team of The Energy and Research Institute and an accredited pri… Continue Reading

North Korea vows to redeploy troops in Demilitarized Zone-THE HINDU-18-06-2020
2020-06-19 07:42

Context:The solution to the present crisis between the North and the South caused by the incompetence and irresponsibility of the South Korean authori… Continue Reading

Is China’s ‘peaceful development’ over?-THE HINDU-18-06-2020
2020-06-19 07:25

Context:What makes the current stand-offs different is China’s readiness to use force in addressing challenges. Details: *This sharp turn mark… Continue Reading

Lonar lake: HC seeks report on colour change-THE HINDU-17-06-2020
2020-06-18 08:21

Context:A Division Bench of Justices Sunil Shukre and Anil Kilor was hearing a petition filed by one Kirti Nipankar, raising concerns over the lake wa… Continue Reading

With 334 species, Guwahati redefining concept of urban jungle- THE HINDU-17-06-2020
2020-06-18 08:16

Context:Guwahati redefines the term “urban jungle” with 334 and counting free-ranging faunal species living in the green spaces within concrete st… Continue Reading

Govt. banks disburse Rs16,031 crore to MSMEs-THE HINDU-17-06-2020
2020-06-18 07:55

Context:The public sector banks have disbursed Rs16,031.39 crore till June 12, 2020, under the Rs3-lakh crore Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (… Continue Reading

In defence of MPLADS-THE HINDU-17-06-2020
2020-06-18 07:39

Context:The suspension of the MPLADS for 2020-21 and 2021-22 in the wake of the pandemic has done away with this vital role of MPs. Details: *As… Continue Reading

Nepal ties and the Benaras to Bengaluru spectrum-THE HINDU-17-06-2020
2020-06-18 07:20

Context: The changing dynamics of the India- Nepal relations and argues for a changed perspective for the relation. Details: *Benaras was a keys… Continue Reading

Cheap drug shows results in COVID patients: study-THE HINDU-17-06-2020
2020-06-18 07:12

Context:Dexamethasone is the first drug to be shown to improve survival in COVID-19. Details: *Based on these results, one death would be preven… Continue Reading

India expects to sail through UN Security Council vote-THE HINDU-17-06-2020
2020-06-18 06:59

Context:Elections for five non-permanent seats of the UN Security Council . Details: *India expects to sail through as the 193-member United Nat… Continue Reading

India says Chinese troops tried to change status quo-THE HINDU-17-06-2020
2020-06-18 06:49

Context:Accusing the Chinese troops of “attempting to unilaterally change the status quo” in the Galwan valley. Details: *Accusing the Chine… Continue Reading

Pipeline tariff policy coming, to raise share of gas in energy basket-THE HINDU-16-06-2020
2020-06-17 13:23

Context:New pipeline tariff, authorisation policy to push for higher share of gas in energy basket. Details: *In a bid to raise the share of nat… Continue Reading

In pandemic crisis, bridging the gulf with West Asia-THE HINDU-16-06-2020
2020-06-17 12:52

Context:In pandemic crisis, bridging the gulf with West Asia. Details: *India’s Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar has said that India… Continue Reading

In pandemic crisis, bridging the gulf with West Asia-THE HINDU-16-06-2020
2020-06-17 12:23

Context:In pandemic crisis, bridging the gulf with West Asia. Details: *India’s Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar has said that India… Continue Reading

Remaining non-aligned is good advice-THE HINDU-16-06-2020
2020-06-17 12:11

Context: Remaining non-aligned is good advice. Details: *Confirmed facts about incursions during May are that Chinese forces came in sizeable n… Continue Reading

Amid pandemic, traditional art of ‘talamaddale’ goes digital-THE HINDU-16-06-2020
2020-06-17 10:33

Context:A performance of the variant of Yakshagana theatre was streamed live on social media. Details: *The traditional art of ‘talamaddale’… Continue Reading

No longer special-THE HINDU-15-06-2020
2020-06-16 08:58

Context: India and Nepal need to move quickly to reverse the recent setback to ties. Details: *The Nepal government’s decision to pass the con… Continue Reading

The need for an anti-discrimination law-THE HINDU-15-06-2020
2020-06-16 08:52

Context:India is unique among democracies in that a constitutional right to equality is not backed by comprehensive legislation. Details: Voice… Continue Reading

MSMEs wait for work as demand slumps post lockdown-THE HINDU-15-06-2020
2020-06-16 08:29

Context: MSMEs wait for work as demand slumps post lockdown Pandemic. Details: *In the economic package for MSMEs, one of the major casualties… Continue Reading

SC to extend virtual court system amid COVID-19 fears-THE HINDU-15-06-2020
2020-06-16 08:03

Context: Supreme Court to continue virtual court system. Details: *A committee of seven Supreme Court judges, led by Justice N. Ramana, has de… Continue Reading

Can a COVID-19 vaccine be developed soon?-THE HINDU-14-06-2020
2020-06-15 10:40

context: Can a COVID-19 vaccine be developed soon? Details: *A vaccine could be a weakened biological or synthetic agent administered to humans… Continue Reading

Persistent global transmission of chikungunya from India- THE HINDU-14-06-2020
2020-06-15 09:18

Context: Persistent global transmission of chikungunya from India. Details: *The resurgence of chikungunya virus in India in 2005, the Indian su… Continue Reading

Hydroxychloroquine does not reduce mortality, RECOVERY trial finds-THE HINDU-14-06-2020
2020-06-15 08:30

Context: Participant enrolment to hydroxychloroquine arm was stopped with immediate effect. Details: *The RECOVERY trial, a large randomised con… Continue Reading

India-China: the line of actual contest-THE HINDU-14-06-2020
2020-06-15 08:19

Context: The long border between the two Asian countries has neither been delineated nor demarcated. Details: What is LAC? *The Line of Actu… Continue Reading

Nepal passes amendment on new map-THE HINDU-14-06-2020
2020-06-15 08:02

context:Nepal unveiled the new map on May 20 after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated Darchula-Lipulekh link road on May 8. Details: * Ne… Continue Reading

Streamed education is diluted education-THE HINDU-13-06-2020
2020-06-14 11:17

Context: A model based on social distancing only ends up weakening the concept of a classroom being an essential laboratory. Details: *What we h… Continue Reading

CM unveils Mumbai’s new flood warning system, calls it a boon-THE HINDU-13-06-2020
2020-06-14 10:56

Context: Uddhav Thackeray unveils Mumbai’s new flood warning system, calls it a boon. Details: *The flood warning system called IFLOWS-Mumbai,… Continue Reading

CM unveils Mumbai’s new flood warning system, calls it a boon-THE HINDU-13-06-2020
2020-06-14 10:44

Context: Uddhav Thackeray unveils Mumbai’s new flood warning system, calls it a boon. Details: *The flood warning system called IFLOWS-Mumbai,… Continue Reading

Your YouTube account is in demand, not just among your friends-13-06-2020
2020-06-14 10:21

Context: Poll on dark web shows 80% of respondents expressed interest in buying access to hacked accounts. Details: *As of December 2019, India… Continue Reading

Government puts off decision on States’ GST dues till July-THE HINDU-13-06-2020
2020-06-14 10:01

Context: Government puts off decision on States' GST dues till July Details: *GST collections in the past two months have only reached 45% of th… Continue Reading

SC allows firms to negotiate with staff on lockdown wages-THE HINDU-13-06-2020
2020-06-14 09:36

Content: Lockdown wages, Supreme Court allows firms to negotiate with staff. Details: *The Supreme Court on Friday asked factory owners and othe… Continue Reading

Beijing think-tank raises Article 370-THE HINDU-13-06-2020
2020-06-14 08:51

Context: Beijing think-tank links scrapping of Article 370 to LAC tensions. Details: *The article 370 allowed the state a certain amount of aut… Continue Reading

An unravelling of the Group of Seven-THE HINDU-11-06-2020
2020-06-11 20:36

Details: The next G7 summit, tentatively scheduled in Washington DC in mid-June, has been postponed by the host, U.S . Logic of expansion: Tr… Continue Reading

Stations to be classified on waste water output-THE HINDU-11-06-2020
2020-06-11 20:32

Details: A news channel in India alleged recently that several private hospitals in the country were “exposed” by a “sting operation” to be… Continue Reading

New guidelines for import of exotic species-THE HINDU-11-06-2020
2020-06-11 20:22

Details: The Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change has issued an advisory saying people importing “exotic live species” will have t… Continue Reading

Gujarat’s pride grows as it now hosts 674 Gir lions-THE HINDU-11-06-2020
2020-06-11 20:19

Details: During 2015, the baseline was 523 lions. Moreover, the distribution of the lions expanded from 22,000 sq. As soon as the State shared the … Continue Reading

China disregarding historical commitments on Naku La, say defence experts-THE HINDU-11-06-2020
2020-06-11 20:15

Details: Its Article 1 states, “The boundary of Sikkim and Tibet shall be the crest of the mountain range separating the waters flowing into the … Continue Reading

Pincer provocations?-THE HINDU-10-06-2020
2020-06-11 08:16

Details: Although the latest news on the Ladakh front suggests that Chinese and Indian forces have begun to disengage in select areas, this does no… Continue Reading

Being vocal on the right local-THE HINDU-10-06-2020
2020-06-11 08:03

Details: On May 12, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon Indians to be “vocal for local”. The way in which we, as citizens and professional… Continue Reading

BEML’s internal data, staff email IDs hacked, leaked on dark web-THE HINDU-10-06-2020
2020-06-11 07:47

Details: In what is prima facie suspected to be an act of cyber terrorism from Pakistan, the official email ids of seven employees of an Indian Pub… Continue Reading

Cross-party backing in Nepal for new map-THE HINDU-10-06-2020
2020-06-11 07:42

Details: Chinese side removed some of the tents and some troops and vehicles have been moved back, and the Indian side too has reciprocated,” off… Continue Reading

Centre to take stock of Krishna and Godavari water utilisation
2020-06-11 07:26

Details: Mr. Singh, Secretary, Department of Water Resources, Union Ministry of Jal Sakthi, asked the Chairpersons of the Krishna and Godavari Rive… Continue Reading

Migrants should not be prosecuted-10-06-2020
2020-06-11 07:23

Details: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said migrant workers should not be prosecuted for trying to reach home amid the national lockdown. A Bench… Continue Reading

Addressing the elephant in the room-THE HINDU-08-06-2020
2020-06-08 19:41

Details: The news last week about a pregnant elephant having her mouth blown caused outrage on social media. It’s impossible not to empathise wit… Continue Reading

Paging the private sector in the COVID fight-THE HINDU-08-06-2020
2020-06-08 19:38

Details: Here, we propose certain policy options to leverage private sector resources for testing, hospitalisation, procurement of biomedical equip… Continue Reading

In Persian Gulf littoral, cooperative security is key-THE HINDU-08-06-2020
2020-06-08 19:35

Details: The United Nations defines this body of water as the Persian Gulf. There is a commonality of interest among them in being major producers … Continue Reading

Odisha plans mega educational complexes for tribal students-THE HINDU-08-06-2020
2020-06-08 19:32

Details: The Odisha government is coming up with three mega educational complexes exclusively for tribal students, where both academic and sporting… Continue Reading

China’s internal pressures are driving Xi’s tough stance on border-THE HINDU-08-06-2020
2020-06-08 19:29

Details: Given the domestic political situation inside China, can the leadership afford to go back to status quo, asks Mr. Ranade, a former Additio… Continue Reading

Restore April status along LAC: India-THE HINDU-08-06-2020
2020-06-08 19:24

Details: India has firmly conveyed its demand to China for restoring the status quo as existed in April along the border during the senior military… Continue Reading

Tracking Google-THE HINDU-07-06-2020
2020-06-08 07:50

Details: Google, they claim, “accomplishes its surreptitious tracking” through near ubiquitous tools such as Google Analytics, Google Ad Manage… Continue Reading

Gross Value Added numbers and the economy-THE HINDU-07-06-2020
2020-06-08 07:46

Details: As per the NSO, real GDP in the full fiscal year was estimated to have expanded by 4.2% from a year earlier, the slowest pace of growth in… Continue Reading

Poaching doubled during lockdown, says wildlife trade-THE HINDU-07-06-2020
2020-06-08 07:42

Details: It points out that reports of poaching for consumption and local trade have more than doubled during lockdown. The report, however, mentio… Continue Reading

Prevalence of diabetes among women high in southern India-THE HINDU-07-06-2020
2020-06-08 07:39

Details: The results were published in the Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders. In all, 254 districts have a “very high level” of diabete… Continue Reading

Country is still at risk, says WHO expert-THE HINDU-07-06-2020
2020-06-08 07:36

Details: The Pangong Tso lake in Leh district of Ladakh, where large numbers of Chinese troops have moved in. Indian and Chinese officers meet at M… Continue Reading

Border meet sets stage for more talks-THE HINDU-07-06-2020
2020-06-08 07:34

Details: The Pangong Tso lake in Leh district of Ladakh, where large numbers of Chinese troops have moved in. Indian and Chinese officers meet at M… Continue Reading

Tremble after the tremors-THE HINDU-07-06-2020
2020-06-08 07:29

Details: Since May 15, the National Center for Seismology has recorded seven small earthquakes, ranging from 1.8 to 4.5 on the Richter scale, with … Continue Reading

Social bubbles-THE HINDU-06-06-2020
2020-06-07 06:50

Details: Social bubbles: Micro-communities that could contain spread of Covid-19. Research published by the London School of Economics and Polit… Continue Reading

A right time to shift pharma gears-THE HINDU-06-06-2020
2020-06-07 06:44

Details: Medicines are among humanity’s greatest achievements. They have helped attain dramatic improvements in health and longevity as well as h… Continue Reading

RBI creates Rs.500 cr. fund to boost payment infra-THE HINDU-06-06-2020
2020-06-07 06:35

Details: RBI will make an initial contribution of Rs250 crore to the PIDF, covering half of the fund, while the remaining contribution will be from… Continue Reading

Move fast to ease liquidity: RBI’s Das-THE HINDU-06-06-2020
2020-06-07 06:32

Details: With economic growth expected to be in the negative territory for the current financial year, Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta D… Continue Reading

Ahead of vote for UNSC seat, India launches campaign brochure-THE HINDU-06-06-2020
2020-06-07 06:29

Details: India will highlight international terrorism, United Nations reforms and Security Council expansion, streamlining the world body’s peace… Continue Reading

Experts caution on outcome of Lt. Gen. level talks-THE HINDU-06-06-2020
2020-06-07 06:26

Details: These military to military talks will ensure that there is no escalation on the ground between the two sides. But resolution is not going … Continue Reading

U.P.S.C REVISED DATES
2020-06-06 20:10

UPSC Civil Services Examinations 2020 dates announced. Check the new schedule The UPSC Civil Services and IFS preliminary examinations will now be … Continue Reading

Swiss cheese and defence reforms-THE HINDU-05-06-2020
2020-06-06 08:26

Details: The Swiss cheese model is associated with accident investigation in an organisation or a system. These layers are visualised in the model … Continue Reading

Oil spill in Russia’s Arctic region-THE HINDU-05-06-2020
2020-06-06 08:23

Details: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered a state of emergency and criticised a subsidiary of metals giant Norilsk Nickel afte… Continue Reading

Killing Gajah: On the killing of an elephant in Kerala-THE HINDU-05-06-2020
2020-06-06 08:19

Details: Whether the booby-trapped pineapple that took its life was intended for elephants or other animals matters little, because such traps litt… Continue Reading

What relief is ultimately granted if interest accrues?-THE HINDU-05-06-2020
2020-06-06 08:15

Details: Justice Bhushan said there were two issues in the case. One, whether interest should be charged at all during the moratorium period. Two,… Continue Reading

Disasters displace lakhs: study-THE HINDU-05-06-2020
2020-06-06 08:09

Details: Flooding caused by the south-west monsoon led to 26 lakh displacements, while Cyclone Fani alone led to 18 lakh displacements, followed by… Continue Reading

Tablighi activity now a specific visa violation-THE HINDU-05-06-2020
2020-06-06 07:04

Details: Indulging in Tablighi activities will attract a penalty of USD500 fine. The amended guidelines read, “foreign nationals granted any t… Continue Reading

India-Australia meet strengthens ties-THE HINDU-05-06-2020
2020-06-06 06:59

Details: No talks on China: The summit came amidst tensions between India and China over the standoff at the Line of Actual Control, and Austral… Continue Reading

Time to discontinue free power for farmers-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-06-05 07:30

Details: Exactly 15 years after Manmohan Singh, as Congress Prime Minister, openly spoke against the free power supply scheme for farmers, the Bhar… Continue Reading

Seven to eleven: On India and G-7-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-06-05 07:09

Details: Dismissing the current configuration of the “Group of Seven” or G-7 of the world’s most developed nations as “outdated”, U.S Pre… Continue Reading

India’s Parliament is missing in action-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-06-05 07:05

Details: The Canadian Parliament had its first lockdown meeting towards the end of April, with roughly 280 of the 338 Members of Parliament attendi… Continue Reading

NGT holds LG Polymers India liable for the loss of life-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-06-05 07:01

Details: It said the Rs50 crore in compensation, deposited by the company, would be spent on restoration. It also constituted a committee to prepar… Continue Reading

Govt. to boost infrastructure in areas along China border-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-06-05 06:53

Details: To ramp up infrastructure along the China border, the Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to spend 10% funds of a Centrally sponsored sch… Continue Reading

Cabinet nod for agri marketing reforms-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-06-05 06:50

Details: Special arrangement: At its meeting on Wednesday, the Cabinet also approved ordinances to remove restrictions on farmers selling their … Continue Reading

Cabinet sets up Secretaries’ group to attract investmen-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-06-05 05:17

Details: How can India contain the economic impact of COVID-19? This will make India a more investor-friendly destination and we will also hand-… Continue Reading

India, Bhutan ink MoU for environment cooperation-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-06-05 07:31

Details: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bhutan for cooperation in the field of env… Continue Reading

Shah Faesal, 2 PDP leaders released-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-06-05 05:06

Details: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday released former IAS officer and J&K People’s Movement (JKPM) party leader Shah Faesal … Continue Reading

The challenge of law enforcement post-COVID-19-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:50

Details: The police have taken enormous risks during the lockdown to ensure strict observance of guidelines, including physical distancing, which i… Continue Reading

Monsoon bounty-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:47

Details: The monsoon has finally set in over Kerala in keeping with the textbook date of June 1. In May, the IMD had forecast a four-day delay in t… Continue Reading

Multilateralism in the new cold war-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:42

Details: To benefit from global change, countries must have a bold vision and make the right strategic choice. Britain quickly built the largest mi… Continue Reading

Now, more light on sun’s coronal heating puzzle-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:35

Details: NCRA scientists discovered tiny radio flashes: While we have not seen the magnetic explosions, these weak radio flashes that we have di… Continue Reading

Electronics incentive schemes launched-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:32

Details: Modest success: Stating that India had been able to achieve “modest success” in electronics manufacturing, Mr. Prasad said that Ind… Continue Reading

Proposed BSF firing range in fresh row-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:29

Details: A proposed firing range for the Border Security Force has become the trigger for unrest in northern Tripura’s Kanchanpur Subdivision ove… Continue Reading

Scientists identify second most common coronavirus type in India-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:26

Details: Evolutionary similarities: “Epidemiological assessments suggest that the common ancestor emerged in the month of February 2020 and po… Continue Reading

China gets set to build power project in PoK-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:23

Details: China under the multi-billion-dollar CPEC will set up a 1,124-megawatt power project in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir despite India’s object… Continue Reading

Trump invites Modi for G-7 summit-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:04

Details: President Donald Trump on Tuesday invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the next G-7 summit to be hosted by the U.S Presidency of the Gr… Continue Reading

Nisarga barrels towards Mumbai-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:00

Details: Maximum City on red alert as cyclone set to make landfall near Alibaug. All activity that was set to resume from Wednesday in the State… Continue Reading

Ominous signals: on slowdown of India's economy-THE HINDU-02-06-2020
2020-06-03 08:12

Details: India’s economy is in a severe slowdown that is only going to get worse in a pandemic-stricken world. Three months after Finance Ministr… Continue Reading

A new architecture in quake-prone areas-THE HINDU-02-06-2020
2020-06-03 08:09

Details: ” The Bhuj earthquake in 2001. A few days after the Kutch earthquake in January 2001, I was ringing the doorbell at Arthur C. Clarke’s… Continue Reading

India, China and fortifying the Africa outreach-THE HINDU-02-06-2020
2020-06-03 08:07

Details: Such conditions have meant that Africa’s cycle of chronic external aid dependence continues. Africa needs medical protective equipment a… Continue Reading

Can allow non-profit organisations to list-THE HINDU-02-06-2020
2020-06-03 08:04

Details: The idea of a social stock exchange for listing of social enterprise and voluntary organisations was mooted by Finance Minister Nirmala Si… Continue Reading

Cabinet committee okays Rs50,000 cr. infusion for MSMEs-THE HINDU-02-06-2020
2020-06-03 07:58

Details: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Monday approved Rs50,000 crore equity infusion for micro, small, and medium enterprises with … Continue Reading

Street vendors to get credit without collateral-THE HINDU-02-06-2020
2020-06-03 07:54

Details: The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on Monday launched a micro-credit scheme for street vendors, which was announced by Finance Mini… Continue Reading

Pulses, oilseeds see sharp hike in MSP-THE HINDU-02-06-2020
2020-06-03 07:45

Details: Among cereals, the government increased the support price of bajra by Rs150 to Rs2,150 per quintal for this year, while that of ragi has b… Continue Reading

Monsoon hits Kerala with cyclone in the background-THE HINDU-02-06-2020
2020-06-03 07:39

Details: The monsoon has arrived in Kerala, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday. This is four days earlier than what the IMD had for… Continue Reading

Open with caution-THE HINDU-01-06-2020
2020-06-02 09:35

Details: The ‘Unlock 1’ plan should ensure a careful restarting of activities, the most important of which is the delivery of goods and everyda… Continue Reading

It’s time for a universal basic income programme in India-THE HINDU-01-06-2020
2020-06-02 09:32

Details: The ongoing crisis is creating changes that could end up dividing society into pre- and post-COVID-19 days. These giants, all technology c… Continue Reading

Locust control: ‘govt. ignoring non-chemical measures-THE HINDU-01-06-2020
2020-06-02 09:28

Details: He said they completly ignored non-chemical measures. Chaudhary said a number of effective non-chemical remedies were suggested by experts… Continue Reading

Too many aspirants for MGNREGS jobs -THE HINDU-01-06-2020
2020-06-02 09:26

Details: During a reality check, it was found that some had found alternative jobs, while in some cases even graduates have turned to MNREGA for he… Continue Reading

Cyclone brewing in Arabian Sea-THE HINDU-01-06-2020
2020-06-02 09:19

Details: The IMD has indicated that the monsoon is likely to set in over Kerala early this week though other agencies say it has already set in. Cu… Continue Reading

Anchoring ties with Canberra the virtual way-THE HINDU-30-05-2020
2020-05-31 09:33

Details: In August 1950, one of Australia’s most celebrated jurists, Sir Owen Dixon wrote to his daughter, Anne, in Melbourne that Delhi was “a… Continue Reading

Trump’s executive order, targeting social media platforms-THE HINDU-30-05-2020
2020-05-31 09:26

Details: What does it say? They have targeted Republicans, Conservatives & the President of the United States. Trump May 29, 2020 “At the same… Continue Reading

GMR told to stop dredging in Kakinada-THE HINDU-30-05-2020
2020-05-31 09:18

Details: On May 27, District Forest Officer Nandani Salaria and Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board -Kakinada Executive Engineer A. “On the si… Continue Reading

GDP growth slows to a 11-year low of 4.2%, Q4 slumps to 3.1%-THE HINDU-30-05-2020
2020-05-31 09:11

Details: India’s economic growth slipped to 3. 1% in the January-March quarter of 2019-20 showing impact of COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019-20, the In… Continue Reading

HC asks A.P. govt. to reinstate Ramesh Kumar-THE HINDU-30-05-2020
2020-05-31 09:01

Details: A two-judge bench of the court comprising Chief Justice J. Satyanarayana Murthy directed the government to reinstate Mr. Ramesh Kumar as S… Continue Reading

Nascent Arabian Sea cyclone may delay monsoon arrival-THE HINDU-30-05-2020
2020-05-31 08:57

Details: Uncertainty clouds the monsoon’s arrival over Kerala. Once the monsoon season sets in, there’s a certain uncertainty too in all weathe… Continue Reading

COVID-19 may create opportunities -THE HINDU-29-05-2020
2020-05-30 09:52

Details: Africa’s rich natural resources, long-term economic potential, youthful demography and influence as a bloc of 54 countries in multi-late… Continue Reading

From a standoff to a stalemate-THE HINDU-29-05-2020
2020-05-30 09:46

Details: Again in 2007, China’s perception of the border in Depsang in the Ladakh sector, in Sikkim, and in many other places appeared to change.… Continue Reading

Hindi as official language in Haryana courts challenged-THE HINDU-29-05-2020
2020-05-30 09:43

Details: Lawyers have challenged in the Supreme Court a law which makes Hindi the official language in courts in Haryana. Their petition contends t… Continue Reading

Don’t charge migrants bus or train fare, says SC-THE HINDU-29-05-2020
2020-05-30 09:39

Details: A large number of migrant workers are still seen proceeding on foot to different places”. When Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta wondered a… Continue Reading

Locust Swarms -The Hindu-15-01-2020
2020-05-29 09:37

Details: Just last week, eastern India was battered by one of the most powerful cyclones in decades and now, even as hundreds of lives are lost eve… Continue Reading

Enjoying the fruits of their labour-THE HINDU-28-05-2020
2020-05-29 09:29

Details: Today, India is a leading producer of a variety of agricultural and allied produce and exporter of some of them. This is due to the relent… Continue Reading

Loans to MSMEs may get ‘risk-free’ tag-THE HINDU-28-05-2020
2020-05-29 09:25

Details: The Reserve Bank of India is likely to allow banks to assign zero risk weight for loans that will be extended to the micro, medium and sma… Continue Reading

Invasive mussel is spreading rapidly in Kerala’s backwaters-THE HINDU-28-05-2020
2020-05-29 09:21

Details: Surveys show the presence of the Charru mussel in the Kadinamkulam, Paravur, Edava-Nadayara, Ashtamudi, Kayamkulam, Vembanad, Chettuva and… Continue Reading

Locust threat is bigger this year, warns monitor-THE HINDU-28-05-2020
2020-05-29 09:16

Details: The threat of locusts, which have invaded vast swathes of land in Rajasthan and entered neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, is bigger this year i… Continue Reading

U.S. strips Hong Kong of special trading status-THE HINDU-28-05-2020
2020-05-29 09:10

Details: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared on Wednesday that Hong Kong no longer enjoys the autonomy promised by Beijing, stripping the finan… Continue Reading

Hong Kong body will play an advisory role-THE HINDU-28-05-2020
2020-05-29 09:03

Details: A proposed security law could allow Chinese mainland authorities to set up shop in Hong Kong, but their powers would likely be restricted … Continue Reading

India should pull out forces from Kalapani-THE HINDU-28-05-2020
2020-05-29 08:59

Details: Sharma Oli came as the Nepalese government gave more time to the main Opposition Nepali Congress to discuss a proposed amendment to the Co… Continue Reading

Governor modifies law on forest rights-THE HINDU-28-05-2020
2020-05-29 08:49

Details: A tribal farmer will find it difficult to make it to the district headquarters, said Milind Thatte, of Vayam, which works with tribals in … Continue Reading

Moving beyond geopolitics-THE HINDU-26-05-2020
2020-05-27 09:35

Details: In the post-COVID world, countries and tech giants should be obligated to share data in the larger interest of mankind. Underlying most… Continue Reading

A well-balanced stimulus package-THE HINDU-26-05-2020
2020-05-27 09:32

Details: The thrust is to get the Reserve Bank of India and other public financial institutions to infuse liquidity and increase lending by the fin… Continue Reading

The problem with the liquidity push-THE HINDU-26-05-2020
2020-05-27 09:20

Details: The thrust is to get the Reserve Bank of India and other public financial institutions to infuse liquidity and increase lending by the fin… Continue Reading

Bengal, Odisha get promised Rs1,500 cr.-THE HINDU-26-05-2020
2020-05-27 09:15

Details: The National Crisis Management Committee , chaired by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, met on Monday to discuss the relief and restoration m… Continue Reading

ILO urges PM not to dilute labour laws-THE HINDU-27-05-2020
2020-05-27 09:09

Details: A group of 10 Central trade unions wrote to ILO, seeking its intervention to protect workers’ rights and international labour standards.… Continue Reading

With wheat harvest over, Punjab registers spike in stubble burning-THE HINDU-26-05-2020
2020-05-27 09:06

Details: With wheat harvesting over in the key grain producing State of Punjab, there has been a spike in incidents of stubble burning compared wit… Continue Reading

China warns U.S. of retaliation if punished for Hong Kong law-THE HINDU-26-05-2020
2020-05-27 08:54

Details: China on Monday threatened counter-measures against the U.S. insists on hurting China’s interests, China will have to take every necessa… Continue Reading

Deliberations on to end LAC tensions-THE HINDU-26-05-2020
2020-05-27 08:45

Details: Indian, Chinese troops dig in with reinforcements. Deliberations are continuing on a daily basis between military commanders of India and … Continue Reading

mystery over birthplace of Purandara Dasa-THE HINDU-26-05-2020
2020-05-27 08:42

Details: The late Patamakki Rathnakar, former MLA of Tirthahalli who had requested the State government to conduct research over the issue, had sai… Continue Reading

Failing to perform as a constitutional court-THE HINDU-25-05-2020
2020-05-26 06:03

Details: Every day, we hear of migrant labourers walking hundreds of miles, many dying in the process. I refer here to the Supreme Court, which has… Continue Reading

Hardly the 1991 moment for agriculture-THE HINDU-25-05-2020
2020-05-26 06:00

Details: While it does not mean much on the ground, it has successfully managed to deflect attention from the pittance offered by way of fiscal sup… Continue Reading

Fresh leaks of personal details detected on dark web-THE HINDU-25-05-2020
2020-05-26 05:55

Details: The fresh leaks include nearly 2,000 Aadhaar cards and details of 18 lakh Indians, all available for free. The leak of nearly 2.9 crore jo… Continue Reading

Howrah’s botanical garden now a graveyard of 1,000 trees-THE HINDU-25-05-2020
2020-05-26 05:52

Details: Among the rare trees that have fallen include the only full-grown kalpabriksha tree in the garden, the mad tree , the para rubber tree , t… Continue Reading

U.S. pushing relations to the brink of a new Cold War: China-THE HINDU-25-05-2020
2020-05-26 05:49

Details: Foreign Minister says Beijing is open to international probe led by the WHO. The United States is pushing relations with China to “th… Continue Reading

Why are India and Nepal fighting over Kalapani?-THE HINDU-24-05-2020
2020-05-25 06:24

Details: The map showed Kalapani as part of Pithoragarh district. Nepal protested immediately and drew attention to the lingering issue. On May 8, … Continue Reading

What explains the India-China border flare-up?-THE HINDU-24-05-2020
2020-05-25 06:20

Details: On May 14, Indian Army Chief General Manoj Naravane said incidents at the Pangong lake in Ladakh on May 5 and at Naku La in Sikkim on May … Continue Reading

Details of 2.90 crore job seekers on dark net-THE HINDU-24-05-2020
2020-05-25 06:18

Details: Personal details of about 2.90 crore Indian job seekers have been found dumped on the dark net, raising concerns among cyber crime agencie… Continue Reading

More area under cotton crop this season-THE HINDU-24-05-2020
2020-05-25 06:14

Details: Both governments have discouraged farmers from growing rice, officials told The Hindu. In Haryana, farmers had sown cotton in 5.11 lakh he… Continue Reading

Extend loans without fear of 3Cs: FM-THE HINDU-24-05-2020
2020-05-25 06:11

Details: She said clear instructions had been given in a meeting with CEOs and MDs of public sector banks and financial institutions on Friday that… Continue Reading

Dengue, JE strike as Assam battles COVID-19-THE HINDU-24-05-2020
2020-05-25 06:08

Details: on Saturday, the State’s COVID-19 positive count touched 239 with the addition of 70 infected persons to Friday’s figure. “We are fa… Continue Reading

China suggests shift in BRI approach amid debt concerns-24-05-2020
2020-05-25 06:02

Details: China has hinted at a shift in how it will pursue its signature Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) amid growing concerns about debt repayments… Continue Reading

Notes on a digital currency plan, made in China-23-05-2020
2020-05-24 08:35

Details: To intensively advance the trial work of fintech innovation regulation, the PBoC supports the expansion of the pilot program to cover the … Continue Reading

RBI cuts repo rate again, down to 4%-THE HINDU-23-05-2020
2020-05-24 08:32

Details: The Reserve Bank of India further reduced the key interest rate or the repo rate by 40 bps on Friday, after a yet another out-of-turn Mone… Continue Reading

India-Nepal ties (Cold neighbourhood)-THE HINDU-23-05-2020
2020-05-24 08:28

Details: Nepal Prime Minister K. Sharma Oli took New Delhi by surprise this month with an aggressive posture on the issue, especially over the inau… Continue Reading

Locust swarms attack crops in M.P.-THE HINDU-23-03-2020
2020-05-24 08:25

Details: First such invasion since 1992-93: Six swarms of locust entered Madhya Pradesh on May 17 from Rajasthan but have caused minimal crop da… Continue Reading

80% success chance for Oxford trials-THE HINDU-23-04-2020
2020-05-24 08:23

Details: Poonawalla, whose family owns the vaccine maker, said scientists, drugmakers and manufacturers were collaborating at an unparalleled scale… Continue Reading

Airlines make Aarogya Setu mandatory-THE HINDU- 23-05-2020
2020-05-24 08:19

Details: IndiGo, the largest airline in the country, which will operate 450 airlines to begin with, requires passengers to “download the Aarogya … Continue Reading

India reaches out to Pak. to fight locusts-THE HINDU-23-03-2020
2020-05-24 08:12

Details: An official source who did not wish to be named said India had proposed a trilateral response in partnership with Pakistan and Iran to com… Continue Reading

China seeks India’s support for legislation-THE HINDU-23-05-2020
2020-05-24 08:07

Details: China on Friday introduced the draft of a controversial national security law in Hong Kong in its parliament to tighten Beijing’s contro… Continue Reading

Sonic Boom-THE HINDU-22-05-2020.
2020-05-23 10:27

Details: When an aircraft travels at supersonic speed – meaning faster than sound – the field of sound waves moves to the rear of the craft. A st… Continue Reading

Amphan Cyclone -THE HINDU-22-05-2020.
2020-05-23 10:17

Details: The trail of death and devastation that Cyclone Amphan has left in West Bengal and Odisha demonstrates, once again, the fragile state of e… Continue Reading

Keeping the peace: On India-China border tension-THE HINDU-22-05-2020
2020-05-23 10:14

Details: With four incidents along the Line of Actual Control in recent weeks, the India-China border is witnessing the highest tensions since the … Continue Reading

A violation of right found, but no remedy given-THE HINDU-22-05-2020
2020-05-23 10:11

Details: In India, the Constituent Assembly regarded the principle as so foundational that, through Article 32, it granted the Supreme Court the au… Continue Reading

Congress launches Kisan Nyay Scheme-THE HINDU-22-05-2020
2020-05-23 09:58

Details: Under the scheme, up to Rs 10,000 per acre a year will be transferred into the bank accounts of farmers and the first instalment totalling… Continue Reading

PLA blocking Indian patrols in Ladakh, Sikkim-THE HINDU-22-05-2020
2020-05-23 09:07

Details: In addition there have been stand offs at Demchok and Galwan Nalah both in Eastern Ladakh, sources said. In the past few weeks, however, a… Continue Reading

Working safely: On workplaces during the pandemic-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 23:24

Details : Opening up economic production from a lockdown, even partially, when the COVID-19 pandemic has not peaked in the country poses an extraor… Continue Reading

Grasping the defence self-reliance nettle-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 23:21

Details: The decision to notify a list of weapons systems for sourcing entirely from Indian manufacturers, the promise to progressively expand this… Continue Reading

Cabinet okays NBFC liquidity plan-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 23:15

Details: A special purpose vehicle would be set up by a public sector bank to manage a Stressed Asset Fund whose special securities would be guaran… Continue Reading

Russian team at Kudankulam to address problems in generator-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 23:13

Details: A seven-member Russian technocrat team reached the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project site on Wednesday to inspect the ‘unusual vibrations… Continue Reading

Locusts cross Thar desert to invade 16 districts in Rajasthan-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 23:10

Details: The invasion of locusts had started from the India-Pakistan border on April 11 and they have now crossed the Thar desert and affected 16 o… Continue Reading

New scheme for Chhattisgarh farmers-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 23:06

Details: In the first instalment, Rs.1,500 crore would be distributed among 18 lakh farmers, more than 80% of them small and marginal, Chief Minist… Continue Reading

Border disputes a reminder of the threat posed by China-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 22:57

Details: China relationship, already strained due to trade disputes, has further deteriorated over U.S accusations of China’s mismanagement of th… Continue Reading

China accuses India of trespass, LAC heats up-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 22:53

Details: The incidents were marked by “aggressive behaviour by both sides”, which resulted in injuries to 76 Indian soldiers, including serious… Continue Reading

Nepal’s new map claims territories of India-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 22:51

Details: New Delhi says such artificial enlargement of territorial claims will not be accepted by India. Nepal’s new official map is “artificia… Continue Reading

Amphan batters West Bengal, Odisha-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 22:29

Details: Three persons were killed as super cyclonic storm Amphan made landfall near Sagar Islands in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on … Continue Reading

Amphan batters West Bengal, Odisha-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 22:25

Details: Three persons were killed as super cyclonic storm Amphan made landfall near Sagar Islands in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on … Continue Reading

Pakistan as both terror perpetrator and victim-THE HINDU-20-05-2020
2020-05-21 09:51

Details: Pakistan first operationalised this strategy in regard to Afghanistan following the overthrow of Zahir Shah by his cousin Daud Khan in 197… Continue Reading

The changing nature of Chinese diplomacy-THE HINDU-20-05-2020
2020-05-21 09:46

Details: If Mao Zedong represented the crude face of Chinese communism, then Zhou was the epitome of its refinement. Where Mao preferred to exercis… Continue Reading

COVID-19 unlikely to affect illicit drug supply-THE HINDU-20-05-2020
2020-05-21 09:37

Details: Movement restrictions owing to the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to an initial statistical reduction in drug seizures, but without a real cha… Continue Reading

CBI alerts authorities to malware threat-THE HINDU-20-05-2020
2020-05-21 09:34

Details: The Central Bureau of Investigation has sent alerts to all the States, Union Territories and the Central agencies on a malicious software … Continue Reading

‘India, U.S. to collaborate on vaccine trials’-THE HINDU- 20-05-2020
2020-05-21 09:23

Details: health officials said here on Tuesday, listing a number of other ways in which the two countries are working together. “In the context o… Continue Reading

Behind new incidents, a changed dynamic along India-China border-THE HINDU-20-05-2020
2020-05-21 09:19

Details: India has upgraded its infrastructure, letting troops beef up patrol in areas where China has established a more frequent presence. A grea… Continue Reading

3 lakh evacuated as Amphan hurtles towards Bengal coast-THE HINDU-20-05-2020
2020-05-21 09:14

Details: On Tuesday evening, the cyclone lay about 360 km south of Paradip in Odisha and 510 km south-southwest of Digha. Very high wind speeds ran… Continue Reading

A jolt to national energy security-THE HINDU-19-05-2020
2020-05-20 15:55

Details: If implemented, they will not only weaken the control of States over an industry supplying a basic human necessity such as electricity but… Continue Reading

83 LCA-MK1A deal high priority: IAF chief-THE HINDU-19-05-2020
2020-05-20 14:00

Details: Bhadauria. Bhadauria on Monday, while the “high priority” deal for 83 LCA-MK1A jets was expected to be signed in three months. On… Continue Reading

Oxford vaccine fails to shield monkeys from virus-THE HINDU-19-05-2020
2020-05-20 13:56

Details: Rajesh Gokhle, Faculty, National Institute of Immunology and former head of the CSIR-Insitute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, who has… Continue Reading

Call for WHO probe into virus origin-THE HINDU-19-05-2020
2020-05-20 13:52

Details: The language of the resolution reflects the diplomatic tug of war that has taken place since the pandemic began in early 2019 . China has … Continue Reading

Are the United States and China entering a new Cold War?-THE HINDU-19-05-2020
2020-05-20 13:49

Details: On May 15, President Donald Trump threatened to “cut off the whole relationship” with China over the COVID-19 pandemic, which originat… Continue Reading

J&K notifies rules for domicile certificates-THE HINDU-19-05-2020
2020-05-20 13:44

Details: The J&K administration on Monday notified the J&K grant of domicile certificate procedure rules 2020 and set a fast track process in motio… Continue Reading

Centre notifies Karnataka judge’s appointment-THE HINDU-19-05-2020
2020-05-20 13:33

Details: The Ministry of Law and Justice on Monday notified the appointment P. Krishna Bhat as an additional judge of the Karnataka High Court, alm… Continue Reading

New technique for lung treatment of newborns launched in Jaipur-THE HINDU-19-05-2020
2020-05-20 13:30

Details: A recent medical technique, known as less invasive surfactant administration , has been started at J. Lon Government Children’s Hospital… Continue Reading

Odisha, West Bengal brace for Amphan-THE HINDU-19-05-2020
2020-05-20 13:27

Details: The sea turned rough in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, on May 18, 2020, under the influence of Amphan. Currently, Amphan is located about … Continue Reading

Where is health in the stimulus package?-THE HINDU-18-05-2020
2020-05-18 19:05

Details: Our bowlers have done well to limit the COVID-19 score and flatten the curve. Putting aside threats to personal safety, family interests, … Continue Reading

Labour rights are in free fall-THE HINDU-18-05-2020
2020-05-18 18:57

Details: As India slowly attempts to lift its nationwide lockdown, under compulsion of reviving the economy, labour rights are disappearing at an a… Continue Reading

Farm gate in focus-THE HINDU-18-05-2020
2020-05-18 18:52

Details: The Centre’s objective of using the COVID-19 crisis to usher in an Atmanirbhar Bharat saw Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman focus Frid… Continue Reading

Punjab farmers’ to go for direct seeding of rice-THE HINDU-18-05-2020
2020-05-18 18:48

Details: The DSR technique is less time consuming and labour intensive than the conventional practice. The DSR technique called ‘tar-wattar DSR… Continue Reading

Multiple conditions on discoms-THE HINDU-18-05-2020
2020-05-18 18:43

Details: Called the ‘Special Long Term Transition Loan to Discoms for COVID-19', the financial assistance is meant to help the Discoms clear thei… Continue Reading

Centre throws open all sectors to private players-THE HINDU-18-05-2020
2020-05-18 18:38

Details: The total package amounts to almost Rs.21 lakh crore by the Centre’s accounting, but is heavy on credit-related measures, including Rs.8… Continue Reading

Over 42,000 undertrials released-THE HINDU-18-05-2020
2020-05-18 18:34

Details: It said the highest number of undertrial prisoners released was 9,977 in Uttar Pradesh, followed by 5,460 in Rajasthan and 4,547 in Tamil … Continue Reading

India must not give Taliban legitimacy until it joins intra-Afghan talks=THE HINDU-18-05-2020
2020-05-18 18:31

Details: U.S. is trying to salvage its deal with the Taliban, despite rising violence in Afghanistan, National Security Advisory Board member and f… Continue Reading

Afghan President, rival sign power sharing deal-THE HINDU-18-05-2020
2020-05-18 22:26

Details: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and political rival Abdullah Abdullah have signed a power-sharing agreement two months after both declared t… Continue Reading

How will the COVID-19 relief for MSMEs help?-THE HINDU-17-052020
2020-05-18 07:40

Details: The first tranche, aimed at micro, small and medium enterprises , non-banking financial companies and at some individuals was announced by… Continue Reading

Reforms and agriculture-THE HINDU-17-05-2020
2020-05-18 07:26

Details: The government has maintained that the farm sector is functioning smoothly despite the lockdown to check the spread of COVID-19, and the l… Continue Reading

Navy to aid Northern Theatre command-THE HINDU-17-05-2020
2020-05-18 07:23

Details: Rawat told a small group of journalists during the week. Saying the naval fighter jets can operate in deserts and the IAF jets there can m… Continue Reading

Govt. throws open defence production and coal sectors-THE HINDU-17-05-2020
2020-05-18 07:19

Details: Sitharaman said, noting that structural reforms were the focus of Saturday’s announcements. “These sectors with these reforms are goin… Continue Reading

Aiming to achieve herd immunity naturally is ‘dangerous’, WHO warns-THE HIDNU-17-05-2020
2020-05-18 07:15

Details: Ryan said the concept of herd immunity is generally used for calculating how many people will need to be vaccinated in a population in ord… Continue Reading

India opposes rejoining RCEP over China concerns-THE HNDU-17-05-2020
2020-05-18 07:12

Details: Narendra Modi had announced India’s decision to quit the grouping, which includes the 10 ASEAN nations. As the deadline for a response t… Continue Reading

TASMAC tribulations-THE HINDU-16-05-2020
2020-05-16 23:21

Details: Faced with dwindling revenue due to the stagnation in economic activity since the national lockdown began, States are desperate to raise m… Continue Reading

NEET is not student-friendly, merit-promoting-THE HINDU-16-05-2020
2020-05-16 23:08

Details: In such States institutions of higher learning controlled and managed by governmental agencies act like mercenaries, promote the political… Continue Reading

1 lakh crore rupee farm infra fund to be financed by NABARD: FM-THE HINDU-16-05-2020
2020-05-16 23:04

Details: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced Rs 1 lakh crore fund to boost agriculture infrastructure across the country. The f… Continue Reading

New law for contract farming-THE HINDU-16-05-2020
2020-05-16 23:00

Details: Sitharaman said. Several agricultural economists and farm activists welcomed the reform and investment announcements, but questioned the l… Continue Reading

SC relief for firms unable to pay full wages during lockdown-THE HJINDU-16-05-2020
2020-05-16 22:56

Details: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the government not to resort to any coercive action against private companies who have not paid their wo… Continue Reading

Monsoon will arrive on June 5, says IMD-THE HINDU-16-05-2020
2020-05-16 22:46

Details: The difference in the arrival dates by both agencies is as much as a week. The normal date of onset for the State is June 1. In a statemen… Continue Reading

Virus diagnostic test may be delayed-THE HINDU-15-05-2020
2020-05-16 22:42

Details: “We are testing two N gene regions, so we need to recalibrate the machine to test both of them independently as a common cut-off wasn’… Continue Reading

U.K. HC rejects Vijay Mallya’s plea-THE HINDU-15-05-2020
2020-05-16 22:39

Details: The UK High Court on Thursday rejected a plea of businessman Vijay Mallya for permission to move the Supreme Court against the dismissal o… Continue Reading

Migrant workers to get free foodgrains-THE HINDU -15-05-2020
2020-05-16 22:33

Details: Sitharaman said there are an estimated 8 crore migrant workers who have been housed in government and privately run relief camps across th… Continue Reading

China rebuts Taiwan on WHO participation-THE HINDU-15-05-2020
2020-05-16 22:24

Details: China opposed any move by Taiwan to use the COVID-19 pandemic as a “pretext” to seek independence, its Embassy in New Delhi said on Th… Continue Reading

Talks with Nepal after pandemic-THE HINDU-15-05-2020
2020-05-16 22:10

Details: We are facing COVID-19 crisis and once societies and governments have dealt with the challenges, we will have these talks. The mixed messa… Continue Reading

India reminds China of claims over Gilgit-Baltistan-THE HINDU-15-05-2020
2020-05-16 22:07

Details: The recent incidents of face-off between the troops of India and China are neither “co-related” nor have any connection with other glo… Continue Reading

India reminds China of claims over Gilgit-Baltistan-THE HINDU-15-05-2020
2020-05-16 21:43

Details: The recent incidents of face-off between the troops of India and China are neither “co-related” nor have any connection with other glo… Continue Reading

Liquidity lifeline- THE HINDU-14-05-2020
2020-05-15 08:20

Details: The government could have specified the interest cap on these loans without leaving it to individual lenders as each of them has its own r… Continue Reading

A Plan to revive a broken Economy-THE HINDU-14-05-2020
2020-05-15 08:13

Details: The Prime Minister has just announced Lockdown 4.0. The announcements by the Finance Minister thus far involve no additional public spendi… Continue Reading

Provide income support, restore jobs-THE HINDU-14-05-2020
2020-05-15 08:08

Details: Shock point: Snatching away labour rights in the midst of a global pandemic and national lockdown is distressing and shocking. Over the… Continue Reading

It’s time to give IRS officers their due-THE HINDU-14-05-2020
2020-05-15 08:04

Details: The Central Board of Direct Taxation , a wing of the Ministry of Finance, has initiated disciplinary proceedings against some Indian Reven… Continue Reading

Army proposes 3-year stint for civilians-THE HINDU-14-05-2020
2020-05-15 07:57

Details: In a first of its kind proposal. the Army plans to take civilians on a three- year ‘Tour of Duty’ or ‘three-year short service’ on… Continue Reading

Taiwan wants to join hands with India-THE HINDU-14-05-2020
2020-05-15 07:53

Details: Taiwan has proposed a regular communication channel with India to link up medical agencies to better cooperate in the fight against COVID-… Continue Reading

USD 3.6 mn in U.S. funding to Indian labs may be delayed-THE HINDU -14-05-2020
2020-05-15 07:48

Details: Significantly, the strictures followed an inquiry into the CDC’s funding of an “unapproved” Indian laboratory in Manipal for work on… Continue Reading

Nepal can let India use link road: Oli-THE HINDU-14-05-2020
2020-05-15 07:45

Details: Diplomatic solution: Gyawali said that the leaders sought a diplomatic solution to the crisis that involves the territory of Kalapani t… Continue Reading

Rs.3,100 crore from PM CARES allocated for COVID-19 relief-THE HINDU-14-05-2020
2020-05-15 07:41

Details: The Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund, better known as PM CARES, will allocate Rs.3,100 crore … Continue Reading

Reaffirm cooperative federalism-THE HINDU-13-05-2020
2020-05-14 08:17

Details: Fissures in cooperation: ‘National Plan’ under Section 11, as well as issuance of binding guidelines by the Centre to States under … Continue Reading

Riding roughshod over State governments-THE HINDU-13-05-2020
2020-05-14 08:12

Details: The Central government has so far followed a mostly top-down approach in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. This centralised approach is coun… Continue Reading

PM announces Rs20 lakh crore economic stimulus package-THE HINDU -13-05-2020
2020-05-14 08:07

Details: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said a new-look Lockdown 4.0 beyond May 17 was in the offing, while announcing an economic stimulu… Continue Reading

India may miss nutrition targets-THE HINDU-13-05-2020
2020-05-14 08:02

Details: India is among 88 countries that are likely to miss global nutrition targets by 2025, according to the Global Nutrition Report 2020 releas… Continue Reading

No air space violation at Pangong Tso-THE HINDU-13-05-2020
2020-05-14 07:59

Details: Helicopters of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army came close to the border during the face-off with the Indian Army near Pangong Tso… Continue Reading

India caught in U.S.-China spat over Taiwan’s status at WHO-THE HINDU-13-05-2020
2020-05-14 07:57

Details: move to reinstate Taiwan’s observer status at the World Health Assembly or to China’s opposition to it. Jaishankar attended a seven-na… Continue Reading

Aarogya Setu app mandatory for returning NRIs, migrants-THE HINDU-13-05-2020
2020-05-14 07:54

Details: In addition to making the Aarogya Setu app mandatory, the Health Ministry also directed the States to focus on more effective surveillance… Continue Reading

Do numbers matter in Rajya Sabha?-THE HINDU -13-05-2020
2020-05-14 07:50

Details: The Parliament building in New Delhi. The Indian Constitution provides for parity of powers between the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha in l… Continue Reading

Legal but not appropriate-THE HINDU-12-05-2020
2020-05-13 07:49

Details: Over the last few days, many States have made changes to their labour laws. Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab have extended the maxim… Continue Reading

Equal freedom and forced labour-THE HINDU-12-05-2020
2020-05-13 07:45

Details: Soon after Independence, while the Constitution of a free India was being drafted, Dr. Ambedkar, the chairperson of the Drafting Committee… Continue Reading

Trade unions may knock at ILO’s door-THE HINDU-12-05-2020
2020-05-13 07:41

Details: Ten central trade unions on May 11 said they were considering lodging a complaint with the International Labour Organisation against the … Continue Reading

Mandis linked to e-platform see 65% rise in count post-lockdown-THE HINDU-12-05-2020
2020-05-13 07:33

Details: COVID-19 has given a boost to e-NAM, the national digital platform for agricultural trade, with the number of connected mandis, or wholesa… Continue Reading

Andhra Pradesh to send back 13,000 tonne styrene to South Korea-THE HINDU -12-05-2020
2020-05-13 07:26

Details: The gas will be transported in two consignments: Jolted by the death of 12 persons and hundreds falling sick due to gas leak at LG Poly… Continue Reading

China warns of retaliation over new U.S. visa rule-THE HINDU-12-05-2020
2020-05-13 07:18

Details: China on Monday threatened to retaliate against a U.S rule that tightening visa restrictions on Chinese journalists, in an escalating row … Continue Reading

Nepal summons Indian envoy over border row-THE HINDU-12-05-2020
2020-05-13 07:13

Details: Monday though a social media post from the Embassy of India in Nepal stated that Mr. Nepal disputes India’s claims and maintains that th… Continue Reading

Right to religion: SC explains reference to larger Bench-THE HINDU-12-05-2020
2020-05-13 07:07

Details: In February 2020, the nine-judge Bench dismissed the objections and decided to hear the reference. It had, however, postponed the publicat… Continue Reading

Shaping India’s response in a global hinge moment-THE HINDU-09-05-2020
2020-05-10 08:39

Details: India finds itself in an increasingly dangerous world, one that is fragmenting and slowing down economically. Rapid shifts in the balance … Continue Reading

Green tribunal directs LG Polymers to deposit 50 cr rupees-THE HINDU-09-05-2020
2020-05-10 08:34

Details: The National Green Tribunal on Friday directed LG Polymers India to deposit an initial amount of Rs.50 crore for the damage caused by the … Continue Reading

Ration card portability usage low: Paswan-THE HINDU-09-05-2020
2020-05-10 08:29

Details: Even pre-lockdown, it was only 800 transactions per month, out of the 22 crore ration cards making transactions each month. If utilised pr… Continue Reading

Moody’s warns of downgrade-THE HINDU-09-05-2020
2020-05-10 08:26

Details: Rating agency Moody’s said that the negative outlook of India reflects increasing risks that economic growth will remain significantly l… Continue Reading

U.S. special envoy urges India to talk to Taliban-THE HINDU-09-05-2020
2020-05-10 08:23

Details: India should discuss its concerns on terrorism directly with the Taliban, said U. The envoy said India had a “significant role” in Afg… Continue Reading

Aarogya Setu app: HC seeks Centre’s response-THE HINDU-09-05-2020
2020-05-10 08:17

Details: A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Friday asked the Centre to respond to a writ petition challenging its directive to make 'Aaro… Continue Reading

India needs to enact a COVID-19 law-THE HINDU-08-05-2020
2020-05-09 14:27

Details: The nationwide lockdown has been central to the government’s strategy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. While the lockdown has helped con… Continue Reading

Band-like clouds seen over Sun’s neighbour-THE HINDU-08-05-2020
2020-05-09 14:08

Details: They were found in the latest study of one of a pair of binary brown dwarfs. A group of international astrophysicists have identified c… Continue Reading

Vizag gas leak claims 11 lives; over 350 hospitalised-08-05-2020
2020-05-09 14:04

Details: CM announces compensation of Rs.1 crore for families of deceased. Eleven people, including a six-year-old girl, died and over 350 were adm… Continue Reading

U.S. pat for India’s role in Afghanistan-THE HINDU-08-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:40

Details: Expressing “deep concern” about the increase in violence in Afghanistan, Mr. Jaishankar and Mr. Doval made a particular mention of the… Continue Reading

Forum calls for rethink on online teaching-THE HINDU-08-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:35

Details: “While academic engagement through e-resources during the period of lockdown is unexceptionable, any attempt to formalise it as online t… Continue Reading

Surge in domestic violence: WHO-THE HINDU-08-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:26

Details: Emergency services across Europe have seen a sharp rise in domestic abuse calls under sweeping lockdowns imposed across the continent, the… Continue Reading

Virus attack worse than Pearl Harbor-THE HINDU-08-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:13

Details: Donald Trump has said the COVID-19 pandemic is a worse “attack” on the U.S. The President has ramped up his rhetoric against Beijing i… Continue Reading

It’s time for a virtual judiciary-THE HINDU-06-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:14

Details: During the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19, it has become clear that many activities can simply be done onli… Continue Reading

The mark of zero-THE HINDU-06-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:14

Details: If in April there were early signs of Kerala gaining an upper hand over the virus, its control became clear from the fourth week of April.… Continue Reading

Pathways to a more resilient economy-THE HINDU-06-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:15

Details: When complex systems come to catastrophes, i. critical points of instability, they re-emerge in distinctly new forms, according to the sci… Continue Reading

‘Copycat’ groups come to the fore-THE HINDU-06-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:15

Details: Cyber experts say the aim is to capitalise on the dubious fame and gain followers. Even as the Delhi police cracked down on the ‘Bois… Continue Reading

China launches new rocket, spacecraft-THE HINDU-06-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:15

Details: China on Tuesday successfully launched a new rocket and prototype spacecraft, state media said, in a major test of the country’s ambitio… Continue Reading

Amid high inflation, Iran to get a new currency-THE HINDU-06-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:16

Details: Iran's parliament has passed a bill allowing the government to slash four zeros from the rial, Iranian state media reported on Monday, aft… Continue Reading

‘Darbar Move’ burdens exchequer, says J&K HC-THE HINDU-06-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:16

Details: We defer this task to the best wisdom of those on whom the Constitution of India bestows this duty. Let the Secretary, Ministry of Home Af… Continue Reading

A grain stockist with a role still relevant-THE HINDU-05-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:17

Details: Set up under the Food Corporations Act 1964, in its first decade, the FCI was at the forefront of India’s quest of self-sufficiency in r… Continue Reading

MPLADS, its suspension, and why it must go-THE HINDU-05-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:17

Details: Under the scheme, each Member of Parliament “has the choice to suggest to the District Collector for works to the tune of Rs.5 crores pe… Continue Reading

DRDO develops UV disinfection tower for sanitising coronavirus-prone areas-THE HINDU-05-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:17

Details: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed an ultra violet (UV) disinfection tower for rapid and chemical-free… Continue Reading

Mallya seeks approval to move U.K. Supreme Court-THE HINDU-05-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:18

Details: Businessman Vijay Mallya has sought permission from the U.S . had turned down the businessman’s appeal, concluding that there was a p… Continue Reading

India flays nod for Gilgit-Baltistan polls-THE HINDU-05-06-2020
2020-05-06 19:53

Details: Gilgit-Baltistan has functioned as a “provincial autonomous region” since 2009. India has issued a demarche to protest what it call… Continue Reading

BRICS against COVID-19-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-05-06 19:44

Details: In the global war against the novel coronavirus, emerging economies, many belonging to BRICS, have reached out to other countries humbled … Continue Reading

India’s disease surveillance system needs a reboot-THE HINDU-04-05-2020
2020-05-06 19:39

Details: In a recent press briefing, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported noticeable trends with respect to COVID-19 cases in India. … Continue Reading

Economic recovery may take over a year, says CII-THE HINDU-04-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:13

Details: Biggest problem: In a CII poll of 300-odd CEOs released on Sunday, almost half say an economic recovery will take over a year. In such … Continue Reading

Centre drafts new rules for satellite TV channels-THE HINDU-
2020-05-06 19:25

Details: To overhaul it’s nine year-old uplink and downlink policy for private satellite TV channels, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry h… Continue Reading

Saudi investments in India on track despite economic downturn-THE HINDU-04-05-2020
2020-05-06 19:21

Details: Despite a massive 50% drop in oil revenues and a downturn in the economy, Saudi Arabia’s investments in India will not be affected, the … Continue Reading

When will a COVID-19 vaccine be ready?-THE HINDU-03-05-2020
2020-05-04 10:01

Details: This is the vaccine candidate to be used in Phase 1 clinical trial at the Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility in Oxford, Britain, April 2, … Continue Reading

Debt and mutual funds-THE HINDU-03-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:59

Details: Why was it needed? That led to fears that the debt funds of many other fund houses could face redemption pressure accentuated by the pa… Continue Reading

NIAB develops portable coronavirus detection kit-THE HINDU -03-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:55

Details: The antibody is capable of binding with the spike protein found on the outer layer of the virus. An electrical signal is generated when th… Continue Reading

No country for migrant workers-THE HINDU-03-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:53

Details: Remittances to developing nations are set to fall as migrant workers are hit hard by the virus crisis. Mohammad Osman Goni, a migrant w… Continue Reading

USCIRF report may prompt concerns-THE HINDU-03-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:41

Details: The government has unequivocally dismissed the US Commission of International Religious Freedom’s latest report, which ranks India on th… Continue Reading

Ministry wants Aarogya Setu app made disabled-friendly-THE HINDU-03-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:37

Details: The government’s Aarogya Setu app to track COVID-19 cases was not accessible to persons with disabilities , particularly those with hear… Continue Reading

Taiwan’s coronavirus protocol shows how it is done-THE HINDU-02-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:29

Details: The threat of emerging infectious diseases to global health and the economy, trade, and tourism has never abated. Pandemics can spread rap… Continue Reading

It’s about food, nutrition and livelihood security-THE HINDU-02-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:26

Details: Widen the food basket: The second dimension is the access to food, which is a function of purchasing power, as unless you are a farmer … Continue Reading

Economists call for urban jobs scheme-THE HINDU-02-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:22

Details: A new Urban Employment Guarantee Act is needed to complement the existing rural jobs scheme during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, said a gro… Continue Reading

U.P., Bihar migrants can get rations in other States too-THE HINDU-02-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:19

Details: Uttar Pradesh and Bihar joined the Centre’s ration card portability scheme on International Labour Day, offering some hope that their hu… Continue Reading

WHO raises concern over use of BCG vaccine-THE HINDU-02-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:14

Details: In a letter published in The Lancet on April 30, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros A Ghebreyesus and others highlight a fe… Continue Reading

Limitations of online learning-THE HINDU-30-04-2020
2020-05-01 12:22

Details: The exigency: There was a great deal of anxiety, particularly about the graduating batches of students, lest the ongoing session should… Continue Reading

Afghan peace and India’s elbow room-THE HINDU-30-04-2020
2020-05-01 12:18

Details: India was conspicuous by its absence from the meeting on April 16, given its historical and strategic ties with Afghanistan, but not for t… Continue Reading

Banks borrow Rs.2,000 crore from RBI for mutual funds-THE HINDU-30-04-2020
2020-05-01 12:13

details: On Monday, the RBI had announced a special window of Rs.50,000 crore for mutual funds in view of the redemption pressure that the fund hou… Continue Reading

Study on China dams brings the Brahmaputra into focus-THE HINDU-30-04-2020
2020-05-01 12:10

Details: Structures built on Mekong river altered its natural flow: A new study highlighting the impact of China’s dams on the Mekong river ha… Continue Reading

India remains on U.S. Priority Watch List-THE HINDU-30-04-2020
2020-05-01 12:06

Details: While India made “meaningful progress” to enhance IP protection and enforcement in some areas, it did not resolve recent and long-st… Continue Reading

Use Aarogya Setu app: Centre to staff-THE HINDU-30-04-2020
2020-05-01 11:59

Details: The State government wants to meet the target of 50 lakh downloads of the Centre’s app Following instructions by the State’s Informat… Continue Reading

NEET applies to minority-run medical colleges: SC-THE HINDU-30-04-2020
2020-05-01 11:55

Details: The court held that rights of trade, business and occupation or religious rights “do not come in the way of securing transparency and re… Continue Reading

Privacy concerns during a pandemic-THE HINDU-29-04-2020
2020-05-01 11:39

Details: ” Justice Khanna was not speaking about the crushing of freedom at the point of a bayonet. He was concerned, rather, about situations wh… Continue Reading

No improvement in Ganga water quality during lockdown-THE HINDU-29-04-2020
2020-05-01 11:31

Details: The dissolved oxygen concentration, a measure of the amount of free oxygen available in river systems, “rose marginally” from March 22… Continue Reading

South Asia faces health crisis as children miss vaccination-THE HINDU-29-04-2020
2020-05-01 11:28

Details: South Asia could face a further public health crisis as children miss routine vaccinations, the UN warned on Tuesday, spurring fears that … Continue Reading

NITI Aayog slams India’s terror ranking-THE HINDU-29-04-2020
2020-05-01 11:23

Details: India has moved to the seventh position from the previous year’s eighth in the annual Global Terrorism Index 2019. In March, the Cabinet… Continue Reading

USCIRF downgrades India in 2020 list-THE HINDU-29-04-2020
2020-05-01 11:20

Details: Commission on International Religious Freedom has downgraded India to the lowest ranking, “countries of particular concern” in its 202… Continue Reading

Kerala HC stays State govt. order on salary deferment-THE HINDU-29-04-2020
2020-05-01 11:17

Details: The government had said the State government employees’ salary for six days every month would be deducted for the next five months. The … Continue Reading

‘Anti-graft law covers deemed universities’-THE HINDU-29-04-2020
2020-05-01 11:11

Details: A deemed institution under the University Grants Commission Act of 1956 has the same common public duty like a university to confer academ… Continue Reading

Govt. starts planning for Haridwar Kumbh Mela-THE HINDU-29-04-2020
2020-05-01 10:31

Details: The Maha Kumbh Mela is organised once in 12 years, and the last time the event was held in 2010, about 10 million had reportedly congregat… Continue Reading

Virtual, yet open-THE HINDU-28-04-2020.
2020-04-29 07:03

Details: Amidst the national lockdown, the Supreme Court and several other courts have been holding virtual proceedings. A question of concern to t… Continue Reading

India in the post-pandemic world-THE HINDU-28-04-2020
2020-04-29 06:59

Details: *The COVID-19 epidemic has mercilessly highlighted our shortcomings and our failures, even as we pride ourselves on being the world’s la… Continue Reading

The script of disruption and a new order-THE HINDU-28-04-2020
2020-04-29 06:56

Details: The very complexity of the novel coronavirus leads to radical uncertainty. Hence, it it unlikely that the world will ever be the same agai… Continue Reading

‘We have 56% more water in reservoirs than we had last year’-THE HINDU-28-04-2020
2020-04-29 06:52

Details: Under a lockdown with summer approaching and with the injunction of constant hand washing as a preventative for the spread of COVID-19, ho… Continue Reading

India among top 3 military spenders: report:THE HINDU-28-04-2020
2020-04-29 06:48

Details: India’s tensions and rivalry with Pakistan, China are among major drivers for its increased expenditure’. The global military expen… Continue Reading

Brokers seek action against Templeton-THE HINDU-28-04-2020
2020-04-29 06:38

Details: A high-powered panel must take over management of fund house, says brokers’ association. The Association of National Exchanges Member… Continue Reading

RBI opens Rs.50,000 cr. liquidity tap for MFs-THE HINDU-28-04-2020
2020-04-29 06:35

Details: In a bid to address concerns arising out of Franklin Templeton’s decision to wind up six debt funds, the Reserve Bank of India on Monday… Continue Reading

BTAD placed under Governor’s Rule-THE HINDU-28-04-2020
2020-04-29 06:31

Details: Election to the council, scheduled on April 4, had been deferred because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The BTAD, comprising four districts of … Continue Reading

In a crisis year, Sri Lanka gears up for daunting debt repayment-THE HINDU-28-04-2020
2020-04-29 06:29

Details: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka recently sought a USD400 million currency swap with the Reserve Bank of India , to boost its foreign reserve… Continue Reading

Chakmas and Hajongs need help: rights group-THE HINDU-28-04-2020
2020-04-29 06:25

Details: A Delhi-based rights body has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in ensuring food for the Chakma and Hajong communities … Continue Reading

CERT-In to conduct security audit of COVID-19 data-THE HINDU-27-04-2020
2020-04-27 16:19

Details: In the wake of the controversy surrounding the Sprinklr deal, the State government has decided to carry out a security audit by CERT-In, t… Continue Reading

Industries hobbled by curbs on mobility of men, material-THE HINDU-27-04-2020
2020-04-27 16:17

Details: Movement of inputs and finished goods is still disrupted even after lockdown relaxation, say 60% of companies. Almost half of the indus… Continue Reading

Punjab could see more areas under cotton cultivation-27-04-2020
2020-04-27 16:11

Details: Shortage of labour due to COVID-19 pandemic likely to influence decision of the farmers in the State. Punjab can see around three lakh … Continue Reading

What are the concerns around the AarogyaSetu app?-THE HINDU-26-04-2020
2020-04-27 16:08

Details: Developed by the National Informatics Centre under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, the app got its biggest push when… Continue Reading

Why pathogens travel in search of a host-THE HINDU-26-04-2020
2020-04-27 15:52

Details: Claims were made of the virus being manufactured in laboratories and then shipped to nations to let loose on their populations. In a paper… Continue Reading

Quick nod likely for China investments-THE HINDU-26-04-2020
2020-04-27 15:48

Details: The Centre plans to fast track the review of some investment proposals from neigbouring countries such as China following concerns new scr… Continue Reading

Stop villainising bats, say scientists, conservationists-THE HINDU-26-04-2020
2020-04-27 15:45

Details: Forest department warns public against harming bats. We should remember that all wild animals harbour viruses and it is very biased and… Continue Reading

First merger of two black holes with unequal masses detected-THE HINDU-26-04-2020
2020-04-27 15:42

Details: The merging entities were about 30 and 8 times the Sun’s mass: The event, dubbed GW190412, was detected nearly a year ago, and this i… Continue Reading

For BRICS, challenges and opportunities-THE HINDU-26-04-2020
2020-04-27 15:39

Details: This is exactly where the pandemic could help BRICS, experts believe. Apart from that, BRICS countries are planning to work on an early wa… Continue Reading

Virtual methods, technologies should become the norm at all levels of judiciary-THE HINDU-25-04-2020
2020-04-26 09:18

Details: If every adversity presents an opportunity and every cloud has a silver lining, then the COVID-19 pandemic is the time to bring in innovat… Continue Reading

No 100% quota-THE HINDU-25-04-2020
2020-04-26 08:58

Details: The Supreme Court is right in considering cent per cent reservation as anathema to the constitutional scheme of equality even if it is for… Continue Reading

Wildlife Board nod for mining in Assam elephant reserve-THE HINDU-25-04-2020
2020-04-26 08:54

Details: He recommended a “cautious approach” for preserving the “basic integrity of this forested hill slope” that is a part of the elepha… Continue Reading

No plan to ease fiscal deficit targets-THE HINDU-25-04-2020
2020-04-26 08:51

Details: Despite the strain on government finances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no credible proposal to amend the legislation meant to co… Continue Reading

Anonymise data before handover, HC tells Kerala govt.-THE HINDU-25-04-2020
2020-04-26 08:47

Details: A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Friday directed the State government to anonymise the data of COVID-19 patients and those un… Continue Reading

Protection for protectors: On safety of healthcare workers-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
2020-04-25 00:23

Details: Since the first case of novel coronavirus infection in India was reported in end-January, many healthcare workers have been subjected to a… Continue Reading

Fishing in troubled waters during a pandemic-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
2020-04-25 00:21

Details: In recent days, China has conducted military drills and deployed large-scale military assets to the maritime area, while officially celebr… Continue Reading

RBI to restart Operation Twist to manage yields-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
2020-04-25 00:16

Details: The Reserve Bank of India has announced simultaneous purchase and sale of government bonds in a bid to soften long-term yields. Such open … Continue Reading

Govt. to suspend IBC rules for up to one year-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
2020-04-25 00:12

Details: In a major relief for corporate borrowers hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, the government has decided to amend the insolvency law to… Continue Reading

Trump signs executive order restricting immigration-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
2020-04-25 00:02

Details: President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday barring certain categories of immigrants from admission to the U.S. This wil… Continue Reading

CSIR lab defends sanitisation tunnel after Ministry’s advisory-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
2020-04-24 23:57

Deatils: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had in a recent advisory cautioned against the spraying of disinfectant on people as part … Continue Reading

Pre-retirement judgments and post-retirement jobs-THE HINDU-23-04-2020
2020-04-24 11:40

Details: Enacting a law barring appointments of retired judges by the government will restore confidence in the judiciary. The Constitution has … Continue Reading

The village is still relevant-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
2020-04-24 11:35

Details: The upheaval caused by the novel coronavirus should inspire a review of past choices and policies. When several States decided to stop giv… Continue Reading

A time for planetary solidarity-THE HINDU-23-04-2020
2020-04-24 11:31

Details: The microscopic SARS-CoV-2, by causing a global pandemic, has forced much of humanity to cease everyday practices and jump-start new ones.… Continue Reading

MGR Medical University makes ‘vaccine candidate’-THE HINDU-23-02-2020
2020-04-24 11:26

Details: MGR Medical University has developed a vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2 through ‘reverse vaccinology’, the institution’s Vice-Ch… Continue Reading

JNTBGRI to play key role in sequencing of Indian species-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
2020-04-24 11:23

Details: The Union Department of Biotechnology has allotted Rs.143.89 lakh for JNTBGRI to take up the project. The whole genome sequencing of 1,… Continue Reading

Global remittances will see a sharp fall: WB- THE HINDU-23-04-2020
2020-04-24 11:18

Details: The pandemic and declining oil prices are likely to reduce remittances from the U.S. the U.K, and EU countries to South Asia, resulting in… Continue Reading

Centre, State can fix sugarcane price, says SC-THE HINDU-23-04-2020
2020-04-24 10:59

Details: A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday held that both the Central and State governments have the power to fix the price of… Continue Reading

Amid pandemic crisis, President returns to his favourite agenda-THE HINDU-23-04-2020
2020-04-24 10:55

Details: President Donald Trump has taken his administration’s war on immigration to the next level. What does the suspension mean? Trump h… Continue Reading

Military satellite launched, claims Iran-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
2020-04-24 10:51

Details: The two-stage satellite launch took off from Iran’s Central Desert, says Revolutionary Guard. Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard … Continue Reading

Stress and anxiety rise amid pandemic-THE HINDU-23-04-2020
2020-04-24 10:47

Details: “If any of these sets of people had a prior illness, then their condition is likely to worsen because of stress, or due to medicines a… Continue Reading

Cabinet approves Rs.15,000-cr. Package- THE HINDU-23-04-2020
2020-04-24 10:44

Details: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a Rs15,000-crore investment package for the COVID-19 emergency response and health system prepared… Continue Reading

No 100% quota for tribal teachers: SC
2020-04-24 10:39

Details: A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court held it unconstitutional to provide 100% reservation for tribal teachers in schools l… Continue Reading

Attacks on health workers to attract up to 7 years in prison-THE HINDU-23-04-2020
2020-04-24 10:37

Details: They generally do not cover harassment at home and workplace and are focussed more on physical violence. The penal provisions contained in… Continue Reading

Futures shock: On oil price fall below USD 0- THE HINDU-22-02-2020
2020-04-23 11:35

Details: Five decades after the oil shock of 1973, when an Arab embargo on the supply of oil to some western powers including the United States sen… Continue Reading

A change in migrant policy-THE HINDU-22-04-2020
2020-04-23 11:32

Details: Besides addressing the immediate distress conditions of migrants, the state needs to think of long-term solutions. Seasonal migration i… Continue Reading

Putting the SAGAR vision to the test-THE HINDU-22-04-2020
2020-04-23 11:30

Details: SAGAR seeks to differentiate India’s leadership from the modus operandi of other regionally active major powers and to reassure littoral… Continue Reading

Humans to blame for pandemic-THE HINDU-22-04-2020
2020-04-23 11:28

Details: The name given to diseases transmitted from animals to humans is “zoonoses”, based on the Greek words for “animal” and “sickness… Continue Reading

Why are oil prices in negative terrain -THE HINDU-22-04-2020
2020-04-23 11:26

Details: Why did prices fall like this? WTI oil is traded as futures contracts in the NYMEX where traders buy and sell monthly futures such as, … Continue Reading

Beijing names disputed islands-THE HINDU-22-04-2020
2020-04-23 11:21

Details: In this August 18, 2013 photo, Japanese Coast Guard boat and vessel sail alongside Japanese activists' fishing boat, not in photo, warning… Continue Reading

‘Pakistan removes names from terrorism watch list’-THE HINDU-22-04-2020
2020-04-23 11:19

Details: It has been reduced to under 3,800 in the past 18 months, according to Castellum. About 1,800 of the names have been removed since the beg… Continue Reading

Drug for sepsis to be tested for COVID-19-THE HINDU-22-04-2020
2020-04-23 11:16

Details: Sepsivac, a drug jointly developed by the Ahmedabad-based Cadilla Pharmaceuticals and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research ,… Continue Reading

The ‘nowhere people’ of COVID-19 need better legal safeguards- THE HINDU-22-04-2020
2020-04-23 11:14

Details: While it has become anachronistic, the need for legal safeguards and welfare measures for migrants has become even more pressing and urgen… Continue Reading

Takeover fears-THE HINDU-21-04-2020
2020-04-22 11:23

Details: The government’s decision to ban foreign direct investments through the automatic route from neighbouring countries that share a land bo… Continue Reading

The invisible face of the fallout-THE HINDU-21-04-2020
2020-04-22 11:21

Details: While catastrophes affect people at large, the economical, sociological and psychological impact that each catastrophe has on women is pro… Continue Reading

Implement Aarogya Setu, but only through law-THE HINDU-21-04-2020
2020-04-22 11:17

Details: The threat of COVID-19, however, will continue. This will lead to a fundamental transformation in the role of the state in regulating soci… Continue Reading

U.S. crude futures plunge over 40% to 1986 low-THE HINDU-21-04-2020
2020-04-22 11:14

Details: oil futures contract in a frenzy on Monday, sending the contract into negative territory for the first time in history, as barely any buye… Continue Reading

Vijay Mallya loses U.K. High Court appeal
2020-04-22 11:08

Details: on Monday dismissed the appeal of businessman Vijay Mallya against a lower court’s order for his extradition to India in connection with… Continue Reading

Yamuna water quality improves during lockdown: govt. report-THE HINDU-21-04-2020
2020-04-22 10:27

Details: The quality of water in the Yamuna has improved along the Delhi stretch during the nationwide lockdown, compared to April last year, accor… Continue Reading

IT panel to meet via video conference-THE HINDU-21-04-2020
2020-04-22 10:23

Details: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has allowed the holding of a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Information and Technology via video con… Continue Reading

China says Indian trade curbs are against WTO principles- THE HINDU-21-04-2020
2020-04-22 10:20

Details: In an April 17 decision, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry imposed restrictions saying companies from countries that share borders wit… Continue Reading

Hold meeting on steps to curb domestic violence: HC-THE HINDU-21-04-2020
2020-04-22 10:12

Detail: The Delhi High Court has directed the Centre and the city government to hold top-level meeting to deliberate on measures to curb domestic v… Continue Reading

A shot of hope with a game changing vaccine-THE HINDU-20-04-2020
2020-04-21 10:04

Details: Over the initial phase of the national lockdown , India reported a 20-fold increase in confirmed SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 cases , and a 36-fold… Continue Reading

Pharma units still not able to operate freely-THE HINDU-20-04-2020
2020-04-21 10:00

Details: On April 11, the Department of Pharmaceuticals told the Home Ministry that the industry was operating at just 20%-30% of capacity and call… Continue Reading

‘Preventing food shortages is high priority for South Asia’-THE HINDU-20-04-2020
2020-04-21 09:54

Details: I have been impressed by the reaction of the India government and other governments in South Asia. With limited health-care capacity, it i… Continue Reading

‘Lockdown cannot be the only strategy’- THE HINDU-20-04-2020
2020-04-21 09:50

Details: This group had caused outbreak of SARS in 2002 and MERS in 2009. It is less lethal than SARS but significantly higher than influenza virus… Continue Reading

‘If WHO has limitations, these have been imposed on it by nations’- THE HINDU-20-04-2020
2020-04-21 09:47

Details: The principal fault is with Beijing and not WHO, which is still a body dependent on member states, says the former U. Had global governanc… Continue Reading

The COVID-19 virus and its polyproteins-THE HINDU-19-04-2020
2020-04-20 10:10

Details: Electron microscope image of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Excitement about treating the new coronavirus with malaria drugs is rai… Continue Reading

New FDI rules may have unintended effects-THE HINDU-19-04-2020
2020-04-20 10:07

Details: The Ministry of Commerce press note amending the FDI policy to make investments from countries which ‘share a land border’ with India … Continue Reading

Govt. nod mandatory for FDI from neighbouring countries- THE HINDU-19-04-2020
2020-04-20 10:06

Details: In a move that will restrict Chinese investments, the Centre has made prior government approval mandatory for foreign direct investments f… Continue Reading

South Asia remains an outlier in infections-THE HINDU-19-04-2020
2020-04-20 10:03

Details: “All governments in South Asia have responded rapidly to the crisis, but their task is daunting. Governments have imposed social-distanc… Continue Reading

Festivals, turbans are all part of an exhaustive cultural heritage list-THE HINDU-19-04-2020
2020-04-20 10:00

Details: Manipur’s tradition of making rice beer, the practice of tying turbans in Rajasthan and several different dances, forms of music and fes… Continue Reading

A virus, social democracy, and dividends for Kerala-THE HINDU-18-04-2020
2020-04-19 14:28

Details: Kerala’s much heralded success in social development has invited endless theories of its cultural, historical or geographical exceptiona… Continue Reading

Institutional fixes and the need for ethical politics-THE HINDU-18-04-2020
2020-04-19 14:25

Details: Late night on March 23, while the nation was vexed with the coronavirus crisis, Shivraj Singh Chouhan of the Bharatiya Janata Party was sw… Continue Reading

NBFCs get 50,000-cr. liquidity booster- THE HINDU-18-04-2020
2020-04-19 14:21

Details: RBI stipulated that small and mid-sized NBFCs and micro-finance institutions should receive at least 50% of these funds. Banks can avai… Continue Reading

RBI to pump in 1 lakh crore
2020-04-19 14:15

Details: Shaktikanta Das further said surplus liquidity in the banking system has increased substantially as result of central bank’s actions. In… Continue Reading

New indigenous kit may soon accelerate testing-THE HIDNU-18-04-2020
2020-04-19 14:12

Details: The Chitra GeneLAMP-N, made by scientists at the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology , Thiruvananthapuram, h… Continue Reading

‘Food supply chain disruption a concern’-THE HINDU-18-04-2020
2020-04-19 11:33

Details: Disruptions in domestic food supply chains are a pressing issue as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, World Bank President David Malpass told … Continue Reading

A blueprint to revive the economy-THE HINDU-17-04-2020
2020-04-18 13:53

Details: She has lost her source of livelihood because we are under a lockdown and economic activity has stopped. A lockdown is necessary to preven… Continue Reading

Across the gulf-THE HINDU-17-04-2020
2020-04-18 13:40

Details: Around eight million people in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries constitute a unique cohort among Indian diaspora communities around … Continue Reading

SBI to extend additional term loan facilities to borrowers, including NBFCs-THE HINDU-17-04-2020
2020-04-18 13:20

Details: State Bank of India, the country’s largest lender, has decided to extend term loan facilities to non-banking finance companies as well a… Continue Reading

India eyes organic food exports of USD1 bn- THE HINDU-17-04-2020
2020-04-18 13:17

Details: The Agriculture Ministry hopes to ramp up production of coarse cereals this year. The Ministry admits that the challenge is how to create … Continue Reading

China may have conducted N-test: U.S.-THE HINDU-17-04-2020
2020-04-18 13:11

Details: Beijing denies accusations, says it is committed to a moratorium on tests: China may have secretly set off low-level underground nuclea… Continue Reading

Extend Brexit transition, says IMF- THE HINDU-17-04-2020
2020-04-18 13:09

Details: Let’s not make it any tougher,” Kristalina Georgieva told BBC radio. , of the EU, the whole world. The transition period is due to end… Continue Reading

U.P. starts pool testing COVID-19 samples-THE HINDU-17-04-2020
2020-04-18 12:58

Details: The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday said it had started pool testing COVID-19 samples in the State. Meanwhile, the number of deaths d… Continue Reading

Delhi govt. gets Centre’s nod to start plasma enrichment technique trial -THE HINDU-17-04-2020
2020-04-18 12:48

Details: Kejriwal said that the results of these trials would be out in three-four days from now and hoped that the technique would work and that l… Continue Reading

WHO funding halted over handling of coronavirus- THE HINDU-16-04-2020
2020-04-17 12:24

Details: The President said the group had promoted China's “disinformation” about the virus that likely led to a wider outbreak of the virus th… Continue Reading

Stress test: On revised lockdown guidelines-THE HINDU-16-04-2020
2020-04-17 12:20

Details: A partial reopening of the economy is being proposed, but a lot will depend on the extent of success in containing the spread of the COVID… Continue Reading

Cease the distractions, seize the moment-THE HINDU -16-04-2020
2020-04-17 12:09

Details: Cosmetic cuts: The 30% cut in the Rs.1 lakh per month salary and the Rs.27,000 cut in office and constituency allowances amount to savi… Continue Reading

Outdated census data keep 10 cr. out of PDS: economists- THE HINDU-16-04-2020
2020-04-17 12:04

Details: Under the NFSA, the PDS is supposed to cover 75% of the population in rural areas and 50% of the population in urban areas, which works ou… Continue Reading

‘Disinfectant tunnels can cause harm’- THE HINDU-16-04-2020
2020-04-17 11:58

Details: Adverse effects: “The use of these tunnels may give a false sense of security and may have adverse health effects as sodium hypochlor… Continue Reading

Approval to use plasma enrichment technique- THE HINDU-16-04-2020
2020-04-17 11:51

details: Delhi has been given the go-ahead to use plasma enrichment technique on a trial basis to save the lives of critical COVID-19 patients, Lie… Continue Reading

How pandemics have changed the world-THE HINDU-16-04-2020
2020-04-17 11:48

Details: The outbreak, which spread from Constantinople to both the West and East, had killed up to 25 to 100 million people. The plague would c… Continue Reading

Halting the march of rumours -THE HINDU-15-04-2020
2020-04-16 12:51

Details: The anatomy of rumours: Not all rumours are pernicious. For a start, a rumour is an untested piece of information, opinion, report or s… Continue Reading

Economic liberalisation and its faults- THE HINDU-15-04-2020
2020-04-16 12:49

Details: “India is not able to get required quantities of test kits, PPE and parts of ventilators through importation. A disastrous model: … Continue Reading

The pandemic and the contours of a health response- THE HINDU-15-04-2020
2020-04-16 12:35

Details: India is facing the worst public health crisis in its independent history which pales the earlier ones such as AIDS, SARS and H1N1 into in… Continue Reading

World economy to contract by 3%: IMF-THE HINDU-15-04-2020
2020-04-16 12:32

Details: Global economic output to contract by 3% due to coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic is having a “severe” effect on the world e… Continue Reading

Survey of India maps add heft to Aarogya Setu app-THE HINDU-15-04-2020
2020-04-16 12:24

Details: “The mobile application has been customised to collect COVID-19 specific geospatial datasets through community engagement to augment the… Continue Reading

Lockdown norms can’t be diluted: NDMA- THE HINDU-15-04-2020
2020-04-16 12:21

Details: Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba will hold a videoconference on Wednesday with Chief Secretaries of all States to discuss the future road map… Continue Reading

‘117 mn children face measles risk’- THE HINDU -15-04-2020
2020-04-16 12:17

Details: United Nations has warned that around 117 million children worldwide face measles risk because countries are using their vaccine resources… Continue Reading

‘Yamuna cleaner due to lockdown’- THE HINDU -15-04-2020
2020-04-16 10:14

Details: The quality of water in the Delhi stretch of the Yamuna has increased due to “complete reduction in industrial pollutants” in the rive… Continue Reading

U.S. approves 2 missile deals with India-THE HINDU-15-04-2020
2020-04-16 09:39

Details: Any offset agreements will be defined in negotiations between India and contractors The U.S. State Department has approved two potentia… Continue Reading

Ambedkar and the Poona Pact-THE HINDU-14-04-2020
2020-04-15 08:06

Details: The background to the Poona Pact was the Communal Award of August 1932, which, among other things, reserved 71 seats in the central legisl… Continue Reading

Sacking by subterfuge-THE HINDU-14-04-2020
2020-04-15 08:02

Details: Removal of A.P The legality of the removal of the Andhra Pradesh State Election Commissioner is seriously in doubt. That it was the culmin… Continue Reading

Accessing justice online-THE HINDU-14-04-2020
2020-04-15 07:57

Details: With Indian courts too under a lockdown for three weeks , citizens have severely restricted access to justice for this period. However, th… Continue Reading

Centre may raise loan to pay GST dues to States-THE HINDU-14-04-2020
2020-04-15 07:52

Details: The Union government is exploring raising a loan to pay the shortfall of the Goods and Services Tax compensation amount to States as the l… Continue Reading

‘Floor test is Governor’s discretion’-THE HINDU-14-04-2020
2020-04-15 07:45

Details: Judgment is based on M. A Governor can call for a floor test any time he objectively feels a government in power has lost the confidence o… Continue Reading

‘Online child porn traffic rises by 95%‘-THE HINDU-14-04-2020
2020-04-15 07:42

Details: Online child pornography traffic after the lockdown in the country has gone up by 95% with online data monitoring websites showing an incr… Continue Reading

Women’s safety during lockdown-THE HINDU-13-03-2020
2020-04-14 07:56

Details: Now, at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations recognises domestic violence against women as a “shadow pandemic”. The C… Continue Reading

Trade in tatters-THE HINDU-13-04-2020
2020-04-14 07:53

Details: The only certainty right now in a pandemic-gripped world is the all-enveloping uncertainty. And the WTO acknowledged as much when it relea… Continue Reading

Pharma units in limbo amid confusion over HCQ exports-13-04-2020
2020-04-14 07:50

Details: A week after the Ministry of External Affairs announced that it would “license” the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and supply it to v… Continue Reading

Enough grains for 9 months: Paswan-THE HINDU-13-04-2020
2020-04-14 07:47

Details: With the government likely to extend the nation-wide lockdown till the month end, the Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution minis… Continue Reading

‘Resume industrial activity in 15 sectors’-THE HINDU-13-04-2020
2020-04-14 07:42

Details: They are key to improve economic activity and liquidity, says Industries Ministry. In a letter to Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla on S… Continue Reading

India talking to U.S. over visa sanctions-THE HINDU-13-04-2020
2020-04-14 07:39

Details: The government is “engaged” in talks with the U.S administration to reconsider President Donald Trump’s orders to impose visa sancti… Continue Reading

‘People with disabilities have special issues during virus outbreak’-THE HINDU-13-04-2020
2020-04-14 07:33

Details: People with disability have special issues in a situation like the spread of the novel coronavirus . People with disability are a diverse … Continue Reading

Bihar launches app for govt. school students-TYE HINUD-13-04-2020
2020-04-14 07:28

Details: Following COVID-19 lockdown, the Bihar Education Project Council has launched a mobile application and plans to book a slot with the All I… Continue Reading

To ease lockdown, what are the options?-THE HINDU-12-04-2020
2020-04-13 08:37

Details: With the available evidence, it was believed that physical distancing was the best weapon to combat this little-known virus, transmitted t… Continue Reading

COVID-19 and immunity-THE HINDU-12-04-2020
2020-04-13 08:33

Details: A cascade of viral particles enters the body through the nose, eyes or mouth. Breathing carries some of these particles to the lower respi… Continue Reading

Coronavirus: two vaccines enter human trials, 60 in pre-clinical stage-THE HINDU-12-04-2020
2020-04-13 08:29

Details: The second is a messenger RNA vaccine developed by Moderna and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. In RNA vaccines, the… Continue Reading

States must evolve norms to help labourers return: Gadkari-THE HINDU-12-04-2020
2020-04-13 08:26

Details: Gadkari said. “As for the logistics of their return as and when the lockdown is eased, the guidelines will have to come from the State g… Continue Reading

‘Indian labourers in GCC countries in dire need of help’-THE HINDU-12-04-2020
2020-04-13 08:23

Details: Migrants labourers have been among the worst hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most Indian migrants in the GCC countries are at the bottom… Continue Reading

‘Data is key to control of this pandemic’-THE HINDU-12-04-2020
2020-04-13 08:20

Details: Lockdowns alone can’t be effective unless combined with other health measures, says the WHO Chief Scientist. We first got the viral sequ… Continue Reading

Lives and livelihoods-THE HINDU-11-04-2020
2020-04-12 10:32

Details: The government is in the process of applying its mind on whether it should extend or lift in phases the 21-day lockdown that ends next wee… Continue Reading

Team India and winning the pandemic battle-THE HINDU-11-04-2020
2020-04-12 10:29

Details: India has to chart its own strategy, whether it is in planning a staged release from the lockdown or in developing domestic capacity for m… Continue Reading

Removal of tariff ceiling may revive investment in renewables-THE HINDU-11-04-2020
2020-04-12 10:27

Details: The Centre’s decision to remove the tariff ceiling from renewable energy tenders will give the beleaguered industry a much-needed leg-up… Continue Reading

‘Post-pandemic period will see turnaround in job market’-THE HINDU-11-04-2020
2020-04-12 10:25

Details: Once the COVID-19 dust settles down, a new order will emerge in the job market, analysts say. Several new jobs in the field of health and … Continue Reading

Export sector may see 15 mn jobs go, NPAs rise: FIEO-THE HINDU-11-04-2020
2020-04-12 10:21

Details: With cancellation of over 50% of the orders and a gloomy forecast for the future, 15 million job losses in exports are expected. About 15 … Continue Reading

Scarcity of drugs, devices imminent, govt. warned-THE HINDU-11-04-2020
2020-04-12 10:19

Details: Ensure resumption of units, urges Department of Pharmaceuticals. A countrywide shortage of medicines and medical devices is likely in the … Continue Reading

India has enough stock of HCQ, says Centre-THE HINDU-11-04-2020
2020-04-12 10:17

Details: The government’s move won it many expressions of gratitude from countries that received clearances for their medical supplies, which had… Continue Reading

NHRC asks govt. about steps taken to help the mentally ill -THE HINDU-11-04-2020
2020-04-12 10:14

Details: The complaint highlighted the issue of mentally ill persons dependent for food and shelter on charities, temples and gurdwaras. The Nat… Continue Reading

A double whammy for India-Gulf economic ties-THE HINDU-10-04-2002
2020-04-11 09:09

Details: Though the market has recovered since and a wider production-sharing compromise is in the works, the general outlook remains bleak. In a r… Continue Reading

In time of need-THE HINDU-10-04-2020.
2020-04-11 09:06

Details: Irrespective of whether India bowed to U.S The decision to reverse the ban was made public hours after U.S President Donald Trump warned o… Continue Reading

Will COVID-19 affect the course of Globalisation?-THE HINDU-10-04-2020
2020-04-11 09:02

Details: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on free trade is yet to be completely understood. Biswajit Dhar and Nagesh Kumar spoke to Vikas Dhoot … Continue Reading

Kerala gets nod for trial of plasma therapy-THE HINDU-10-04-2020
2020-04-11 08:59

Details: The proposal submitted to the Indian Council of Medical Research says that the Transfusion Medicine Department of the Sree Chitra Tirunal … Continue Reading

Charting a Common Minimum Relief Programme in times of pandemic-THE HINDU-10-04-2020
2020-04-11 08:55

Details: While States will come up with varying measures for support and relief, the Centre must lead this effort to ensure uniformity, optimisatio… Continue Reading

NSA invoked against four for attacking policeman-THE HINDU-10-04-2020
2020-04-11 08:52

Details: The incident happened in Indore: “We have arrested six of the accused and the law has been invoked against four,” said Vivek Sharma… Continue Reading

Rs.15,000 crore sanctioned to States-THE HINDU-10-04-2020
2020-04-11 08:48

Details: Central Government on Thursday announced that Rs.15,000 crore has been sanctioned to States under the India COVID-19 Emergency Response an… Continue Reading

It’s time for the Red Berets-THE HINDU-09-04-2020
2020-04-10 09:28

Details: Its responsibility is to monitor threats to public health and inform and advise the member states. The fight against COVID-19 has to be on… Continue Reading

No lockdown for abuse-THE HINDU-09-04-2020
2020-04-10 09:26

Details: In the first week of the lockdown, one of the 257 complaint calls that the National Commission for Women received was from a father in Raj… Continue Reading

For better use: On MPLADS funds-THE HINDU-09-04-2020
2020-04-10 09:23

Details: The suspension of the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme for two years to boost the funding available for the COVID-19 fi… Continue Reading

Needed, greater decentralisation of power-THE HINDU-09-04-2020
2020-04-10 09:19

Details: Over the course of the last few weeks, as we have found ourselves in the throes of a pandemic, one of the striking features of governance … Continue Reading

Armyworm attack adds to Assam farmers’ woes-THE HINDU-09-04-2020
2020-04-10 09:16

Details: Entomologists say the caterpillar feeds on more than 80 species of plants: A pest attack, albeit confined to a district, has added to t… Continue Reading

Poaching, not virus, is the bigger threat, says tiger expert-THE HINDU-09-04-2020
2020-04-10 09:13

Details: The warning came after the advisory issued by the National Tiger Conservation Authority and the Wildlife Division of the Ministry of Envir… Continue Reading

Wildlife board holds virtual meet-THE HINDU-09-04-2020
2020-04-10 09:11

Details: I chaired the meeting of standing committee of NBWL through videoconference and approved wildlife clearance for a number of developmental … Continue Reading

Afghan government frees 100 Taliban prisoners as part of peace process-THE HINDU-09-04-2020
2020-04-10 09:08

Details: Differences over the prisoner release question have been complicating U.S. brokered attempts to create a lasting peace agreement to end mo… Continue Reading

‘Importance of soft power is increasing globally’-THE HINDU-09-04-2020
2020-04-10 09:03

Details: April 9 will mark the 70th anniversary of the ICCR’s foundation. ICCR has a great history and many stalwarts had shouldered this respons… Continue Reading

Ten questions posed by the virus-THE HINDU-08-04-2020
2020-04-09 11:59

Details: Our life after the pandemic will be defined by at least 10 questions on the prevailing organising principles of humankind. That an agei… Continue Reading

Preparing for exit-THE HINDU-08-04-2020
2020-04-09 11:56

Details: Given that this is harvest season, cessation of activity due to labour issues can trigger food deficits and high prices. Reducing the risk… Continue Reading

A different economic approach-THE HINDU-08-04-2020
2020-04-09 11:54

Details: As it fights COVID-19 with its meagre healthcare resources, India has chosen to bring the economy to a near halt with no clear idea of how… Continue Reading

Hospitals warned of Cyberattacks-THE HINDU-08-04-2020
2020-04-09 11:49

Details: In an alert sent to 194 nations, including India, Interpol said organisations at the forefront of the global response to the COVID-19 outb… Continue Reading

India lifts ban on export of hydroxychloroquine-THE HINDU-08-04-2020
2020-04-09 11:46

Details: The Government of India announced on Tuesday that it had rescinded its earlier ban on the export of malaria drug hydroxychloroquine , whic… Continue Reading

Gender violence is a shadow pandemic: UN-THE HINDU-08-04-2020
2020-04-09 11:42

Details: The UN Women has urged member-States to include prevention of violence against women in their action plans on COVID-19 and consider shelte… Continue Reading

Farmers are at their wits’ end-THE HINDU-07-08-2020
2020-04-08 11:29

Details: On the other, farmers face a stalemate as they are unable to work on their land, earn remunerative prices and gain access to markets. F… Continue Reading

Restructuring our food system for a healthy world-THE HINDU-07-04-2020
2020-04-08 11:22

Details: Antibiotic resistance: Animal agriculture is moving away from backyard operations to larger industrial facilities which aim to produce … Continue Reading

Preparing for SAARC 2.0-THE HINDU-07-04-2020
2020-04-08 11:20

Details: A tweet by Prime Minister Narendra Modi resulted in the first-ever virtual summit of SAARC leaders on March 15. Solid follow-up: Tho… Continue Reading

Govt. shifts to ‘large outbreak containment’-THE HINDU-07-04-2020
2020-04-08 11:17

Details: With just over a week left of the 21-day coronavirus containment lockdown, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday that India has now ste… Continue Reading

U.S. gives ‘terrorist’ label to white supremacist group-THE HINDU-07-04-2020
2020-04-08 11:14

Details: Russia-based ultra-nationalist movement is the first such organisation to be given the designation. The Trump administration on Monday … Continue Reading

Restrictions on court hearings lawful: SC-THE HINDU-07-04-2020
2020-04-08 11:12

Details: The Supreme Court on Monday deemed all restrictions imposed on people from entering, attending or taking part in court hearings as lawful … Continue Reading

‘Self-declare or face charges’-THE HINDU-07-04-2020
2020-04-08 11:09

Details: A car being disinfected in Guwahati on Monday. Assam govt. The Assam government has set a deadline for the elusive Tablighi Jamaat attende… Continue Reading

MPLADS suspended; PM, MPs to take 30% salary cut-THE HINDU-07-04-2020
2020-04-08 11:07

Details: The savings will go into the consolidated fund of India. The Union Cabinet on Monday approved a 30% cut in the salaries of all Members of … Continue Reading

Reducing farm distress during a pandemic-THE HINDU-06-04-2020
2020-04-07 10:00

Details: As India lacks the resources to significantly ramp up testing, imposing a lockdown was the government’s preferred option. Distrustful of… Continue Reading

Empowered group joins forces with private sector, UN & NGOs-THE HINDU-06-04-2020
2020-04-07 09:56

Details: The government on Sunday said it set up an empowered group, chaired by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, to undertake discussions with the priv… Continue Reading

Tests, treatment free under Ayushman Bharat-THE HINDU-06-04-2020
2020-04-07 09:54

Details: Now, more than 50 crore Ayushman beneficiaries can avail free testing and treatment in designated private hospitals across India The Ce… Continue Reading

The mystery of low German COVID-19 fatality rates-THE HINDU-06-04-2020
2020-04-07 09:52

Details: High engagement: “There has been talk of a German anomaly,” said Hendrik Streeck, director of the Institute of Virology at the Univ… Continue Reading

Rapid antibody testing for hotspots first: ICMR-THE HINDU-06-04-2020
2020-04-07 09:49

Details: Explaining about who to test and the scale of testing the Health Ministry has said that testing has to be focused and judiciously done, ev… Continue Reading

Bounty from oil plunge-THE HINDU-05-04-2020
2020-04-06 10:15

Details: Trump’s assurance that the West Asian kingdom and Russia, major oil producers, would soon announce a production cut sent prices up again… Continue Reading

Consumption, external trade to see impact-THE HINDU-05-04-2020
2020-04-06 10:11

Details: India’s real GDP decelerated to its lowest in over six years in third quarter of 2019-2020, and the outbreak of the COVID-19 posed fresh… Continue Reading

Lights-off event will not harm grid: Ministry-THE HINDU-05-04-2020
2020-04-06 10:08

Details: Adequate arrangements and protocols in place to handle variation in demand, the Power Ministry says. No harm is likely to India’s pow… Continue Reading

Study lists 69 existing drugs to target novel coronavirus-THE HINDU-05-04-2020
2020-04-06 10:06

Details: Scientists have mapped out human proteins that interact with those of the virus In a breathtaking feat, nearly a hundred scientists fro… Continue Reading

Coronavirus: TCS uses AI for drug discovery-THE HINDU-05-04-2020
2020-04-06 10:03

Details: The researchers have identified 31 candidate molecules to target the main protease which helps the virus replicate Using new methods, t… Continue Reading

ICMR issues rule book on ‘large outbreaks’
2020-04-06 10:00

Details: India’s official position is that there is no evidence of community transmission in the country. According to Lav Agrawal, spokesperson,… Continue Reading

The spectre of a post-COVID-19 world-THE HINDU-04-04-2020
2020-04-05 20:27

Details: China’s pivotal role: What is known is that China’s growth rate has further plummeted, even as it was confronting an economic slowd… Continue Reading

After PM’s call, energy authorities make plans- THE HINDU-04-04-2020
2020-04-05 20:21

Details: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for switching off electric lights at homes across the nation for nine minutes at 9 p. on April 5, as… Continue Reading

Brent surges past USD33 on output deal hope-THE HINDU-04-04-2020
2020-04-05 20:16

Details : Benchmark Brent crude oil futures climbed to as high as USD 34.91 a barrel on Friday on rising hopes of a new global deal to cut global c… Continue Reading

Rice exports halted on supply chain disruption due to virus-THE HINDU-04-04-2020
2020-04-05 20:12

Details: Indian rice traders have stopped signing new export contracts amid the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, as labour sh… Continue Reading

Foreign investors sell over 1 lakh-cr. securities -THE HINDU-04-04-2020
2020-04-05 20:07

Details: Further, both the equity and debt segments have individually registered new highs in terms of monthly outflows of Rs.61,973 crore and Rs.6… Continue Reading

Google publishes data on people’s movements-THE HINDU-04-04-2020
2020-04-05 20:01

Details: The ‘COVID-19 Community Mobility Report’ covers 131 countries and regions, and uses aggregated, anonymised data to chart movement tren… Continue Reading

Lockdown halts harvesting season in forests-THE HINDU-04-04-2020
2020-04-05 19:55

Details: Tribals stitch leaves, collected from forests, to make plates in Odisha’s Rayagada district. Lakhs of tribals in Odisha, who have pinned… Continue Reading

Quarantine and the law-THE HINDU-03-04-2020
2020-04-04 08:09

Details: Supreme Court, in an en banc sitting led by Chief Justice John Marshall, affirmed the powers of the state to enact quarantine laws and imp… Continue Reading

Safe forests, safe people: On diseases of animal origin-THE HINDU-03-04-2020
2020-04-04 08:06

Details: The rapid spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus across the world has focused attention on the seemingly invisible processes that help pathogens o… Continue Reading

India to raise Sheikh Saeed case at FATF if he walks free-THE HINDU-03-04-2020
2020-04-04 08:01

Details: In December 1999, Saeed was released along with Masood Azhar and another alleged terrorist Mushtaq Zargar by the Indian government in exch… Continue Reading

PM asks States to suggest plan for staggered end to lockdown-THE HINDU-03-04-2020
2020-04-04 07:51

Details: Modi emphasised that the supply lines for medical equipment and drugs and raw materials needed for the manufacture of these products need … Continue Reading

Geo-fencing app will be used to locate quarantine violators- THE HINDU-03-04-2020
2020-04-04 07:47

Details: The Centre is using powers under the Indian Telegraph Act to “fetch information” from telecom companies every 15 minutes to track COVI… Continue Reading

The battle to set oil prices-THE HINDU-02-04-2020
2020-04-03 10:29

Details: Russia’s move to reject production cuts is driven by its strategy of denying market share to U. The global economy, grappling with the C… Continue Reading

Still no bullseye, in volume and value-THE HINDU-02-04-2020
2020-04-03 10:25

Details: The emergence of evidence of a rise in Indian defence exports, also accompanied by a decline in imports, is a welcome development though t… Continue Reading

RBI relaxes export rules, allows States and UTs to borrow more-THE HINDU-02-04-2020
2020-04-03 10:22

Details: The Reserve Bank of India has announced more measures to fight economic disruptions caused by COVID-19, including extension of the realisa… Continue Reading

The hand of another Indian is suspected in Kabul attack -THE HINDU-02-04-2020
2020-04-03 10:18

Details: This is the first instance of the NIA registering a case for a terror attack committed outside India. The NIA Act was amended last year to… Continue Reading

Home Ministry wakes up to Tabligh event- THE HINDU-02-04-2020
2020-04-03 10:13

Details: As many as 360 foreigners were deported from Delhi in 2018-19 for reportedly indulging in “missionary activities” while they were here… Continue Reading

Centre defines J&K domicile rules-THE HINDU-02-04-2020
2020-04-03 10:01

Details: The Union government has issued a notification defining “domiciles” in the new Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for protecting job… Continue Reading

Phones to be tracked-THE HINDU-02-04-2020
2020-04-03 09:53

News: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced that the mobile phones of all those who have been asked to home quarantine themselves w… Continue Reading

PM-CARES Fund granted 100% tax exemption
2020-04-03 09:52

The donations made under newly-formed Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES FUND) to provide assista… Continue Reading

A pandemic in an unequal India-01-04-2020
2020-04-02 08:59

Details: Migrants walk to their villages after the announcement of the nation-wide lockdown near the Delhi-U. India’s impoverished millions are l… Continue Reading

The cost of a cure for COVID-19-THE HINDU -01-04-2020
2020-04-02 08:57

Details: The idea is that without these incentives, companies would find it difficult to recoup their R&D costs given the small number of people su… Continue Reading

Govt. cuts interest rates on NSC, PPF-01-04-2020
2020-04-02 08:54

News: The government on March 31 slashed interest rates on small savings schemes, including National Savings Certificate and Public Provident Fund,… Continue Reading

Diplomatic Relations between India and China-01-04-2020
2020-04-02 08:45

Details: On April 1, 1950, China and India established diplomatic relations. India was the first non-socialist country to establish relations with… Continue Reading

Hydroxychloroquine combination allowed-THE HINDU-01-04-2020
2020-04-02 08:30

Details: The Health Ministry has noted that no specific antiviral have been proven to be effective as per currently available data. Health Ministry… Continue Reading

SC upholds right to discuss COVID-19-THE HINDU-01-04-2020
2020-04-02 08:13

Details: The court asks asks the media to publish official version to avoid panic; government told to issue a daily bulletin The Supreme Court o… Continue Reading

‘Preventing stigma requires a full-throated campaign’-01-04-2020
2020-04-02 08:08

Details: This is compounded by the large amount of fake news and false information being generated today. Some groups face the additional element t… Continue Reading

Short end of the stick- THE HINDU-31-03-2020
2020-04-01 13:21

Details : It has been nearly a week since the Centre’s lockdown measures to slow down the spread of SARS-CoV-2 came into force. But what was done… Continue Reading

A threat to food security-THE HINDU-31-03-2020
2020-04-01 13:15

Details: The COVID-19 pandemic is putting an enormous strain on public health systems around the world. Millions of people are in some form of quar… Continue Reading

NRIs can now invest in specified govt. bonds-THE HINDU-31-03-2020
2020-04-01 13:10

Details: “This will substantially ease access of non-residents to Indian government securities markets and facilitate inclusion in global bond in… Continue Reading

The cost of the lockdown is pegged at about USD120 billion-THE HINDU-31-03-2020
2020-04-01 13:06

Details: The cost of the lockdown is pegged at around USD120 billion or 4% of the GDP. Further, 90% of India’s workforce is employed in the unorg… Continue Reading

Cauvery and its tributaries look cleaner as pandemic puts a halt to pollution-THE HINDU-31-03-2020
2020-04-01 13:02

Details: The fate of other rivers was not different from the Cauvery. These rivers were flowing with hazardous elements such as lead, fluoride, fae… Continue Reading

Cauvery and its tributaries look cleaner as pandemic puts a halt to pollution-THE HINDU-31-03-2020
2020-04-01 13:02

Details: The fate of other rivers was not different from the Cauvery. These rivers were flowing with hazardous elements such as lead, fluoride, fae… Continue Reading

Why PM CARES, asks Cong.-THE HINDU-31-03-2020
2020-04-01 12:59

Details: Congress leaders on Monday questioned the setting up of PM CARES Fund to deal with the coronavirus pandemic by Prime Minister Narendra Mod… Continue Reading

Dressing a wounded economy-THE HINDU-26-03-2020
2020-03-26 23:14

Details: First, there are the health effects of the virus, and second is the economic impact of the various actions that have to be taken to combat… Continue Reading

Union Cabinet approves recapitalisation of RRBs-THE HINDU-26-03-2020
2020-03-26 23:10

Details: The Centre has approved a Rs.1,340-crore recapitalisation plan for regional rural banks to improve their capital-to-risk weighted assets r… Continue Reading

Banks get ready for merger, albeit reluctantly-THE HINDU-26-03-2020
2020-03-26 23:08

Details: The mergers, announced in August last, will start amid an unprecedented nationwide lockdown to fight the rapid spread of COVID-19. Banking… Continue Reading

‘No evidence of an Indian strain yet’-THE HINDU-26-03-2020
2020-03-26 23:05

Details: The NCBS was studying information on the sequences the ICMR had released. You can’t bottle up a virus like this and so, while we can’t… Continue Reading

Undisturbed mass nesting of Olive Ridleys at Rushikulya-THE HINDU-26-03-2020
2020-03-26 23:02

Details: Day-time nesting: Later in the day, the unusual phenomenon of day-time mass nesting took place at the coast. As a large number of mothe… Continue Reading

Saudi King to chair G20 virtual summit-THE HINDU-25-03-2020
2020-03-26 22:58

Details: G 20: The G20 is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors. Established in 1999 after a series of major … Continue Reading

Ironing out wrinkles in India’s pandemic response-THE HINDU-25-03-2020
2020-03-26 22:54

Details: State-to-State coordination: To what extent India’s ongoing efforts to control COVID-19 using physical distancing and isolation will … Continue Reading

Doctors cautious over use of malaria drug as virus preventive-THE HINDU-25-03-2020
2020-03-26 22:50

Details: File photo of Nivaquine, tablets containing chloroquine, a commonly used malaria drug that has shown signs of effectiveness against corona… Continue Reading

Made in India Testing Kits-THE HINDU-25-03-2020
2020-03-26 22:47

Details: Pune-based MyLab is the first indigenous manufacturer to be approved for deploying its kits for COVID-19 testing. “Congratulations to ou… Continue Reading

No curbs on essential goods: Centre-THE HINDU-25-03-2020
2020-03-26 22:44

Details: The Ministry of Home Affairs issued a slew of guidelines to be followed by the States to contain COVID-19 and asked all “enforcement aut… Continue Reading

Omar Abdullah released after 232 days in detention-THE HINDU-25-03-2020
2020-03-26 22:41

Details: “It’s a very different world today,” he tweets after his release. “We face the fight of our lives over the next few weeks and m… Continue Reading

Lockdown and beyond-THE HINDU-24-03-2020
2020-03-25 02:47

Details: India has responded to the spectre of large-scale transmission of the novel coronavirus and the unprecedented public health catastrophe it… Continue Reading

A pandemic, an economic blow and the big fix-THE HINDU-24-02-2020
2020-03-25 02:45

Details: India has just finished a day of curfew and clapping to practise ‘social distancing’ and to express gratitude to the millions of healt… Continue Reading

RBI advances second tranche of OMO-THE HINDU-24-03-2020
2020-03-25 02:39

Details: The Reserve Bank of India has advanced its liquidity infusion plan by purchasing government bonds following a review of ‘current liquidi… Continue Reading

Centre amends law to enable excise duty increase on fuel-THE HINDU-24-03-2020
2020-03-25 02:35

Details: The government had earlier raised excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs.3 per litre each to raise an additional Rs.39,000 crore in revenu… Continue Reading

Pompeo in Kabul to break deadlock-THE HINDU-24-02-2020
2020-03-25 02:31

Details: Both Ghani and Abdullah claim Afghan presidency. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the Afghan capital on Monday to help break a… Continue Reading

Preventive drug for healthcare workers cleared-THE HINDU-24-03-2020
2020-03-25 02:28

Details: The use of hydroxyl chloroquine as prophylaxis for high risk population faced with the SARS-CoV-2 infection was recommended by the Indian … Continue Reading

Lockdown hits NREGA workers hard-THE HINDU-24-03-2020
2020-03-25 02:25

Details: Support becomes critical as thousands of migrant workers return to villages This is especially critical as thousands of migrant workers… Continue Reading

SC to go digital to maintain social distancing-THE HINDU-24-03-2020
2020-03-25 02:13

Details: The Supreme Court on Monday decided to further restrict its functioning on account of the COVID-19 scare and resort to the digital mode to… Continue Reading

Stage by stage in a pandemic-THE HINDU-23-03-2020
2020-03-24 00:43

Details: You have to remember that India started proactive action from January 17 onwards, whereas our first cases came in the end of January. The … Continue Reading

Picking up the quantum technology baton-THE HINDU-23-03-2020
2020-03-24 00:39

Details: Promising future: Beyond these applications, some of the deepest foundational questions in physics and computer science are being driv… Continue Reading

Seizure of Afghan meth on high seas triggers concern- THE HINDU-23-03-2020
2020-03-23 22:30

Details : It indicates trend of the contraband being smuggled out through well-established heroin trafficking route, says official While the ope… Continue Reading

Air quality is picking up in quarantined countries-THE HINDU-23-03-2020
2020-03-23 22:25

Details: Even during the economic crisis more than a decade ago, the decrease in NO2 levels “was more continuous in time,” according to EEA air… Continue Reading

Can China’s model work for the West?-THE HINDU-23-03-2020
2020-03-23 22:19

Details: Its top-down approach may be difficult to replicate: While some experts caution against accepting Beijing’s figures at face value, WH… Continue Reading

Can China’s model work for the West?-THE HINDU-23-03-2020
2020-03-23 22:19

Details: Its top-down approach may be difficult to replicate: While some experts caution against accepting Beijing’s figures at face value, WH… Continue Reading

Lessons from Italy for the COVID-19-wracked world-THE HINDU-23-03-2020
2020-03-23 22:14

Details: On March 20, Italy reported 5,900-odd fresh cases and 627 deaths, the highest daily tally of mortality reported from anywhere in the world… Continue Reading

80 districts in lockdown to contain virus spread-THE HINDU-23-03-2020
2020-03-23 22:09

Details: Unprecedented restrictions were imposed in 80 districts across 17 States and five Union Territories affected by the pandemic. The Union He… Continue Reading

Blunting the economic impact of a pandemic-THE HINDU-21-03-2020
2020-03-22 10:52

Details: The effect of the strong clampdown measures taken by the government to arrest the spread of the coronavirus is beginning to be felt across… Continue Reading

Crime and punishment: On Nirbhaya case convicts’ hanging-THE HINDU
2020-03-22 10:45

Details: The pre-dawn hangings of four men convicted of the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman may have brought a semblance of closure to … Continue Reading

Defence procurement draft released-THE HINDU-21-03-2020
2020-03-22 10:40

Details: The draft is open for further suggestions from industry before being finalized for promulgation. The finalized DPP 2020 will come into… Continue Reading

Struck by COVID-19, tourism industry seeks bailout-THE HINDU-21-03-2020
2020-03-22 10:35

Details: The Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality has sought the immediate intervention of the Prime Minister as the industry… Continue Reading

States discuss measures taken to check COVID-19-THE HINDU-21-03-2020
2020-03-22 10:31

Details: State government has released an amount of Rs.116.25 crore from the State Disaster Response Fund to pay for measures to control spread of … Continue Reading

Four Nirbhaya convicts hanged to death at dawn-THE HINDU-21-03-2020
2020-03-22 10:26

Details: A glimpse of DDU Hospital's mortuary premises where post mortem of Nirbhaya convicts, who were hanged to death early today, is being condu… Continue Reading

Giving Human Rights Commissions more teeth-THE HINDU-20-03-2020
2020-03-21 11:29

Details: In 1993, the Indian Parliament enacted the Protection of Human Rights Act. The purpose of the Act was to establish an institutional framew… Continue Reading

Defence Ministry places order for 16,479 LMG-THE HINDU-20-03-2020
2020-03-21 11:23

Details: The Ministry of Defence on Thursday signed a Rs.880-crore contract with the Israeli Weapon Industries for 16,479 Light Machine Guns . “T… Continue Reading

New definition of MSMEs soon: Gadkari-THE HINDU-20-03-2020
2020-03-21 10:42

Details: Gadkari said the government was working on the new definition. Gadkari admitted that “there are problems” but asserted that the govern… Continue Reading

National tag for ayurveda institute soon-THE HINDU-20-03-2020
2020-03-21 10:31

Details: The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a bill that will accord the Jamnagar-based Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda the status of … Continue Reading

In Upper House nomination, a fall for ‘aloofness’-THE HINDU-19-03-2020
2020-03-21 10:26

Details: During his tenure, Justice Gogoi also presided over and pushed through the National Register of Citizens in Assam, an exercise that has ex… Continue Reading

Over the cliff-THE HINDU-19-03-2020
2020-03-21 10:21

Details: President will decide whether the planet goes over the climate cliff or pulls back from the brink. The gravity of this moment is not refle… Continue Reading

An SC verdict violative of minority rights-THE HINDU-19-03-2020
2020-03-21 10:06

Details: The recent decision by a two-judge bench takes away autonomy of madrasas in W. Protection of minorities is the hallmark of a civilisation.… Continue Reading

RBI to infuse Rs.10,000 crore via OMO
2020-03-20 22:58

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to infuse Rs.10,000 crore liquidity in the banking system by buying government securities through open mar… Continue Reading

GreenCo Ratings - PIB - 19/03/2020
2020-03-20 22:54

The Union Ministry of Railways has informed about the applications of Greenco Ratings on Workshops and Production Units of Indian Railways. GreenCo… Continue Reading

Article 142 - 19/03/2020
2020-03-20 22:51

The Supreme Court has removed a Minister against whom disqualification petitions were pending before the Speaker since 2017. The court invoked its dis… Continue Reading

RBI to regulate payment aggregators-THE HINDU-18-03-2020
2020-03-18 23:27

Details: RBI has lowered the minimum capital requirements for payment aggregators to Rs 15 crore at the time of application for the licence from th… Continue Reading

Nourishment increases Vizag beachfront-THE HINDU-18-03-2020
2020-03-18 23:24

Details: “Till onset of southwest monsoon or occurrence of a system in the Bay of Bengal the extended beachfront will continue. This is mainly be… Continue Reading

SC upholds right of women naval officers-THE HINDU-18-03-2020
2020-03-18 21:39

Details: Denying permanent commission to women officers who have served the nation would result in a serious miscarriage of justice, it said. The S… Continue Reading

Abortions till 24 weeks for special categories-THE HINDU-18-03-2020
2020-03-18 21:24

Details: The “special categories of women” include rape survivors, victims of incest, the differently abled and minors, Health Minister Harsh V… Continue Reading

Fight for the finite-THE HINDU-17-03-2020
2020-03-18 21:20

Details: Health-care resources, limited to begin with, are even more so when under stress. At a time when the disease did not have a name, and much… Continue Reading

From virtual conferencing to real leadership-THE HINDU-17-03-2020
2020-03-18 21:16

Details: The spark of South Asia: Dhaka’s persistence resulted in the first summit of the seven leaders of the region in 1985. In the nearly 3… Continue Reading

In U-turn, govt. moots 20-year window to clear telco dues-THE HINDU-17-03-2020
2020-03-18 21:13

Details: Nearly five months after winning its legal battle in the Supreme Court against telecom majors including Vodafone and Bharti Airtel for pay… Continue Reading

Experts say India still in second transmission stage-THE HINDU-17-03-2020
2020-03-18 21:09

Details: You have to remember that India started proactive action from January 17 onwards, whereas our first cases came in the end of January. The … Continue Reading

Coronavirus: West Bengal invokes Epidemic Diseases Act-THE HINDU-17-03-2020
2020-03-18 21:06

Details: Population density: While she maintained that there had been no case of COVID-19 infections in the State, she underlined that West Beng… Continue Reading

Lok Sabha passes Appropriation Bill-THE HINDU-17-03-2020
2020-03-18 21:03

Details: Speaker Om Birla applied “guillotine” — the Parliamentary tool to club all other pending subjects for discussion — after the discu… Continue Reading

Getting the hang of death penalty-THE HINDU -17-03-2020
2020-03-18 20:57

Details: India is one of only 58 countries that have the death penalty on their statute book and have used it in the recent past. In January, wh… Continue Reading

Bill on Central status to 3 Sanskrit deemed universities passed-PIB-17-03-2020
2020-03-18 20:50

Details: The Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2020 has been passed by the Parliament after it was passed by Rajya Sabha today. The Lok Sabha had… Continue Reading

Reforming power to serve people-THE HINDU-16-03-2020
2020-03-16 22:06

Details: Political parties in India pursue power without adequate transparency and accountability Last year, in November, in Maharashtra, Devend… Continue Reading

Needless appeal: On U.P. move against removal of ‘name and shame’ posters-THE HINDU-16-03-2020
2020-03-16 22:01

News: Even though the Supreme Court’s vacation judges were sceptical about the legal basis of the government’s action, they referred it to a la… Continue Reading

Distress sale of mustard in Haryana as govt. yet to start procurement-THE HINDU-16-03-2020
2020-03-16 21:52

Details: ‘Farmers can’t afford to wait for long since they have no storage facility, have loans to repay and many other expenses to meet’ … Continue Reading

Labour Ministry yet to spend Rs.2,053.59 cr. of 2019-20 Budget-THE HINDU-16-03-2020
2020-03-16 21:41

Details: Labour Ministry yet to spend Rs.2,053. The Committee, which is chaired by Biju Janata Dal MP Bhartuhari Mahtab, wrote in its report on … Continue Reading

SC approves Kerala slotting projects in orange category-THE HINDU-16-03-2020
2020-03-16 21:31

Details: The Supreme Court has declined to interfere in an appeal filed by the Kerala chapter of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Associ… Continue Reading

Modi calls for SAARC emergency fund-THE HINDU-16-03-2020
2020-03-16 21:27

Details: Prime Minister Narendra Modi convenes a meeting of SAARC leaders on the coronavirus pandemic over a video conference, on March 15, 2020. … Continue Reading

Yes Bank and bonds-THE HINDU-15-03-2020
2020-03-16 14:21

Details: With the State Bank of India agreeing to acquire a 49% equity stake, other investors joining in and the Cabinet clearing a reconstruction … Continue Reading

Is the global economy headed for recession?-THE HINDU-15-03-2020
2020-03-16 14:18

Details: A diverse set of industries has been impacted by the spread of the virus. With daily news reports painting a dismal picture of supply chai… Continue Reading

How does soap use help in tackling COVID-19?-THE HINDU-15-03-2020
2020-03-16 14:14

Details: How does washing with soap help get rid of the coronavirus? Washing with water without using soap helps reduce the amount of microbes b… Continue Reading

Heat stress may impact over 1.2 billion people annually by 2100: study-THE HINDU-15-03-2020
2020-03-16 14:10

Details: This is more than 12 times the number who would have been affected without industrial era global warming Stress from extreme heat and h… Continue Reading

MPs’ panel concerned at Defence fund shortfall-THE HINDU-15-03-2020
2020-03-16 14:06

Details: The gap in capital allocation for the Army, which was Rs.4,596 crore in 2015-16, has increased to Rs.17,911.22 crore in 2020-21 . In case … Continue Reading

The time is right for ‘One Health’ science-THE HINDU-15-03-2020
2020-03-16 14:00

Details: As India goes into emergency mode to tackle the potentially catastrophic impacts of the novel coronavirus , the ‘Kerala model’ is bein… Continue Reading

The ambit and the limits of ‘diaspora diplomacy’-THE HINDU-14-03-2020
2020-03-14 22:57

Details: Modi politically. As a result, speaking beyond bilateral relations, both leaders paid tribute to the three million people of Indian origin… Continue Reading

Dominion over territory: On UTs and Lieutenant Governors
2020-03-14 22:54

Detail: The verdict by a Division Bench of the Madras High Court on the respective roles of the elected regime in Puducherry and the Administrator … Continue Reading

Temples of critical thinking and debate-THE HINDU-14-03-2020
2020-03-14 22:49

Details: In the recent subject-wise ranking of world universities by Quacquarelli Symonds , Indian institutions improved with 26 departments or sch… Continue Reading

Govt. seeks city-level plans for clean air-THE HINDU-14-03-2020
2020-03-14 22:44

Detail: “Every city has different pollutants and the sources also vary,” Mr. Replying to another question, he said water bodies in the country … Continue Reading

Rupee rebounds after RBI intervenes-THE HINDU-14-03-2020
2020-03-14 22:41

Details: Central bank assures adequate liquidity support The rupee made a sharp recovery after touching a record low of 74.50 a dollar in early … Continue Reading

Bulls quarantine bears-THE HINDU-14-03-2020
2020-03-14 22:37

Detail: The broader Nifty settled at 9,955.20, gaining 365.05 points, or 3.81%. In fact, minutes after start of the trading session, the Nifty’s … Continue Reading

PM calls for SAARC videoconference on COVID-THE HINDU-14-03-2020
2020-03-14 22:34

Details: All leaders in the 8-nation regional grouping welcomed the PM’s suggestion and agreed to join the conference, except Pakistan PM Imran K… Continue Reading

Masks, sanitizers now essential commodities-THE HINDU-14-02-2020
2020-03-14 22:30

Details: On March 13, the Centre notified an order under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 to declare 2 ply and 3 ply surgical masks, N95 masks a… Continue Reading

RS nod for ‘Vivad Se Vishwas’ Bill-THE HINDU-14-03-2020
2020-03-14 22:26

Details: The Parliament on Friday approved the Direct Tax Vivad Se Vishwas Bill, 2020, which will give taxpayers a chance to settle tax disputes by… Continue Reading

Election Commission of India unveils Roadmap for revamp-THE HINDU-12-03-2020
2020-03-13 20:05

Details: • Issuing electronic versions of the voter ID card EPIC for convenience of voters; • Replacing all the forms for various voter se… Continue Reading

Foreign Direct Investment inflows -THE HINDU-12-03-2020
2020-03-13 19:58

About: • In 2018-19, the FDI inflow stood at a record 62 billion US dollars, highest ever recorded for a fiscal year. • The initiative was l… Continue Reading

Puducherrys Lieutenant Governor-THE HINDU-12-03-2020
2020-03-13 19:54

Details: The Madras High Court on Wednesday said a government is “a trustee for the little man who should not have a perception that the running … Continue Reading

Danger ahead: On India’s road safety record-THE HINDU-13-03-2020
2020-03-13 19:49

Details: Any reduction in road safety incidents in a rapidly motorising country is encouraging, but the cold reality is that data on those who lose… Continue Reading

Danger ahead: On India’s road safety record-THE HINDU-13-03-2020
2020-03-13 19:42

Details: Any reduction in road safety incidents in a rapidly motorising country is encouraging, but the cold reality is that data on those who lose… Continue Reading

New environment impact norm cuts time for public hearing-THE HINDU-13-03-2020
2020-03-13 19:40

Details: A set of key updates to India’s Environment Impact Assessment Act, the law that governs how the threat posed by large infrastructure pro… Continue Reading

Why oil prices are crashing-THE HINDU-13-3-2020
2020-03-13 19:37

Details: Oil prices saw their biggest single-day crash in almost 30 years on March 9, throwing global equity markets into turmoil. The price of a b… Continue Reading

Bills on bankruptcy code, mineral law get RS nod-THE HINDU-13-03-2020
2020-03-13 19:32

Details: ‘This is euthanasia’ Opening the debate on the Bill, Congress member Jairam Ramesh said only 10% of defaulted loans had been recove… Continue Reading

RBI opens dollar-swap window-THE HINDU-13-03-2020
2020-03-13 19:24

News: dollars in the market, it has been decided to undertake a six-month U. dollar sell/buy swaps to provide liquidity to the foreign exchange mar… Continue Reading

SBI board clears Rs. 7,250 crore investments in Yes Bank-THE HINDU-13-03-2020
2020-03-13 19:18

Details: The executive committee of the central board of the State Bank of India has approved purchase of 725 crore shares of Yes Bank at Rs.10 api… Continue Reading

Bird flu confirmed at three places-THE HINDU-13-03-2020
2020-03-13 19:14

Details: Special squads: Special squads had been formed to cull birds within a certain distance around the affected areas. He said the State was… Continue Reading

Sikkim launches open government data portal-THE HINDU-11-03-2020
2020-03-13 00:23

Details: Sikkim on Saturday claimed to become the first state in India to have an open government data portal. Lok Sabha MP, P D Rai launched the o… Continue Reading

Kasuri recalls plan for Sir Creek pact-THE HINDU-11-03-2020
2020-03-11 20:40

Details: From the rise of nationalism and India’s place in the emerging world to the need to combat climate change, several subjects were discuss… Continue Reading

Having an ear to Adivasi ground-THE HINDU-09-03-2020
2020-03-09 21:35

Details: Their lifespan is approximately 26 years less than the average Indian’s life expectancy. Despite the village’s proximity to several pu… Continue Reading

Missing at birth: on sex selective abortion and infanticide- THE HINDU-09-03-2020
2020-03-09 21:33

Details: Sex-selective abortion is the practice of ending a pregnancy based upon the predicted sex of the infant. It is a problem in India where t… Continue Reading

RBI assures customers that their bank deposits are safe-THE HINDU-09-03-2020
2020-03-09 21:30

Details: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Sunday assured depositors that there is "no concern regarding the safety of their deposits in any bank"… Continue Reading

Though hunters lose interest in Red Panda,traps still snare endangered mammal-THE HINDI-09-03-2020
2020-03-09 21:24

Details: “The news is both good and bad for the red panda, whose survival is crucial for the eastern and north-eastern Himalayan subalpine conife… Continue Reading

‘Over 40% govt. schools don’t have power, playgrounds’-THE HINDU-09-03-2020
2020-03-09 21:18

Details: Almost half of government schools in the country don’t have any electricity or playgrounds, according to a parliamentary panel on educat… Continue Reading

Military Cooperation Group dialogue with the U.S. postponed-THE HINDU-09-03-2020
2020-03-09 21:15

Details: The India-U. Military Cooperation Group dialogue, scheduled for later this month, has been cancelled in view of coronavirus outbreak, and … Continue Reading

Idlib (Testing the power of personal touch)-THE HINDU-08-03-2020
2020-03-09 09:00

Details: Putin and Erdogan used personal diplomacy to avoid a direct confrontation in Syria’s Idlib As crisis soared in Syria’s Idlib and th… Continue Reading

Assess crop damage due to hailstorm, U.P. Minister tells officers-THE HINDU-08-03-2020
2020-03-09 08:56

Details: Shahi said, “The department officials must ensure that a survey is conducted to ascertain the extent of loss in terms of crops by the fa… Continue Reading

The Sun brings out a fresh batch of sunspots-THE HINDU-08-03-2020
2020-03-09 08:51

News: We are currently at the minimum of one such cycle. Amidst claims that the Sun would “go silent” and not give out sunspots for an extended… Continue Reading

ECI unveils road map for revamp-THE HINDU-08-03-2020
2020-03-09 08:44

Details: The Election Commission of India had set up working groups in June 2019, to come up with recommendations for revamping of the electoral p… Continue Reading

Workplace safety still an issue: survey-THE HINDU-08-03-2020
2020-03-09 08:39

Details: It says 36% of respondents from media houses say they have experienced sexual harassment Over 70% of respondents who had approached an … Continue Reading

The Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Bill-THE HINDU-07-03-2020
2020-03-08 17:54

Details: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha to provide for a mechanism to settle disputed tax case… Continue Reading

Central Government rolls out LLP settlement scheme - THE HINDU-07-03-2020
2020-03-08 17:45

Details: • The scheme will come into force on March 16, 2020 and remain in force up to June 13, 2020, an official release said. It would be appli… Continue Reading

Full Body Protector- THE HINDU-07-03-2020
2020-03-08 17:32

About: • Dr Shweta Rawat from Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), DRDO, Timarpur, Delhi has developed a female-specific.… Continue Reading

A towering scientist and his love for Bengaluru-PIB-07-03-2020
2020-03-08 17:06

About: Raman Research Institute, set up by C.V. Raman, who passed away 45 years ago, remains testimony to his love for science and Bengaluru. Perch… Continue Reading

Make containment highest priority: WHO-THE HINDU-07-03-2020
2020-03-07 23:16

Details: The global outbreak of COVID-19.: In India, we should anticipate the possibility of a rapid viral spread due to its uniqueness of being… Continue Reading

India joins Indian Ocean Commission as an observer-THE HINDU-07-03-2020
2020-03-07 23:11

News: India has joined as an observer of the Indian Ocean Commission the inter-governmental organisation that coordinates maritime governance in t… Continue Reading

Centre cannot brand organisations ‘political’: SC-THE HINDU-07-03-2020
2020-03-07 23:08

Details: ‘It can’t be deprived of foreign funds for using legitimate forms of dissent’. The Central government cannot brand an organisatio… Continue Reading

Centre cannot brand organisations ‘political’: SC-THE HINDU-07-03-2020
2020-03-07 22:34

Details: ‘It can’t be deprived of foreign funds for using legitimate forms of dissent’. The Central government cannot brand an organisatio… Continue Reading

Delimitation panel for J&K, northeastern States set up-THE HINDU-07-03-2020
2020-03-07 22:27

Details: About six months after the State of Jammu and Kashmir was split into the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh, the government moved on Mond… Continue Reading

Disabled and extremely poor-THE HINDU-06-03-2020
2020-03-07 22:00

Patterns of disability: According to the World Health Organization (WHO) “Disabilities is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limita… Continue Reading

Eight PSBs announce share swap ratios-THE HINDU-06-03-2020
2020-03-07 21:54

News: With the March-end deadline for the biggest-ever amalgamation scheme approaching, eight state-owned banks on Thursday announced swap ratios f… Continue Reading

Eight PSBs announce share swap ratios-THE HINDU-06-03-2020
2020-03-07 21:33

News: With the March-end deadline for the biggest-ever amalgamation scheme approaching, eight state-owned banks on Thursday announced swap ratios f… Continue Reading

Yes Bank put under moratorium till April 3-THE HINDU-06-03-2020
2020-03-07 21:28

Details: The government has put private sector lender Yes Bank under moratorium till April 3 and capped deposit withdrawal at Rs.50,000 after sever… Continue Reading

Freedom in the World 2020 report ranks India among least free democracies-THE HINDU-06-03-2020
2020-03-07 21:23

Details: The Freedom in the World 2020 report ranks India at the 83rd position, along with Timor-Leste and Senegal. The annulment of autonomy an… Continue Reading

USCIRF Hears Witnesses on NRC,CAA-THE HINDU-06-03-2020
2020-03-07 21:11

Details: A week after Delhi’s riots, India and Myanmar were the subjects of discussion at a hearing in Washington organised by an independent bip… Continue Reading

EC moots linking Aadhaar with voter ID, Law ministry tells LS-THE HINDU-06-03-2020
2020-03-07 21:00

Abstract: The Law Ministry has said, in order to ensure preparation of an error-free electoral roll, and to prevent duplication of entries, a propo… Continue Reading

Unguarded X Hypothesis-INDIAN EXPRESS-05-03-2020
2020-03-06 14:07

Details: • Chromosomes- The human body is made up of cells, and in the centre of each cell is the nucleus. Chromosomes, which are located inside … Continue Reading

Virtual Currency-INDIAN EXPRESS-05-03-2020
2020-03-06 14:07

Virtual currency can be defined as an electronic representation of monetary value that may be issued, managed, and controlled by private issuers, deve… Continue Reading

Gauhati High Court Sets aside Tribunal order on Foreigner-THE HINDU-05-03-2020
2020-03-06 14:01

Details: The court has asked the Tribunal for a fresh opinion and allowed bail application by the alleged ‘foreigner’. • The order comes a… Continue Reading

Swamp Wallaby -THE HINDU-05-03-2020
2020-03-06 13:58

Detail: • It typically conceives a new embryo days before delivering the newborn from its previous pregnancy. • Female wallabies have two ut… Continue Reading

Black carbon-THE HINDU-05-03-2020
2020-03-06 13:57

Detail: Being a pristine zone far from sources of pollution, the measurements are critical to establishing a baseline for pollution loads Black … Continue Reading

National interlinking of Rivers Authority -THE HINDU-05-03-2020
2020-03-06 13:45

Detail: The proposal for an apex body on river linking has been under discussion for the past 18 months. However, the official said that as of now,… Continue Reading

Active Pharmaceutical ingredients -THE HINDU-05-03-2020
2020-03-06 13:13

Details: The Government has made amendments in the export policy and restricted export of specified APIs (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) and fo… Continue Reading

Centre yet to notify CVC, CIC appointments-THE HINDU-04-03-2020
2020-03-05 22:12

Details: Two weeks after a high-power committee , chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, selected the new Chief Vigilance Commissioner and the Ch… Continue Reading

Centre in talks with States wary of NPR-THE HINDU-04-03-2020
2020-03-05 22:05

News: The Centre on Tuesday said it was in discussion with States that had expressed concerns about the updation of the National Population Registe… Continue Reading

Centre working on exclusive body for river-linking projects-THE HINDU-04-03-2020
2020-03-05 21:59

Details: The Central government is working on the establishment of an exclusive body to implement projects for linking rivers. To be called the Nat… Continue Reading

Black carbon levels spike at Himalayan glaciers- THE HINDU- 04/03/2020
2020-03-05 11:03

A study by scientists at the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG) states that the black carbon concentrations near the Gangotri glacier rose 40… Continue Reading

Cut in Budgetary allocation will jeopardise tourism: House panel- THE HINDU- 04/03/2020
2020-03-05 11:00

In its report, a Parliamentary panel has said that the Finance Ministry’s move to cut down the budgetary allocation for the Tourism Ministry in the … Continue Reading

U.N. rights body to move Supreme Court on Citizenship Amendment Act-THE HINDU-04-02-2020
2020-03-05 10:58

News: The OHCHR plan has been criticised by diplomatic and legal experts here, including one of the 22 petitioners in the case, as an “overreach… Continue Reading

Bottom or mirage?-THE HINDU-03-03-2020
2020-03-03 19:55

Details: Official estimates of gross domestic product for the fiscal third quarter have pegged growth in the festival demand-filled October-Decembe… Continue Reading

Sharp decline in PSB fraud amount, Centre tells Lok Sabha-THE HINDU-03-03-2020
2020-03-03 19:50

Details: Comprehensive steps taken to curb fraud in public sector banks have resulted in a sharp decline in the amount involved, from Rs.50,329 cro… Continue Reading

34 queries in Census 2020 form-THE HINDU-03-03-2020
2020-03-03 19:46

Details: National Population Register data to be collected in a year Centre has proposed that the next phase of NPR will be conducted along with… Continue Reading

Pension scheme fails to take off-THE HIUNDU-03-03-2020
2020-03-03 19:32

Details: Just over 34,000 people have signed up for the National Pension Scheme for Traders, Shopkeepers and Self-Employed Persons, which was intr… Continue Reading

India monitoring impact of U.S.-Taliban deal: MEA-THE HINDU-03-03-2020
2020-03-03 19:22

News: A deal has been signed between the U.S. and the Taliban in Doha that has set the stage for America to wind down the longest war in its histor… Continue Reading

Environmental activists embrace ‘last remnants of Aravali forests’ - 02/03/2020
2020-03-02 21:36

News: Protest marking the anniversary of the Punjab Land Preservation Act amendments by the Haryana Government. Details: The event ‘Aravall… Continue Reading

A big, bad deal - 02-03-2020 [Also Refer News Dated 01/03/2020 for more details.]
2020-03-02 21:32

The deal signed between the U.S. and the Taliban in Doha. Background: The U.S. went into Afghanistan in October 2001, a few weeks after the 9/11… Continue Reading

2020 as BioDiversity Super Year - 02/03/2020
2020-03-02 21:29

The 2020 year was earlier announced as “BioDiversity Super Year”. Theme: Sustaining all Life on Earth The theme includes use of natural re… Continue Reading

Bill to amend Banking Regulation Act - 02/03/2020
2020-03-02 21:24

The Parliament is likely to clear a bill to amend the Banking Regulation Act to bring multi-state cooperative banks under effective regulation of the … Continue Reading

Centre to review list of monuments under ASI- 02/03/2020
2020-03-02 21:22

Context: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will review the monuments under it and the ones protected by state governments. The total of, … Continue Reading

Presence of colistin-resistant bacteria of food origin in the gut is cause for worry-01/02/2020
2020-03-02 21:16

News: A small study involving 65 stool samples taken from patients from a single hospital in Chennai found 51% of them harbouring colistin-resistan… Continue Reading

Fitch lowers India’s economic growth forecast for FY20 to 4.9% from 5.1 % - 02/03/2020
2020-03-02 21:10

Abstract: Fitch Ratings Inc, an American credit rating agency,has lowered India’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth forecast to 4.9% for the fi… Continue Reading

US and Taliban AGREEMENT- 01/03/2020
2020-03-02 21:08

Abstract: The US (United States) and Taliban militants have signed historic peace agreement in Doha, Qatar to restore peace in Afghanistan to end t… Continue Reading

Suposhit Maa Abhiyan- 01/03/2020
2020-03-02 21:03

To provide nutritional support to pregnant women and adolescent girls. Smriti Irani, Ministry of Women & Child Development & Ministry of Textiles,… Continue Reading

Royal Bengal Tiger IUCN Status: Endangered- 02/03/2020
2020-10-05 07:37

Royal Bengal Tiger The Bengal tiger is found primarily in India with smaller populations in Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, China and Myanmar and is the… Continue Reading

PUBLIC HEALTH RISK-THE HINDU-01-03-2020
2020-03-02 13:43

Details: The World Health Organization has increased the assessment of the risk of spread and risk of the impact of the coronavirus from “high”… Continue Reading

US - Taliban Deal-THE HINDU-01-03-2020
2020-03-02 13:40

Detail: The US and the Taliban have recently signed a peace deal in the Qatar capital of Doha, bringing the curtains down on a more than 18-year-ol… Continue Reading

‘Alternative medicine systems must undergo rigorous testing’-THE HINDU -29-02-2020
2020-03-01 06:21

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic across the world, an advisory was issued by the Ministry of AYUSH advocating homeopathic, Unani and ayurvedic medications f… Continue Reading

WHO raises the global risk of virus to ‘very high- THE HINDU- 29/02/2020
2020-03-01 06:18

The virus has now infected 83,000 globally, with cases being confirmed in around 50 countries. More than 2,800 deaths have been reported. Six count… Continue Reading

State lethargy amidst cough syrup poisoning-THE HINDU-29-02-2020
2020-03-01 06:13

Details: A few days ago, we learnt that 12 children died in Udhampur district of Jammu due to poisoned cough syrup . This is the fourth mass glycol… Continue Reading

Farmers’ not to be hurt by govt. move to cut crop cover premium: Bhutani-THE HINDU-29-02-2020
2020-03-01 06:10

News: Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) Revamped. As part of the revamping of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), the Centre ha… Continue Reading

Growth slows to 4.7% in Q3, ‘bottomed out’, says Centre-THE HINDU-29-02-2020
2020-02-29 23:21

News: Gross Domestic Product growth was registered at 5. India’s third-quarter growth decelerated to 4. 7%, the slowest pace in about seven years… Continue Reading

Coronavirus infects global markets, investors dump equities-THE HINDU-29-02-2020
2020-02-29 23:18

News: Sensex sinks by 1,448. Global markets went into a tailspin on Friday as investors stampeded out of stocks and commodities and flocked to the … Continue Reading

President gives nod for delimitation in the NE States-THE HINDU-29-02-2020
2020-02-29 23:11

News: The President has cancelled the earlier order of the Union government that deferred the delimitation exercise in the States of Assam, Arunach… Continue Reading

A browning east-THE HINDU-28-02-2020
2020-02-29 20:32

Details: The Eastern Ghats are spread across 75,000 sq. km. from Odisha to southern Tamil Nadu.The region receives an annual average rainfall of 1,… Continue Reading

Virus marches on-THE HINDU-28-02-2020
2020-02-29 20:29

Details: Though the number of confirmed cases in Wuhan and other parts of mainland China has come down of late, the spread of the novel coronavirus… Continue Reading

Aadhaar, no standout performer in welfare delivery-THE HINDU -28-02-20202
2020-02-29 20:25

Details: “Aadhaar has curtailed leakages of government subsidies... Through Aadhaar, savings worth Rs.90,000 crore have accrued to the government… Continue Reading

Telcos seek help on ‘priority basis’-THE HINDU-28-02-2020
2020-02-29 18:51

Details: Reeling under pressure to clear their adjusted gross revenue-related dues, telecom companies have sent an urgent request to the government… Continue Reading

AAP govt. to chalk out three -level action plan to curb air pollution-THE HINDU-28-02-2020
2020-02-29 18:49

Details: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met leading experts in the field of environment and sustainability for suggestions on making a … Continue Reading

U.P. pollution control body pulled up for Ganga’s plight-THE HINDU-28-02-2020
2020-02-29 18:37

Details: The CPCB has pulled up the UPPCB for its inability to prevent drains in Kanpur from polluting the Ganga. The inspection revealed the insu… Continue Reading

‘We need liberal trade arrangements’-THE HINDU-28-02-2020
2020-02-29 18:31

Details: A free trade area can tap into the idea of punjabiyat: India-Pakistan relations have always been viewed through the prism of Kashmir. R… Continue Reading

U.K. threatens to pull out of EU trade talks-THE HINDU-28-02-2020
2020-02-29 18:25

Background: Britain left the EU on January 31 2020, but both sides agreed to a standstill transition period.The post-Brexit transition period expir… Continue Reading

India gets invite for U.S.-Taliban deal event-THE HINDU-28-02-2020
2020-02-29 18:20

News: India has been invited to witness the ceremony to seal the peace deal between the U.S. and Taliban in Qatari capital Doha on Saturday, an off… Continue Reading

Sri Lankan Govt withdraws from UNHRC resolution on war crimes- INDIAN EXPRESS- 27/02/2020
2020-02-27 21:40

The Government of Sri Lanka has formally notified the United Nations (UN) that it is withdrawing from a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) re… Continue Reading

MP tops the list for outgoing patients for treatment under PM-JAY: NHA- PIB-27/02/2020
2020-02-27 21:34

MP(Madhya Pradesh) tops the list for outgoing patients at a number of at least 11,765. According to the analysis carried out by the National Health… Continue Reading

Virus cases emerging faster globally: WHO- THE HINDU- 27/02/2020
2020-02-27 21:29

Context: World Health Organization chief said : Virus cases emerging faster globally. Details: Governments worldwide are scrambling to preven… Continue Reading

Cabinet gives clearance for Technical Textiles Mission- THE HINDU -27/02/2020
2020-02-27 21:25

The National Technical Textiles Mission envisages positioning India as a global leader in technical textiles and increasing the use of technical texti… Continue Reading

Still no finality, the third time round- THE HINDU - 27/02/2020
2020-02-27 21:22

The new Bodo Accord promises more legislative, executive and administrative autonomy under the Sixth Schedule to Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) an… Continue Reading

Debating water quality- THE HINDU - 27/02/2020
2020-02-27 21:19

Politically prioritized the issue of water quality in India. Details: India is on the verge of a severe water crisis. India has witnessed a g… Continue Reading

IAF aircraft lands in Wuhan with medical supplies- THE HINDU-27/02/2020
2020-02-27 21:15

India sent the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to the COVID-19-hit Wuhan in China. The heavy-lift military transport airc… Continue Reading

World’s largest species of cave fish discovered in Meghalaya’s Jaintia Hills- 26/02/2020
2020-02-27 14:40

A team of experts from the UK (United Kingdom), Switzerland and India have discovered the world’s largest species of cave fish in Jaintia Hills, Meg… Continue Reading

Digital payments rising sharply but cash remains the king: RBI study- LIVE MINT -26/02/2020
2020-02-27 14:38

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) study titled “Assessment of the progress of digitisation from cash to electronic” cash payments are still the essence … Continue Reading

IQAir AirVisual Report- INDIAN EXPRESS- 26/02/2020
2020-02-27 14:34

In the 2019 World Air Quality Report-Region & City PM2.5 Ranking” compiled by IQAir AirVisual India ranked 5th as the most polluted country in the … Continue Reading

UKIERI-UGC Higher Education Leadership Development Programme - PIB- 26/02/2020
2020-02-27 14:31

Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal launched the “Higher Education Leadership Development Programme for Admini… Continue Reading

Indradhanush – V 2020: PIB - 26/02/2020
2020-02-27 14:29

A 5-day long 5th edition of Indo-UK (United Kingdom) bilateral air exercise “Indradhanush-V” 2020 between Indian Air Force (IAF) and British Roya… Continue Reading

Assam Accord Clause 6: Panel submits report to Chief Minister- THE HINDU - 26/02/2020
2020-02-27 08:30

The high-power committee has submitted its report to the Chief Minister. Clause 6 of the Assam Accord: Clause 6 envisages constitutional, legisl… Continue Reading

Trump OFFERS- THE HINDU - 26/02/2020
2020-02-27 08:29

Context: India and the United States have strengthened their partnership with agreements on healthcare and energy, and have issued a joint statemen… Continue Reading

Widening U.S.-China rift fuels Trump’s Modi outreach- THE HINDU - 26/02/2020
2020-02-27 08:25

A tectonic shift in America’s relations with China under Donald Trump’s presidency is providing a new impetus to defence, security, trade and tech… Continue Reading

The issues around data localisation -The Hindu-25-02-2020
2020-02-26 09:39

Overview: In the aftermath of the landmark decision of the constitutional bench of the SC on Right to Privacy in Puttuswamy case, Justice Sri Kris… Continue Reading

The unassailable keywords for the judiciary -The Hindu-25-02-2020
2020-02-26 09:31

Details: Justice Arun Mishra’s public praise of the Prime Minister at a public forum on Saturday raises serious questions about the independence … Continue Reading

Not fair, just or reasonable -The Hindu-25-02-2020
2020-02-26 09:10

Details: The revocation of statehood for Jammu and Kashmir was accompanied by widespread arrests and detentions under the erstwhile State’s Publi… Continue Reading

A U.S. strategy only meant to isolate China -The Hindu-25-02-2020
2020-02-26 08:56

Abstract • With the centre of gravity of geopolitics shifting to Pacific in the recent times from Atlantic in the 20th century, the US is des… Continue Reading

Batting for the downtrodden-THE HINDU-24-02-2020
2020-02-24 21:44

The Supreme Court has ruled that quotas and reservations for promotions for government jobs are not a fundamental right, setting aside an Uttarakhand … Continue Reading

Limits of funding: on private sector research funding-THE HINDU-24-02-2020
2020-02-24 21:30

Details: The architects of India believed that for India to prosper, investment in science and technology was essential. To provide wings to its fu… Continue Reading

Limits of funding: on private sector research funding-THE HINDU-24-02-2020
2020-02-24 21:30

Details: The architects of India believed that for India to prosper, investment in science and technology was essential. To provide wings to its fu… Continue Reading

Govt. eyes public-private fund to give R&D a shot in the arm-THE HINDU-23-02-2020
2020-02-23 21:23

Low expenditure on R&D: The total expenditure on R&D in India has tripled in the last decade in nominal terms. However, as a fraction of GDP, publi… Continue Reading

Monsoon in Sunderbans likely to get longer, warn climate experts-THE HINDU-23-02-2020
2020-02-23 21:16

News: A fact sheet has called for long-term coastal planning to preserve intertidal habitats in the region The monsoon in Sunderbans is likely t… Continue Reading

Adequate water in Kawal Tiger Reserve-THE HINDU-23-02-2020
2020-02-23 21:11

News: No man-animal conflict foreseen on account of water, say officials There was no incident of wild animals straying into human habitations f… Continue Reading

12% GST: one rate that fits all is best stimulus-THE HINDU-23-02-2020
2020-02-23 21:05

Details: Goods and Services Tax: There is the need to converge on a single lower single tax rate of 12% for GST. This would help simplify the… Continue Reading

Need to enhance global risk monitoring, says FM-THE HINDU-23-02-2020
2020-02-23 20:59

News: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday emphasised on the need to enhance global risk monitoring and explore the scope for policy co-… Continue Reading

Tardy pace of farm schemes irks FinMin-THE HINDU-23-02-2020
2020-02-23 20:57

Details: The Finance Ministry is dissatisfied with the progress made by the Public Sector banks in implementing various schemes related to the farm… Continue Reading

One in three payments for maternity benefit scheme credited to wrong account-THE HINDU-23-02-2020
2020-02-23 20:51

Details: One in three Aadhaar-based payments for the Centre’s maternity benefit scheme, or Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana , was credited to … Continue Reading

SECURITY ISSUES -PART -1
2020-02-23 13:55

SECURITY ISSUE MONTHS - JUNE TO OCTOBER AS IN PART -1… Continue Reading

RBI unveils 5 year NSFI: 2019-2024- LIVE MINT- 22/02/2020
2020-02-23 11:12

ABSTRACT: In order to promote financial literacy among customers and to provide access to formal financial services in an affordable manner, the Re… Continue Reading

India’s GDP growth to be 4.9% in 2019-20: NCAER - ECONOMIC TIMES- 22/02/2020
2020-02-23 11:10

National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER),a New Delhi based non-profit think tank of economics, has estimated India’s economic growth ra… Continue Reading

Pakistan continues at grey list of FATF for another 4 months- THE HINDU- 22/02/2020
2020-02-23 11:08

The Paris based Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an organization that monitors the financing of international terrorism, gave a 4-month extension t… Continue Reading

Bharat-Bangla tourism festival 2020 held in Agartala- THE HINDU - 22/02/2020
2020-02-23 11:06

The first-ever 2 days long Bharat-Bangla Paryatan Utsav 2020 (Tourism Festival) was held at Ujjayanta Palace in Agartala, Tripura from February 20-21,… Continue Reading

National Organic Food Festival for women entrepreneurs- THE HINDU - 22/02/2020
2020-02-23 11:04

Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Union Minister of Women and Child Development inaugurated National Organic Food Festival for w… Continue Reading

Changes in Crop Insurance Scheme- INDIAN EXPRESS - 21/02/2020
2020-02-22 10:53

The Centre has decided to restrict its premium subsidy in its flagship crop insurance schemes to 30% for unirrigated areas and 25% for irrigated areas… Continue Reading

NEET applies to UG courses too, says SC- THE HINDU - 21/02/2020
2020-02-22 10:52

The Supreme Court upheld the validity of applying the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to under-graduate courses under the … Continue Reading

What did Harappan people eat?- INDIAN EXPRESS - 21/02/2020
2020-02-22 10:40

The National Museum in New Delhi has hosted “The Indus dining experience” a food event based on the food pattern of Indus valley civilization. … Continue Reading

Indian Tent Turtle- THE HINDU - 21/02/2020
2020-02-22 10:37

Indian Tent Turtle (kachuga tecta tecta) is a species of turtle that gets its name from its tent-like appearance. Kachuga tecta is found in parts o… Continue Reading

CJI alarmed at hasty death warrants- THE HINDU - 21/02/2020
2020-02-22 10:33

News: CJI Sharad A. Bobde expressed alarm about trial courts issuing death warrants in undue haste without offering condemned prisoners a chance to… Continue Reading

SC passes interim order on Mahadayi tribunal’s award- THE HINDU - 21/02/2020
2020-02-22 10:26

News: The Supreme Court has passed an interim order allowing an application by the State of Karnataka to notify the Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal… Continue Reading

Centre won’t dilute Article 371- THE HINDU - 21/02/2020
2020-02-22 10:19

Union Home Minister has allayed fears in the northeast that Article 371 would meet the same fate as Article 370. … Continue Reading

The missing piece in India’s defense jigsaw puzzle-THE HINDU-20-02-2020
2020-02-21 13:31

News: The geopolitical period is perhaps believed to be the most troubled since the final decades of the 20th century. Hence, there exists a vital … Continue Reading

ART Bill proposes national registry of clinics-THE HINDU-20-02-2020
2020-02-21 13:22

Details: 1. The Bill, called the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Regulation Bill, 2020, intends to regulate ART clinics with the objecti… Continue Reading

Won’t honour UN pledge on war probe: Mahinda-THE HINDU-20-02-2020
2020-02-21 13:15

Details: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that his government will withdraw from co-sponsoring a UN Human Rights Council resolu… Continue Reading

Donald Trump’s upcoming visit sharpens focus on Indo-Pacific military ties-20-02-2020
2020-02-21 13:13

President Donald Trump in Houston. India’s decision ahead of the February 24 visit of the U. The upcoming visit of the U. S President Donald Trump i… Continue Reading

Centre to form new law panel-THE HINDU-20-02-2020
2020-02-21 13:01

News: The Law Commission advises the government on complex legal issues. The Law Ministry will now notify the new panel, which will have a three… Continue Reading

Central government cuts its share in flagship crop insurance scheme-THE HINDU-20-02-2020
2020-02-21 12:48

Details: In a significant step, enrolment in the two schemes has also been made voluntary for all farmers, including those with existing crop loans… Continue Reading

Birds hit- THE HINDU - 19/02/2020
2020-02-20 10:28

State of India’s Birds 2020 State of India’s Birds 2020’ report has been produced by 10 globally influential organizations. The Environmen… Continue Reading

One in three adolescents face online abuse, finds study by NGO- THE HINDU - 19/02/2020
2020-02-20 10:20

Context: A study on school students has revealed that one in every three adolescents exposed to the Internet are victims of cyberbullying and other… Continue Reading

Karbis protest against ST status for hill Bodos- THE HINDU - 19/02/2020
2020-02-20 10:18

Context: An Assam-based insurgent group of Karbis, which signed a ceasefire agreement with the Centre, has demanded that the Bodos in the hill area… Continue Reading

Trump’s visit may seal helicopter deal- THE HINDU - 19/02/2020
2020-02-20 10:16

Context: President Donald Trump is set to make his maiden visit to India on February 24-25, 2020. With no headway in the talks for a trade deal, th… Continue Reading

Ashraf Ghani named winner of Afghanistan presidential election- THE HINDU - 19/02/2020
2020-02-20 10:14

Context: Afghanistan has declared incumbent Ashraf Ghani winner of a disputed presidential election. Afghanistan’s independent Election Commis… Continue Reading

Pakistan to remain in terror financing watchdog’s ‘Grey List’- THE HINDU - 19/02/2020
2020-02-20 10:08

The International Co-operation Review Group (ICRG) of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommended that Pakistan be retained on the ‘Grey List… Continue Reading

Powering the health-care engine with innovation- THE HINDU - 19/02/2020
2020-02-20 10:01

Analyzing the performance of the Ayushman Bharat scheme. The Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), or the national health prot… Continue Reading

In U.S. trade action, an Indian counter-strategy- THE HINDU - 19/02/2020
2020-02-20 09:51

India-U.S. trade relations. Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (ASCM): Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (ASCM)… Continue Reading

CURRENT AFFAIRS DIGEST: SCI AND TECH PART -1
2020-02-19 11:37

Below is attachment related to Current Affairs of Subject: SCIENCE AND TECH Month: June 2019 to December 2019.… Continue Reading

ISRO to launch 10 EO satellites to boost surveillance-THE HINDU-18-02-2020
2020-02-19 11:29

ISRO aims to boost space surveillance in order to keep an eye on terror launchpads along the borders, check infiltration and keep an eye on China's na… Continue Reading

VIVAD SE VISHWAS-THE HINDU-18-02-2020
2020-02-19 11:26

1. This bill has passed in Union cabinet to solve all the pending cases that have been registered in various tribunals like the Commissioner (Appeals)… Continue Reading

Khilonjias of Assam-THE HINDU-18-02-2020
2020-02-19 09:44

GS Paper - 2 Government Policies & Interventions The ethnic communities of Assam are opposing to include non-tribal communities in the group of … Continue Reading

INS Vagli-THE HINDU-18-02-2020
2020-02-19 09:43

INS Vagli, a Vela class diesel electric submarine, was commissioned into the Indian Navy at Riga in Latvia, which was part of the erstwhile Soviet Uni… Continue Reading

United Nations Convention against Torture-THE HINDU-18-02-2020
2020-02-19 09:41

The Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (the “Torture Convention” or CAT) was adopted by the … Continue Reading

Wood’s Despatch, 1854 -THE HINDU-18-02-2020
2020-02-19 09:38

News: • It is considered the “Magna Carta of English Education in India” and contained comprehensive plan for spreading education in India. … Continue Reading

Musk Deer-THE HINDU-18-02-2020
2020-02-19 09:35

News: The Musk deer occurs in northern India such as in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. It inhab… Continue Reading

Women-at-arms-THE HINDU-18-02-2020
2020-02-18 20:13

News: The Supreme Court has delivered a sharp rebuke to the government by asking it to adhere to its own stated policy, articulated on February 25,… Continue Reading

India’s birds suffering dramatic population declines, warns scientific report
2020-02-18 20:09

News: Over a fifth of India’s bird diversity, ranging from the Short-toed Snake Eagle to the Sirkeer Malkoha, has suffered strong long-term decli… Continue Reading

Women Army officers eligible for permanent commission-THE HINDU -18-02-2020
2020-02-18 19:59

Details: Women Army Officers in a jubilant mood in New Delhi on Monday after Supreme Court directed the Centre to grant permanent commission to wom… Continue Reading

CURRENT AFFAIRS DIGEST- ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGY PART -1
2020-02-17 21:46

Below is attachment related to Current Affairs of Subject: Environment and Ecology Month: June 2019 to December 2019.… Continue Reading

Perverse zeal-THE HINDU-Editorial-17-02-2020
2020-02-17 20:59

The detention of Dr. Kafeel Khan under the National Security Act , within days of his being granted bail, betrays the perverse zeal with which the Utt… Continue Reading

14 MoUs for military spares and support signed with Russian firms-THE HINDU-17-02-2020
2020-02-17 20:55

News: The MoUs were signed during the 5th India Russia military industry conference held during the Defexpo 2020 in Lucknow. They come under the In… Continue Reading

COVID-19: death toll reaches 1,110 in China-THE HINDU-17-02-2020
2020-02-17 20:50

News: In its daily update, Hubei's health commission also confirmed another 1,638 new cases in the central province, where the outbreak emerged in … Continue Reading

Madhya Pradesh grapples with spiralling neonatal deaths-THE HINDU-17-02-2020
2020-02-17 20:46

News: 5% against the total admissions to government-run sick newborn care units in the past three years across the country, a rate ominously spiral… Continue Reading

ISRO making preparations to launch GISAT-1 in March-THE HINDU-17-02-2020
2020-02-17 20:42

News: It will apparently be in a fixed spot looking over the Indian continent at all times. All Indian EOs have been placed so far in a 600-odd-km … Continue Reading

Doctors remove large thyroid growths from Melghat tribals-THE HINDU-17-02-2020
2020-02-17 20:38

News: Live relay of surgeries from a remote hospital organised for 100 London doctors An annual surgery camp held at a remote hospital in Chikha… Continue Reading

New species of urban lizard found in Guwahati-THE HINDU-17-02-2020
2020-02-17 14:36

News: Guwahati, the largest city in the Northeast, has yielded a new species of lizard – the urban bent-toed gecko. Markedly different The … Continue Reading

Accord drives divide in Assam’s Bodo domain-THE HINDU-17-02-2020
2020-02-17 14:32

News: The Centre had on January 27 signed the peace accord with all factions of the National Democratic Front of Boroland and two other organisatio… Continue Reading

Urban heat islands in India-THE HINDU-16-02-2020
2020-02-16 23:35

News: Understanding urban heat island effect: An urban heat island is where the temperature in a densely populated city is as much as 2 degrees … Continue Reading

When can a judge opt out of a case?-THE HINDU-16-02-2020
2020-02-16 23:28

News: The case was finally heard by another bench. Recusal usually takes place when a judge has a conflict of interest or has a prior association w… Continue Reading

What does ‘developed’ tag mean for India?-THE HINDU-16-02-2020
2020-02-16 23:19

News: President Donald Trump’s visit to India later this month, has led to doubts over the chances of a trade deal being signed between India and… Continue Reading

Why have LPG prices seen a sharp rise?-THE HINDU-16-02-2020
2020-02-16 23:14

News: 50 in Delhi, at Rs.858. In January 2020, a non-subsidised LPG cylinder cost Rs.714 in Delhi. The recent price hike has been the sharpest sinc… Continue Reading

Liquidation remains high in NCLT cases-THE HINDU-16-02-2020
2020-02-16 23:07

News: Out of a total of 1,351 closed cases, 780 or 58% were closed through liquidation and only 190 cases or 14% were resolved with an average hair… Continue Reading

Credit Growth Gaining Momentum:Das: -THE HINDU-16-02-2020
2020-02-16 22:32

News: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das during RBI post-Budget Board meeting in New Delhi on February 15,… Continue Reading

Sri Lanka ‘strongly objects’ to U.S. blacklisting its Army chief-THE HINDU-16-02-2020
2020-02-16 22:26

News: Sri Lanka has taken “strong objection” to the U. In addition to a statement from the U. “The Government reiterates that Lt. Shavendra S… Continue Reading

Radio aids revival of dying tribal language-THE HINDU-16-02-2020
2020-02-16 22:05

News: Tucked away in the hills of Jharkhand’s Latehar district, Asur, a particularly vulnerable tribal group, may not have access to good road or… Continue Reading

Starting May, ISRO to launch a string of ‘defence’ satellites-THE HINDU-16-02-2020
2020-02-16 22:01

News: Launches of some earth observation satellites advanced. Starting May, the Indian Space Research Organisation plans to send up at least eig… Continue Reading

On the frontlines of an elephantine conflict-THE HINDU-16-02-2020
2020-02-16 21:56

News: The Gudalur Forest Division’s efforts to track and monitor every elephant in the range has led to a fall in fatalities An elephant is ch… Continue Reading

DISCUSSION ON UPSC Exam Preparation Strategy
2020-04-18 07:56

Discuss the strategy to clear the prelims 2020 in the most effective and efficient manner. Make best use of available time to crack IAS exam in the… Continue Reading

New Policy to be rolled out by mid -THE HINDU-15-02-2020
2020-02-15 22:16

News: The Central Government is expected to roll out a Textile Policy by the middle of this year, according to Ravi Capoor, Secretary of the Union … Continue Reading

Troubling data: On falling industrial output-Editorial-THE HINDU-15-02-2020
2020-02-15 22:01

News: One of the variables she laid faith in was the industrial output data which showed a 1. 8% growth in November after contracting from August t… Continue Reading

A tale of outbreaks, both in China-THE HINDU -15-02-2020
2020-02-15 21:50

News: The title of the third chapter of my China memoir, Smoke and Mirrors, was ‘Coronavirus’. This was not an act of precognition, but merely … Continue Reading

One Asia, two perspectives-THE HINDU-15-02-2020
2020-02-15 21:22

News: The Asian economic story has moved from pessimism to optimism — a subject for two economists, over 50 years apart In 1968, Gunnar Myrdal… Continue Reading

Scientists radio-tag Indian pangolin-THE HINDU-15-02-2020
2020-02-15 21:18

News: The Indian pangolin, which resembles an ant-eater but dons a thick scaly skin, is hunted for meat and use in traditional Chinese medicine. Ra… Continue Reading

EU for swift end to all curbs in Kashmir-THE HINDU-15-02-2020
2020-02-15 21:13

News: A team of 25 European diplomats visited Kashmir and Jammu on Feb. The European Union has called for swift removal of communication and pol… Continue Reading

Should women be given command posts in the Army?- EDITORIAL-THE HINDU-14-02-2020
2020-02-15 16:48

Details: Last week, in response to an ongoing hearing in the Supreme Court on permanent commission for women officers, the government cited “phys… Continue Reading

Terror and punishment: On Hafiz Saeed conviction-THE HINDU-14-02-2020
2020-02-15 16:41

News: The Pakistani government, which for years tried to protect Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, finally got a conv… Continue Reading

Towards a new world order-THE HINDU-14-02-2020
2020-02-15 16:30

News: It started in 1971 with the noble objective of improving the state of the world, but now serves as a platform for world leaders, billionaires… Continue Reading

Managing perceptions: On envoys visit to J&K-THE HINDU14-02-2020
2020-02-15 16:24

News: The Centre’s decision to take another group of envoys on a guided tour of Jammu and Kashmir , and the stated hope of the Ministry of Extern… Continue Reading

‘Time running out to reduce greenhouse gas emissions’-THE HINDU -14-02-2020
2020-02-15 16:20

News: Five global risks that have the potential to impact and amplify one another in ways that may cascade to create global systemic crisis, have b… Continue Reading

Cloud over trade talks as U.S. official puts off trip-THE HINDU-14-02-2020
2020-02-15 15:59

News: Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has put off his trip to India this week, at least two official sources said, amid signs that the India… Continue Reading

SC orders parties to publish criminal history of Lok Sabha-THE HINDU-14-02-2020
2020-02-15 15:48

News: The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered political parties to publish the entire criminal history of their candidates for Assembly and Lok Sabha… Continue Reading

‘Bank the unbanked to achieve USD 5-tn goal’-
2020-02-13 22:02

News: “India has become one of the largest economies in the world. Banks have been a constant part of India’s growth saga. As India aims to bec… Continue Reading

Riding on data for mobility-THE HINDU-13-02-2020
2020-02-13 21:57

News: The digital revolution has made interactions between humans and machines, and among citizens, governments and businesses, seamless and effici… Continue Reading

Nutrition and the Budget’s fine print-THE HINDU-13-02-2020
2020-02-13 21:50

News: While there are well-equipped schemes to address malnutrition, funding and policy gaps are problem areas The urgency around nutrition was … Continue Reading

Trump’s march and the Sanders factor-THE HINDU-13-02-2020
2020-02-13 21:34

News: Initial hopes that his evident venality and incompetence may lead to an early termination of his presidency have gradually given way to a sho… Continue Reading

Birds of a feather: On Trump-Modi chemistry-Editorial-THE HINDU-13-02-2020
2020-02-13 21:24

News: When he visits India for the first time later this month, U.Z.Z.Z.S. President Donald Trump can expect thronging crowds in Gujarat and perhap… Continue Reading

Union Cabinet clears Bill to regulate pesticide business-THE HINDU-13-02-2020
2020-02-13 21:05

News: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Pesticides Management Bill, 2020, which, the government claims, will regulate the business of pes… Continue Reading

CAG doubts SPC’s fiscal probity in procurement-THE HINDU-13-02-2020
2020-02-13 20:54

News: The finding triggered television news breaks and prompted the Opposition to highlight its national security implication. NIA probe sought:… Continue Reading

Plan to cut Mumbai-Delhi travel time to 12 hours-THE HINDU -13-02-2020
2020-02-13 20:31

News: The Western Railway would be executing works worth Rs.4,011 crore to convert the Mumbai-Delhi line into a semi-high speed corridor allowing t… Continue Reading

Pass resolution against CAA: CPI(M)-THE HINDU-13-02-2020
2020-02-13 20:22

News: The Communist Party of India demanded convening of a special session of the Legislative Assembly to adopt a resolution urging the Centre to s… Continue Reading

Pakistan jails Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed for terror financing-THE HINDU-13-02-2020
2020-02-13 20:14

News: Found guilty of being part of a terrorist outfit and for possessing illegal property. Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai … Continue Reading

Economy not in trouble, asserts Finance Minister-THE HINDU-12-02-2020
2020-02-12 23:30

News: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks in Lok Sabha in the response to the debate on the Budget, on Tuesday. The economy is not in troubl… Continue Reading

A new approach on investment-THE HINDU -12-02-2020
2020-02-12 23:10

News: President Donald Trump to India this month, the most memorable images may well extend beyond bear-hugging and a ‘Howdy Trump’ rally. -Ind… Continue Reading

Six years on, Lokpal is a non-starter-THE HINDU -12-02-2020
2020-02-12 23:03

Context: Six years on, Lokpal is a non-starter. Background: A nationwide public campaign in 2011 demanding an independent anti-corruption omb… Continue Reading

First call: on India-Sri Lanka ties-THE HINDU-12-02-2020
2020-02-12 22:51

News: By making New Delhi their first stop abroad, Sri Lanka’s new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who visited in November, and Prime Minister Mahi… Continue Reading

Cleaning of drains & septic tanks claims-THE HINDU-12-02-2020
2020-02-12 22:41

Cleaning of drains & septic tanks claims 110 lives in 2019 What’s in News? The number of people who died while cleaning sewers and septic tank… Continue Reading

Ministry of Earth Sciences may go in for decadal forecast system-THE HINDU-12-02-2020
2020-02-12 22:37

News: The Ministry of Earth Sciences is planning a ‘decadal forecast’ system along the lines of the United Kingdom’s Met Office to ensure bet… Continue Reading

U.S. President Donald Trump to visit India-THE HINDU -12-02-2020
2020-02-12 22:30

Abstract: President Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump will visit Ahmedabad and New Delhi. Details: President Donald Trump will visit Ind… Continue Reading

Draft policy on rare diseases notified- THE HINDU- 11/02/2020
2020-02-11 23:51

News: After being directed by the Madras High Court to consider the issue of providing medical care to those suffering from the rare Lysosomal Stor… Continue Reading

Blowing hot and cold- THE HINDU- 11/02/2020
2020-02-11 23:49

The year 2019 was the second warmest year ever, with 2016 being the warmest, which had experienced a strong El Nino. The global average surface temper… Continue Reading

U.S. to monitor air quality in N. India- THE HINDU- 11/02/2020
2020-02-11 23:46

The United States will monitor air quality in multiple locations across North India to help control pollution levels. The initiative will cover bot… Continue Reading

MF assets rise to record high- THE HINDU- 11/02/2020
2020-02-11 23:44

The average assets under management of mutual funds hit an all-time high of Rs 28 . 18 lakh crore in January , as flows into debt funds increased sign… Continue Reading

Facing up to realities-THE HINDU - 11/02/2020
2020-02-11 23:36

News: As India entered the 21st century, the Net National Income of the average Indian was Rs. 20,000. Instead, as the recent Economic Survey shows… Continue Reading

Safeguarding the Delta- THE HINDU- 11/02/2020
2020-02-11 23:35

News: The move for a protected agriculture zone in T.N. favours food security over energy greed. Protected Special Agriculture Zone: By Annou… Continue Reading

A mix Indian Health- THE HINDU- 11/02/2020
2020-02-11 23:26

News: The United States has one of the most prodigal health systems, but this does not help the U.Z.Z.Z.S. health care has seen numerous elaborate … Continue Reading

RESERVATION AS RIGHT- THE HINDU- 11/02/2020
2020-02-11 23:20

NEWS: Ensuring adequate representation to disadvantaged sections is a state obligation The received wisdom in affirmative action jurisprudence i… Continue Reading

Four Indian pilots begin astronaut training in Russia-THE HINDU-11-02-2020
2020-02-11 23:17

Abstract: The four Indian pilots chosen as candidate-astronauts on Monday began their 12-month training at the Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut … Continue Reading

SC on SABARIMALA: HINDUSTAN TIMES : 11/02/2020
2020-02-11 23:12

News: A five-judge bench that heard the Sabarimala review petitions framed seven questions to be answered by a larger bench, resulting in the const… Continue Reading

SC upholds amendments of SC/ST Act-THE HINDU -11-02-2020
2020-02-11 23:10

News: The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes Amendment Act of 2018, which nullified its own controversial… Continue Reading

Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power- THE HINDU - 10/02/2020
2020-02-10 22:10

According to Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power: Victims “Victims” means persons who, indivi… Continue Reading

Country’s first ‘darknet’ narcotics operative held- THE HINDU - 10/02/2020
2020-02-10 22:08

News: The Narcotics Control Bureau, the central anti-narcotics agency, has stated that it has arrested the country’s first ‘darknet’ narcotic… Continue Reading

Start new businesses with e-forms- THE HINDU - 10/02/2020
2020-02-10 22:06

News: Continuing efforts to improve the ease of doing business, the government will soon introduce an integrated electronic form for incorporating … Continue Reading

India-Bangladesh rail link to be ready by 2021- THE HINDU - 10/02/2020
2020-02-10 22:04

News: The Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) has announced that the landmark rail line to connect the northeastern region of … Continue Reading

Four-fold jump in Li-ion batteries imports since 2016, govt. tells LS- THE HINDU - 10/02/2020
2020-02-10 22:02

Context: The Ministry of Science and Technology’s response to a query in the Lok Sabha. Details: As per the Science Ministry’s admission … Continue Reading

Cauvery delta to be declared a protected agriculture zone- THE HINDU - 10/02/2020
2020-02-10 22:01

Context: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister stating the government’s intention to declare the Cauvery Delta region as a Protected Special Agriculture Zone… Continue Reading

Victim justice is two steps forward, one step back- THE HINDU - 10/02/2020
2020-02-10 21:58

Abstract: The recent judgment in Rekha Murarka vs The State Of West Bengal has held that the victims’ private counsel cannot orally examine or cr… Continue Reading

Drdo chief bats for indigenous tech- THE HINDU - 10/02/2020
2020-02-10 21:52

News: * Indigenous produce in defence manufacturing is currently about 45-50 per cent only. * The indigenous produce in defence is close to 45-50… Continue Reading

Searching for a solution: On Bodo accord- THE HINDU - 10/02/2020
2020-02-10 21:48

Context: New Delhi’s third attempt at conflict resolution with Assam’s Bodos came out of the blue. The State had been more in the news for … Continue Reading

A nation for the persecuted- THE HINDU - 10/02/2020
2020-02-10 21:43

News: The Citizenship Act 2019, or CAA, 2019, passionately contested by people across the country, by placing these filters of religion and nation,… Continue Reading

People may criticise us, but environment is top priority for Bhutan- THE HINDU - 10/02/2020
2020-02-10 21:40

Context: Meeting of the Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal Motor Vehicles Agreement. Details: Bhutan, in spite of deciding to stay out of the Bang… Continue Reading

Only 82 trafficking survivors awarded relief in last 8 years- THE HINDU - 10/02/2020
2020-02-10 21:35

News: The report titled “UNCOMPENSATE VICTIMS”, released by Sanjog, a technical resource organization that works to combat trafficking and gend… Continue Reading

J&K offers investors ‘uninterrupted’ Internet, WiFi access- THE HINDU - 10/02/2020
2020-02-10 21:26

News: IT policy document highlights low crime, clean air in Union Territory. As per the J&K Information Technology Policy 2020, the administration … Continue Reading

Women Army officers criticise Centre’s note- THE HINDU- 09/02/2020 - PRELIMS
2020-02-09 17:39

Serving women officers in the Army have condemned the Centre’s written note in the Supreme Court, which said they were physically weaker than men an… Continue Reading

Jagan opens Disha police station- THE HINDU- 09/02/2020 - PRELIMS
2020-02-09 17:37

Andhra Pradesh is preparing to equip itself with facilities like forensic laboratories, special courts, and public prosecutors to effectively implemen… Continue Reading

Fireflies under threat- THE HINDU- 09/02/2020 - PRELIMS
2020-02-09 17:35

Research has shown that some of the 2,000-plus firefly species face extinction threats. The major hazards include habitat loss and excessive use of… Continue Reading

What is the debate around RO water?- THE HINDU- 09/02/2020 - PRELIMS
2020-02-09 17:33

What is the quality of water globally? Countries with a high development index tend to have good quality tap water. Finland, Denmark, Switzerlan… Continue Reading

‘Economy revival is around the corner’- THE HINDU- 09/02/2020 - PRELIMS
2020-02-09 17:29

Details: Reducing tax litigation: The Union Budget’s focus on transparency and reducing tax litigation is a welcome move. The government’s w… Continue Reading

How bats harbour several harmful viruses without falling sick- THE HINDU- 09/02/2020 - PRELIMS
2020-02-09 17:26

Context: Scientific study regarding bats immune system response to harmful viruses. Background: Bats serve as natural hosts for numerous viru… Continue Reading

West Bengal arsenic-resistant rice- THE HINDU- 09/02/2020 - PRE & MAINS
2020-02-09 17:22

Context: Development and commercialization of rice resistant to arsenic. Background: Arsenic poisoning: Arsenic is a naturally occurring t… Continue Reading

Modi flags Tamil concerns to Mahinda- THE HINDU- 09/02/2020 - PRELIMS
2020-02-09 17:14

Context: Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s official visit to India. Details: Sri Lanka’s concerns: Sri Lanka needs India to permit obligatio… Continue Reading

‘Keep agri, dairy products out of trade deal with U.S.’- THE HINDU- 09/02/2020 - PRE & MAINS
2020-02-09 17:03

Context: Ongoing India-U.S. trade negotiations. Farmers groups have previously successfully protested the agricultural and dairy, free trade pro… Continue Reading

Reservation in promotion in public posts not a FR: SC- THE HINDU- 09/02/2020 - PRELIMS
2020-02-09 16:56

Context: Supreme Court Judgment. Details: The SC emphasizing its past judgments has held that reservation in advancement in open posts cannot… Continue Reading

Green light for HAL copter- THE HINDU- 08/02/2020 - PRELIMS
2020-02-09 16:51

1.The indigenous Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) being developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has received the Initial Operational Clearance … Continue Reading

Upgraded 155mm artillery gun handed over to Army- THE HINDU- 08/02/2020 - PRELIMS
2020-02-09 16:49

The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has handed over Sharang, the first 130mm M-46 artillery gun upgraded to 155mm to the Indian Army. The gun’s range h… Continue Reading

Tribal traditions should continue, says Tamilisai- THE HINDU- 08/02/2020 - PRELIMS
2020-02-09 16:48

Details: Medaram village in Telangana is hosting the Sammakka-Sarakka Jatara, which is essentially a tribal festival. The festival is being atte… Continue Reading

Upholding the fairness of the sentencing process- THE HINDU- 08/02/2020 - MAINS
2020-02-09 16:44

Introduction This article examines the way in which open conclusion and “society’s cry for justice” have played a colossal part within the se… Continue Reading

‘Unparliamentary’ — What MPs cannot say in the House- THE HINDU- 08/02/2020 - PRELIMS
2020-02-09 16:36

Context Parliament has witnessed heated arguments. This has brought back questions of what is “unparliamentary” speech and conduct. What is … Continue Reading

Govt. mulls enhancing audit independence, accountability- THE HINDU- 08/02/2020 - MAINS
2020-02-09 16:28

Context: Government’s meeting paper on proposed legitimate changes and alterations to existing directions to improve freedom and accountability o… Continue Reading

Credit, debit card details of 4 lakh Indians up for sale- THE HINDU- 08/02/2020 - MAINS
2020-02-09 16:25

Context: Revelations by the Singapore-based cybersecurity company, Group-IB. Details: A total of 4,61,976 card payment details has been put u… Continue Reading

Meghalaya's coal mining licence- THE HINDU- 08/02/2020 - PRELIMS
2020-02-09 16:22

Context: Meghalaya’s Directorate of Mineral Resources granting coal mining licence. Details: The National Green Tribunal had prohibited bio… Continue Reading

Habitat loss felled leopards- THE HINDU- 08/02/2020 - PRELIMS
2020-02-09 16:18

Context: Scientific study on Leopards. Details: A logical consider on the hereditary examination of panthers (Panthera pardus fusca) over the… Continue Reading

Trade deal before Trump visit not a given- THE HINDU- 08/02/2020
2020-02-09 16:14

Context: Trade deal negotiations between India and the U.S. Indian concerns: The U.S. had revoked India’s Generalized System of Preferences… Continue Reading

Include gender bias in scope of law to curb sexual harassment- RSTV- 08/02/2020
2020-02-09 16:11

Context: Rajya Sabha proceedings. Details: The Sexual Badgering of Ladies at Working environment (Avoidance, Disallowance and Redressal) 2013… Continue Reading

India to work with Russia on copters- THE HINDU- 07/02/2020- PRELIMS
2020-02-09 16:06

At the ongoing Defexpo 2020, Russian Helicopters (RH) signed a road map with Indo-Russian Helicopters Limited (IRHL) for localisation of Ka-226T helic… Continue Reading

Custodial Deaths- THE HINDU- 07/02/2020
2020-02-09 16:04

“No one can truly know a nation until one has been inside the jail. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizen but its lowes… Continue Reading

RBI extends deadline for one-time debt recast for MSMEs- THE HINDU- 07/02/2020
2020-02-09 16:00

Context: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended the deadline for one-time debt recast for firms in the micro, small and medium enter… Continue Reading

Rates to fall despite RBI’s status quo- THE HINDU- 07/02/2020
2020-02-09 15:58

Context: The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to keep the interest rates unchanged in the wake of a r… Continue Reading

India, African countries resolve to fight terror- THE HINDU- 07/02/2020
2020-02-09 15:55

Context: India and several African countries have pledged to deepen cooperation to combat the growing threat of terrorism and preserve maritime sec… Continue Reading

India to study air corridors for trade with Central Asian countries- THE HINDU- 07/02/2020
2020-02-09 15:53

Content: The External Affairs Minister has said that, apart from developing trade via the Chabahar port in Iran, India would like to explore settin… Continue Reading

Senate acquits President Donald Trump- THE HINDU- 07/02/2020
2020-02-09 15:49

Context: U.S. President Donald Trump, impeached by the House of Representatives, has been acquitted by the Senate, bringing to a close, the impeach… Continue Reading

Centre persists with ‘toothless’ pharma codes- THE HINDU- 07/02/2020
2020-02-09 15:47

Context: In spite of a few instances of breach of the intentional Uniform Code of Pharmaceutical Promoting Hones (UCPMP) by pharma companies, and t… Continue Reading

PUBLIC SAFETY ACT- THE HINDU- 07/02/2020
2020-02-09 15:42

Context: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has booked former Chief Ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah under the Public Safety Act (PSA).… Continue Reading

Panel suggests steps to curb child porn- THE HINDU- 07/02/2020
2020-02-09 15:31

Context: A parliamentary panel has recommended a code of conduct for Internet service providers (ISPs) and strengthening the National Commission fo… Continue Reading

India slips to 40th rank on GIPC’s 8th IIP Index-PIB-06-02-2020
2020-02-06 22:03

News: The U.S.(United States) Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) has released the 8th edition of International Intellec… Continue Reading

Soil health card cuts fertiliser use by 10%: NPC study-THE HINDU-06-02-2020
2020-02-06 22:01

News: A study conducted by the National Productivity Council (NPC),a national level organization to promote productivity culture in India, the impa… Continue Reading

India signs 1st ever term contract with Russia for Importing Russian Crude Oil-THE HINDU-06-02-2020
2020-02-06 21:59

News: Shri Dharmendra Pradhan signed the 1st ever term contract with Mr. Igor Sechin, Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O) and Chairman of Rosneft (Russ… Continue Reading

Sri Ram Janma Bhoomi Tirtha Kshetra trust-THE HINDU-06-02-2020
2020-02-06 21:58

News: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in Parliament about the formation of a trust to oversee the construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya, U… Continue Reading

India’s Steel Production-PIB-06-02-2020 (Prelims)
2020-02-06 21:50

India becomes second largest steel producer of Crude Steel As per World Steel Association data, India became the second largest steel producer of c… Continue Reading

Project-75I - PIB-06-02-2020
2020-02-06 21:44

Naval Group is among the five Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) shortlisted for the Navy’s project for advanced submarines under Project-75I. … Continue Reading

INDIAN OCEAN DIALOGUE 2019 -PIB-06-02-2020
2020-02-06 17:33

• Recently, 6th Indian Ocean Dialogue (IOD) was held in Delhi. • The IOD is a flagship initiative of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA). … Continue Reading

What does the sixth Monetary Policy Statement for 2019-20 say? - PIB-06-02-2020
2020-02-06 17:29

On the basis of an assessment of the current and evolving macroeconomic situation, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) at its meeting on February 6, 2… Continue Reading

DefExpo 2020 -THE HINDU-05-02-2020
2020-02-06 08:33

Mains Paper 3: Defense and Security Prelims level : DefExpo 2020 Mains level : Highlights about the DefExpo 2020 program • DefExpo-2020, … Continue Reading

No rules were broken, says NCBS-PIB-05-02-2020
2020-02-06 08:29

Background: The government had ordered an inquiry into a study conducted in Nagaland by researchers from the U.S., China and India on bats and huma… Continue Reading

Maharashtra tops list of States hit by global medical data leak-PIB-05-02-2020
2020-02-06 08:27

Context: According to a recent report published by Greenbone Sustainable Resilience, a German cybersecurity firm, medical details of over 120 milli… Continue Reading

Bhutan ends free entry for Indian tourists-PIB-05-02-2020
2020-02-06 08:25

Context: Ending decades of free entry to Indian tourists visiting Bhutan, the government in Thimphu has decided to levy a daily Rs.1,200 (USD17) fe… Continue Reading

Pakistan Parliament passes resolution asking India to revoke its decision on Kashmir-PIB-05-02-2020
2020-02-06 08:23

Context: Pakistan’s Parliament has unanimously passed a resolution expressing unflinching and unwavering support to the Kashmiri people and deman… Continue Reading

Only 7 in 100 anganwadi beneficiaries are in cities-PIB-05-02-2020
2020-02-06 08:21

Context: According to the government’s response to a Right to Information (RTI) query, for every 100 anganwadi beneficiaries in the country, only… Continue Reading

No compromise on patient interests-PIB-05-02-2020
2020-02-06 08:20

Context: • The NITI Aayog has come out with draft norms to link existing private medical colleges with district hospitals through viability ga… Continue Reading

ANTI-DEFECTION LAW- RSTV
2020-02-06 08:16

Context: • Vice President Venkaiah Naidu recently expressed that the time has come to revisit the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution. Tenth Sc… Continue Reading

Why no action on pleas on T.N. MLAs disqualification, asks SCPIB-05-02-2020
2020-02-06 08:09

Context: The Supreme Court has questioned the Tamil Nadu Speaker’s inaction with respect to the disqualification petitions filed under the Tenth … Continue Reading

No decision yet on nationwide NRC, Minister tells Parliament-PIB-05-02-2020
2020-02-06 08:06

Context: The government informed the Lok Sabha that it has till now not taken any decision to prepare the National Register of Citizens (NRC) at th… Continue Reading

Membrane-based Water Purification System--PIB-05-02-2020
2020-02-06 08:00

Mains Paper 3: Science and Tech Prelims level : Membrane-based Water Purification System Mains level : Highlights about the system • The U… Continue Reading

Global Go To Think Tank Index-INDIAN EXPRESS-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 11:53

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) was placed No. 16 among 2019’s ‘top environment policy think tanks’ of the world in Global Go To Think … Continue Reading

Interpol Notice-THE HINDU-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 11:46

Mains Paper- II Prelims: Interpol Facts Mains: Notice details. According to the Interpol “Notices are international requests for cooperatio… Continue Reading

Yellow Rust Disease-THE HINDU-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 11:42

Mains Paper-III Prelims: Yellow Rust Disease Mains: Yellow Rust detected in wheat crops Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research (IIWBR)… Continue Reading

Jebel Ali gas field-INDIAN EXPRESS-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 11:37

Mains Paper 3: Economy Prelims level : Jebel Ali gas field Mains level : Energy resources • The United Arab Emirates today announced the d… Continue Reading

Portal Santusht-PIB-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 11:35

Mains Paper 3: Economy Prelims level : Portal Santusht Mains level : Labour reforms initiative • ‘Santusht’ – Implementation Monitor… Continue Reading

Addu Tourism zone -PIB-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 11:33

Mains Paper 2: International Prelims level : Addu Tourism zone Mains level : Key highlights about the project India and Maldives today sign… Continue Reading

SATHI APP- PIB-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 11:31

Mains Paper 3: Economy Prelims level : Sophisticated Analytical and Technical Help Institutes Mains level : Nothing much. To address the nee… Continue Reading

APEDA-CFTRI-THE HINDU-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 11:28

Mains Paper 2: National Prelims level : APEDA-CFTRI Mains level : Mou between APEDA-CFTRI A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by … Continue Reading

BAITARNI RIVER- 05-02-2020
2020-02-05 11:14

NEWS: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated a 490-metre-long barrage over the Baitarani river at Anandapur in Keonjhar district on Frida… Continue Reading

Classical Swine Fever -04-02-2020
2020-02-05 10:55

Mains Paper 2: Health Prelims level : Classical Swine Fever Mains level : Preventive measures of Classical Swine Fever Department of Agricu… Continue Reading

World Cancer Day-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 10:38

News: World Cancer Day is organized by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and celebrated each year on 4 February. It aims to r… Continue Reading

Missing women report-THE HINDU-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 10:30

Mains Paper 2: National Prelims level : NCRB Mains level :Highlights of the missing women report • The highest number of women and childre… Continue Reading

Commonwealth-THE HINDU-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 10:01

Mains Paper 2: International Prelims level : Commonwealth Mains level : International organisation • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congr… Continue Reading

Gram Nyayalayas-THE HINDU-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 09:57

Mains Paper 2: Polity Prelims level : Gram Nyayalayas Mains level : Significance of the Gram Nyayalayas • The Supreme Court has directed t… Continue Reading

Tourism Budget- ECONOMICS TIMES-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 09:51

Mains Paper 3: Economy Prelims level : Tourism Budget Mains level : Highlights about the allocation and the objectives • The tourism and h… Continue Reading

15th Finance Commission-PIB-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 09:47

Prelims – Polity Mains -GS2- Polity The 15th Finance Commission (FCC), has presented its interim report for 2020-21. 1. The FCC had reduced… Continue Reading

APEDA-CFTRI Sign MoU-PIB-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 09:23

Mains Paper 2: National Prelims level : APEDA-CFTRI Mains level : Mou between APEDA-CFTRI • A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was sign… Continue Reading

Government approves strategic disinvestment of BPCL-ECONOMIC TIMES-03-02-202
2020-02-04 12:22

News: • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has accorded ‘In-principle’ approval for strategic disinvestment in five public sect… Continue Reading

Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS)-INDIAN EXPRESS-03-02-2020
2020-02-04 12:19

News: • The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai Police has registered an FIR against Yash Raj Films (YRF) Pvt Ltd for alleged criminal bre… Continue Reading

Swachh Sarvekshan Grameen award-THE HINDU-03-02-2020
2020-02-04 12:17

News: • The Union Minister of Jal Shakti conferred the Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2019 awards to top ranked states, union territories, and distric… Continue Reading

Cabinet approves extension of pharmaceuticals purchase policy-THE HINDU-03-02-2020
2020-02-04 12:16

News: • The Union Cabinet has approved the extension/renewal of Pharmaceuticals Purchase Policy (PPP) with the same terms and conditions while addi… Continue Reading

National Institute of Sowa-Rigpa-THE HINDU-03-02-2020
2020-02-04 12:13

News: • The Union Cabinet approved the establishment of the National Institute for Sowa-Rigpa in Leh, Union Territory of Ladakh. Key highligh… Continue Reading

International Film Festival of India (IFFI)-PIB-03-02-2020
2020-02-04 12:11

News: • The Golden Jubilee edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) began in Panaji, Goa. Actors Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikan… Continue Reading

Mahadayi Protests cast shadowon film festival inauguration-INDIAN EXPRESS-03-02-2020
2020-02-04 12:09

News: • Union environment Minister was heckled by protesters for giving a go-ahead to Karnataka for the Kalasa Banduri project, which aims to pro… Continue Reading

Macro-economic Framework Statement-PIB-03-02-2020
2020-02-04 11:53

News: • Macro-economic Framework Statement (MFS) 2020-21 predicts rebound in GDP growth from first quarter of 2020-21. Key highlights: •… Continue Reading

Cabinet approves Patent Prosecution Highway programme-PIB-03-02-2020
2020-02-04 11:51

News: • The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for adoption of Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) programme by the Indian Patent Office (IPO) … Continue Reading

NIRVIK Scheme-PIB-03-02-2020
2020-02-04 11:48

News: • The Finance Minister announced the NIRVIK scheme in the Union Budget 2020-21 in Parliament. Background: • It will provide high … Continue Reading

Haryana’s Harappan site to create jobs’-THE HINDU-03-02-2020
2020-02-03 18:56

• The Union Budget proposes to develop the Harappan site at Hisar’s Rakhigarhi village, as an iconic site and set up a national museum. • … Continue Reading

Centre rejects advice on special grants for States-THE HINDU-03-02-2020
2020-02-03 18:54

Context: • The 15th Finance Commission’s recommendations from its interim report. Details: Special grants: • The 15th Finance … Continue Reading

Removal of DDT will boost investments: CBDT-THE HINDU-03-02-2020
2020-02-03 18:46

• Finance Minister announced abolition of DDT to be paid by companies in her budget speech. • The budget proposed the removal of the Divi… Continue Reading

No call yet on the quantum of LIC stake sale-THE HINDU-03-02-2020
2020-02-03 18:40

Context: As proposed in Union Budget 2020-21 the government is planning to sell a part of its stake in the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC… Continue Reading

Money earned in India by NRIs will be taxed: FM-THE HINDU-03-02-2020
2020-02-03 18:36

News: Money earned in India by NRIs will be taxed as said by Fin Min. Background: • In the recent union budget 2020 Fin Min proposed maj… Continue Reading

Budget 2020 framed strategy for 5tr USD- INDIAN EXPRESS-03-02-2020
2020-02-03 18:28

The signature theme of the Economic Survey this year was ‘the invisible hand of the market supported by the hand of trust’. Targeting policy instr… Continue Reading

Punjab sees higher CPI inflation in rural areas -Indian Express-03-02-2020
2020-02-03 18:27

Abstract: In Punjab, rural inflation was indeed higher than urban inflation in April-December 2019. Issue: • A fall in growth of real rura… Continue Reading

Investment Clearance Cell -PIB-02-02-2020
2020-02-03 09:01

News: • Presenting the Union Budget 2020-21 in Lok Sabha, the Finance Minister observed that entrepreneurship has always been the strength of Ind… Continue Reading

Services Sector growth-PIB-02-02-2020
2020-02-03 08:55

News: • Services Sector accounted for about 55percent of the economy and Gross Value Added (GVA) growth, two- thirds of total FDI inflows into I… Continue Reading

Surajkund International Crafts Mela-PIB-02-02-2020
2020-02-03 08:54

News: • The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the 34th Surajkund International Crafts Mela. The year, partner country in the fair … Continue Reading

Dividend Distribution Tax-PIB-02-02-2020
2020-02-03 08:52

News: • In order to increase the attractiveness of the Indian Equity Market, to provide relief to a large class of investors and to make India an… Continue Reading

First Fruit Train-THE HINDU-02-02-2020
2020-02-03 08:50

News: • A ‘fruit train’, said to be the first of its kind in the country, was flagged off from Tadipatri Railway Station in Anantapur distric… Continue Reading

Beijing Declaration -PIB-02-02-2020
2020-02-03 08:43

News: • To mark of 25 years of the adoption of Beijing Platform for Action, Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), organized a National … Continue Reading

National Logistics Policy-PIB-02-02-2020
2020-02-03 08:40

News: • The government said that a national logistics policy will be released soon which will set up a single window e-logistics market and focus… Continue Reading

National Technical Textiles Mission-PIB-02-02-2020
2020-02-03 08:38

News: • The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs has announced a proposal to set up a National Technical Textiles Mission with a four… Continue Reading

UNION BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS- PIB- 01-02-2020
2020-02-02 09:12

Below attachment of PDF is the Highlights of Union Budget 2020.… Continue Reading

Thalinomics- PIB-01-02-2020
2020-02-02 07:52

News: • The Economic Survey 2019-20 presented in Parliament today by the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Smt Nirmala Sitharaman … Continue Reading

Integrate 'ASSEMBLE IN INDIA' TO 'MAKE IN INDIA'- LIVE MINT-01-02-2020
2020-02-02 07:50

News: • India should draw a lesson from China’s success in exports, and launch a project to ‘Assemble in India for the world’ that would cr… Continue Reading

1st revised income of National Income- 01-02-2020
2020-02-02 07:47

News: • India’s prolonged slowdown appears to be deeper than anticipated as the country’s growth has been sharply revised down by 0.7 percent… Continue Reading

Pro-business policy- PIB-01-02-2020
2020-02-02 07:45

News: • The Economic Survey 2019-20 says India’s aspiration to become a USD 5 trillion economy depends critically on promoting “pro-business… Continue Reading

Assembly has its rights: Kerala Chief Minister-THE HINDU-01-02-2020
2020-02-01 22:23

News: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday responded to a Rajya Sabha member filing a petition to initiate a breach of privileges an… Continue Reading

TERI’s World Sustainable Development Summit 2020-PIB-31-01-2020
2020-02-01 09:49

Context: The Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan delivered the keynote address at the TERI’s World Sustainable … Continue Reading

Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO (INCCU)-PIB-31-01-2020
2020-02-01 09:47

Context: Union HRD Minister chairs a meeting of the Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO in New Delhi. About the INCCU: The… Continue Reading

Four hydro projects violate Ganga flow norms: CWC-THE HINDU-31-01-2020
2020-02-01 08:26

Context: 4 of the 11 hydropower projects along the upper reaches of Ganga are violating the e-flow norms prescribed by CWC . Background: E-Flow … Continue Reading

Use of chemicals to ripen fruits amounts to poisoning consumers- THE HINDU-31-01-2020
2020-02-01 08:21

Context: The Delhi High Court has observed that use of pesticides and chemicals to ripen fruits amounts to poisoning the consumer, while noting th… Continue Reading

WHO declared Coronavirus as Public health Emergency-RSTV-31-01-2020
2020-02-01 08:15

News: • The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday declared the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as a Public Health Emergency of International … Continue Reading

Ex- SAMPRITI-IX-PIB-31-01-2020
2020-02-01 08:13

• Indo-Bangladesh defence cooperation, a joint military training exercise SAMPRITI-IX is being conducted at UMROI, Meghalaya, India from 03 Feb to 1… Continue Reading

Beating Retreat Ceremony--THE HINDU-31-01-2020
2020-02-01 08:12

News: • Beating Retreat ceremony was held which marked the culmination of the Republic Day celebrations. The ceremony ended with Abide With Me, s… Continue Reading

Anticipatory bail-INDIAN EXPRESS-31-01-2020
2020-02-01 08:11

• The Supreme Court ruled that no time limit could be fixed while granting anticipatory bail, and that it could continue till the end of trial. … Continue Reading

Medical termination of Pregnancy Bill 2020-THE HINDU-31-01-2020
2020-02-01 08:10

News: • The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020, to amend the Medical Termination of … Continue Reading

ECONOMIC SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS 2019-2020- PIB-31-01-2020
2020-01-31 20:55

Economic Survey was tabled by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Parliament today i.e. 31st of January 2020. The Economic Survey of Ind… Continue Reading

Bodo Agreement -PIB-31-01-2020
2020-01-31 18:24

Context • Historic Comprehensive Bodo Settlement Agreement was signed to end the over 50 year old Bodo Crisis Assam’s territorial integrity is … Continue Reading

Gist of Kurukshetra JANUARY 2020- Health and Nutrition Overview and Way-forward.
2020-01-31 18:14

Double Burden of Malnutrition challenges Introduction: • The inter-linkage between health and nutrition has been recognized since ages. Good … Continue Reading

Time limit on advance bail violates personal liberty: SC-THE HINDU-30-01-2020
2020-01-31 09:15

Context • Five Judge Constitution Bench ruled that the protection of anticipatory or pre-arrest bail cannot be limited to any time frame or “fi… Continue Reading

A mindset problem- EDITORIAL- THE HINDU-30-01-2020
2020-01-31 09:08

Context: • The editorial highlights that MGNREGA has the potential to raise or increase rural demand and considering the poor state of rural econ… Continue Reading

Indian Academy of Highway Engineers-PIB-30-01-2020
2020-01-31 09:01

News: • Government proposed Mid-career training mandatory for highway engineers for getting promoted to higher levels. • A proposal has been s… Continue Reading

Missing person to generate NOC-PIB-30-01-2020
2020-01-31 09:00

News: • National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) launched two Police related Citizen centric services on Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (C… Continue Reading

U.S. House warns China not to meddle in Dalai Lama succession-THE HINDU-30-01-2020
2020-01-31 08:59

News: • The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to authorise sanctions against Chinese officials who interfere in the process of determining … Continue Reading

Nagoba jatara-THE HINDU-30-01-2020
2020-01-31 08:57

News: • Nagoba Jatara is a tribal festival held in Keslapur village, Inderavelly Mandal Adilabad district, Telangana, India. • It is the se… Continue Reading

Data on Police Organizations 2019-PIB-30-01-2020
2020-01-31 08:52

Context: • The Union Home Minister released the Data on Police Organizations 2019. Details: • The Data on Police Organizations is the fla… Continue Reading

Polycrack--PIB-30-01-2020
2020-01-31 08:50

News: • Indian Railways has commissioned the country’s first governmental waste to energy plant in Mancheswar Carriage Repair workshop at Bhuba… Continue Reading

Operation Vanilla-PIB-30-01-2020
2020-01-31 08:49

News: • Indian Navy launches ‘Operation Vanilla’ to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief at Madagascar. Details: • Ind… Continue Reading

Karnataka anti-superstition Law-THE HINDU-30-01-2020
2020-01-31 08:45

News: • A controversial anti-superstition law in Karnataka, the Karnataka Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic Ac… Continue Reading

Trump’s Middle East plan-INDIAN EXPRESS-30-01-2020
2020-01-31 08:44

• President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan, Peace to Prosperity: A Vision to Improve the Lives of the Palestinian and Israeli People, was recentl… Continue Reading

National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill, 2019-PIB-30-01-2020
2020-01-31 08:42

Context: Cabinet approves official amendments in the National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill, 2019. Details: The Union Cabinet has given its… Continue Reading

Madhavpur Mela of NE reviewed-30-01-2020
2020-01-30 21:43

News: The Union Minister of Development of NER (North Eastern Region), reviewed the preparations of Madhavpur Mela in Gujarat. It is to be org… Continue Reading

Cure for Coronavirus found in India-30-01-2020
2020-01-30 21:38

News: The World Health Organization recently increased the spreading risk of Corona Virus from medium to high. With the virus spreading to differen… Continue Reading

NITI AAYOG Aspirational Dist. Ranking Released-30-01-2020
2020-01-30 21:33

News: The NITI Aayog released the ranking of Aspirational Districts of the country for the month of December 2019. The ranking is released every mo… Continue Reading

War Memorial built in ASSAM-30-01-2020
2020-01-30 21:29

News: The Assam Rifles has constructed war memorial for 357 personnel who sacrificed their lives fighting against insurgency in the North Eastern … Continue Reading

Surajkund Mela by HR-30-01-2020
2020-01-30 21:26

News: On February 1, 2020, President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the 34th Surajkund International Crafts Fair. The fair is being organized by t… Continue Reading

UNDP SDG India Index-30-01-2020
2020-01-30 21:23

News: According to the United National Development Programme (UNDP), Telangana has emerged the best performing states in terms of achieving Sustain… Continue Reading

NTD marked for the 1st time-30-01-2020
2020-01-30 21:20

News: Every year January 30 is to be marked as World Neglected Tropical Diseases day. The day creates awareness in addressing the tropical diseases… Continue Reading

Transparency International- Assam tops in Budget formulation
2020-01-30 21:06

According to the survey conducted by Transparency International, Assam tops in terms of budget formulation followed by Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. The … Continue Reading

The many problems of delayed data- THE HINDU-29-01-2020
2020-01-30 08:40

News: After a delay of two years, the National Crime Records Bureau has published the annual crime against women in India Report 2017. But, NCRB is… Continue Reading

SC allows govt to bring African cheetah to suitable wildlife habitat in India- THE HINDU-29-01-2020
2020-01-30 08:19

News: • Supreme Court(SC) has allowed the govt. to introduce African Cheetah in a suitable wildlife habitat in India including Kuno-Palpur (Kuno … Continue Reading

SC gives 10 days for pleas on entry of women in religious places- THE HINDU-29-01-2020
2020-01-30 08:14

• In its review petition with reference to its 2018 Sabarimala verdict, SC had concluded that its 2018 judgment lifting age restrictions on the entr… Continue Reading

Trump unveils West Asia plan, Palestinians protest- THE HINDU-29-01-2020
2020-01-30 08:08

News: Proposal to include Palestinian State with capital in eastern Jerusalem, recognition to Israeli settlements In exchange, Israel would agree … Continue Reading

Oldest solid material ever found on the Earth-29-01-2020
2020-01-30 07:53

News: • Scientists have discovered the oldest solid material ever found on the Earth, in the form of stardust trapped inside a meteorite that cra… Continue Reading

GeM Team(GOTT) Project-PIB-29-01-2020
2020-01-30 07:51

News: • Government eMarketplace (GeM), under the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry and Government of Uttar Pradesh, signed … Continue Reading

STCW Convention-THE HINDU-29-01-2020
2020-01-30 07:50

News: • The Union Cabinet has approved the Model MoU with foreign countries for recognition of seafarers’ competency certificates, pursuant to … Continue Reading

HCFC-141b-PIB-29-01-2020
2020-01-30 07:48

• India has successfully achieved the complete phase out of Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141 b, which is a chemical used by foam manufacturing ent… Continue Reading

Bodo Crisis-INDIAN EXPRESS-29-01-2020
2020-01-30 07:47

• A historic agreement was signed between Government of India, Government of Assam and Bodo representatives to end the over 50-year old Bodo crisis.… Continue Reading

Spitzer Space Telescope-ECONOMICS TIMES-29-01-2020
2020-01-30 07:45

News: • After nearly 16 years of exploring the cosmos in infrared light, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope will be switched off permanently on 30t… Continue Reading

ISRO launched ‘SISDP’ project-PIB-29-01-2020
2020-01-30 07:42

News: • Union Minister of State for Department of Space inaugurated the ‘National Workshop on Space based Information Support for Decentralised… Continue Reading

Strategic Disinvestment of Air India -INDIAN EXPRESS-29-01-2020
2020-01-30 07:41

News: • The newly constituted Air India Specific Alternative Mechanism (AISAM) has approved the release of the Preliminary Information Memorandum… Continue Reading

PM Modi Addressed 3rd Global Potato Conclave held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat -THE HINDU-29-01-2020
2020-01-30 07:36

The Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi addressed the 3rd edition of the Global Potato Conclave at Gandhinagar, Gujarat through video conferenc… Continue Reading

New 10 Ramsar Convention-THE HINDU-29-01-2020
2020-01-30 07:31

The Ramsar Convention has declared 10 more wetland sites from India as sites of national importance. Ramsar sites are those which are declared under t… Continue Reading

New 10 Ramsar Convention-THE HINDU-29-01-2020
2020-01-30 07:16

The Ramsar Convention has declared 10 more wetland sites from India as sites of national importance. Ramsar sites are those which are declared under t… Continue Reading

National Security Act - INDIAN EXPRESS-28-01-2020
2020-01-29 07:46

What is NSA? The National Security Act of 1980 is an act of the Indian Parliament promulgated on 23 September, 1980 whose purpose is "to provide fo… Continue Reading

Anthropological Survey of India- THE HINDU-28-01-2020
2020-01-29 07:44

• As part of the commemoration of Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, the Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI) has dedicated an entire issue of it… Continue Reading

Giant Straight-Tusked Elephant-INDIAN EXPRESS-28-01-2020
2020-01-29 07:42

Who are straight-tusked elephant? • The straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) is an extinct species of elephant that inhabited Europe… Continue Reading

Related-party transactions- THE HINDU-28-01-2020
2020-01-29 07:35

What Is a Related-Party Transaction? • A related-party transaction is a deal or arrangement between two parties who are joined by a preexisting b… Continue Reading

75th Anniversary of AUSCHWITZ-INDIAN EXPRESS-28-01-2020
2020-01-29 07:32

• 75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION OF GERMAN NAZI CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP AUSCHWITZ. • World leaders and Holocaust survivors hav… Continue Reading

International Shark Attack File- THE HINDU-28-01-2020
2020-01-29 07:28

What is International Shark Attack File? • The International Shark Attack File (ISAF) is the world’s only scientifically documented, comprehens… Continue Reading

Central Adoption Resource Authority- THE HINDU-28-01-2020
2020-01-29 07:25

News: • The Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) has begun a nationwide capacity building programme for social workers who help assess the … Continue Reading

Operation Alberich-INDIAN EXPRESS-28-01-2020
2020-01-29 07:22

What is Operation Alberich? • Operation Alberich was the code name of a German military operation in France during the First World War. Alberich … Continue Reading

Global Talent Competitiveness Index-LIVE MINT-28-01-2020
2020-01-29 07:17

News: Launched for the first time in 2013, the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) is an annual benchmarking report that measures the abilit… Continue Reading

Bodo and center accord- THE HINDU-28-01-2020
2020-01-28 22:41

News Govt. of India has signed a tripartite agreement with the representatives of the banned National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) organisa… Continue Reading

Jal Jeevan Mission best tableau R-day- PIB-28-01-2020
2020-01-28 22:19

• The magnificent tableau of the Ministry of Jal Shakti, highlighting the Government’s new initiative ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ which aims at provi… Continue Reading

Modernization plans of Ministry of Railways- PIB- 28-01-2020
2020-01-28 16:56

News: * Station upgradation works are in progress in several railway stations across the country. * Two such railway stations wh… Continue Reading

India's firm resolve to tackle cross-border terrorism-DEF MIN- PIB- 28-01-2020
2020-01-28 16:53

News: Def Min- Shir. Rajnath Singh said that India was engaged in conversations with its neighbour in order to develop joint approaches for regiona… Continue Reading

Recommendations to prevent Sexual Abuse of Children- PIB
2020-01-28 09:11

News: • The Adhoc Committee of the Rajya instituted by Chairman Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has made 40 far reaching recommendations to prevent sexual… Continue Reading

BHARAT PARV- PIB
2020-01-28 09:09

News: • Bharat Parv, 2020 is being celebrated from 26th to 31st January, 2020 in front of Red Fort at Gyan Path and Red Fort grounds. Key hig… Continue Reading

BIOROCK- THE HINDU
2020-01-28 09:08

News: • The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), with help from Gujarat’s forest department, is attempting for the first time a process to restore… Continue Reading

PARADIP PORT- INDIAN EXPRESS
2020-01-28 09:06

News: • An inter-ministerial panel has approved a Ministry of Shipping proposal for deepening and optimisation of inner harbour facilities of the… Continue Reading

Merchanting Trade Transaction
2020-01-28 09:03

News: • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued the revised guidelines for Merchanting Trade Transactions (MTT) under the Foreign Exchange Man… Continue Reading

Archaea- INDIAN EXPRESS
2020-01-27 15:36

• New archaeon was discovered by Indian scientists in Sambhar Salt Lake of Rajasthan • Archaea are a primitive group of microorganisms that thriv… Continue Reading

Reservation of PWD- THE HINDU
2020-01-27 15:32

• A three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court has granted relief to persons with disabilities across the country by allowing reservation in promotion i… Continue Reading

NESYAMUN- INDIAN EXPRESS
2020-01-27 15:31

• For the first time, scientists have reconstructed the voice of an ancient human being, that of a 3000-year-old Egyptian mummy named Nesyamun (as p… Continue Reading

1st e-WASTE CLINIC IN BHOPAL- THE HINDU
2020-01-27 15:30

• Country’s first e-waste clinic is being opened in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. About: • It would enable segregation, processing and disposal of… Continue Reading

Eminent Women in UNIV- PIB
2020-01-27 15:28

• On the occasion of National Girl Child Day (January 24), the Ministry of Women and Child Development announced to set up ten Chairs in different f… Continue Reading

National Voters' Day- PIB
2020-01-27 15:27

• The 10th National Voters’ Day has been celebrated on 25th Jan . • The theme this year is ‘Electoral Literacy for Stronger Democracy’. … Continue Reading

The enemies of writing-THE HINDU-27-01-2020
2020-01-27 15:19

New fears among repatriates: They are victims of policies adopted by the Governments of Sri Lanka and India. The report documents not only the unce… Continue Reading

"WE THE PEOPLE OF INDIA" -THE HINDU-27-01-2020
2020-01-27 15:10

Republic Day The Preamble to the Constitution, little invoked till the Kesavananda Bharati v/s State of KERLA(1973) gave a new lease of life by thi… Continue Reading

At the heart of the Republic-THE HINDU-27-01-2020
2020-01-27 14:57

India’s Republican heart fares well and beats to love, confidence and liberty. India has never prescribed or prosecuted opinion or faith and our phi… Continue Reading

The 4-phases of constitutional interpretation-THE HINDU-27-01-2020
2020-01-27 14:46

The Constitution of India came into force 70 years ago, on January 26, 1950. Republic Day, especially this year, therefore provides us an opportunity … Continue Reading

RUSSIA's nuclear-armed HGV -THE HINDU-27-01-2020
2020-01-27 14:24

* Russia launched a top an intercontinental ballistic missile named Avangard, has been made operational. * Russia claims that this nuclear-armed H… Continue Reading

FUND OF FUNDS-THE HINDU-27-01-2020
2020-01-27 14:14

What Is a Fund Of Funds (FOF)? A fund of funds (FOF)—also known as a multi-manager investment—is a pooled investment fund that invests in other… Continue Reading

MISSION SHAKTI showcased R-DAY-THE HINDU-27-01-2020
2020-01-27 13:29

India on Sunday showcased its Anti-Satellite missile capability to the world as the ASAT weapon, Mission Shakthi, developed by the Defence Research an… Continue Reading

Cash crunch hits MGNREGA -THE HINDU- 27-01-2020
2020-01-27 13:24

News: The Centre is on the verge of running out of funds for the crucial Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act scheme. More than 9… Continue Reading

New marine species has been named- Ophichthus kailashchandrai
2020-01-27 12:39

• A new snake eel species residing in the Bay of Bengal has been discovered and documented this month (January) by the Estuarine Biology Regional Ce… Continue Reading

Forum of the Election Management Bodies of South Asia
2020-01-27 12:36

• Election Commission of India will host the 10th Annual Meeting of the Forum of the Election Management Bodies of South Asia (FEMBoSA) in New Delhi… Continue Reading

International financial system
2020-01-27 12:32

The world experienced substantial changes in the late 19th century which created an environment favorable to an increase in and development of interna… Continue Reading

Indian Express AGR CRISIS
2020-01-27 12:18

• The Licensing Finance Policy Wing of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) directed all departments not to take any action against telecom op… Continue Reading

Thai Amavasi Festival
2020-01-27 12:10

• Thai Amavasai was observed throughout Tamil Nadu with devotion and traditional rites on January 24. About: • Thai Amavasai is the first N… Continue Reading

Jeff Bezos phone hack can be cause for alarm? - THE HINDU-26-01-2020
2020-01-26 15:40

The story so far: On the afternoon of May 1, 2018, Jeff Bezos received a message on WhatsApp from an account belonging to Saudi Arabia’s crown pr… Continue Reading

Running for PREZ, the Democratic Way-- THE HINDU-26-01-2020
2020-01-26 15:33

The story so far The first set of elections in the Democratic Party contest in the United States to decide the Opposition party’s presidential no… Continue Reading

Kangaroo mother care improves infant survival- THE HINDU-26-01-2020
2020-01-26 15:19

News: The results recently published in The Lancet shows that kangaroo mother care improved survival by 30% and 25%, in babies till 28 days and six… Continue Reading

Treatment of Aggressive prostate cancer found- THE HINDU-26-01-2020
2020-01-26 15:11

For the first time, the study sheds light into why the FDA-approved drugs against androgen signalling to treat prostate cancer can backfire after init… Continue Reading

Nilgiris: high pesticide levels in potato, carrot- THE HINDU-26-01-2020
2020-01-26 15:02

A study of fruits and vegetables grown in the Nilgiris has found that some of the produce might be harbouring high levels of pesticide, beyond what is… Continue Reading

Why there are more men than women in the field of stem- THE HINDU-26-01-2020
2020-01-26 11:41

In the United States while over 60% of BS, MS and PhD degrees in biological and chemical sciences are from women, only 25-30% of them do computer scie… Continue Reading

Happy Republic Day to all
2020-01-26 10:37

V2V IAS wishes everyone a Happy Republic Day. Day to remember our soulful constitution and hard earned independence. Get 30 percent discount on all… Continue Reading

Justice for Rohingya- THE HINDU- 25-01-2020
2020-01-25 19:26

The unanimous ruling of the International Court of Justice , on Thursday, on the prevention of alleged acts of genocide against Rohingya Muslims has f… Continue Reading

It's not yet HOWDY, MODI! - THE HINDU- 25-01-2020
2020-01-25 19:21

If he goes on to win a second term in November as it now appears, Mr. Trump will have had six overlapping years with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in p… Continue Reading

The long and short of U.P- THE HINDU- 25-01-2020
2020-01-25 19:19

Ground realities A State Bank of India Research report of March 2019 showed that U.P. had not bettered its human development index over the last 27… Continue Reading

India growth slowdown is temporary: IMF- THE HINDU- 25-01-2020
2020-01-25 15:39

NEWS: We expect momentum to improve further going ahead,” IMF Chief Kristalina Georgieva said. IN DETAIL: IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva o… Continue Reading

NSE world's largest derivative exchange- LIVE MINT- 25-01-2020
2020-01-25 15:38

• National Stock Exchange of India Ltd (NSE) has emerged as the world’s largest derivatives exchange in 2019 by number of contracts traded, surpas… Continue Reading

SC stays NCLT order in TATA case- THE HINDU- 25-01-2020
2020-01-25 15:36

The NCLAT had made scathing comments in the judgment about the RoC for altering the certificate of incorporation to facilitate the “purported conver… Continue Reading

Cane Farmers flag Brazil's WTO case against India- THE HINDU- 25-01-2020
2020-01-25 14:53

News: In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Indian Coordination Committee of Farmers Movements noted that “the Brazilian government, u… Continue Reading

NITI Aayog Released National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP)- PIB-24-01-2020
2020-01-25 13:57

• The development of NDAP will take place over a period of one year. The first version of the platform is expected to be launched in 2021. Key h… Continue Reading

Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar- PIB- 24-01-2020
2020-01-25 13:56

• For the year 2020, Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre, Uttarakhand (in the institution category) and Shri Kumar Munnan Singh (Individual ca… Continue Reading

Democracy Index- 24-01-2020
2020-01-25 13:54

• India slipped 10 places to 51st position in the 2019 Democracy Index’s global ranking, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit, which cited… Continue Reading

Women Politicians Trolled More- THE HINDU-24-01-2020
2020-01-25 13:52

• Amnesty International India released a report titled “Troll Patrol India: Exposing Online Abuse Faced by Women Politicians in India”. Key … Continue Reading

World Employment and Social Outlook Report- ECONOMIC TIMES- 24-01-2020
2020-01-25 13:50

• Global unemployment is projected to increase by around 2.5 million in 2020 and almost half a billion people are working fewer paid hours than they… Continue Reading

1 Trillion Tree Project- THE HINDU- 24-01-2020
2020-01-25 13:49

• Donald Trump, President of the United States, announced that the United States will join the 1 Trillion Trees initiative which was launched at the… Continue Reading

As India prepares to honour Bolsonaro- THE HINDU-24-01-2020
2020-01-24 22:17

Context: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will be the Chief Guest at India’s 71st Republic Day celebrations. Brazil India Relationship Br… Continue Reading

UN top court orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide- THE HINDU-24-01-2020
2020-01-24 21:25

Abstract: In a sweeping legal victory for members of the Rohingya Muslim minority, the United Nations’ top court has ordered Myanmar to take all … Continue Reading

Global corruption perception index- THE HINDU-24-01-2020
2020-01-24 21:14

Abstract: India’s ranking in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI-2019) by Transparency International has slipped from 78 to 80. Its score of 4… Continue Reading

One cannot go on fighting endlessly for everything- THE HINDU-24-01-2020
2020-01-24 21:05

Abstract: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad A. Bobde on Thursday said a condemned person cannot fight the death penalty endlessly and it was impo… Continue Reading

Another extension for OBC sub-categorisation panel- THE HINDU-23-01-2020
2020-01-24 20:53

Context: The Union Cabinet has approved a 6 month extension in the tenure of the commission to examine sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes… Continue Reading

India drop 10 ranks to 51st position in EIU Democracy Index- THE HINDU-23-03-2020
2020-01-24 20:51

Context: India – the world’s biggest democracy has slipped 10 places in the 2019 Democracy Index to 51st place. The report, “A year of democ… Continue Reading

MG International Convection Centre- 23-03-2020
2020-01-24 20:49

• India opens its first Mahatma Gandhi convention centre in Niger. Key highlights: • External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and President o… Continue Reading

Daman as HQ of merged territory- THE HINDU-23-01-2020
2020-01-24 20:48

• Union cabinet has designated Daman as Headquarter of Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu. About: • Daman will be… Continue Reading

Hindustan Fluorocarbon LTD- LIVE MINT-23-01-2020
2020-01-24 20:48

• Union Cabinet has approved closure of Hindustan Fluorocarbons Limited (HFL), a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) under Department of Chemica… Continue Reading

National Startup Advisory Council- ECONOMIC TIMES-23-01-2020
2020-01-24 20:46

• The government notified the structure of the National Startup Advisory Council. Crucial highlights: • The council is being set up in the w… Continue Reading

Guidelines for REIT, InvIT on right issue- Live Mint- 22-01-2020
2020-01-23 08:37

• The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) announced guidelines pertaining to rights issue of units by listed real estate investment trusts… Continue Reading

OXFAM REPORT 2020- INDIAN EXPRESS- 22-01-2020
2020-01-23 08:37

• A report published on Monday by Oxfam, the international nonprofit focussed on the alleviation of global poverty, underlined what has been said re… Continue Reading

50th World Economic Forum- PIB- 22-01-2020
2020-01-23 08:36

• The four day 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) began at Davos in Switzerland with the theme ‘Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World’.… Continue Reading

Global Social Mobility Report- INDIAN EXPRESS-22-01-2020
2020-01-23 08:35

• The World Economic Forum, which organises the well-known annual gathering of the world’s most influential business and political decision-makers… Continue Reading

Halwa Ceremony- THE HINDU-22-01-2020
2020-01-23 08:34

• The Union Finance Ministry held its traditional Halwa ceremony in its headquarters at North Block. The function was presided over by Finance Minis… Continue Reading

Wollemi Pines- 22-01-2020
2020-01-23 08:34

• The prehistoric Wollemi Pine grove, which exists in the Wollemi National Park northwest of Sydney, has been saved from bushfires in Australia. … Continue Reading

Nature Risk Risking Report- WEF- 22-01-2020
2020-01-23 08:33

• Flagging huge risks to the economy from dangers of biodiversity loss and climate change, a new WEF study on 19 January 2020 said businesses are mo… Continue Reading

Global Investment Trend Monitor Report - THE HINDU- 22-01-2020
2020-01-23 08:33

• The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released the Global Investment Trend Monitor report. Foreign Direct Investment… Continue Reading

The newly reinstated 222-squadron-Tigersharks
2020-01-23 00:18

• The Indian Air Force (IAF) has inducted its first squadron of Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft carrying the BrahMos missiles at its Thanjavur based in Tamil… Continue Reading

The 12th National Tribal Youth Exchange
2020-01-23 00:15

• The 12th National Tribal Youth Exchange Programme was inaugurated in Puducherry under which tribal youths will be visiting many places to know abo… Continue Reading

Fewer Death Sentence Overall- INDIAN EXPRESS
2020-01-21 23:51

• Annual Statistics, published by Project 39A at the National Law University (NLU), Delhi. Project 39A is a research and litigation initiative focus… Continue Reading

Intrest Rate Future's- THE HINDU
2020-01-21 23:50

• The Metropolitan Stock Exchange (MSE) has become the first bourse to get a regulatory approval to launch weekly interest rate futures (IRF) contra… Continue Reading

Supreme Court declines to stay poll bond scheme
2020-01-21 23:49

News: CJI's statement clarifying that the electoral bond scheme will not be stayed by the SC. Details: There have been pleas filed in the SC … Continue Reading

Needn’t tell Governor when suing Centre-THE HINDU- 21-01-2020
2020-01-21 23:47

Context: The Governor of Kerala has sought an explanation from the state government of Kerala for its failure to apprise him of the state governmen… Continue Reading

IMF lowers India’s growth forecast to 4.8%-THE HINDU- 21-01-2020
2020-01-21 23:46

Context: Update of the World Economic Outlook (WEO) report of the International Monetary fund (IMF). Projections for India: The IMF has lower… Continue Reading

Assam Inland Waterways - Economic Times
2020-01-21 23:43

• With the World Bank’s support, the government will create an institutional framework to turn inland waterways into a mode of transport, which is… Continue Reading

Pulse polio program: INDIAN EXPRESS
2020-01-21 23:40

• The Union health ministry has launched the campaign to check the disease that affects children at a young age. About Polio: • The World … Continue Reading

Yada Yada virus-INDIAN EXPRESS
2020-01-20 20:54

News: • Researchers recently reported the discovery of a new virus conceded that the discovery wasn’t a big deal, with new viruses being announ… Continue Reading

1984 Sikh Riots- INDIAN EXPRESS
2020-01-20 20:52

• Centre has accepted the recommendations of the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT), headed by retired Delhi High Court judge … Continue Reading

Irrawaddy Dolphins- THE HINDU- 20-01-2020
2020-01-20 20:46

News: 146 Irrawaddy dolphins were recently sighted in Chilika Lake of Odisha. The lake has highest single lagoon population of the aquatic mammal i… Continue Reading

Libya summit seeks end to fighting-THE HINDU- 20-01-2020
2020-01-20 20:42

Context: United Nations-led talks in Berlin. Background: The Libyan Crisis refers to the ongoing conflicts in Libya, beginning with the Arab … Continue Reading

New Monsoon Dates- INDIAN EXPRESS
2020-01-20 20:39

News: • India Meteorological Department (IMD) had decided to revise the normal onset and withdrawal dates for the monsoon in some parts of the co… Continue Reading

Centre for tougher law against sexual harassment at work-THE HINDU- 20-01-2020
2020-01-20 20:35

Context: Recommendations to strengthen laws against sexual harassment at workplace. Background: Existing laws: The WCD Ministry had steer… Continue Reading

A net verdict that falls short of expectations-THE HINDU- 20-01-2020
2020-01-20 20:29

Abstract: The Supreme Court (SC) verdict on the petitions challenging the Government’s move to suspend Internet services in Jammu and Kashmir. … Continue Reading

For Brus, a permanent home-THE HINDU- 20-01-2020
2020-01-20 20:26

Context: The signing of the quadripartite agreement in New Delhi to solve the Issue of the Brus. Background: The Brus and their displacement:… Continue Reading

Why ‘Make in India’ has failed-THE HINDU- 20-01-2020
2020-01-20 20:20

Abstract: Five years after its launch its appropriate time to take the stock of the progress made by ‘Make in India’. ‘ Make in India’ In… Continue Reading

Submarine-launched ballistic missile tested-THE HINDU- 20-01-2020
2020-01-20 20:15

Context: India successfully test-fired the 3,500-km range submarine-launched ballistic missile, K-4. The test was carried out by the DRDO from a su… Continue Reading

NITI Aayog Jobs 2020 - Senior Adviser/ Adviser Jobs in New Delhi
2020-01-20 12:11

NITI Aayog Jobs 2020: 1 Senior Adviser/ Adviser for Any Post Graduate, MBBS, B.Tech/B.E On 04/01/2020, NITI Aayog announced Job notification to hire… Continue Reading

Central Govt Free Job Alert
2020-01-20 11:59

Central Govt Free Job Alert 2020 – Get Free Jobs Alert (Bank, Defence, FCI, Postal Circle, Engineering, Railway) Notifications Get Free jobs aler… Continue Reading

DSSSB Jobs 2020 - Librarian Jobs in New Delhi
2020-01-20 11:54

DSSSB Jobs 2020: 3358 Librarian ,Trained Graduate Teacher, Multiple Vacancy for Any Graduate, B.Lib, Diploma, BCA, B.Sc, B.Tech/B.E, B.Ed, PG Diplom… Continue Reading

C-DAC Noida Jobs 2020 - Project Manager Jobs in Noida
2020-01-20 11:48

C-DAC Noida Jobs 2020: 97 Project Manager, Project Engineer for B.Tech/B.E, MCA, M.E/M.Tech, M.Phil/Ph.D, M.Sc On 16/01/2020, C-DAC Noida announced … Continue Reading

NMML to PM's Museum- THE HINDU- 19-01-2020
2020-01-19 21:43

Nehru’s legacy is not so weak that it would be threatened by the celebration of Indian democracy The NMML is an autonomous body with the PM as it… Continue Reading

Environmental Clearance for Drilling-THE HINDU-19-01-2020
2020-01-19 21:39

News: The Environment Ministry has exempted oil and gas firms, looking to conduct exploratory drilling, from seeking an environmental clearance. Th… Continue Reading

GSAT-30 PIB-19-01-2020
2020-01-19 21:30

News: • India’s high power communication satellite GSAT-30 was successfully launched onboard Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana early today mor… Continue Reading

Must Run States- INDIAN EXPRESS.
2020-01-19 21:28

News: • Indian Electricity Grid Code (IEGC) has asserted that renewable energy power plants shall be treated as “must run” and electricity fr… Continue Reading

Mopa Airport Project-19-01-2020
2020-01-19 21:26

News: • The Supreme Court cleared the path for construction of an international airport at Mopa in Goa by lifting the suspension on Environmental… Continue Reading

Boeing 737-800-THE HINDU-19-01-2020
2020-01-19 21:24

News: • Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 accident happened in the backdrop of geopolitical tensions between Iran and the United Stat… Continue Reading

Is the Indian economy staring at stagflation?- The Hindu-19-01-2020
2020-01-19 21:21

Abstract: The retail price inflation has increased to a nearly six-year high of 7.35% in December 2019, raising worries that the Indian economy may… Continue Reading

Is the Indian economy staring at stagflation?- The Hindu-19-01-2020
2020-01-19 21:21

Abstract: The retail price inflation has increased to a nearly six-year high of 7.35% in December 2019, raising worries that the Indian economy may… Continue Reading

Z-MORH TUNNEL- PIB- 18-01-2020
2020-01-18 19:30

A Concession Agreement for completing the 6.5-kilometre long Z-Morh tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir was signed between NHIDCL and APCO Amarnathji Tunnelwa… Continue Reading

APNA UREA – SONA UGLE- ALL INDIA RADIO - 18-01-2020
2020-01-18 19:29

Mr. Sadanand Gowda said, with the objective of making the country self-reliant in Urea, Prime Minister had directed for the revival of five major sick… Continue Reading

SINKHOLE- THE HINDU
2020-01-18 19:03

News: Six people were killed and 10 are believed to be missing after a bus and some pedestrians were swallowed by a sinkhole in China’s Xining ci… Continue Reading

Police Commissionerate System- INDIAN EXPRESS
2020-01-18 19:01

News: The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on Monday approved the commissionerate system of policing for state capital Lucknow, and Noida. • The system … Continue Reading

Centre sets higher GST mop-up target- THE HINDU- 18-01-2020
2020-01-18 19:00

Abstract: Measures being taken to increase Goods and Services Tax (GST) collections. Overview: Lower-than-expected GST collection and compensat… Continue Reading

Australia bushfires- INDIAN EXPRESS- 18-01-2020
2020-01-18 18:58

News: How indigenous fire-prevention techniques are getting popular: Under Australia’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conversion Act,… Continue Reading

Bru deal could fuel tensions- THE HINDU - 18-01-2020
2020-01-18 18:55

Context: The signing of the agreement between the Government of India, Governments of Tripura and Mizoram and Bru-Reang representatives. Concern… Continue Reading

SIKHS IN US TO BE COUNTED AS SEPARATE ETHNIC GROUP- INDIAN EXPRESS -18-01-2020
2020-01-18 18:51

Abstract: Sikhs in the US will be counted as a separate ethnic group in the 2020 census for the first time. What it means for Sikhs to be counte… Continue Reading

China sees second death due to SARS-linked virus- THE HINDU- 18-01-2020
2020-01-18 18:49

Abstract: The United States will begin screening efforts at three US airports to detect travellers from the central Chinese city of Wuhan who may … Continue Reading

India-Pakistan situation has impacted Afghanistan, says Hamid Karzai- THE HINDU- 17-01-2020
2020-01-17 16:58

News: We are the best of friends with India, but how do we convey to Pakistan that we can be the best of brothers at the same time, asks the former… Continue Reading

BRU-REANG TRIBE- THE HINDU- 17-01-2020
2020-01-17 16:57

Bru Tribe: Bru (or Reang) tribals inhabit parts of Northeastern states of Assam, Mizoram and Tripura. In Mizoram, they are largely restricted t… Continue Reading

Taliban propose brief Afghan ceasefire- THE HINDU-17-01-2020
2020-01-17 16:55

Abstract: The Taliban have offered a brief ceasefire to the U.S., two insurgent sources have revealed. Background: The Taliban and the U.S. h… Continue Reading

India to invite Imran Khan for Shanghai Council meet- THE HINDU -17-01-2020
2020-01-17 16:53

Context: The Pakistan Ministry of External Affairs has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will be invited to participate in the Heads of Governmen… Continue Reading

China, U.S. sign initial trade agreement- THE HINDU- 17-01-2020
2020-01-17 16:52

Context: China will boost purchases of U.S. goods and services by $200 billion over two years in exchange for the rolling back of some tariffs unde… Continue Reading

No SC relief, telcos have to pay Rs. 1.47 lakh cr.-The Hindu-17-01-2020
2020-01-17 16:51

Abstract: A three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court led by Justice Arun Mishra, has dismissed petitions filed by telecom companies for a review of i… Continue Reading

HSN Code - PIB- 16-01-2020
2020-01-16 22:09

News: The Union Minister of Commerce & Industry clarified that "No imports will be allowed without HSN code into the country". What is HSN Code… Continue Reading

Power Replay: INDIAN EXPRESS- 16-01-2020
2020-01-16 22:04

News: UDAY the power-sector scheme once again seems to be going deep into the troubles. Problems with Discom: Losses increased: The losse… Continue Reading

RAISINA DIALOGUE-16-01-2020
2020-01-16 21:47

Abstract: Russia at Raisina Dialogue. Details: Indo-Pacific Russia at the Raisina Dialogue questioned the idea of “Indo-Pacific”. It s… Continue Reading

WEF: Global Risks Report-16-01-2020
2020-01-16 21:42

News: The World Economic Forum released its Global Risks Report. Under the report, the Forum has identified the global risks. Top Risks: The … Continue Reading

Henley Passport Index- INDIAN EXPRESS- 16-01-2020
2020-01-16 21:39

News: Recently, Henley Passport Index was launched. The index was launched based on the data collected from International Air Transport Association… Continue Reading

Eruption of TAAL VOLCANO- INDIAN EXPRESS- 15-01-2020
2020-01-15 20:09

News: In the Philippines, a volcano called Taal on the island of Luzon; 50 km from Manila has recently erupted. Earlier records of eruption: … Continue Reading

Iran nuclear deal: EU launches dispute mechanism- THE HINDU- 15-01-2020
2020-01-15 20:04

Abstract: Britain, France and Germany hiked up pressure on Iran to cease its violations of a landmark nuclear deal – Joint Comprehensive Plan of … Continue Reading

Annual Status of Education Report (ASER)- THE HINDU- 15-01-2020
2020-01-15 20:02

News: The draft NEP (National Education Policy) document points out that close to five crore children currently in elementary school do not have fo… Continue Reading

Kerala files suit against CAA-THE HINDU-15-01-2020
2020-01-15 20:00

Context: Kerala became the first State to join citizens across the country’s spectrum to challenge the constitutionality of the Citizenship (Amen… Continue Reading

Curative Plea: Rejected- SC- THE HINDU-15-01-2020
2020-01-15 19:58

Abstract: The curative petitions of 2 convicts who were sentenced to death in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, were rejected by a five… Continue Reading

CRZ rules for 'Blue Flag' beach- THE HINDU- 15-01-2020
2020-01-15 19:28

Abstract: The Environment Ministry has relaxed Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules that restrict construction near beaches to help States construct… Continue Reading

About BLUE FLAG CERTIFICATION-The Hindu-15-01-2020
2020-01-15 19:26

Abstract: The Blue Flag Certification is a certification by the Copenhagen-based Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). It is awarded to a b… Continue Reading

Economic reforms are best done brick by boring brick-LIVE MINT-14-01-2020
2020-01-14 15:44

News: The accepted conventional wisdom is that economic reforms in India happen only in a crisis or by stealth. The big example of the former are t… Continue Reading

Different feathers but a political flocking together- THE HINDU- EDITORIAL- 14-01-2020
2020-01-14 15:32

News: In Maharashtra, the three-party coalition government, of the Shiv Sena, the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party , under the leadershi… Continue Reading

Sparkling people, a spiritless opposition- THE HINDU- 14-01-2020
2020-01-14 15:31

News: The most striking thing on the JMI wall is the national flag, hundreds of which are strung together in such a way that the tricolour runs par… Continue Reading

Vote for status quo- THE HINDU- EDITORIAL- 14-01-2020
2020-01-14 15:30

News: Taiwan’s pro-democracy President Tsai Ing-wen’s re-election, with a record mandate since the country’s first direct elections of 1996, … Continue Reading

Unhelpful Combativeness- THE HINDU-EDITORIAL-14-01-2020
2020-01-14 15:13

News: The CAA introduces a religious test in classifying victims of persecution, and granting them citizenship in a secular republic. The one stran… Continue Reading

In the name of defense: THE HINDU- OP-ED- 14-01-2020
2020-01-14 14:02

News: In this file photo, Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, center, attends a meeting in Tehran, Iran. Later, U.S. President Donald Trump … Continue Reading

Is a new India rising?- THE HINDU-OP-ED- 14-01-2020
2020-01-14 13:58

News: The tsunami of protests across the length and breadth of the country has several fascinating facets. Barring issuing some statements in su… Continue Reading

Protest is at the core of poetry- THE HINDU- OP-ED- 14-01-2020
2020-01-14 13:45

News: IIT-Kanpur was recently at the centre of a controversy over “Hum Dekhenge”, a popular Urdu nazm, or poem, written by Faiz Ahmed Faiz. The… Continue Reading

Raisina Dialogue- THE HINDU-14-01-2020
2020-01-14 13:19

News: Raisina Dialogue to kick off with panel of former world leaders on January 14, PM Modi to attend India’s contribution: The title of … Continue Reading

5 Countries to discuss action against IRAN- THE HINDU-14-01-2020
2020-01-14 13:18

News: Speaking on the sidelines of an official visit to Singapore on Monday, Vadym Prystaiko said the countries would also discuss compensation and… Continue Reading

Govt on GST EVADERS- THE HINDU-14-01-2020
2020-01-14 13:17

News: Fake ITC credit. Overview: The bogus ‘manufacturers,’ created in Uttarakhand, were making supplies to other fictitious entities and… Continue Reading

Supreme Court not to review Sabarimala case, to examine ‘larger issues- THE HINDU-14-01-2020
2020-01-14 13:15

Abstract: Sabarimala women entry Detail: Bench not to go into legality of issues such as the practice of polygamy and ‘nikah-halala’ in I… Continue Reading

Retail inflation based on CPI-THE HINDU-14-01-2020
2020-01-14 13:04

Abstract: The retail inflation based on Consumer Price Index was 2.11% in December 2018 and 5.54% in November 2019. Detail: Retail inflatio… Continue Reading

India’s under-5 girls face high mortality-THE HINDU-13-01-2020
2020-01-14 01:10

Context: India is among the few countries in the world where, in 2018, the mortality for girls under 5 years of age exceeded that of boys, accordi… Continue Reading

Villagers give up stone throwing ritual at Buddhist site-THE HINDU-13-01-2020
2020-01-14 01:08

Bojjannakonda, is a famous Buddhist site at Sankaram in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The site is famous for many votive stupas, rock-cut caves, bri… Continue Reading

The warp and weft of religious liberty-THE HINDU-13-01-2020
2020-01-14 01:03

Balancing Article 25 & 26 Under the Indian Constitution, the following have been guaranteed: Right of individuals to dignity and equality Right… Continue Reading

Mass planting of exotic trees in Nilgiris harmful-THE HINDU-13-01-2020
2020-01-14 00:54

Context: A Coonoor-based trust proposal to plant more than 10,000 trees in the Nilgiris. Details: The trust plans to plant trees in order to … Continue Reading

Kaziranga has one of the highest number of wetland birds-THE HINDU-13-01-2020
2020-01-14 00:49

Context: The 2019 wetland bird census. Details: Kaziranga National park has recorded 96 species of wetland birds, which is one of the highest… Continue Reading

Private property is a fundamental right, says SC-THE HINDU-13-01-2020
2020-01-14 00:45

Context: Supreme Court Judgment. Background: Right to private property was a fundamental right under Article 31 of the Indian Constitution. … Continue Reading

UPSC:Enforcement Officer/ Accounts Officer – 421 Posts
2020-01-13 09:46

Important Dates:- Last Date to Apply Online: 31-01-2020 Last Date for Printing of Completely Submitted Online Application: 01-02-2020 Date for Int… Continue Reading

Indian cobra genome mapped-Editorial-The Hindu-12-01-2020
2020-01-12 20:52

Abstract: A consortium of scientists, including some from India, have mapped the genome of the Indian Cobra, among the most poisonous snakes in the… Continue Reading

Why are bushfires raging in Australia?-Editorial-The Hindu-12-01-2020
2020-01-12 20:40

Abstract: The Worst Bushfires in Australian History. Overview: Australia’s bushfires have razed more than 10.3 million hectares (103,300 s… Continue Reading

Engineering Exports Promotion Council -The Hindu-11-01-2020
2020-01-11 23:46

Abstract: Engineering Export Promotion Council seeks alternative to interest subvention scheme. Details: EEPC India is the premier trade and … Continue Reading

Taking a holistic approach to dengue-Editorial-The Hindu-11-01-2020
2020-01-11 23:38

Abstract: The advent of a new tetravalent vaccine against the dengue virus has thrown new light into the evidence-based management of dengue. Ab… Continue Reading

Eloquently reticent-Editorial-The Hindu-11-01-2020
2020-01-11 23:31

Abstract : The SC verdict on the restrictions has some important takeaways. Overview : Following the abrogation of the special status of the … Continue Reading

National Strategy for Financial Inclusion (NSFI)-The Hindu-11-01-2020
2020-01-11 23:23

Abstract: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has chalked out an ambitious strategy for financial inclusion of all till 2024. Overview: Financial… Continue Reading

Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C)-The Hindu-11-01-2020
2020-01-11 23:17

Abstract: This will be met through a National Cybercrime Threat Analytics Unit (TAU), which shall provide a platform for law enforcement personnel,… Continue Reading

Steel mesh to replace fences on the borders-The Hindu-11-01-2020
2020-01-11 22:41

Abstract: The ‘rickety’ barbed wires along the Pakistan and Bangladesh border are being replaced with meshed fence made of steel and coated wit… Continue Reading

Waterbird census in A.P.-The Hindu-11-01-2020
2020-01-11 22:26

Abstract: A waterbird survey conducted in the Upper Kuttanad region has recorded 16,767 birds of 47 continental and local species. The survey, cond… Continue Reading

Mining deep: on Cabinet easing mining laws-Editorial-The Hindu-10-01-2020
2020-01-11 01:26

Abstract: While opening up the coal mining sector, the govt. must protect the interests of Coal India. The Cabinet has cleared the Mineral Laws … Continue Reading