GS1: Indian Geography

Ministry of Earth Sciences may go in for decadal forecast system (TH) System based on need for long-term predictions; will begin as research.


GS2: Governance

Cleaning of drains & septic tanks claims 110 lives in 2019 (TH) The number of people who died while cleaning sewers and septic tanks in the country increased by almost 62% from 68 in 2018 to 110 in 2019, according to a reply given by the Social Justice and Empowerment (SJE) Ministry to the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

Six years on, Lokpal is a non-starter (TH) The necessary rules, regulations and machinery are still not in place

Medical devices to come under drugs regulator’s purview starting 1 April (Mint) All medical devices, including implants and contraceptives, will be brought under the lens of CDSCO in a phased manner


GS2: International Relations

First call (TH) India and Sri Lanka share close ties, but distrust and differences remain


GS3: Economy

A new approach on investment (TH) For India and the U.S., this will be critical to sustain momentum coming out of a first trade deal


GS3: Environment

Renewable energy: India’s wind power sector is in a downward spiral (DTE)The sector is losing its sheen, with dropping capacity addition, lukewarm response to new auctions, and a plummeting manufacturing sector