GS 2- Governance

President’s Rule must have legitimate basis (TH)

A nine-judge Constitution Bench of the court in the Bommai case, which is the reigning authority on the use and misuse of Article 356, had held that political whim or fancy cannot form the basis for the President to proclaim central rule in a State

Street vendors demand stay on evictions (TH)

Vendors ask for halt on action against them till survey is over; to go on strike today

SC to rule today on bringing the Chief Justice under RTI Act (TH)

Declaration of assets by a judge is a voluntary act towards transparency.

"Supreme Court set to decide on fate of 17 Karnataka MLAs today (Mint)

The ruling holds the key to stability and future of the 110-day-old B.S. Yediyurappa-led BJP government


GS 2- Social issues

Can e-learning be a substitute for the classroom? (Mint)

The last few years have seen the growth of several online education platforms that have sought to supplement traditional education.


India’s cancer care facilities ‘highly inadequate’ (TH)

Systematic failure to address needs results in 20% higher mortality, says the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science, Technology and Environment.


Premature deaths in India: Different causes, different states (IE)

Premature deaths due to various causes, expressed as YLLs, too were unevenly distributed in terms of the burden on the states.


GS 2: International Relations

A Bolivian crisis (TH)"

The U.S. and the OAS played a key role in Evo Morales’ ouster

India-U.S. disaster relief exercise from today (TH)

‘Tiger Triumph’ aimed at developing interoperability for conducting operations

"A partnership for stability, security and growth (TH)

Russia backs the core point that BRICS, as a pillar of the emerging, fairer polycentric world order, has the same approach to key issues

Explained: Why BRICS matters for India (IE)"

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the BRICS Summit in Brazil, a look at how the grouping began and has since evolved, what are the issues it will take up, and what it means for India in the global order.


GS 3 -Indian Economy


Among large economies, the US and India have imposed the most trade restrictions in the past three years to promote domestic manufacturing, data shows

The problem with re-basing GDP estimates (TH)

Introducing a new series without any changes will only entrench methodological problems and affect data credibility

Multiple policy flip-flops push telecom industry to a corner (Mint)

"State-owned fuel firms wary as India opens up oil retail market (Mint)

The move to allow all firms with a net worth of ₹250 crore to set up fuel retail outlets aims to boost investment

28 developing nations back India on OECD tax proposal (Mint)

Grouping believes new global rules to tax tech giants give undue taxation rights to US


GS 3 : Environment

Western Ghats still home to a rich stock of butterflies (TH)

Three-day survey finds 191 species of the insect, 12 of which are endemic to the biodiversity-rich region