- Bureaucrats cannot be State Election Commissioners: SC The Supreme Court said entrusting additional charge of State Election Commissioner to a government official results in a mockery of the Constitution.
- Explained: Reading the law that maintains status quo in places of worship" the Supreme Court asked the Centre to respond to a plea challenging the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991. What is the law about? Why is it under challenge?
- Explained: Why the EU has been declared an ‘LGBTIQ Freedom Zone’ The European Parliament has symbolically declared the entire 27-member bloc as an "LGBTIQ Freedom Zone". A majority of countries in the EU (23/27) recognise same-sex unions, with 16 legally recognising same-sex marriage.
International Relations: GS2
- Quad leaders for ‘open, free’ Indo-Pacific (TH) Focus on vaccines, climate change, emerging tech makes group a force for global good.
- Casting the Asian dice on a West Asia boardAs the complicated nature of security across this geography changes, the Asian footprint is expected to only grow
- ‘Centre to infuse ₹14,500 cr. into banks under PCA soon'Most of the large state-owned lenders -- including State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda, Canara Bank, Union Bank of India, and Indian Bank -- have already raised money from various market sources, including share sale on a private placement basis.
- Explained: Why Himachal Pradesh wants to start seabuckthorn plantations The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to start planting seabuckthorn in the cold desert areas of the state. What are the ecological, medicinal and economical benefits of the plant? What is the latest project?
- A third of global greenhouse gas emissions from food production: Study (DTE)Land-use change and agricultural production to packaging, fertilizer use and waste all contribute to the emissions and were estimated at 18 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2015 (34 per cent).