The Hindu

GS2: Issues and Challenges Pertaining to the Federal Structure

GS2: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation.

GS2: International relations

Indian Express

GS2: Structure, Organization and Functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary

GS2: Structure, Organization and Functioning of the Executive —Ministries and Departments of the Government

  • Cabinet committees rejigged Crucial ministries, including Rural Development, Railways, and Petroleum and Natural Gas, which were represented in the earlier CCEA, have been left out this time.

GS3: Science and Technology

  • UV-C technology to mitigate coronavirus spread soon in Parliament The technology is meant for the “mitigation of airborne transmission of SARS-COV-2’’.
  • Space and edge of space explained The Kármán line has been compared to international waters, as there are no national boundaries and human laws in force beyond the line. It was named after aerospace pioneer Theodore von Kármán, who wrote in his autobiography: “This is certainly a physical boundary, where aerodynamics stops and astronautics begins… Below this line, space belongs to each country. Above this level, there would be free space.”

PIB Corner

GS2: Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources


GS3: Indian Economy

  • S&P keeps India rating at lowest investment grade (Investment grade ratings) The stable outlook reflects our expectation that India’s economy will recover following the resolution of the coronavirus pandemic and that the country’s strong external settings will act as a buffer against financial strains despite elevated government funding needs over the next two years," the rating agency said.
  • Now you can buy govt bonds via RBI. Here’s how (Update) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in February said it will open up government bonds for small investors under ‘RBI Retail Direct’, and released guidelines for the scheme on Monday. RBI may notify the date of commencement of the scheme soon. Mint explains: