GS2: Governance

Dalit MPs want Indian Judicial Service with Quotas (IE) Irked by the Supreme Court observations on the reservation not being a fundamental right, Dalit MPs across party lines met at Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan’s residence recently and favored the creation of an Indian Judicial Service (IJS) with reservation.


GS2: International Relations

BIMSTEC Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking (PIB) The Union Minister for Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah inaugurated the two-day BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) 'Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking', in New Delhi today.


GS3: Economy

Following SC rap, telcos asked to pay AGR dues immediately (TH) After Supreme Court rap, the telecom department on Friday began issuing orders, asking firms such as Bharti AirtelNSE 4.64 % and Vodafone Idea to clear past dues immediately.

Apiary on Wheels (PIB) ‘Apiary on Wheels’, a unique concept designed by KVIC for the easy upkeep and migration of Bee Boxes having live Bee colonies, was flagged off today by the Union Minister of MSME Shri Nitin Gadkari in Delhi, in the presence of Shri V.K. Saxena, Chairman KVIC.

GS3: Environment

Scientists radiotag Indian pangolin (TH) Scientists have, for the first time, radio-tagged the Indian pangolin, an endangered animal, that is rarely sighted in forests here.

World Pangolin Day: Madhya Pradesh radio-tags first-ever Indian Pangolin (DTE) The Madhya Pradesh forest department has radio-tagged an Indian Pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) for the first time in order to know its ecology and develop an effective conservation plan for it, a statement on February 14, 2020, said. The radio-tagging is part of a joint project by the department and non-profit, the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) that also involves the species’ monitoring apart from other activities.


GS3: Science and Technology

Why this Antarctic trip matters(IE) The 18-institution team, led by Dr. Anoop Mahajan from the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, is collecting air and water samples from around 60 stations along the cruise track.
Conservation plan for Konark temple soon (TH))  A plan to restore and preserve the nearly 800-year-old Konark Sun Temple in Odisha would be drawn up soon, after a two-day conference of experts