daily-news-prescription-15th-february-2021

Geography: GS1    

  • Explained: Why Kailash Range matters (IE) The Kailash Range was the theatre of conflict during the 1962 Chinese offensive, with key battles at Rezang La and Gurung Hill. In 2020, Indian troops secured Kailash Ridge in an operation that took the Chinese by surprise. A look at the strategic importance of the mountain range, and the lessons learnt.

Polity: GS2

  • Senate acquits Trump of incitement (TH) In the vote, seven of the 50 Senate Republicans joined the chamber's unified Democrats in favouring conviction.
  • SC to examine plea against CEC, parties (TH) The Supreme Court has decided to examine a contempt petition filed by a lawyer against Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and leaders of prominent political parties for not fully adhering to an apex court order against allowing “dreaded criminals” contest in the Bihar Assembly polls.

Economy: Agri    GS3    

  • Farm income mission off target (TH) In the last year of its mission to double farmers income, the Centre admits that no actual assessment of farm income has been carried out since 2013.

Economy: GS3    

  • ‘Incentivise States for disinvestment in PSEs’ (TH) The Centre should incentivise States to come clean on their fiscal deficit positions, bring off-Budget liabilities above board and take up their own strategic disinvestment programmes for myriad State-owned public sector enterprises

Schemes: GS3    

Defence: GS3    

Science & Technology: GS3