GS1: Indian Society

Top institutes will now be graded on gender equality (ToI) The ministry of science and technology will grade higher educational institutions and research institutes that it funds on gender equality


GS2: Governance

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan to launch ‘Saksham’, annual one-month long, people centric fuel conservation mega campaign of PCRA on 16th January, 2020 (PIB)  'Saksham', an annual one-month long, people-centric fuel conservation mega campaign of Petroleum


GS2: International Relations

Russian govt resigns after Putin calls for constitutional revamp (Mint) The entire Russian government abruptly resigned on Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin proposed constitutional changes

Malaysia, ‘unsympathetic to Indian concerns’, may pay the price now (Mint) Tensions between India and Malaysia have grown after several statements by Malaysia.

Malaysia’s palm oil trade meets a Kashmir hurdle (Mint) The move will hit Malaysia, the main supplier to India of refined palm oil


GS2: Social Issues

THE GEOGRAPHY OF FARMER SUICIDES (Mint) The overall farmer suicide rate decreases in India but Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala


GS3: Economy

How RBI’s ‘twisting’ banks to cut rates (ToI) What's the idea behind RBI's 'Operation Twist' As banks have passed on only a part of rate cuts,


GS3: Economy

Telling Numbers: Indian passport ranked 84th in the world, Japan’s on top (IE) Indian passport ranked 84th in the world, Japan's on to