GS1/2:  Culture/Soft Power 

  • AYUSH Ministry gears up for International Day of Yoga 2020 with the “Yoga at Home Yoga with Family” campaign(PIB)" The 45-minute Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) is one of the most popular Yoga programmes across the world and has been at the heart of the IDY since the beginning. It was developed by a team of leading Yoga gurus and experts, and includes safe practices to improve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of the population, which can be practiced at home on a daily basis. It is designed to be easily adoptable by the majority of the people irrespective of their age and gender and can be learnt through simple training sessions and online classes.

 GS2: Governance       

  • Rural India, the new viral flash point(TH) There has always been an urban-rural divide in India in health care and education, two vital indices of human development. This deficiency has been very costly not only in terms of rural lives and livelihoods but also overall national wealth creation.

GS2: International Relations       

GS3: Economy       

GS3: Economy        

  • Investment flows to India may dip in 2020: UNCTAD(Mint) FDI to India has been on a long-term growth trend. Positive, albeit lower, economic growth in the post-pandemic period and India’s large market will continue to attract market-seeking investments to the country," UNCTAD report added.

GS3: Environment       

  • Climate report predicts hotter, rainier days(TH) These projections, based on a climate forecasting model developed at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, will be part of the next report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), expected to be ready in 2022.

GS3 : Science & Technology