daily-news-prescription-18-february-2020

GS2: Governance

Women Army officer eligible for permanent commission: SC (TH)   Women Army officers eligible for permanent commission, rules SC.

Explained: Women in Army:What SC said(IE) Explained: What Supreme Court said on women in the Army. The SC has done away with all discrimination on the basis of years of service

Over 50% inmates in Tihar jail from backward classes in 2018(TH) The data show that in 2018, there were 3,724 SC, 540 ST, and 4,063 OBC prisoners in Tihar jail out of a total of 15,468 inmates.

Perverse zeal: On Kafeel Khan arrest(TH)  "Evaluating Aadhar PDS Link [HT]

Nitin Gadkari to represent India at the 3rd High Level Global Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs Minister Nitin Gadkari reached Stockholm today to represent India at the '3rd High Level Global

 

GS3: Environment

India’s bird population suffers long term decline(Data point -OPEd)(TH) Growing threat from loss of habitat, widespread presence of toxins, hunting and trapping, it says.

Prime Minister inaugurates 13th Conference of Parties on Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals at Gandhinagar (PIB) Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the 13th Conference of ... Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals at Gandhinagar .

India assumes presidency of UN body on Migratory Species for 3 years (PIB) India assumes presidency of UN body on Migratory Species for 3 years. Conservation of wildlife and habitats part of the cultural ethos of India.

India and Norway to work jointly towards mitigating marine plastic litter and microplastics (PIB) India and Norway to work jointly towards mitigating marine plastic litter and microplastics;Issue Joint statement. 2020 a super year


 

GS3: Economy

Govt. plans research on ‘indigenous’ cows (SUTRA-PIC) To be funded by multiple institutions, the initiative, SUTRA PIC, is led by Department of Science and Technology.

Why RBI aligning accounting yr with fiscal yr(IE) When it commenced operations on April 1, 1935, with Sir Osborne Smith as its first Governor, the RBI followed a January-December accounting year.

RAILWAYS’ CORPORATE TRAIN MODEL (IE)


 

GS3: Internal Security

May the Force be strengthened(TH) Today, the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive enters into force. ... legislative work as soon as possible, so the new rules can enter into force quickly. ... The Member States sh