daily-news-prescription-19-august-2020

GS1: Geography       

  • What triggered Kerala’s Idukki landslide?(IE)  The location where the landslide was triggered, according to the Kerala Geology Department, has a 40° slope, and any slope above 20° is vulnerable to slipping during heavy rain. The soil has a high content of sand, which absorbs more water, takes a loose form, and is at risk of slipping down.

GS2: Polity        

  • No need to audit PM CARES: SC It also said guidelines specifically provide for audit of the NDRF by the Comptroller & Auditor General of India, but PM CARES Fund, being a public charitable trust, “there is no occasion for audit by the Comptroller & Auditor General of India”.
  • SYL issue can disturb nation’s security, Amarinder tells Centre(TH) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday asked the Central government to be cautious on the contentious Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue — the focal point of a water-sharing dispute between Punjab and Haryana, saying it has the potential to disturb the nation’s security.

GS2: Governance    

GS3: Economy