- The Raj Bhavan’s new role — taking centre stage(TH) The political design behind increasing gubernatorial over-reach is simple — to crowd in on certain State governments
- Still awaiting police reform (TH) It is time for the judiciary to step in and enforce the diktats it had passed in 2006. Police brutality in recent months has turned quotidian.
- Focus on individual manipulators: BARC (TH) “BARCs management team works with full confidence and support of Board and the various Committees. BARC continues to be driven by only one goal: to generate ratings that its subscribers rely on which are deeply rooted in science, report with the greatest sense of responsibility and truly reflect ‘What India Watches’
GS2: Social Issues
- How global warming might affect food security (TH) Between the year 1870 (the first industrial revolution) and today, the global temperature has risen by almost 2 degrees Celsius.
GS2: International Relations
- A work-in-progress campaign for rights (TH) The UN agency is leading the global fight for human rights amid external challenges and internal contradictions
- The hues in the green tribunal’s resilient journey (TH) Over 10 years, the NGT has made a difference to environmental protection, helped by a new tribe of legal practitioners.
- Why Delhi air pollution rises in Oct (IE) Air pollution in Delhi and the whole of the Indo Gangetic Plains is a complex phenomenon that is dependent on a variety of factors. The first and foremost is the input of pollutants, followed by weather and local conditions.
- "Naval version of BrahMos test-fired successfully(IE) BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile Successfully Test Fired (PIB)" BrahMos Aerospace, an India-Russia joint venture, produces the supersonic cruise missile.
- Indian Navy – Sri Lanka Navy Maritime Exercise SLINEX-20 off Trincomalee (PIB) SLINEX series of exercise exemplifies the deep engagement between India and Sri Lanka which has strengthened mutual cooperation in the maritime domain. Interaction between the SLN and IN has also grown significantly in recent years, in consonance with India’s policy of ‘Neighbourhood First’ and Hon’ble PM’s vision of ‘Security and Growth for all in the Region (SAGAR)’
GS3: Science & Technology
- CSIR-CMERI develops Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Processing Facility (PIB) “Ineffective processing of Wastes are the root of all diseases as the dumped Landfills become the Contamination Hubs for Pathogens, Bacteria and Viruses. Besides, they also become the cauldron for emission of Methane Gas, especially during the churning mechanisms deployed during Composting processes. Composting also does not yield impactful economic returns for the entrepreneurs. The mixed nature of wastes in the current scenario can easily lead to infiltration of heavy metals into agricultural produce, through the indiscriminate creation of Composts.