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GS2: Governance

Centre for tougher law against sexual harassment at work (TH) Group of Ministers finalizes recommendations, which will be put up for public comments.

A net verdict that falls short of expectations (TH) If one were to merely consider its proclamation of the law, it is difficult to quibble with the ruling of the Supreme Court of India delivered recently.

INDIAN CONSTITUTION, IN NUMBERS (Mint) Nearly 70 years after it first came into effect on 26 January 1950, the Constitution of India—which is a 146,385-word tome—has outlived most peers

Simply put: Understanding the Bru settlement (IE) Centre, Tripura, and Mizoram have signed an agreement with the Bru/Reang community that promises to end their 23-year-old internal conflict.

For Brus, a permanent home (TH) The decision to settle displaced Brus in Tripura is humanitarian but could lead ... living in Tripura as refugees since 1997, to settle permanently in Tripura.

 

GS3: Science and Technology

Ahead of the holiday, China gears up to contain virus outbreak (TH) China will step up efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays. With 17 new cases of the virus ...

Coronavirus outbreak puts the spotlight on India’s level of preparedness (Mint) India is not well-equipped to identify disease-carrying people at its ports of entry, says a health expert

Health Ministry reviews preparedness for Novel Corona Virus(nCoV) (PIB) Dr. HarshVardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare has been closely monitoring the situation after the reports of 41 confirmed cases of novel Coronavirus (nCoV) including one death from Wuhan

 

GS3: Economy

Shri DV Sadananda Gowda launches the "APNA UREA - SonaUgle" brand of HURL (PIB) The Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda launched the "APNA UREA - SonaUgle" brand of Hindustan Urvarak&Rasayan Limited (HURL) at a function here today. On occasion, he also unveiled the Company’s logo.

Why ‘Make in India’ has failed (TH) On September 25, 2014, the Indian government announced the 'Make in India' initiative to encourage manufacturing in India and galvanize.