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GS2: Polity & Governance

Justice has prevailed, say PM and Minister(TH) Nirbhaya gangrape case: The Prime Minister's message came soon after the execution of the four convicts

Crime and punishmen(TH) Low conviction rates and a lack of a lawful definition of crime mark criminal administration in India

Long Road to Justice (IE) The “fearless one”, as she was memorialised in death, was just another young woman in Delhi, out with a friend in the dying days of the year, to watch a film, and then take a bus back home.

Explained: Why there’s a question mark over NPR exercise after Odisha says put it off(IE) On Friday, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging that the NPR updation be postponed.

Vivad se Vishwas: Rules & forms notified; e-facility to avail scheme (IE) After March 31, an additional 10 per cent of disputed tax will have to be paid over and above the tax liability. However, disputes related to wealth tax, commodity transaction tax, securities transaction tax and equalisation levy are not covered.

Explained: In health & healthcare, where Indian stands among countries hit by COVID-19 (IE) Early research from Italy and China suggests that COVID-19 patients who died those countries were more likely to have had pre-existing health conditions, namely diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and cardiovascular diseases.

Finland is the happiest nation, India slips 7 spots, ranks 140th South Sudanese are unhappiest, says World Happiness Report
 

GS2: International Relations

Trump to host G7 meet via videoconference(TH) The decision comes as countries around the world seal their borders and ban travel to stop the fast-spreading COVID-19 pandemic that has claimed over 9,000 lives so far.

Going Regional(IE) India believes that the RCEP trade deal doesn't provide adequate protection against possible surges of imported goods. In particular, India is concerned about cheap Chinese goods flooding the domestic market.

 

GS3: Economy

New definition of MSMEs soon: Gadkari (TH) Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Nitin Gadkari told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday that the government would come out with a new definition of MSMEs, which are currently defined on the basis of investment in plant and machinery, by the end of the ongoing session.

Reserve Bank charts its contingency plan(The Mint) The global tally of fiscal support and bank guarantees stands at about $1.9 trillion already

 

GS3: Defence & Security

Defence procurement draft released(PIB) The govt. unveiled the draft Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2020 that aims at further increasing indigenous manufacturing and reducing timelines for procurement of defence equipment.

Forex reserves decline for first time in 25 weeks For the week-ended March 13, forex reserves stood at $481.89 billion and it fell $5.35 billion from the all-time high of $487.23 billion in the week-ended March 6, 2020.

LS passes Bill on national importance tag for IIIT(PIB) Lok Sabha passed the Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 in New Delhi today. The Indian Institutes of Information Technology Act of 2014 and Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Public-Private Partnership) Act, 2017 are the unique initiatives of the Government of India to impart knowledge in the field of Information Technology to provide solutions to the challenges faced by the country.

GS3: Science & Technology

What is iPad Pro’s LiDAR tech and how does it work? (IE) The new iPad Pro is the first Apple device to feature a LiDAR scanner. But what is LiDAR, and why has Apple used this sensor on the new iPad?

 

GS2: Polity & Governance

Justice has prevailed, say PM and Minister(TH) Nirbhaya gangrape case: The Prime Minister's message came soon after the execution of the four convicts

Crime and punishmen(TH) Low conviction rates and a lack of a lawful definition of crime mark criminal administration in India

Long Road to Justice (IE) The “fearless one”, as she was memorialised in death, was just another young woman in Delhi, out with a friend in the dying days of the year, to watch a film, and then take a bus back home.

Explained: Why there’s a question mark over NPR exercise after Odisha says put it off(IE) On Friday, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging that the NPR updation be postponed.

Vivad se Vishwas: Rules & forms notified; e-facility to avail scheme (IE) After March 31, an additional 10 per cent of disputed tax will have to be paid over and above the tax liability. However, disputes related to wealth tax, commodity transaction tax, securities transaction tax and equalisation levy are not covered.

Explained: In health & healthcare, where Indian stands among countries hit by COVID-19 (IE) Early research from Italy and China suggests that COVID-19 patients who died those countries were more likely to have had pre-existing health conditions, namely diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and cardiovascular diseases.

Finland is the happiest nation, India slips 7 spots, ranks 140th South Sudanese are unhappiest, says World Happiness Report

 

GS2: International Relations

Trump to host G7 meet via videoconference(TH) The decision comes as countries around the world seal their borders and ban travel to stop the fast-spreading COVID-19 pandemic that has claimed over 9,000 lives so far.

Going Regional(IE) India believes that the RCEP trade deal doesn't provide adequate protection against possible surges of imported goods. In particular, India is concerned about cheap Chinese goods flooding the domestic market.

 

GS3: Economy

New definition of MSMEs soon: Gadkari (TH) Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Nitin Gadkari told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday that the government would come out with a new definition of MSMEs, which are currently defined on the basis of investment in plant and machinery, by the end of the ongoing session.

Reserve Bank charts its contingency plan(The Mint) The global tally of fiscal support and bank guarantees stands at about $1.9 trillion already


 

GS3: Defence & Security

Defence procurement draft released(PIB) The govt. unveiled the draft Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2020 that aims at further increasing indigenous manufacturing and reducing timelines for procurement of defence equipment.

Forex reserves decline for first time in 25 weeks For the week-ended March 13, forex reserves stood at $481.89 billion and it fell $5.35 billion from the all-time high of $487.23 billion in the week-ended March 6, 2020.

LS passes Bill on national importance tag for IIIT(PIB) Lok Sabha passed the Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 in New Delhi today. The Indian Institutes of Information Technology Act of 2014 and Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Public-Private Partnership) Act, 2017 are the unique initiatives of the Government of India to impart knowledge in the field of Information Technology to provide solutions to the challenges faced by the country.

 

GS3: Science & Technology

What is iPad Pro’s LiDAR tech and how does it work? (IE) The new iPad Pro is the first Apple device to feature a LiDAR scanner. But what is LiDAR, and why has Apple used this sensor on the new iPad?