GS1: Culture        

  • Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra gets conditional nod(TH) The court directed that 500 people who have cleared the COVID-19 test would be allowed to pull each chariot. Chariot-pullers should maintain physical distancing. There should be a one-hour gap between two chariots.

GS1: Modern History       

GS2: Schemes        

GS2: Governance       

  • Transparency during a crisis(TH) Right to Information (RTI) applications seeking information pertaining to the PM CARES Fund have been stonewalled. No information exists on the official website of the Fund regarding the amount collected, names of donors, expenditure incurred, or details of beneficiaries.

GS2: International Relations        

  • China to join UN arms trade treaty(TH) The Communist Party leadership’s top legislative body voted on Saturday to adopt a decision on joining the UN Arms Trade Treaty that is designed to control the flow of weapons into conflict zones.
  • Japan to rename islands disputed with China(TH)  The local assembly of Ishigaki city approved a plan to change the name of the area covering the Tokyo-controlled Senkaku Islands — known by Taiwan and China as the Diaoyus — from “Tonoshiro” to “Tonoshiro Senkaku

GS3: Internal Security         

  • Explained: Why high-altitude warfare is challenging, how soldiers are trained(IE) Generally, India is considered a hub of mountain warfare skills since most of the country’s north and northeast requires such skills. Ladakh Scouts are considered the best in this kind of warfare. Mountain chop, a tactic involved in such warfare, evolved in India where the mountainous terrain is very difficult to scale.

GS3: Economy        

 GS3: Science & Tech

GS3: Environment