GS2: Governance

Violence by State in hospitals unacceptable says IMA (DTE) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has condemned the ‘police’ and the ‘establishment’ for allegedly indulging in violence in hospitals in the last one week. In a statement released on December 22, 2019, the doctors' body has also cried foul over protestors being denied medical care by the police.


GS2: Social Issues

South has a higher prevalence of mental disorders: study (TH) Report finds one in seven Indians suffered from mental health issues in 2017.

Periyar, the hero of Vaikom (TH) On his death anniversary, remembering a leader who gave new life to a sagging movement


GS3: Infrastructure

Airlines may fly into a $600-mn loss: CAPA (TH) Carriers added capacity to capture coveted airport slots owned by Jet, leading to a drop in fares

India's roads to remain lethal even in 2030: Lancet (DTE) Vehicle technology is significant. For example, for a very long time, the automobile lobby campaigned against the automatic break system because it would have required them to tweak designs. In a country like India where 60 per cent of road accidents take place on highways where people drive at more than 60 kilometres per hour, this was absolutely necessary.


GS3: Indian Economy

With $8.7 bn in ‘severely’ stressed realty loans, Mumbai tops the list (TH) Prospects for loan recovery extremely poor, says report


GS3: Environment

Bar-headed goose spotted in Pandalam (TH) First sighting in Pathanamthitta and first sighting in State this year


GS3: Science and Technology

Desi quick-reaction missile tested, may be ready by 2021 (ToI) The indigenous quick-reaction surface to air missile (QR-SAM) system, which is designed to intercept hostile fighters, helicopters and drones at a range of up to 30 km, was successfully tested from the Chandipur integrated test range off the Odisha coast on Monday.