- Tamil Nadu govt. gives go ahead for jallikattu An official release said that bull taming sports like jallikattu, manjuvirattu and vadamadu would be permitted with a maximum ceiling of 300 tamers. A maximum of 150 racers will be allowed in the traditional bull race of erudhu vidum vizha across the state.
- States told to update Census register (TH) This will help enumerators to collect details during first phase of census-house listing and NPR
GS2: International Relations
- Explained: Why the Iran nuclear deal could be saved by incoming Biden administration (IE) During his 2016 campaign, President Donald Trump criticised the deal for being too lenient on Iran, and for not addressing Iran’s ballistic missile program or involvement in regional conflicts. In May 2018, the US unilaterally withdrew from the deal.
- Explained: Significance and history of Kisan Diwas or National Farmers’ Day (IE) National Farmers' Day 2020: This year, Kisan Diwas takes place against the backdrop of intensifying farmers' protests on the borders of the national capital.
- Cairn wins arbitration ruling against India in tax dispute: What is the case? (IE) In 2011, Cairn Energy sold majority of its India business, Cairn India, to mining conglomerate Vedanta. Cairn UK was however not allowed to sell a minor stake of about 10 per cent by the income tax authorities. Authorities had also siezed Cairn India shares as well as dividends that the company paid to its parent UK firm.
GS3: Science & Technology
- Shigella explained: The intestinal infection is not deadly in most cases (IE) Shigellosis, or shigella infection, is a contagious intestinal infection caused by a genus of bacteria known as shigella. The bacteria is one of the prime pathogens responsible for causing diarrhea, fluctuating between moderate and severe symptoms, especially in children in African and South Asian regions.