- Afghans continue stir outside UNHCR office (UNHCR / Refugee status) People from Afghanistan on Tuesday continued their protest outside the Vasant Kunj office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
GS2: India and Neighbourhood relations
- The legal challenges in recognising the Taliban India can deal with the Taliban government because it is a de facto one, not because it is a legitimate one
GS3: Environmental Conservation, GS2: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
- Climate change, a catalyst for Arctic cooperation Environmental challenges should be a priority for all players in the region, outweighing military and economic issues
GS2: Indian Constitution-Significant Provisions and Basic Structure, GS3: Internal Security
- The ugly face of a crime-fighting move The implementation of the National Automated Facial Recognition System in India lacks adequate safeguards
GS2: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation.
- Centre allows GM soya cake imports till Oct. With rising soyabean prices escalating the poultry industry’s costs, the Centre on Tuesday allowed the import of 1.2 million metric tonnes of crushed and de-oiled genetically modified (GM) soya cake till October 31, 2021
GS3: Indian Economy, Mobilisation of resources
- Govt. cautions savers against Nidhi firms. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has warned people against parking savings in Nidhi companies, after it found that none of the firms that had applied so far to be recognised under relevant rules was compliant with the norm
- ‘India pips U.S. as hub for manufacturing’ India has overtaken the U.S. to become the second-most sought-after manufacturing destination globally, driven mainly by cost competitiveness, according to real estate consultant Cushman & Wakefield.
- Need protection from sudden MNC exits: auto dealers to govt FADA urges Centre to evolve a framework to help protect vehicle retailer’s rights
- EPFO appeal goes to larger SC Bench Dispute revolves around controversial amendments to Clause 11(3) of EPS-1995
GS2: Schemes for vulnerable sections
- T.N. launches ₹100 cr. urban employment scheme The scheme will screen those above 45 years of age and others with infirmities through routine door-to-door check-ups and detect non-communicable diseases; it has been launched in Krishnagiri and 7 other districts
- ‘Economic criterion not sole basis for creamy layer’ The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that the government cannot deny reservation to a person belonging to a backward community solely on the ground that he or she is rich.
GS1: History/ Art and Culture
- Explained: Sikhism in Afghanistan is as old as the religion, pre-dates Ranjit Singh’s reign On Monday, the 46 evacuated Afghan Sikhs carried with them three of the six remaining swaroops of the Guru Granth Sahib to India.
- Explained: The saroop of Sikh Holy Book Saroop is a physical copy of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, also called Bir in Punjabi. Every Bir has 1,430 pages, which are referred to as Ang. The verses on every page remain the same.
GS1: Population related issues
- On India’s population, let the data speak Mohd Shahid, Manoj Kumar Jha write: Fertility rates are reflective of the progress in respective states on schooling, income levels, decline in neonatal and infant mortality rates and increase in the contraceptive prevalence rat
GS2: Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health
- Why India needs an NHS-like healthcare model Even after the pandemic, the Indian government continues to budget less than 1 per cent of GDP for healthcare, one of the lowest in the world.
Down To Earth
GS2: Urbanization, problems and their remedies.
- Rapid urbanisation: Where do urban poor stand? Urbanisation in India has become an inescapable ordeal. With development of the services sector, the population pressure on cities has escalated.
GS3: Science and Technology
- Immune cells isolated in sea corals, anemones for the 1st time Specialised immune cells exist in certain varieties of sea corals and anemones, found a new study. These cells help understand how the organisms protect themselves from viruses and bacteria in the marine ecosystem.