GS2: International Relations

"Trump renews offer to mediate on Kashmir, but skirts CAA(TH)  India, U.S. now ‘Comprehensive Global Strategic Partners’, ink deals on energy

India, the U.S. to upgrade ties, call on Pak. to curb terror(TH) Joining hands, from Af-Pak to NSG(IE)" India, U.S. has finalized defense deals worth $3 billion: Trump after talks with Modi


GS2: Polity & Governance

Rights, duties and the Constitution (TH) It is only after a guarantee of the sum of all promised by the Constitution that citizens can be asked to do their duty

Simply put: What the Delhi government can/cannot do(IE) In the ongoing Delhi violence, what action can the state government take in a UT where police are under the Centre? Under what circumstances can Delhi call for central forces? And if called, what is the state’s role?

Explained: Ways to measure poverty in India — and why the numbers matter(IE) Poverty can be measured in terms of the number of people living below this line (with the incidence of poverty expressed as the headcount ratio). The “depth” of poverty indicates how far the poor are below the poverty line.


GS3: Environment

Two-thirds of most polluted cities are in India: global report (IE) Among countries, when the population is taken into account, average PM2.5 pollution is highest in Bangladesh, followed by Pakistan, while India is at number 5.

Counting birds together (TH) The State of India’s Birds Report has two distinctive features that define a new approach

Declare Eastern Ghats UNESCO cultural heritage sites (TH) - ‘Five States encompassed by the Ghats should come up with action plan’


Prelims Corner

1. Swine Flu - Five Supreme Court judges infected with swine flu(TH) Dushyant Dave confirmed that some judges were taken ill in the past few days

2. Rajya Sabha Polls - Rajya Sabha polls on March 26, equations not to change(TH) These seats from 17 states are falling vacant on different dates in April due to retirement of members.

3. Clause 6 of Assam Accord" “The ball is now in the Centre’s court,” says panel chairman