GS1: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
Who was Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, freedom fighter and educationist (IE) December 25 is the birth anniversary of Madan Mohan Malaviya, the famed Indian educationist and freedom fighter who is also called ‘Mahamana’.
GS1: Art & Culture
Earliest Sanskrit inscription in South India found in A.P. (TH) Saptamatrika cult evidence dates back to 207 A.D. in Satavahana king Vijaya’s era
GS2: Social Issues
Study warns of growing cancer burden across India (TH) Epidemiological transition linked to rise in numbers.
Good Governance Index has been scientifically designed on various parameters of governance: Dr Jitendra Singh 15th edition of Central Secretariat Manual of Office Procedure (CSMOP) released Handbook for Retiring Central Government Employees and Smart Card facility for Department Canteen of DoPT launched
Ten zero-waste cities: How Thiruvananthapuram cleaned up its act (DTE) Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of the state of Kerala, has shown how decentralised waste management is the answer to minimising waste creation.
Massive locust invasion threatens Gujarat farmers (TH) Border districts most affected; authorities caught napping despite FAO warning.
PM launches scheme to conserve groundwater (Mint) The move to conserve groundwater comes in the wake of concerns among policymakers about a water crisis affecting lives and livelihoods in several parts of the country
PM Launches Atal Bhujal Yojana (PIB) On the Birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched Atal Bhujal Yojana (ATAL JAL) and named the Strategic Tunnel under Rohtang Pass after Vajpayee, in an event held in New Delhi today.
GS3: Science and Technology
All you need to know about the December 26 solar eclipse (TH) Border districts most affected; authorities caught napping despite FAO warning.
Explained: What is Annular Solar Eclipse (IE) Annular Solar Eclipse 2019: An eclipse happens when the moon while orbiting the Earth, comes in between the sun and the Earth, due to which the moon blocks the sun’s light from reaching the Earth, causing an eclipse of the sun or a solar eclipse.
GS3: Indian Economy
The strong case for and against fiscal expansion (Mint) Evidence from India reveals that government investment actually 'crowds in' investment as these are made for the development of physical infrastructure
GS4: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators
The return of the secular (TH) Young protesters across India have brought Gandhi’s vision of the secular into the public discourse