The Hindu


  • U.P. ranked best under Smart Cities Mission The Ministry said in a statement that 22% in terms of the total value of the projects proposed and 52% in terms of the total number of projects proposed by the 100 Smart Cities had been completed so far.

GS3: Government Budgeting

  • ‘Govt. can cut fuel cess by ₹4.5’ Reducing record fuel prices will ease inflation pressures, boost disposable incomes and consumption, says the rating agency’s chief economist Aditi Nayar.

GS2: Welfare Schemes for Vulnerable Sections

  • Tax relief on ex-gratia for covid deaths, aid for treatment costs The government on Friday announced Income tax relief for COVID-19 affected taxpayers who had to rely on financial aid for their treatment costs and exempted ex-gratia payments of up to ₹10 lakh from employers and other well-wishers to the families of those who passed away.

GS2: India and neighborhood- relations

GS3: Science and Technology

GS3: Indigenization of technology

  • IAC will be commissioned next year: Defence Minister The Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) was India's pride and a shining example of Atmanirbhar Bharat, Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh said here on Friday, after a review of the vessel being built by the Cochin Shipyard Limited.

Indian Express

GS2: Functioning of Judiciary

  • How to unclog the courts More judges, timely filling up of posts in all levels of judiciary, fewer cases by the government could provide redress

GS2: Bilateral, Regional & Global Groupings & Agreements Involving India and/or Affecting India's Interests

GS2: Issues & Challenges Pertaining to the Federal Structure

  • How the Constitution was subverted during Emergency On the midnight of June 25-26, 1975, the President of India on the advice of Indira Gandhi and without the approval of her Cabinet, signed a proclamation to “declare that a grave emergency exists whereby the security of India is threatened by internal disturbances”.
  • Before BJP MPs’ remarks, statehood movements from North Bengal The demand for a separate state for Gorkhas in the Darjeeling hills and parts of the Dooars and Siliguri terai regions began as a violent movement in the 1980s, initially spearheaded by Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) founder Subash Ghising.

GS3: Science and Technology

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