GS2: Polity and Governance

When a court pronounces a verdict, without giving reasons (TH) In a highly unusual move, a nine-judge Bench of the Supreme Court resorted to a non-speaking order as it ruled affirmatively on the preliminary issue on Sabarimala controversy.

Explained: Govt to establish Central Consumer Protection Authority; what is it? (IE) Govt has set the ball rolling for a Central Consumer Protection Authority under the new Consumer Protection Act. A look at its expected structure and its scope, including a crackdown on false ads.

Centre set to revamp IT Act (TH) New law to focus on a stronger framework to deal with cybercrimes: Prasad


GS3: Economy

Cabinet gives clearance for Technical Textile Mission (TH)  The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the setting up of a National Technical Textiles Mission at a total outlay of ₹1,480 Crore.


Prelims Corner

1. IVC - Importance of Rakhigarhi - In Rakhigarhi, anxiety trumps history (TH) But the Centre is moving ahead with its plan to develop the site as a tourist hub and set up a museum, and this has got residents in two villages in Haryana's Hisar district — Rakhi Khas and Rakhi Shahpur — known as Rakhigarhi worried. ... “If Dholavira changed history, Rakhigarhi is changing history for the second time.

2. Inner Line Permit - BERF - Assam at the centre of fresh border row (TH) Assam is at the centre of a fresh inter-State border row in the northeastern region.

3. Resolution 40/1 - Sri Lanka notifies UN about right resolution withdrawal(TH) - also cover what is unga reso and how they are named. Rajapaksa was president when Sri Lankan troops defeated Tamil Tiger guerrillas in 2009, but rights groups accused the army of killing at least 40,000 Tamil civilians in the final months of the conflict.

4. Insight Mission - Explained: What InSight has told us about Mars so far(IE)" This week, NASA published a set of six papers - five in the journal Nature, one in Nature Geoscience - to reveal “a planet alive with quakes, dust devils and strange magnetic pulses”