GS1: Role of women
Disrupting the gender-blind political discourse in India (TH) India is believed to be resolutely moving forward as an economic entity. Not even the currently slowing growth takes away from this perception.
NPR: house-to-house verification planned (TH) Data on parents’ place of birth to be gathered; register already has data of 119 crore residents
The Data Protection Bill only weakens user rights (TH) A culmination of flawed policy proposals, this piece of legislation will refine, store and trade personal information
What are the amendments that the CAA needs? (TH) India should ensure a clear, non-discriminatory and inclusive refugee policy
GS2: International Relations
Endless wait (TH) A prolonged election process will do little to end political instability in Afghanistan
China, Russia and Iran to hold naval drills in Gulf of Oman ‘An attempt to deepen cooperation between the three navies’
GS2: Social Issues
"Union HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launches5 documents covering the 5 verticals of Quality Mandate in Higher Educational Institutions" Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched the 5 documents developed by UGC covering the 5 verticals of Quality Mandate in New Delhi today. These five documents cover evaluation reforms, eco-friendly and sustainable university campuses, human values & professional ethics, faculty induction and academic research integrity.
GS3: Indian Economy
RBI tells banks to cap stake in insurance companies at 30%(livemint) Move aimed at shielding lenders from non-bank risks, steering focus to boost credit growth
Initial public offers stayed muted in 2019 Offers-for-sale, however, saw a surge
GS3: Science and Tech
Scientists get air borne for special view of the eclipse (TH) Some enthusiasts took flight to take a closer look at the sun; in contrast, people in villages took refuge in superstition
People perform ‘half burials’ of children (TH) Despite efforts to clear misconceptions, villagers believe that the practice will cure disabilities