- President's Greetings on the eve of Birthday of Guru Ravidas (PIB) Guru Ravidas was a great saint and a religious reformer, who devoted his life to serve humanity. Through his teachings, he delivered the message of equality, justice, peace and harmony to the mankind. He worked for promoting the principles of social harmony and brotherhood throughout his life.
- A colonial relic (TH) Repeated misuse of sedition law underlines the need to scrap it altogether
International Relations: GS2
- Simply Put: The Sri Lanka-Pakistan tango (IE) The relationship between Islamabad and Colombo is deeper than is sometimes apparent, with defence cooperation a key component. India does not yet perceive Pakistan as its rival in Colombo, but remains wary
- Explained: In a tense year, China trade stayed robust (IE) China got back to the top of India's trade partners' list in a year in which armies of the two countries remained locked in a tense standoff in eastern Ladakh.
- Explained: The caracal, a favourite of royals, now critically endangered (IE) The caracal has traditionally been valued for its litheness and extraordinary ability to catch birds in flight; it was a favourite coursing or hunting animal in medieval India.
- Current inflation target band apt for next 5 years, says RBI report (TH) Cross-country experience suggests that a committee structure, with staggered terms of office, would help create the necessary checks and balances that moderate political influences on monetary policy.
- "Swachh Iconic Places - Ministry of Jal Shakti announces selection of 12 sites for transforming them into ‘Swachh Tourist Destinations’under Phase-IV (PIB) The initiative aims at enhancing the experience of both domestic and foreign visitors by improving the sanitation and cleanliness standards at and around the sites.The objective of SIP is to achieve a distinctly higher level of Sanitation/Cleanliness at these places, especially on the peripheries and in approach areas. This project is being coordinated by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti in association with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture and the concerned State/UT governments.