GS1: Social Issues
- 5 members of Great Andaman tribe test positive(TH) . Great Andamanese are one of five PVTGs that reside in Andamans archipelago and this is one of the first cases of COVID-19 infections among the endangered PVTGs of the region.
- Explained: How severe is Hurricane Laura?(IE) Tropical cyclones or hurricanes use warm, moist air as fuel, and therefore form over warm ocean waters near the equator.
- States can have sub-groups among SC/STs, says court(TH) There is a “caste struggle” within the reserved class as benefit of reservation are being usurped by a few, the court pointed out.
- Taking jobs closer to people(IE) At present, aspirants have to take different exams that are conducted by various agencies for central government jobs. On average, 2.5-3 crore candidates appear for about 1.25 lakh vacancies in the central government every year.
- Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) to celebrate its Golden Jubilee Anniversary on 28th August, 2020(PIB) The Bureau of Police Research and Development was raised on 28th August, 1970, through a resolution of Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, with a mandate to promote excellence in policing, promote speedy and systematic study of police problems, apply science and technology in the method and techniques by the Police.
- Can a digital ID aid India’s primary health ecosystem? You already have an ID, Aadhaar, and several IDs - PAN card, bank cards... do they actually serve the purpose? Only with real time authentication can that be achieved.
- "India can be weapons supplier: PM(TH) For the first time, 74% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in defence is allowed through the automatic route… We are going forward with the process of corporatisation of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)
- "Borrow from RBI to bridge GST gap, Centre tells States(TH) That law guaranteed States that they would be compensated for any loss of revenue in the first five years of GST implementation, until 2022, using a cess levied on sin and luxury goods
GS3: Economy: Infrastructure
- Explained: The strategic importance of the Atal Tunnel at Rohtang(IE) Cutting through the Pir Panjal range, the tunnel will reduce the distance between Manali and Leh by 46 km
GS3: Science & Technology
- How mosquitoes stopped mosquitoes from spreading dengue in a city(IE) The key to this is a bacterium, Wolbachia, which occurs naturally in some species of insects. While such insects include some mosquitoes, Wolbachia does not occur naturally in Aedes aegypti, the mosquito species that spreads dengue and other diseases such as chikungunya, Zika and yellow fever.
- "NITI Aayog to Launch Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)–Transport Initiative for Asia(TIA) India Component tomorrow, 27th August (PIB)" India has a massive and diverse transport sector that caters to the needs of billion people. It has the world’s second-largest road network, which contributes to maximum greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through all means of transportation. With increasing urbanisation, the fleet size i.e. the number of sales of vehicles is increasing rapidly. It is projected that the total number of vehicles will be doubled by 2030.