- Explained: Delhi and other parts of north India are bracing for near cold wave conditions, here is why (IE) One of the main reasons is snowfall in high altitude areas north of Delhi, including places in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. Cold winds blowing from these areas lower temperature across northwest India every winter, including Delhi.
- Protect the right of ordinary people to bail, SC tells judges (TH) The Supreme Court on Friday gave a clarion call to judges to protect personal liberty and the right of ordinary people to bail, saying “liberty is not a gift for the few”. Common citizens without the means or resources to move the High Courts or the Supreme Court were languishing in jails as undertrials, it said.
- National Organ Donation Day celebrated in Health Ministry (PIB) The National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO), mandated under the Transplantation of Human Organs (Amendment) Act 2011 to carry out activities for promotion of organ donation from deceased persons, putting systems in place for organ donation and transplantation and training the necessary manpower and personnel celebrated the 11th National Organ Donation Day in the presence of Sh. Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare.
- Explained: Who are the Punjab and Haryana farmers protesting in Delhi, and why? (IE) When farmers realised the Haryana government would not help them, they decided to march towards Delhi and mount pressure on the Union government.
GS3: Science and Tech
- GMRT accorded prestigious IEEE Milestone status (TH) Selection recognises contributions to exploring universe through radio astronomy
- Explained: India’s push for gender equity in science (IE) While innovation, entrepreneurship, and science and technology activities are ... by women in India, there still exist significant gaps before women can achieve parity with men.
- Explained: The accused in Hathras rape case will undergo brain fingerprinting. What is it? (IE) Brain Electrical Oscillation Signature Profiling (BEOSP) also known as brain fingerprinting is a neuro psychological method of interrogation
- Sea sparkle’ has affected marine food chain: CMFRI(TH) The bloom of Noctiluca Scintillans on Karnataka coast has displaced microscopic algae.
- Explained: What explains the blue tide spotted at Mumbai beaches?(IE) The phenomenon is called 'blue tide', and appears when luminescent marine life make the sea appear a deep shade of blue. The spectacle occurs when phytoplankton (microscopic marine plants), commonly known as dinoflagellates, produce light through chemical reactions in proteins, said researchers.
GS3: Internal Security
- Explained: BrahMos missile and significance of ongoing series of tests by Armed forces (IE) A look at the supersonic cruise missile, the significance of its land, sea, and air-launched versions and the strategic posturing behind the ongoing series of tests in the light situation with China and of competition in the strategically important Indian Ocean Region.