- Granting bail is the rule (TH) The refusal to grant bail deprives individuals of liberty by confining them in jails without trial and conviction
- Tribal ministry panels draft fresh guidelines for community forest, habitat rights (DTE) The guidelines for CFR are aimed at creating community forests resource management committee (CFRMC) as an executive arm of the Gram Sabha in managing CFR areas.
- Maintaining inflation target at 4% is appropriate: RBI paper Under the current dispensation, the RBI has been mandated by the government to maintain retail inflation at 4 per cent with a margin of 2 per cent on either side.
- Zero coupon bonds: Innovative govt tool to fund PSBs, keep deficit in check (IE) Zero coupon bonds: The funds raised through issuance of these instruments, which are a variation of the recapitalisation bonds issued earlier to public sector banks, are being deployed to capitalise the state-run bank.
- International Blue Flag hoisted at 8 beaches across the Country. (PIB) - About Blue Flag programme Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Shri Prakash Javadekar today virtually hoisted the international blue flags in 8 beaches across the country.India secured the International Blue Flag Certification for these beaches on 6th October 2020, when an International Jury comprising of member organizations UNEP, UNWTO, UNESCO, IUCN, ILS, FEE etc. announced the award at Copenhagen, Denmark. Blue Flag certification is a globally recognised eco-label accorded by "Foundation for Environment Education in Denmark" based on 33 stringent criteria.
- Explained: Why is there renewed interest in Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Sun? (IE) Proxima Centauri is 4.2 light-years away from the Sun – considered a close distance in cosmic terms. Its mass is about an eighth of the Sun’s, and it is too dim to be seen with the naked eye from Earth.
- Explained: What is Pneumosil, India’s first indigenously created vaccine against pneumococcal disease? (IE) The vaccine targets the pneumococcal bacterium, which causes pneumonia and other serious life-threatening diseases such as meningitis and sepsis, and is estimated to cause nearly four lakh deaths in children under five years of age each year worldwide.