GS1: Geography

  • La Niña influence: Indian winter to be colder than normal (DTE)  It usually brings in colder than normal winters in India. “La Niña influences the Indian subcontinent by piping in cold air from Siberia and South China, which interacts with the tropical heating to produce a north-south low-pressure system,” said Raghu Murtugudde, climate scientist at the University of Maryland.

GS2: Polity

GS2: Social issues

GS2: International Relations

GS3: Economy, Environment

  • Many violations in Chardham project (TH) Environmentalists have alleged that the contractors deputed by the government to make roads as part of the Chardham project are violating the Supreme Court orders on the appropriate road width to be followed in mountainous terrain.

GS3: Economy

GS3: MSP related issues

  • Explained: How the 1.5-times formula for crops MSP is calculated (IE) As per the A2 method, MSP is set 50% higher than the amount farmer spend on farming including spending on seeds, fertilisers, pesticides, and labour. C2 method on the other hand makes the calculation by including a wider range of inputs The present MSP has been calculated based on the A2+FL method.