- An Expert Explains: Red Fort and Delhi — symbols and narratives of power down the ages (IE) Republic Day violence at Red Fort: Many symbols came together in the images — a massive anti-government protest, a site intimately connected to an annual national event, and the pennant of a religious community. What did this act signify?
GS2: Social issues
- Agreement for financial support to STARS project signed between DEA and World Bank (PIB) Agreement for the financial support of the implementation of Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States (STARS) project of Ministry of Education was signed between Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) and World Bank along with Ministry of Education. The total project cost of STARS project is Rs 5718 crore with the financial support of World Bank amounting to US $ 500 million (approximately Rs. 3700 crore) and rest coming as State share from the participating States, over a period of 5 years.
- Economic Survey predicts 11% growth next fiscal (TH) CEA says it is time to switch fiscal gears from cautious stance to ‘counter-cyclical’ push; Rapid vaccine rollout can boost ailing services sectors, spur consumption and investment; India’s response to ‘once-in-a-century’ crisis a lesson for democracies to avoid myopic policy.
- Key Highlights of Economic Survey 2020-21 (PIB) Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Economic Survey 2020-21 in the Parliament today. The key highlights of Economic Survey 2020-21, which is dedicated to the COVID Warriors,
GS3: Science and Technology
- A champion of science, pro poor technology (TH) C. Subramaniam’s call for ‘science for the economic freedom of humanity’ echoes on his birth anniversary today
- "CSIR celebrates 20 years of India’s Traditional Knowledge Digital Library, the first of its kind globally (PIB)" The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has launched a new campaign of highlighting 80 success stories from the organization as it is set to turn 80 years old in 2022. This campaign was launched recently as CSIR’s Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) completes two decades of safeguarding India’s Traditional Knowledge.