GS1: Geography

GS2: International Relations    

GS2: Governance 

GS3: Economy 

  • Explained: How Covid-19 has affected finances of state governments (IE)  The presence of empowered local governance institutions and community participation helped the Kerala state in effectively reaching out to affected people, the RBI said. With the resurgence in new cases, Kerala is actively roping in the services of local self-governments (LSGs) in its fight against the pandemic.
  • Explained: How to read the Index of Eight Core Sector Industries (IE) Since these eight industries are the essential “basic” and/or “intermediate” ingredient in the functioning of the broader economy, mapping their health provides a fundamental understanding of the state of the economy.
  • New wage code bars bonus for those facing sex abuse charges (TH) Among other things, the Code on Wages lays down norms for annual bonus dues that accrue to employees, replacing the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965. The new Code, expected to become operational once the government notifies the rules, includes ‘conviction for sexual harassment’ as a ground for denying bonus payouts to employees.

GS3: Environment