GS1: Geography

GS1: Society

  • Castes count (TH) However, it is equally true that there is a social and legal necessity for compiling caste-wise data. The Supreme Court has been asking States to produce quantifiable data to justify their levels of reservation, and it would help Tamil Nadu to retain its 69% total reservation.
  • There has never been a woman CJI, says AG (TH)  Attorney-General K.K. Venugopal on Wednesday took the Supreme Court’s invitation to suggest ways to gender-sensitise judges as an opportunity to tell the court it has never had a woman Chief Justice. He told the Supreme Court that more women judges in constitutional courts would certainly improve gender sensitivity in the judiciary.

GS2: Polity

  • Explained: Consent for Contempt (IE) The AG's consent is mandatory when a private citizen wants to initiate a case of contempt of court against a person. ... This is because the court is exercising its inherent powers under the Constitution to punish for contempt and such Constitutional powers cannot be restricted because the AG declined to grant consent.

GS2: Health 

GS2: International Relations

  • China nod for downstream dam on Brahmaputra (TH) China in 2015 operationalised its first hydropower project at Zangmu in Tibet, while three other dams at Dagu, Jiexu and Jiacha are being developed, all on the upper and middle reaches of the river. The report said this will be the first time the downstream sections of the river will be tapped.