Updated on 3 October, 2019
The Mahatma’s home in Kolkata open to public: the Government converts a house into the Gandhi Bhawan Museum.
Governance In pursuit of an ideal criminal process: It is time to rethink the power of arrest and the concept of cognizable offenses. Social Issues Prime Minister Modi declares country open defecation-free: On the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared the country open defecation-free, claiming success for the government’s initiative under which every household now apparently has access to a toilet. Miles to go before becoming open defecation-free: India needs to have a non-coercive sanitation policy for those who continue to use the outdoors. No child kept or taken into illegal detention in Kashmir, panel tells SC: 144 juveniles detained in Jammu & Kashmir post scrapping of Article 370, panel tells SC. Social Justice A sound review: On SC judgment against atrocities on SCs/STs International Relations U.S. warns allies of sanctions risk: India agreed to purchase the surface-to-air missile system from Russia in 2018 for about $5.2 billion. U.S. officials warned that any such purchases may risk sanctions. Furthering this neighborhood friendship: There is scope for India-Bangladesh ties to move to the next level, based on cooperation, coordination and consolidation. GS-3
Agriculture Inter-State portability for ration cards launched: An inter-State portability for ration cards has been launched for Rajasthan and Haryana Disaster management Raining misery: On ongoing monsoon fury: Better infrastructure for water management to break the droughts, floods cycle is needed. Security and related issues Opaque censorship leaves Twitter users chafing: Indian legal demands for content removal are the fourth highest in the world Science and Tech Excess rain washes out IMD’s methods: New dynamical model failed to forecast August-September deluge.