GS1: Modern History

Explained: Savitribai Phule’s impact on women’s education in India (IE) Even though her poems, which were written in Marathi, she advocated values such as humanism, liberty, equality, brotherhood, rationalism and the importance of education among others.

GS2: International Relations

Explained: Why Gen Soleimani mattered (IE) The killing by the US of Iran’s military and intelligence commander has raised concerns about worldwide ripple effects. What made Gen Qassem Soleimani so important, and what was the Quds Force he headed?

Global tensions may put pressure on oil import bill (Mint) Considering India imports more than 80% of its oil requirements, any increase in crude oil price is always a cause for concern

GS2: Governance

Don’t punish a child for marrying a female adult, says Supreme Court (TH) SC says Section 9 of the Child Marriage Act is only concerned with punishment for male adult marrying a child

All India Judicial Service no panacea, says study (TH) Vidhi report points out several issues in pitching AIJS as a solution to judicial vacancies

NHRC tells Rajasthan to explain Kota deaths (TH) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued a notice to the Rajasthan government in connection with the deaths of over 100 children

Special provisions likely for J&K residents in jobs, land rights (TH) Government mulls Himachal model to regulate land ownership.

Kerala Assembly’s special session passing a resolution recently, demanding that the Centre rescind the Citizenship (Amendment) Act,(TH)  ‘Assembly duty-bound to intervene when Constitution is under threat’

Missing the wood (TH) Rather than denounce Kerala’s CAA resolution, Centre must seek to understand the objections

GS3: Infrastructure

Explained: What Railways restructure means (IE) The government has decided to trim the Railway Board and merge service cadres. How were the Railways being run so far, and why was an overhaul felt necessary? And why has it upset civil servants in Railways?

GS3: Science and Technology

PM inaugurates the 107th Indian Science Congress (PIB) Delivering the inaugural address, the Prime Minister said, “The growth story of India depends on its achievements in the Science & Technology sector. There is a need to revolutionize the landscape of Indian Science Technology and Innovation.