GS1: World History
- The meaning of Gandhi’s silence(TH) For Gandhi, ahimsa and mauna were inextricably linked in a framework, wherein non-violence was about carrying out practical actions that entailed self-purification and self-control. What differentiated mauna from mere silence was that it did not necessitate cessation of speech as much as controlled activity.
- Language of unity(TH) India’s federal nature and diversity demand that no regional language is given supremacy over another.
- 24 million may drop out of school due to pandemic: UN(TH) Girls and young women are likely to be disproportionately affected, it says.
- Explained: Can two police forces investigate the same case?(IE) No. A case can be formally transferred to another agency like the CBI, but two agencies cannot probe the same FIR simultaneously. In cases where a money laundering aspect emerges, the Enforcement Directorate registers an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) and restricts its probe to the money laundering aspect of it.
GS2: International Relations
- Ahead of FATF meet, India to highlight Pakistan’s inaction(TH) Ahead of the crucial Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meetings in October, when Pakistan’s performance in acting against terror-financing infrastructure will be assessed, Indian agencies plan to highlight its inaction in the Pulwama case.
- Ballooning fiscal deficit is a grave issue for the govt (Mint) Fiscal deficit is the difference between what a government earns and what it spends.
- "Union Minister of State for Tourism Shri Prahlad Singh Patel virtually inaugurates world class “Thenzawl Golf Resort” project implemented in Mizoram under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme(PIB)" The Project was sanctioned under the Integrated Development of New Eco Tourism under Swadesh Darshan- North East Circuit
- "Grand Finale of fourth edition (Software) of Smart India Hackathon - 2020 concludes today(PIB)" The Prime Minister also interacted with three teams working on real-time tracking and alert systems using AI for crime detection and virtual police station with the IPS Training Academy, Hyderabad