GS1: World History        

  • "Explained: What happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945?(IE); On the morning of August 6, a B-29 bomber Enola Gay dropped the atomic bomb called “Little Boy” on the city of Hiroshima, killing over 80,000 people. Three days later, another atomic bomb called “Fat Man” was dropped over Nagasaki killing more than 40,000 people
  • Taking nuclear vulnerabilities seriously(TH)" Deterrence enthusiasts claim that nuclear weapons do not just protect countries against use of nuclear weapons by others, but even prevent war and promote stability. These claims do not hold up to evidence. Nuclear threats have not always produced fear and, in turn, fear has not always induced caution.

GS1: Culture        

GS1: Social Issues        

  • Brus reject resettlement site offer(TH) The JMC comprising the Bengali, Mizo, Buddhist Barua and other communities had on July 21 submitted a memorandum to the Tripura government specifying six places in Kanchanpur and Panisagar subdivisions of North Tripura district for the resettlement of the Brus who fled ethnic violence in Mizoram since 1997. The JMC also proposed settling 500 families at most in these places.

GS2: Polity        

GS2: Governance        

  • A.P. HC stays operation of three-capital Act(TH) Their argument is that the decentralisation Act ignored the existing projects and those under construction across nine ‘theme cities’ in Amaravati on which a massive amount had been spent from the exchequer. The said Act posed a threat to the farmers’ livelihood and it would affect the economy of the entire State.

GS2: Schemes       

GS3: Science & Technology      

  • Explained: What is ammonium nitrate, which caused the massive explosion in Beirut? (IE) In India, The Ammonium Nitrate Rules, 2012, under The Explosives Act, 1884, define ammonium nitrate as the “compound with formula NH4NO3 including any mixture or compound having more than 45 per cent ammonium nitrate by weight including emulsions, suspensions, melts or gels but excluding emulsion or slurry explosives and non explosives emulsion matrix and fertilizers from which the ammonium nitrate cannot be separated”.

GS3: Schemes        

  • Jal Jeevan Mission: A reservoir of clean water & employment opportunities(PIB) Another health concern is Japanese Encephalitis and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (JE-AES) and the affected 10 priority districts of the State have to be provided potable water on priority. The State has planned to provide 25.46 lakh household tap connection in these priority districts during 2020-21. Centre has advised the State to provide safe drinking water through 100% household connection in these districts by 2022 to reduce morbidity, mortality and disability in children due to JE/ AES.

GS3: Disaster Management        
Hydro-Meteorological Hazards Risk Reduction(PIB)  The webinar series include four webinars focusing on issues apropos of ‘Thunderstorms and Lightning’, ‘Cloudburst and Floods’, ‘Cyclones and Storm Surges’ and ‘Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events’. The webinar series exhorted on enhancing human capacity in terms of better understanding of Hydro-Meteorological Hazards Risk and effective collaborative actions, by implementing Prime Minister’s 10-point agenda and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, for reducing the risk and enhancing the resilience of affected communities and surroundings.