GS1: Indian History

Who was Amrit Kaur (IE- Explained) Amrit Kaur was the first woman in independent India who joined the Cabinet as the Health Minister and remained in that position for 10 years.


GS2: Governance

Supreme Court upholds 2018 order on land acquisition, Acquisition not to lapse if relief paid to Treasury: SC(TH) The Supreme Court on Friday reaffirmed its February 2018 ruling on Section 24 on land acquisition compensation awards, given by a three-judge bench

The centre cannot brand organizations‘ political: SC(TH) ‘It can’t be deprived of foreign funds for using legitimate forms of dissent’

Delimitation panel for J&K, northeastern States set up Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora has nominated Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra as his representative on the commission. The third member will be the election commissioner of the state or Union Territory concerned.

Explained | When lawyers refuse to defend accused: what is the law, what SC has said(IE) The Hubli Bar Association submitted that it would take back a resolution it had passed on February 15; on Friday, the High Court asked the association to place on record a resolution withdrawing the earlier one.

"Ministry of Minority Affairs implementing various schemes for the socio-economic and educational empowerment of six centrally notified minorities (PIB)   The Minister of Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today stated in the Lok Sabha in a written reply that Minority has been defined under Section 2 (c) of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) Act, 1992. As per Section 2 (c) of the NCM Act, “minority”, for the purposes of this Act, means a community notified as such by the Central Government. So far, six communities viz. Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Zoroastrians (Parsis) and Jains, have been notified as minority communities by the Central Govt.


GS2: International Relations

India joins the Indian Ocean Commission as an observer This move has strategic importance as the Commission is an important regional institution in the Western Indian Ocean.


GS3:  Issues related to agriculture, disaster management

Unprecedented rain: farmers fear damage to wheat crop(TH) Rain and thundershowers at most places over Punjab and at many places in Haryana during the past 48 hours have brought cheers to farmers, especially the wheat growers who were in for another round of irrigation this month.


GS3: Economy

Double-edged sword(TH) The SC ruling gives relief to cryptocurrency exchanges, but they still need to be regulated

"As part of RBI bailout, SBI to pick up 49% in Yes Bank, Banking on bailouts(TH) The prompt bailout proposal for Yes Bank, while commendable, raises several questions

Thirty days is the outer limit for Yes Bank resolution, says Das(TH) Decision on bank taken to maintain the stability of banking sector: RBI Governor

Banking on bailouts(TH), Yes Bank, No Bank(IE)" The RBI directed Yes Bank that it should not grant or renew any loan or advance, make any investment, incur any liability or agree to disburse any payment or otherwise enter into any compromise or agreement and transfer or dispose of any of its properties or assets.

GS3: Science and Technology
ARCI develops Fuel Cell Technology for Disaster Management Scientists at International Advanced Research for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad, an autonomous R&D Centre of Department of Science and Technology (DST) have developed Polymer Electrolyte Membrane fuel cells (PEMFC).