GS1: Art & Culture Rongali Bihu artists decry order on cheque payments (TH) Assam's Goods and Services Tax authority has asked the Bihu committees across Assam to make all transactions, including payments Explained: How Swami Vivekananda became the ‘messenger of Indian wisdom’ to the West (IE) Vivekananda was born in Kolkata on January 12, 1863, as Narendra Nath ... Vivekananda became the 'messenger of Indian wisdom' to West Villag... .
Updated on 13 January, 2020
GS2: Governance SC tells govt. to review orders curbing basic rights in J&K (TH) SC tells govt. to review orders curbing basic rights in J&K. It asks for publication of all orders on restrictions and review of the Net suspension Eloquently reticent (TH) If enunciating the law and laying down norms for the exercise of executive power were the only functions of a constitutional court Explained: The laws being used to suspend Internet, and what SC la... .
Updated on 11 January, 2020
GS2: Governance How India remains poor: As many as 22 states have become poorer (DTE) Latest NITI Aayog counts no state as 'achiever 1023 Fast Track Special Courts will be set up for Speedy disposal of Rape and POCSO Act Cases (PIB) 1023 Fast Track Special Courts will be set up for Speedy disposal of Rape and POCSO Act Cases U.P. tops list in crimes against women (TH) As per the report, 3,59,849 cases of crime against women were reported ... .
Updated on 10 January, 2020
GS1: India’s freedom struggle Explained: Who was Ashfaqullah Khan, why did the British hang him (IE) The Uttar Pradesh government has recently announced it will build... Explained: What is Epiphany festival, who are the 3 kings celebrated on this day? (IE) In Goa, the celebration is known by its Portuguese name 'Festa dos Reis', GS2: Governance Cabinet nod for FDI in coal mining (TH) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an or... .
Updated on 9 January, 2020
GS1: Indian Society A case for including Tulu in the Eighth Schedule (TH) Placing all deserving languages on an equal footing will promote social inclusion and national solidarity GS1: Art and Culture Explained: What is the historical significance of Nankana Sahib in Pakistan? (IE) Gurdwara Janam Asthan (also called Nankana Sahib Gurdwara) is built over the site where Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, was believed to be born in 1469. ... .
Updated on 8 January, 2020
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 worl... .
Updated on 8 January, 2020