1. Can the Taliban suppress the potent IS threat? Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper II; International Issues With the Taliban in power in Afghanistan, there’s a new enemy ascending. The Islamic State group threatens to usher in another violent phase. Except this time the former insurgents, the Taliban, play the role of the... Continued.
1. Top prize for labour economics Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper; Miscellaneous (From Left to Right) David Card, Joshua D Angrist and Guido W Imbens. (Ill. Niklas Elmehed © Nobel Prize Outreach) On Monday, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel... Continued.
1. A homecoming: On Air India and the Tatas Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper III; Economics Air India, the airline started by J.R.D. Tata in the 1930s, is all set to return to the Tata fold after a 68-year-long journey as India’s state-owned flag carrier. The Centre’s announcement on Friday that Tata Sons’... Continued.
1. The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper III; Science & Technology The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was jointly awarded to David Julius, 66, at the University of California, San Francisco, and Ardem Patapoutian, 54, at Scripps Research, La Jolla, California, “for their discoveries... Continued.
1. What Air India deal means for Govt, Tatas Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper III; Economics On Friday, the government announced its decision to sell all its stake in Air India (AI) as well as AI’s stake in two other businesses — Air India Express Ltd (AIXL) and Air India SATS Airport Services... Continued.
1. It is imperative to make disaster resilience an inherent part of community culture Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper III; Disaster Management The Panchayati Raj, first adopted by Nagaur in Rajasthan on October 2, 1959, has expanded vastly. There are now 2,60,512 Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) represented by about 31 lakh elected members... Continued.
1. Simple idea that catalysed game changing reactions Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper III; Science & Technology 2021 Laureates Benjamin List (left) and David Macmillan. (Nobel Prize website) “Simple ideas are often the most difficult to imagine,” the Nobel Prize committee said while honouring Benjamin List and David MacMillan with this year’s Chemistry... Continued.
1. The Met on the mat Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper II; International Relations A new culture of ethics, not deterrent punishments alone, can transform the conduct of the police The Metropolitan Police of London are in the news for the wrong reasons. The gruesome murder of a teacher, Sabina Nessa (28), when... Continued.
1. Nobel for deciphering the science of touch Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper III; Science & Technology The five senses through which human beings perceive and experience the world around them are well known. The internal mechanisms inside the human body through which we become aware of, and respond to, light, sound, smell... Continued.
1. Why Delhi roads get flooded every monsoon? Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper III; Environment During the monsoon, many parts of Delhi, including arterial roads, get waterlogged leading to traffic snarls even with an hour’s rainfall. The main reason is the problems related to the city’s storm water drains. The city works on... Continued.