1. Move to sell 100% stake in Air India Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper III; Economics Almost two years since the first attempt which failed to enthuse buyers, Air India is back on sale. Call it the government’s desperation to exit the troubled airline that is devouring tax-payer money or call it smart... Continued.
1. Nearly 2,800 coronavirus cases, including 37 outside China Read only for understanding There have been 2,798 confirmed cases of coronavirus until January 27, with 2,761 of these cases occurring in China, according to the latest update on the outbreak from the World Health Organization. The 37 cases outside of China have been reported from... Continued.
1. Nagardhan excavations: Why are findings important to understand Vakataka dynasty Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper I; Culture Recent archaeological excavations at Nagardhan in Ramtek taluka, near Nagpur, have provided concrete evidence on the life, religious affiliations and trade practices of the Vakataka dynasty that ruled parts of Central and South India between... Continued.
1. Justice for Rohingya: On International Court of Justice ruling Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper II; IOBR Ruling of ICJ The unanimous ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the prevention of alleged acts of genocide against Rohingya Muslims has finally pinned legal responsibility on Myanmar’s government for the military’s large-scale... Continued.
1. India slips two places on global corruption perception index Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper II; Polity & Governance India’s ranking in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI-2019) has slipped from 78 to 80 compared to the previous year, said Transparency International, while questioning the “unfair and opaque political financing” in the country. India’s... Continued.
1. How Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Salman hacked Amazon founder Jeff Bezos Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper III; Science & Technology Pegasus spyware used for hacking Bezos iphone A malicious file attached to an encrypted video message sent on WhatsApp is believed to have been used in hacking Amazon founder and CEO Jeff... Continued.
1.Wuhan Virus: China’s mystery virus that has killed six, triggered worry Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper III; Science & Technology A top Chinese scientist has confirmed that the mysterious coronavirus (a type of virus named after its spiky, solar corona-like appearance under an electron microscope) that had by Tuesday killed at least six... Continued.
1. The gulf between rich and poor, men and women, globally Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper III; Economics Oxfam, the international nonprofit focussed on the alleviation of global poverty, has published a report on economic inequality. The report, titled Time to Care: Unpaid and Underpaid Care Work and the Global Inequality Crisis, released... Continued.
1. Already low, how India-Pakistan trade nearly collapsed in 2019 Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper II; IOBR Tensions between India and Pakistan in 2019 have reduced the already low volumes of trade between the two countries to near zero. Steps taken by India and Pakistan Following the terrorist attack on the CRPF convoy... Continued.
1. Merger of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha TV in last stages Relevant for GS Prelims The merger of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha Television is in its final stages, with the six-member Committee expected to submit its final report in two weeks time. The Committee was constituted on November 7 and is headed by... Continued.