Must Read News Articles-October-11-2019

The contrasting optics in the run-up to Chennai and Wuhan summits India slams Turkey for Syria action Trade, border dispute likely to dominate Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping talks In Mamallapuram, seeking the true north in ties Do we need a countrywide National Register of Citizens? A Chennai setting: On Modi-Xi second Read More …

Must Read News Articles-October-10-2019

Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping ‘informal summit’ in Chennai from October 11 India’s data localisation plans hang in the balance Maintaining the India-China stride length In Kashmir, opening a Pandora’s Box Slowdown effects more pronounced in India: IMF Ten years after ‘suicide’ mission, NASA thirsts for lunar water India slips 10 places Read More …

Must Read News Articles-October-09-2019

Rural children breastfed more: survey Nationwide NRC: Centre has to set common cut-off date India, China relations are of global significance: Chinese envoy Sun Weidong A life in the balance Rajnath Singh receives first Rafale in France; delivery in May 2020 Kejriwal yet to get MEA nod to visit Denmark Read More …

Graded Response Action Plan

Context Starting October 15, some stricter measures to fight air pollution will come into force in Delhi’s neighbourhood, as part of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP). The action plan has already been in effect for two years in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). What is new in Read More …

Explained: What does bunad mean?

When Norwegian Ambassador Hans Jacob Frydenlund went to Rashtrapati Bhavan to present his credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind recently, he was wearing his country’s traditional folk costume. Called a “bunad”, it is not a single kind of costume but an umbrella term with several regional variations. A bunad often Read More …

What does ‘no dengue deaths’ really mean?

Context Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted the “stunning results” of his government’s campaign to get people to invest 10 minutes every week to stop dengue mosquitoes from breeding: “The number of cases in Delhi so far is just 356, compared to 650 by this time last year”, he posted; “most importantly, we have Read More …

Saumya Sharma | AIR-9 , CSE 2017-Topper’s Strategy

Hello everyone, I am Saumya Sharma. I have scored AIR-9 in UPSC 2017. I graduated from National Law University, Delhi in 2017. Newspaper Reading Regarding newspapers, I used to read The Hindu before prelims, and post prelims I was reading The Indian Express in addition to The Hindu and made short notes from them. Read More …

Must Read News Articles-October-07-2019

NRC: Dhaka says it’s reassured by Narendra Modi’s briefing A Bill that undercuts key constitutional values Criticism is not sedition RERA Act applicable to plots sold under industrial project: tribunal India starts sharing maritime data India’s Vishnu Nandan among 300 researchers to join largest ever Arctic expedition A road to Read More …

National Monsoon Mission & Coupled Forecast Model (CFS)

Context The new monsoon model, called the Coupled Forecast Model (CFS), deployed by the IMD under the National Monsoon Mission (NMM) has failed to forecast the excess rainfall received during August-September 2019. About National Monsoon Mission Under the National Monsoon Mission initiative, the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, Read More …