INDEX

HISTORY

  1. Lala Lajpat Rai 1-1
  2. Suranga Bawadi on World Monument Watch list 1-2
  3. Travellers quoted in Ayodhya judgment 2-3
  4. Thiruvalluvar: Ancient Tamil Saint 3-3
  5. UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) 3-3
  6. Chavang Kut Festival 4-4
  7. Tipu Sultan’s place in history 4-5
  8. Pushkaram Festival 5-5

POLITY & GOVERNANCE

  1. 250th session of Rajya Sabha 6-7
  2. SC Verdicts on religious issues 7-8
  3. Supreme Court strikes down rules on tribunal postings 8-8
  4. Right to carry on business 8-9
  5. CJI’s office under RTI 9-10
  6. Disqualified, yet qualified: On Karnataka rebel MLAs 10-11
  7. President’s Rule in Maharashtra 11-12
  8. State of Policing in India 12-13
  9. T.N. Seshan 13-13
  10. Role of Governor in State govt. formation 13-14
  11. Second Judges Case, 1993 14-15
  12. Naga peace process 15-16
  13. Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act (MRSSA) 16-16
  14. Naga flag 16-17
  15. Bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir 17-18

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

  1. India – Sri Lanka ties 19-20
  2. BRICS Summit in Brazil 20-21
  3. International Seed Treaty 21-21
  4. Kalapani Dispute 21-21
  5. The fall of the Berlin Wall 22-23
  6. Exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’ 23-23
  7. Quad 23-25
  8. SCOJtEx-2019 25-25
  9. Exercise Dustlik 2019 25-25
  10. India – Saudi Arabia relations 25-26
  11. Exercise Shakti-2019 26-26
  12. United Nations’ Universal Postal Union (UPU) 26-27
  13. India, Pak. sign Kartarpur pact 27-27

ECONOMY

  1. World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index 28-29
  2. Supreme Court over ArcelorMittal 29-29
  3. India’s export woes 29-30
  4. IndiaSkills 2020 30-30
  5. Recent amendments to the Terms of Reference (ToR) of the 15th Finance Commission 30-31
  6. Telecom sector – impact of policies 31-32
  7. Largest FDI project of Indian Railways 32-33
  8. Inflation – CPI, WPI divergence 33-33
  9. Project Zero 33-34
  10. Industrial production contracted 34-34
  11. Base Year in GDP Calculations 34-35
  12. Harmonized System (HS) Code 35-36
  13. Moody rated India down 36-36
  14. India rejected the RCEP trade deal 36-37
  15. Steel Scrap Recycling Policy 37-38
  16. The Occupational safety, health and working conditions code, 2019 38-39
  17. SkillsBuild platform 39-40
  18. Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) in Telecom Sector 40-41
  19. India’s labour productivity 41-41
  20. WTO rules against India’s export subsidies 41-42
  21. Tracking employment in India 42-43
  22. Open General Export Licenses (OGEL) 43-44
  23. Global Ease of Doing Business Report 2020 44-45

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

  1. Spicules in the Sun 46-46
  2. Gravastars 46-47
  3. International Symposium on Lighting (iSoL) 47-47
  4. Arrokoth 47-48
  5. Pteropsaron indicum 48-48
  6. X-57 Maxwell: NASA’s first electric plane 48-48
  7. Cloud Seeding Technology 48-49
  8. Voyager 2 Spacecraft 49-50
  9. Space Taxi: CST-100 Starliner 50-51
  10. NAVIC (Navigation in Indian Constellation) 51-51
  11. Dwarf Planets 51-52
  12. Mitochondrial DNA 52-52
  13. Spyware Pegasus 52-53
  14. Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) System 53-53
  15. Edge Computing 53-54
  16. Organoids 54-55
  17. Dirac metals: New class of quantum materials for clean energy technology 55-55
  18. IndiGen Initiative 56-56
  19. Nano-pharmaceuticals 56-57

ENVIRONMENT

  1. Centre withdraws plan to bring in changes to Forest Act of 1927 58-58
  2. Butterflies survey in Western Ghats 58-59
  3. Exercise Tiger Triumph 59-59
  4. Swachh – Nirmal Tat Abhiyaan 59-59
  5. Stubble burning 59-61
  6. Pliosaur 61-61
  7. Climate Change and Heat-Induced Mortality in India 61-62
  8. Ethanol production in India 62-63
  9. Indian Air quality Interactive Repository (IndAIR) 63-63
  10. Wastelands Atlas of India – 2019 63-63
  11. Red Atlas Action Plan Map 63-64
  12. Polypedates bengalensis 64-64
  13. UNFCCC COP 64-65
  14. Carbon emission from tropical forests 65-65
  15. Coastal Digital Elevation Model (CoastalDEM) 65-66
  16. Role of mountain streams in carbon cycle 66-66
  17. Nelloptodes gretae 66-66
  18. Protocol to assess Snow Leopard population 66-67
  19. Wetland’ status for Chandigarh’s Sukhna Lake 67-67

SOCIAL ISSUES

  1. Odisha’s strides in nutrition 68-68
  2. Surveillance laws in India 69-70
  3. Water Quality Report 70-70
  4. NISHTA Mission 70-70
  5. Quality on tap: On report of Ministry of Consumer Affairs 71-71
  6. India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) 71-72
  7. The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change 72-73
  8. Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh 73-73
  9. Household Consumer Expenditure Survey 73-74
  10. Zero Hunger With Langar initiative 74-74
  11. Swachh Bharat 75-76
  12. Social Security Code 76-77
  13. RAAH: A one-stop source of data on mental health centres, professionals 77-77
  14. National Water Policy 77-78
  15. National Health Stack (NHS) and National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB) 78-79
  16. Glyphosate-based herbicides 79-79
  17. Financial Inclusion in India 79-80
  18. National Health Profile 2019 80-81
  19. National Pension Scheme 81-82
  20. Borewell deaths 82-82
  21. Arundhati Swarna Yojana 83-83
  22. Intensified Mission Indradhanush 83-83

GEOGRAPHY

  1. Acqua alta 84-84
  2. Geochemical Baseline Atlas of India 84-84
  3. Feni River 84-85
  4. Danakil Depression 85-85
  5. Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) 85-86

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