25 Oct, 2019

  • Should schools have prayers (Article)- Polity
  • Polio type 3 eradicated globally - Science
  • Ease of Doing Business (Article) - Economy
  • EPCA and Graded Response Action Plan- Environment
  • Maritime trade centre excavated ta Andhra Pradesh - History
  • Kartarpur Corridor - I.R
  • Practice Questions

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    2 out of 3 wild polio virus strains have been eradicated – WHO

    According to WHO the wild poliovirus type 3 has been globally eradicated.

    • About Polio
    • Poliomyelitis
    • Polio vaccines: OPV and IPV
    • Polio in India


    India climbs 14 notches in ease of doing business ranking - (Editorial)

    In a significant improvement, India has notched 14 places in the latest Doing Business index 2020 from last year’s 77 to 63 this year. Besides India is one of the most improved 10 economies in terms of the business index.

    • Doing Business index 2020
    • 10 sub-indices which decides ranking
    • Best places to do business
    • India’s Performance


    AP likely had a flourishing port, 2000 years ago

    An excavation carried out byArchaeological Survey of India (ASI) near Naidupeta (about 80 km from Tirupati and Nellore), has found that maritime trade centre based out of a fortified settlement near the banks of the Swarnamukhi river in Andhra Pradesh’s Gottiprolu may have had a trade guild with its own army to protect its interests around 2,000 years ago.

    • About the Excavations
    • brick-built structures
    • Satavahana/ Ikshvaku period
    • Krishna valley
    • Satavahanas – Society, trade, religion, culture


    India, Pakistan sign Kartarpur pact

    India and Pakistan has signed an agreement to operationalise the Kartarpur corridor that will facilitate pilgrims from India to visit the Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan.

    • About the pact
    • About Kartarpur Corridor
    • About Guru Nanak


    Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) 

    Hot mix plants, stone-crushers and construction activities that generate dust are prohibited from October 26 to 30 in Delhi and its satellite towns, a committee overseeing the implementation of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).

    • GRAP
    • ECAP


    Should schools have prayers? – (Interview)

    This interview highlights whether prayers done in the morning assembly of schools amount to giving religious instructions to students.

    • Article 28
    • Article 30
    • DAV College, Jullundar v State of Punjab
    • Aruna Roy v Union of India