22 June, 2020

  • Secrecy of ballot is key to free and fair elections: SC (Polity & Governance)
  • Additional funds sought for Jal Jeevan Mission (Economy)
  • India's continuing two-front conundrum - Lead Article (International Relation)
  • Fighting Double Pandemic; Silent Victim of Violence - Data Point (Social Justice)
  • Operation Samudra Setu (Security)
  • Hyderabad drugs get DCGI Approval (Science & Technology)
  • Question for the Day

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    Secrecy of ballot is key to free and fair elections: SC

    Supreme Court has highlighted that secrecy of ballot is the cornerstone of free and fair elections.

    • Importance of Secrecy of Ballot
    • Can a voter voluntarily waive the privilege of non-disclosure?


    Jal Jeevan Mission

    Ministry of Jal Shakti has asked for additional Rs. 82,000 crore from 15th Finance Commission for Jal Jeevan Mission which aims at providing potable water at service level of 55 litre per capita per day (lpcd) to every rural household through Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) by 2024.

    • Problems highlighted by Jal Shakti Ministry to 15th Finance Commission
    • Suggestions of Jal Shakti Ministry


    India’s continuing two-front conundrum 

    Author in this article highlights that when it comes to internal security, India has always been obsessed with Pakistan ignoring the threats posed by China. He supports his argument by pointing to the similar mistake done by the then government in 1950-60s, which led to the Sino-India war of 1962.

    • Lessons from past wars
    • Ignoring the Chinese obsession of dominating affairs in Asia.
    • Lessons for the present


    Fighting Double Pandemic + Silent Victim of Violence

    The mortality, morbidity, vaccines, economy have been the most talked about terms during lockdown.

    But what is lost in this chaos is a very social important perspective and that is how this over all lockdown has impacted women

    • Impact on Woman
    • Evidence of Impact
    • what are the measures that can be taken?


    Operation Samundra Setu

    Indian Naval Ship Airavat entered the port of Male at Maldives today as part of the Indian Navy's ongoing Op Samudra Setu, under the aegis of the Indian Government's Op Vande Bharat to bring back Indian nationals from foreign shores. 

    • About the mission


    Hyderabad drugs get DCGI Approval

    India’s drug regulator granted Cipla Ltd. and Hetero Labs the approval to produce and sell a generic version of Gilead Sciences Inc.’s (GILD) coronavirus drug candidate remdesivir.

    • About the drug

    Kumar ujjawal 8 months ago

    Hell sir, plz check Q4 option, given explanation is define as both option is correct, but showing only 2 is correct
    the Representation of The People Act, 1950 provide the allocation of seats in, and the delimitation of constituencies

    Rau's IAS, Delhi 8 months ago

    The explanation provided explains the objectives of both Acts of 1950 and 1951. Delimitation of constituencies is done under RPA, 1950 and not RPA, 1951. Hence, the correct answer is (b).