22 August, 2020

  • Differential impact of COVID-19 and the lockdown - Lead Article (Social Justice)
  • Ahead of Bihar poll, EC nod for filing nomination online (Polity & Governance)
  • Kerala readies to host its first dragonfly festival (Environment)
  • SBI to raise Rs. 8931 cr. Via Basel III Bonds (Economy)
  • Third warning as Godavari level rises at Bhadrachalam (Environment)
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    Differential impact of COVID-19 and the lockdown

    • The Article highlights about the book - The Great Leveler – by Walter Scheidel (Austrian Economic Historian) – The book mentions that throughout human history, there have been four types of catastrophic events that have led to greater economic equality: pandemic, war, revolution and state collapse. However, this article suggests that the present COVID-19 pandemic throughout the globe cannot be said to be class neutral based on data and statistics taken from all over the world as poorer and economically vulnerable populations are more likely to contract the virus as well as to die from it.
    • Socially Marginalised Group at greater Risk
    • Job Loss in India - Caste Wise Analysis
    • Education as a Factor
    • Education (India) - Mapped with Caste
    • Use of Technology

     

    Ahead of Bihar poll, EC nod for filling nominations online (Page 01)

    • Ahead of the Bihar Assembly poll, the Election Commission on Friday approved guidelines for conducting polls during the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing public meetings and roadshows, subject to social distancing and other safety norms. The broad guidelines for elections and by-elections include allowing online submission of nomination forms, affidavits and security amount, and limiting the number of people accompanying candidates for filing nomination to two.
    • Important Guidelines
    • Chief Electoral Officer – Section 13A – RPA, 1950
    • District Election Officers - Section 13AA – RPA, 1950
    • Returning Officers – Section 21 – RPA, 1951
    • Observers – Section 20B – RPA, 1951

     

    Kerala readies to host its first dragonfly festival

    • The WWF-India Kerala unit has joined hands with the Society for Odonate Studies (SOS) [The Odonata are an order of flying insects that includes the dragonflies and damselflies.] for the first-ever State Dragonfly Festival in Kerala, named Thumbimahotsavam 2020.
    • About the festival

     

    SBI to raise ₹8,931 cr. via Basel III bonds

    • SBI on Friday said its board had approved a proposal to raise Rs. 8,931 crore by issuing Basel III-compliant bonds to investors.
    • About the Bonds

     

    Third warning as Godavari level rises at Bhadrachalam

    • About Godavari river.
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    AVANEESH KUMAR 3 months ago

    100% marks.
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