GS 2


Women to get combat role in Army: (The Hindu, Women related issues + Security forces)

In a transformational move, the Indian Army is all set to open up combat positions for women, a gender barrier broken by only a few countries.

European variation: (The Hindu, Effects of developed and developing countries policies)

With global politics in a flux, India must make a careful choice of coalitions it forges.

Aadhaar must for kerosene subsidy, Atal Pension Yojana: (The Hindu, Government policies)

Aadhaar has now been made mandatory to get subsidy on kerosene and benefits of the Atal Pension Yojana.

EC contest had no impact on cases: (The Hindu, Executive and the Judiciary)

High Court said outcome of EVM hack had no bearing on pending poll petitions.

Excluded by Aadhaar: (Indian Express, Government policies)

The claim that Aadhaar has ended corruption is another misrepresentation of facts.It is delusional to celebrate the Aadhaar tidal wave, and criminal to turn a blind eye to hard facts about exclusion.


GS 3


GST countdown: (The Hindu, Planning, development and employment)

Goods and Services Tax Council has finalised the rates at which tax will be levied for almost all products and services under the tax regime.

New rifle ready, but Army holds fire: (The Hindu, Security forces)

The Ordnance Factory Board has developed a new 7.62-mm assault rifle for the Army.

Need for corrective action: (The Hindu, Planning, development and employment)

Revised estimates show that demonetisation hurt, but a deepening investment slowdown remains the challenge.

CSIR faces fund crunch, asks labs to look outside: (The Hindu, Science and Tech)

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research is staring at a fund crunch.

Commerce Ministry to redefine focus: (The Hindu, Infrastructure and investment models)

The Commerce Ministry has sought to shed from its portfolio non-core areas including Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) implementation, as well as administrative control over commodity boards and certain Public Sector Undertakings (PSU).

Will RBI correct its inflation forecast?: (The Hindu, Planning, development and employment)

Many believe that RBI’s change of stance from ‘accommodative’ to ‘neutral’ may have been hasty.

GDP estimates: Reading the tea leaves: (The Hindu, Planning, development and employment)

Economy did take a sizeable knock due to the note ban.

From plate to plough: Farm and the tax: (Indian Express, Cropping pattern, storage, marketing, e-tchnology)

A smooth GST regime can break inter-state barriers on movement and facilitate direct linkages between processors and farmers.


Prelims Related News


Citizen scientists find cold new world near solar system:

A brown dwarf over 100 light years away from the Sun has been discovered using a new citizen science tool that helps astronomers pinpoint new worlds lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system.


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