GS-2

Quad one way to fix regional issues: Australian envoy

Australia’s High Commissioner in India has said that there is need for flexibility, agility and speed in solving regional problems and the Quad is “one of many such small groupings” in solving them

Virendra Kumar is pro- tem speaker

BJP MP from Madhya Pradesh Virendra Kumar will be the Pro-tem Speaker of the Lok Sabha.

Free speech cannot be choked by arrest: SC

Ordering the immediate release on bail of an arrested journalist, the Supreme Court has observed that fundamental rights of free speech and personal liberty are “non-negotiable.”

‘China getting decimated by tariff war’

US President has pivoted back to his trade fight with China and vowed to hit Beijing with more tariffs if it did not accede to America’s trade demands.

The importance of being neighbourly

Rajiv Bhatia, a Distinguished Fellow, Gateway House, and a former Ambassador discusses India’s progress in its Neighbourhood First Policy.

Truth, technology and the teacher

Krishna Kumar, a former director of the NCERT discusses the dynamics of educational technology and how wrong India has gone on the issue

GS-3

Gujarat put on high alert as cyclonic storm inches towards coast

Cyclonic storm “Vayu” has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm, forcing authorities to put Gujarat on high alert.

New agency to develop space warfare weapon systems

The government has approved the setting up of a new agency which will develop sophisticated weapon systems and technologies.

CO2 emissions rose by 2% in 2018: study

According to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy, global carbon emissions grew by 2.0%in 2018, the highest rate since 2010-2011


GDP growth overestimated during 2011-17: Arvind Subramaniam

Former Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian has said India’s GDP growth in the period 2011-12 to 2016-17 is likely to have been over-estimated, and the tag of fastest-growing major economy may not hold