China sends 25 jets into Taiwan air zone

GS Paper 2 Topics covered: International relations   Context: China’s display of air force against Taiwan. Display of military power like this has been on the rise by China against Taiwan More on this news: China- Taiwan relations- Background: China has claimed Taiwan through its “one China” policysince the Chinese civil war forced the defeated Kuomintang, …

Blood pressure, cholesterol control key for Type 1 diabetes

GS Paper 2 Topics covered: Issues related to Health   Context: A study conducted recently observed that it is crucial to have a good control over blood pressure and cholesterol and not just good control over blood sugar level to combat Type 1 diabetes Other observations made in this study Patients who have T1D have …

Renunciation of Indian citizenship now simpler

GS Paper 2 Topics covered: Indian Constitution- Significant feature- Citizenship   Context: New guidelines introduced by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to simplify the process of renunciation of citizenship for Indians who wish to do so. More on this news Some of the simplified provisions in the new guidelines include- Uploading of documents online and …

Modi launches missions for better cities

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Population and associated issues, poverty, and developmental issues.   Context: The government has launched the 2nd phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) to make cities free of garbage, ensuring safe water, and not allow any untreated water discharge into any of the …

CJI for special panels to probe ‘atrocities’

GS Paper 2 Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   Context: Chief Justice of India has mooted to form a Panel headed by High Court Chief Justice to probe any complaint received from Common man of “atrocities” committed by the bureaucracy, especially police officers Need …