Pulicat Lake: It is the second largest brackish water lagoon in India, after Chilika Lake. The Pulicat Bird Sanctuary located in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh and Protected area in Thiruvallur District of Tamil Nadu.
2. How not to counter economic stagnation (GS-3)
UPSC SyllabusEconomic Growth; Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
3. Decisive shift (GS-3)
UPSC SyllabusVarious Security forces and agencies and their mandate
The government has acted with reasonable alacrity to create the post of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), who will head the Department of Military Aff airs (DMA). It was only four months ago, on August 15, that the Prime Minister stressed the importance of creating this post, whereas two Defence Ministers came and went after Manohar Parrikar promised that this move was very much on the government’s agenda.
It has been able to close about 85.8 percent of its overall gender gap. Norway (83.5 percent) came at the second spot, Sweden (82.2 percent) at the third, and Finland (82.1 percent) claimed the 4th spot in the rankings.
UPSC SyllabusIndian Polity; the Constitution
Subhash Kashyap, who was secretary general of the seventh, eighth and ninth Lok Sabha, said that with both Houses of Parliament having passed the CAB, and the President giving assent, the only way to “correct it” is through the “court of law” or by Parliament amending the Act.
5. The difficulty of being honest (GS-4)
UPSC SyllabusDeterminants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics
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