1. Waiting for daybreak : (GS-3)
UPSC Mains Syllabus: GSLV MarkIII rocket launcher
The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk-III), also referred to as the Launch Vehicle Mark 3 (LVM3) is a three-stage medium-lift launch vehicle developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
2. A test of law and justice: (GS-2)
UPSC Mains Syllabus: Constitutional amendments; Supreme Court’s power
The law, which was introduced in January this year, amends Articles 15 and 16 of the Constitution, and grants to government the power to provide for reservation in appointments to posts under the state and in admissions to educational institutions to “economically weaker sections of citizens [EWS]”.
3. A handtomouth Budget : (GS-3)
UPSC Mains Syllabus: Government Budgeting
4. Creating a fair digital payments market : (GS-3)
UPSC Syllabus: Liberalization on the economy; Data Security
The Indian government has asked WhatsApp to localise all data processing related to payment transactions in India and not on Facebook’s servers in the U.S. This is well in line with the government’s existing technology vision for the digital economy, which hinges on data localisation as the magic bullet to solve multiple problems ranging from prevention of personal data misuse to promotion of local enterprises.
The largest fallouts of granting market approval to a global player will be in the area of privacy. In the particular instance of WhatsApp Pay, the deal will give Facebook access to data on how people across countries are spending their money.
5. A WASH for healthcare: (GS-3)
UPSC Mains Syllabus: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
Adequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) amenities, including waste management and environmental cleaning services, are critical to the safe functioning of Healthcare facilities.
UPSC Mains Syllabus:Parliament - structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these; Standing committees.>
UPSC Mains Syllabus: Conservation of environment, measures in India and outside .
The ‘Blue Flag’ certification is an international recognition conferred on beaches that meet certain criteria of cleanliness and environmental propriety.
The Blue Flag Programme for beaches and marinas is run by the international, non-governmental, non-profit organisation FEE (the Foundation for Environmental Education).
UPSC Mains Syllabus: India and its neighborhood- relations
UPSC Mains Syllabus: Trade deficit.
10. China’s GDP growth slumps in Q2: (GS-3)
UPSC Mains Syllabus: Trade deficit
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