1. goose-necked dinosaur called Natovenator (meaning Swimming Thief). Its fossils found in Gobi Desert of Mongolia. I wonder how long PhD article has theHindu has written about this? Given their content writer’s obsession over Dino-fossils.
  2. INDIAN INSTITUTES of Technology (IITs) have decided to reinstate the pre-pandemic Class 12 performance criterion for admissions next year. Earlier they had stopped considering the class 12 score because of the corona crisis.
  3. AIIMS cyberattack probe points to ‘foreign state actor’ Govt looks at mandatory security audits
  4. Under the MLALAD scheme of Gujarat, each legislator can recommend or suggest works worth Rs 1.5 crore every year in their respective constituencies. But 25% of the funds unspent. The unspent amounts will lapse once the term of the Assembly ends. Point to reflect: non-utilisation of the scheme money is among the reasons for under development of poor people.
  5. Ethics: ISRO scientist S Nambi Narayanan in the 1994 espionage case. He was wrongly framed and acquitted by the court with rs.50 lakh compensation. now legal process going against the IPS officers who had framed him.
  6. Ethics: Cartel involving senior bureaucrats, businessmen, politicians and middlemen was allegedly extorting an illegal levy of Rs 25 per tonne for every tonne of coal transported in Chhattisgarh. ED begins arrest.
  7. Most drones crossing border originate from Pak Rangers outposts: Agencies
  8. Quote: You can change friends but not neighbours. — Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  9. Refuting History: Pak Ex-General Qamar Javed Bajwa attempted to rewrite history. He said: “I want to correct some facts here. Firstly, former East Pakistan was a political failure and not a military one, the number of soldiers fighting was not 92,000 but 34,000 and the others were in different government departments “these 34,000 soldiers were confronted by an Indian army of 2,50,000 soldiers and 2,00,000 members of the Mukti Bahini. Against these heavy odds, our army fought bravely and gave exemplary sacrifices.
  10. Education: PIL in SC to include history and geography of Northeast in the school curriculum.CHIEF JUSTICE of India D Y Chandrachud rejected saying 1) these were matters of academic policy and the court can’t direct government what to teach. 2) CJI is of the personal view that children should be taught as less as possible. “Instead of creating information overload, we should help them open up their minds,”
  11. Electoral bonds daily ball by ball commentary.
  12. DIGIYATRA- new facial recognition software for paperless passage through airport checkpoints : explained in YT Short: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/F3EJ4dvTQOc
  13. EPFO-2014 scheme pe SC order. this much technical stuff notimp. allowed another opportunity to EPFO members who have availed of the Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS), to opt for higher annuity over the next four months. Employees who were existing EPS members as on September 1, 2014 can contribute up to 8.33% of their ‘actual’ salaries — as against 8.33% of the pensionable salary capped at Rs 15,000 every month — towards pension.
  14. NPCI extends UPI market cap deadline by 2 years. The guidelines requiring each UPI third-party app to adhere to a 30 percent transaction volume cap. This type of technical stuff is not important for the scope of exam.
  15. STATE BANK of India (SBI) raised Rs 10,000 crore through its maiden infrastructure bonds. We will not prepare it until it has a fancy name.