Geography Places in News

  • Geography: Birsa Munda Stadium in Rourkela for hockey World Cup.
  • Geography: PERU SHUTS AIRPORT NEAR MACHU PICCHU due to protests.


  • Environment/Pollution: NGT panel criticises Char Dham sites’ administration for having More pilgrims than infra, waste disposal lacking esp. at Kedarnath, Yamunotri, Gangotri and Hemkund Sahib.

Polity: right issues- journalistic freedom of speech:

  • SUPREME Court favoured action against television anchors who act unfairly during debates and sought to know how many times an anchor has been taken off air over a programme by News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA)
SC angry over TV News-Anchors


  • IR/Defense: India to setup Global South Center of Excellence.
  • IR/Defense: Cash-strapped Sri Lanka on announced plans to reduce Army’s strength from current 2 lakh to 100,000 by the year 2030


  • Ethics : Corruption; CBI has registered an FIR against former finance secretary Arvind Mayaram (IAS) for corruption in giving favours to the UK based company De La Rue for supply of colour shift security thread for Indian currency notes when he was finance secretary.
  • Ethics : Crime and punishment: IIM Lucknow graduate Indian Oil Corporation sales manager S Manjunath was killed in 2005 for exposing corruption. His murdered freed from jail after the Uttar Pradesh government ordered his premature release for ‘good behaviour’ after 17 yrs of jail.