1. SC to list plea for review of PMLA order

  • Supreme Court on Monday agreed to list a petition seeking a review of a July 27 judgment that upheld the core amendments made to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), which give the government and the Enforcement Directorate virtually unbridled powers of arrest and searches and make bail nearly impossible, while shifting the burden of proof of innocence onto the accused rather than the prosecution.
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  • GS 3: Money-laundering and its prevention; linkages of organised crime with terrorism

2. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary reopens

  • After a gap of nearly one month, the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary near Mysuru in Karnataka has reopened for tourists.
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  • GS 3: Environment- conservation

3. Factoring in the risk

  • Development of mountain areas over the years has upset the ecological balance
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  • GS 3: Environmental Impact Assessment

4. Not centres of learning yet

  • The Anganwadi scheme, designed to support children under six, is yet to fulfil its potential.
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  • GS 2: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and the States and the performance of these scheme

5.  A Centre- State skew further widened

  • The share of the States in divisible pool is shrinking despite their carrying a higher burden of expenditure
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  • GS 3: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilisation of resources, growth, development and employment. Government Budgeting.

6. Panel begins talks on MSP, natural farming

  • The first meeting of the committee on minimum support price (MSP), headed by former Union Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Agrawal, saw discussions on natural farming, changing cropping patterns in the country and ensuring MSP to farmers by making the system more effective and transparent.
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  • GS 3: agriculture: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices

7. ‘Tomato flu’ detected among children in India, says Lancet

  • Cases reported in Kerala, T.N. and Odisha; precautions taken to check spread
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  • GS 3: Science and Technology- Recent developments and their applications and effects in everyday life

8. India, Iran sign pact to aid movement of seafarers

  • Centre highlights role of Chabahar port as a trade multiplier
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  • GS 2: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting the Indian interests

9. Loan defaulters, entities under probe need NOC to invest overseas

  • ‘New norms to ease doing business’
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  • Prelims syllabus: events of national and international importance


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