1. EWS quota: SC to hear pleas on Sept. 13

  • A Five Judge Constitution Bench led by Chief Justice of India U.U. Lalit said it would give priority to hear two batches of petitions separately challenging the 10% quota for the economically weaker sections (EWS) and an Andhra Pradesh law which grants reservation to Muslims
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  • Prelims syllabus: Current events of national and international importance

2. SC impleads NHRC, NCW in Personal Law case

  • A five judge Constitution Bench on Tuesday impleaded the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the National Commission of Women (NCW) and the National Commission of Minorities as parties in a batch of petitions challenging the Muslim Personal Law practices such as polygamy and nikah halala.
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  • GS 2: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.

3. Telangana tops inflation charts at 8.32%

  • West Bengal and Sikkim too report rates above 8%, well over the nation’s 6.8%
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  • GS 3: Indian Economy (Inflation)

4. Kerala passes Bill on Lok Ayukta

  • It says power of competent authority rests with the legislature, not the Governor
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  • GS 2: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.

5.  Drop the phone checking, draft surveillance curbing orders

  • With unchecked surveillance by governments and private parties, the top court must be guided by overseas precedents
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  • GS 3: Internal Security: Basics of cyber security

6. The age of hyper-lapse consumerism

  • Consumers and businesses should be mindful of the consequences of their actions
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  • GS 3: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilisation of resources, growth, development and employment.

7. Challenging the Special Marriage Act, 1954

  • The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a writ petition challenging the Constitutional validity of certain provisions of the Special Marriage Act, 1954 under which couples seek refuge for interfaith and inter caste marriages.
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  • GS 1: Role of women and women’s organisations/ Social Empowerment

8. West U.P. turns hotspot of cattle disease

  • Farmers allege lack of vaccines, doctors to tackle lumpy skin disease (LSD).
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  • GS 3: Science and Technology- Recent developments and their applications and effects in everyday life

9. ‘Pasteurised, boiled milk safe, avoid raw produce’

  • The process is now under way to ensure the commercial availability of India’s indigenous vaccine Lumpi ProVac to protect livestock from lumpy skin disease, Director, National Research Centre on Equines, said on Tuesday.
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  • GS 3: Achievements of Indians in science & technology. Indigenisation of technology and developing new technology.

10. Huge haul of fake ₹2,000 notes: NCRB

  • Post 2016, there has been an increase in seizure of fake money, data reveal
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  • GS 3: Internal security- money-laundering and its prevention

11. Sensex rebounds, surges 2.7% spurred by bank, tech stocks

  • Further upside depends on how sustainable the increase is, say analysts
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  • GS 3: Indian Economy


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