Prelims cum Mains

Prelims Addon 20200906

Business Reform Action Plan 2019

  • 4th edition of Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) ranking of states released by Finance ministry
    • Andhra Pradesh Ranked First followed by UP in 2019 ranking while UP at 12th Position in 2018 Ranking
      • UP shows maximum improvement in its ranking of 10 positions
    • This is 4th report since 2015
    • Assessed on 180 Reform points & 12 regulatory regime
    • Full weightage is given to feedback from ground level .
    • Among UT’s Delhi Bags the 1st place.

Sri Lankan Constitutional Amendment

  • Sri Lanka 13th Constitution Amendment
    • Related to Indo-Lanka Accord signed by Rajiv Gandhi & President J.R. Jayawardene
    • Year 1987
    • It was an attempt to resolve the Sri Lankan civil war  between Armed forces & LTTE by devolution of power state provinces.
    • Though the amendment was done in constitution but its materialization on ground in large not met envisaged objective.
File:Sri Lanka Ethnic Map.png - Wikimedia Commons

International Day of Charity

When ?

5th Sept 2020


  • Sensitizing and mobilizing people, NGOs, and stakeholders all around the world to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities.

Why this date chosen by UNGA?

  • The date of 5 September was chosen by the General Assembly of the United Nations in order to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. 

About Mother Teresa

  • Mother Teresa, the renowned nun and missionary, was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in 1910.
  • In 1928 she went to India, where she devoted herself to helping the destitute.
  • In 1948 she became an Indian citizen and founded the order of Missionaries of Charity in Kolkota (Calcutta) in 1950, which became noted for its work among the poor and the dying in that city.
  • She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
  • Mother Teresa died on September 5th 1997, at 87 years of age.

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