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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

    GS 2

    1&9

    AFSPA lifted from parts of Nagaland, Assam and Manipur

    AFSPA and the Northeast

    (Polity and Governance)

    Why has the Central government decided to remove the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from certain districts in Nagaland, Assam and Manipur?Why is the decision significant?Why was AFSPA imposed on the Northeast in the first place?What has made AFSPA unpopular among the people?What attempts have been made to repeal AFSPA or reduce its area of operation in the past?What positions have state governments taken on the law?

    GS 2

    1

    If China breaches LAC again, Russia won’t help, says US Dy NSA

     

    (International Relations)

    How severe are the new sanctions on Russia?What is Russia’s response to the sanctions?what are the consequences” to countries that “actively attempt to circumvent the sanctions”? How it affects India and what lies ahead ?

    GS 2

    5

    Sonia Gandhi slams govt over NREGA cuts; ministers hit back

    (Welfare Schemes)

    What is Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme?,Latest Budgetary Allocations,Features,Significance,Challenges and what more steps need to be taken to improve its implementation ?

    GS 2

    5

    Rajya Sabha bids goodbye to 72 members, PM hails contribution

    (Parliament )

    Know about Composition of Rajya Sabha ,Process of Rajya Sabha Election,Significance of upper house, criticisms and suggest necessary reforms .

    GS 2

    5

    SC upholds HC order scrapping quota Vanniyars in TN

    (Polity and Governance)

    Who are the Vanniyars? Why did SC cancel 10.5% reservation for them in Tamil Nadu?What was the Tamil Nadu government order?Why was the order objected to?The reaction to the SC order and what lies ahead ?

    GS 3

    9

    What is genome editing technology and how is it different from GM technology?

    (Science and Technology) 

     

    What is genome editing?How is gene editing different from GMO development?What are the regulatory issues which have prevented wider adoption of this technique?What has the government decided?

    GS 2

    9

    What is India’s Maritime deal with Srilanka 

    (International Relations)

    Key features of India’s Maritime deal with Srilanka and Why India’s pact with Sri Lanka on a maritime rescue centre is significant?

    GS 3

    9

    How does provident fund interest rate cut impact your retirement corpus?

     

    (Economy)

    How do EPF rates compare with small savings instruments?How will the rate cut impact the corpus?What has the government said on cutting the interest rate?How will the tax on EPF income work?

    GS 3

    11

    Crisis and Sustainability 

    (Environment and Biodiversity)

     

    Why the necessity of good the Economic, Social and Environmental (ESG) practices is being increasingly felt?findings of The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) latest report on climate impacts, vulnerability and adaptation,what does it suggest?how the pandemic highlighted the need for balance in nature-people relationships ,key analysis and what lies ahead ?

    GS 3

    13

    Why e-scooters have been catching fire in India

    (Science and Technology )

    Why did the Ola, Okinawa and other EVs’ batteries catch fire?What are some previous cases of fires due to faulty Li-ion batteries?What are lithium ion batteries, and how do they work?What is a battery management system?

    GS 3

    13

    Small savings schemes’ interest rates unchanged

    (Economy)

    Why has the government decided to keep interest rates on small savings instruments unchanged ?What are the various rates applicable on small savings instruments?Why is the status quo on small saving interest rates significant?