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    India, Taliban make first official contact after last US troops leave Afghanistan

     

    India must rethink ‘wait and watch’ Afghan policy

    (IR)

    What are the new developments in India Afghan Relations? Keep a tap on India’s outreach to Doha Office and future meetings and outcomes.

    Should India follow a wait and watch policy or try to actively take part in talks with Taliban and try to turn them Indian favour? Can the Taliban be trusted?

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    Q1 growth rate 20.1%, real GDP still below pre-Covid level

     

    Explained: How to read Q1 GDP data

    (Economy)

    What is the current growth rate of economy? What is real GDP as compared to pre COVID level? What is the low base effect?

    What is the V shaped recovery? What do sub components of GDP and GNA data tell about economy?

    GS 3

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    Only when industry invests in J&K will it translate into a relationship of heart: Amit Shah

    (Economy)

    How is the industrial growth key to actual integration of J&K in India? How can new industries boost employment and education and reduce insurgency?

    GS 2

    8

    Govt defends new IT Rules, says they empower audience

    (Governance)

    What are the new IT Rules? What was their need? Why are they being criticized and what is the way out?

    GS 3

    9

    First time in 35 yrs, Kargil’s fresh apricots go global

    (Economy)

    How the division of J&K state into two UTs is helping in regional development?

    GS 3

    9

    India sees 7th driest August since 1901, all-India rainfall 24 pc below normal

    (Environment)

    How is climate change affecting the frequency and intensity of rainfall? What are the most recent trends reported by IMD?

    GS 3

    9

    Between diesel price and deep sea: Many fishermen unable to set sail

    (Economy)

    How are increasing petrol and diesel prices affecting different sectors of economy? What are the steps suggested to boost the blue economy?

    GS 2

    10

    How holistic education can infuse positivity in school system

    (Governance)

    What are the key highlights of Samgra Siksha Scheme? What is the expected role of NIPUN Bharat and New Education Policy in making education more funny and memorable?

    GS 2

    10 

    As states reopen schools, govts must start paying attention to gaps the pandemic has widened

    (Education)

    What are the challenges posed by COVID pandemic in front of the Education Sector? What are the necessary steps to fill the gaps widened due to pandemic?

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    With private consumption and investment still subdued, exports could provide fillip to growth

    (Economy)

    Why is the Q1 growth result not so appealing? What are the trends regarding private consumption, investment and exports, etc? How can they all be given a boost?

    GS 1

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    Partition was not just ‘batwara’ or division, it was ‘ujara’ or devastation

    (Post Modern History)

    Why was Partition accepted by different factions in India? What happened in the aftermath and what are the lessons to be learnt?

    GS 3

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    Understanding why Kerala’s Covid caseload remains high

    (Health)

    Despite having one of the best health infrastructure, literacy rate, etc., why is Kerala struggling to bring down the Virus prevalence?

    GS 3

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    Study relates Covid-19 deaths to amount of virus in lungs

    (Sc & Tech)

    Learn about the terms referred during the study like secondary infections, viral load, and immune cell populations in Covid-19 mortality.

    GS 2

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    Explained: What is the new BH series registration plates for vehicles?

    (Governance)

    What is the new Bharat Series of vehicle registration? How will it aid in inter state relocation of vehicles?

    GS 3

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    Shaktikanta Das: Fine-tuning operations to manage unanticipated liquidity

    (Economy)

    What are the fine tuning operations? How will they be rolled out to manage the excess liquidity and hence inflation? Learn about variable rate reverse repo (VRRR).

    GS 3

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    Costlier fuel drives buyers towards CNG car variants

    (Economy)

    What are the benefits and challenges of costlier fuel prices especially in the Automobile Sector?

    GS 3

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    Loan guarantee scheme to make healthcare infra third wave-ready: Nirmala Sitharaman

    (Health)

    What is the Loan Guarantee Scheme for Covid Affected Sectors (LGSCAS)? How will it help urban and suburban areas to fight the pandemic?