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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

    GS 2

     

    1

     

    Apologise if you want to return to Rajya Sabha: Goyal to 12 MPs

     

    (Polity and Governance)

     

    Know about the powers of presiding officers to deal with MPs disrupting proceedings, How often have disruptions led to the suspension of MPs?How difficult has it been to solve the problem of disruptions?

     

    GS 3

    1

    GDP grew 8.4% in Q2, but recovery appears patchy

    (Economy)

    What is the present status of India’s gross domestic product (GDP)? know about the contribution of the key sector, recent data of the National Statistical Office in this context 

    GS 2

    Mullaperiyar water let out without warning’

     

    (Governance)

    Origin of Mullaperiyar Dam issue, Tamil Nadu’s Stand, Kerala’s Stand, SC’s Ruling, What are the constitutional and statutory provisions regarding Interstate Water Dispute? 

     

    GS 2

    1

    ‘Omicron doesn’t escape RT­PCR, RAT

     

    (Health)

    Recent instructions of Union Health Ministry in context of  Omicron variant of Covid-19, the WHO assessment in this context, Can an RT-PCR test detect infection with Omicron, Will the vaccines stop Omicron? 

    GS 3

    1

    Farm fires added 14.6% to city’s PM2.5 in Nov

     

    (Environmental Pollution)

    What is the  contribution of stubble burning to Environmental Pollution, its major causes and impacts, what steps need to be taken in this context 

    GS 2

    5

    Kerala to act against vaccine hesitancy

     

    (Governance)

    What is the Vaccine Hesitancy? What are the reasons behind it and How can it be tackled?

     

    GS 2

    6

    Small grant but a big opportunity for local bodies

    (Polity and Governance

     

    Objective and need behind the Department of Expenditure’s recent release of ?8,453.92 crores to 19 States, as a health grant to rural and urban local bodies (ULBs),  what is the present annual government health expenditure (Union and State combined), what are the intiatives taken in this context, issues linked them, suggest further essential steps to tackle them 

     

    GS 3

    6

    Afghanistan, the rise of a narco­terrorist state 

     

    (Internal Security)

     

    About ungoverned spaces and lawlessness in Afghanistan, major reasons, how is it turning into a significant source of internal security threat to India, opium production in Afghanistan, how has it crossed 6,000 tonnes for the fifth consecutive year?  Relevance of Promotion of alternate livelihood programmes, Implications for India, key analysis and way forward 

     

    GS 3

    7

    India’s informal economy has not shrunk V RAJU

     

     

     

    (Economy)

     

    Why the informal economy in India has been shrinking since 2018, key takeaways from the recent report of the State Bank of India (SBI)in this context, how the report has taken place? what is the definition of internationally recognised definition of the informality of enterprises and workers? hindrances in development, and way forward 

    GS 3

    7 &9

    Controlling the crypto genie

     

    New crypto Bill will be introduced soon: Govt

     

    (Economy)

    What is the true nature of cryptocurrencies? Pros and cons,  what are the monetary, fiscal challenges of cryptocurrency, lawmakers and RBI’s stance on the legality of cryptocurrencies? Major features of the Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021, its objectives 

     

    GS 2

    9

    Amid din in Lok Sabha, Rijiju introduces Judges Bill

     

    Govt. appoints three-member panel to review EWS quota

     

    (Governance) 

     

    Key features of the High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill 2021.

     

     The recent appointment of a three-member committee to revisit the criteria for 10% reservation for economically weaker sections (EWS) in educational institutions and government jobs, the validity of the 103rd Constitution Amendment, through which the EWS quota was introduced in 2019, Discuss the challenges in the implementation of the recent policy of providing reservation to economically weaker sections (EWS). Do you think the reservation should be based on economic criteria instead of caste?

    GS 3

    10

    CAG flags delays in Army’s offloading model

     

    (Defence) 

    Know about Government-owned, contractor-operated (GOCO)’ model, a recent report of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in this context 

    GS 3

    12

    Core sector growth rebounds

     

    (Economy)

    Know about output from India’s eight core sectors and  Index of Industrial Production (IIP).

    GS 2

    15

    The Iran-US deadlock over nuclear capability

    (IR)

    What is the JCPOA? Why are talks between Iran and the U.S. at a stalemate?

     

    GS 2 

    15

    The controversies around an economic survey in Kerala

     

    (Polity and Governance

    Why is Kerala surveying the poor of forwarding communities? What are the objections raised by the NSS?