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    No one will oppose if India backs such a process: Lavrov on Ukraine mediation

    (International Relations)

     

    Know about  India’s position on the Russia-Ukraine conflict, India’s readiness to contribute to the peace process on the issue of Ukraine, how India-Russia bilateral relations are being affected in the present scenario and what are recent developments pertaining to Ukraine and what lies ahead ?

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    1

    Pandemic eases but NREGS demand still higher than pre-Covid

     

    (Welfare Schemes)

    Know about 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 3

    1

    GST collections hit all-time high of Rs 1.42 lakh crore

    (Economy)

    What is Goods and Service Tax (GST)?Pros and cons ,recent data from the Union Finance Ministry and what lies ahead.

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    CJI says need independent umbrella body for central probe agencies 

     

    Break nexus between executive 

    (Statutory, Regulatory & Various Quasi-judicial Bodies)

    What is CBI?Historical Background,Cases Handled by the CBI,issues ,why CBI has come under deep public scrutiny?What are various issues affecting its functioning ?Why is there a need for the creation of an independent and autonomous investigative agency and what other reforms are needed ?

    GS 2

    5

    Cong MP tables Bill for rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits

     

    40 yrs after treaty, Antarctic Bill introduced in LS

     

    LS passes bill that seeks to include Gonds and other tribes in ST category in certain UP districts

     

    (Polity and Governance)

    What are the major highlights of ‘Kashmiri Pandits (Recourse, Restitution, Rehabilitation and Resettlement) Act, 2022?objectives and needs.

     

    Key features of Indian Antarctic Bill-2022 ,its objectives ,applicability ,what is Antarctic Treaty?India’s research stations in Antarctica and what lies ahead ?

     

    Know about the Constitution (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Orders (Second Amendment) Bill, 2022,its objectives ,other steps taken by the government for development of tribal people and areas and what more needs to be done in this context ?

    GS 2

    9

    Punjab claims on Chandigarh 

     

    Assam-Meghalaya border: the dispute, and what’s been settled

     

    What is a look out notice, and when is it issued?

     

    (Polity and Governance)

     

    Why has Punjab passed resolution staking claim on Chandigarh and the war over the capital?When and how did Chandigarh became the capital of Punjab?When was Punjab reorganised, and Chandigarh became a Union Territory?

     

    What is the root of the conflict? What is the current pact? Who gets what?

     

     What is a Look out notice?When is it issued?Does an LOC lead to arrest?

     

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    10

    After AFSPA 

    (Polity and Governance)

     

    What is AFSPA?What’s the origin of AFSPA?Which states are, or were, covered by the Act?And Why Govt’s Decision To Reduce It From Three States is ‘Historic’? And what lies ahead ?

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    13

    Australia interim trade deal to be inked today: 95% exports to be duty free

    (International Relations)

     

    Key highlights of the interim trade agreement between India and  Australia,what is the present status of Merchandise trade between India and Australia and various deals and agreements and what lies ahead ?

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    How  Softbank slowing funding could impact indian startups 

    (Economy)

    Why is SoftBank slowing down investments?How important is SoftBank to India’s start-up ecosystem?What could be the impact of SoftBank slowing down investments?