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    GS 3

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    Rs 1.12 lakh crore GST mop-up in August, but lower than July

    (Economy)

    Please note down the trend in GST collection. What is tax evasion and tax avoidance? What more should be done to increase the tax collection?

    GS 3

    6

    Railways net-zero target could cut 15 mn tonnes of CO2 emissions, save Rs 17,000 cr: Report

    (Environment)

    How the target of Indian Railways to become net zero by 2030 can help India to meet its NDCs? How will it help the globe in fighting climate change?

    GS 1

    6

    After deficit till Aug, IMD says September to have above-normal rain

    (Geography)

    How have the Monsoon rains become more erratic and unpredictable? What will be the effect of this late rain on Indian Agriculture?

    GS 3

    7

    Reopening and reimagining schools

    (Education)

    What are the different aspects on which the new schools should be modelled?

    GS 3

    8

    Assam cabinet drops ‘Rajiv Gandhi’ from name of Orang National Park

    (Environment)

    Read about the history of Orang National park, its location and significance for wildlife conservation. Is it a part of the UNESCO Heritage program? Which sanctuaries are surrounding it and which river flows through it?

    GS 2 & 3

    10

    What the global flow of guns tells us about how states fail

    (Governance & Internal Security)

    What are the key highlights of the Small Arms Survey, Geneva? What do the trends indicate about prevalence of Arms and Development in the society?

    GS 3

    10

    How Israel’s expertise in climate innovation can help India

    (Environment)

    What are the recent examples of Climate Change? How has the Israel shown 

    GS 2

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    A line to Kabul

     

    There is still hope for Afghanistan

     

    Gautam Mukhopadhaya: ‘US didn’t invest in institutions of Afghan democracy, in trade, or even in its army’

    (IR)

    What is the significance of the UNSC resolution led by India and the first meeting with Taliban?

    How can India rope in to help the Taliban become democratic?

    How did the US fail to actually cater to the needs of Afghans? Are Indian investments totally lost in Afghanistan?

    GS 3

    15

    IMF allocates $17.86 bn to India under SDR

    (Economy)

    What is SDR? Is it part of foreign reserves? How increasing SDR is a sign of good economy?

    GS 3

    15

    Demand up but chip shortage slows down auto output, sales

    (Economy)

    What are the hurdles being faced by the Automobile Industry? What is the way ahead?

    GS 3

    15

    ‘Manufacturing PMI slips in Aug on Covid curbs’

    (Economy)

    What is manufacturing PMI? What does it indicate? Who releases it? Please note you need not mug up exact data  but please have an idea of trends and underlying reasons.