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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

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    Modi, Putin talk: Russia says Kyiv holds students hostage, will work on way out

    (IR)

    Why is India concerned with the Russia-Ukraine crisis?India’s stand and  Various initiatives taken by India and the way ahead .

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    US bodies push back on data protection Bill, seek new working group

    (IR)

    What are issues related to the data protection Bill and other newer developments in India’s technology sector?A recent step of the US to initiate talks with senior government officials in India to form a new working group in this context , how will it function differently from the currently operational India-US working group on information and communication technology (ICT)?

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    UN environment meet: 175 nations sign mandate to curb use of plastic

     

    (Environment )

    Objectives behind signing  a mandate which makes it legally binding for the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) signatories to address the full life of plastics  from production to disposal, to end plastic pollution,what are features of the Global Plastics Treaty?its mandate and what are the initiatives taken by India in this context ?

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    UNGA rebukes Russia ;india abstains again with pak ,lanka ,Bangladesh 

    (IR )

    Know about the UN General Assembly on a resolution deploring Russian aggression against Ukraine ,what is the stand of India and the way ahead .

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    Pension and Tension 

    (Polity and Governance)

    Why is the Rajasthan government’s decision to return to the old pension scheme a fiscal disaster?What is Defined Pension Benefit Schemes (DPBS),how is it different from the New Pension Scheme (NPS)? And what lies ahead ?

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    The lingering pandemic 

    (Health)

    How unnecessary prescription of antimicrobials will lead to a further increase in the already high levels of drug resistance in most parts of the world? What are the major impediments to AMR containment ?Why is the growing scourge of antimicrobial resistance needs urgent attention?relevance of multipronged and multisectoral approach for AMR and way ahead .

     

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    Lancet report on children orphaned during Covid has no correlation with ground realities: Govt

    (Social Justice)

     

    What are the major findings of a recently released study by Lancet, which claimed that 19 lakh children in India lost a parent or caregiver to Covid 19 and response of the Ministry of Women and Child Development  in this context .

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    Rules for deputation of DIGs: what Centre proposes to change, and why

    (Polity and Governance)

     

    Know about the Centre’s new order on central deputation of Deputy Inspector General-level IPS officers,why has it been issued? How will the move help? Will states have a problem?How has this impacted the services?

     

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    E-Bill system will end ‘rent seeking’ in government contracts: FM

    (Economy)

    What are features and significance of the new electronic bill (e-Bill) processing system?