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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

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    First Omicron cases detected: 2 Karnataka samples show strain

     

    (Health)

    Know about  Omicron, the latest Covid variant of concern, Why Omicron Poses High Risk And Will An RT-PCR Test Detect Infection?

     

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    1 &4

    Supreme Court warns Delhi government on pollution: Will appoint someone to administer

     

    Heeding pollution advisories can help cut health expenses, says SAFAR study

     

    (Environmental Pollution)

     

    Source of Air Pollution in Delhi, Pollutants Causing Effect on Health, Steps Taken to Control Delhi’s Air Pollution, the recent ruling of SC in this context, what are other steps were taken by the government in this context, major findings of a study authored by a team of scientists from System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) have concluded in a research paper titled ‘Impact of SAFAR Air Quality Forecasting Framework and Advisory Services in Reducing the Economic Health Burden of India’.

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    Over 1,200 crore spent on Central Vista project so far: Govt

     

    (Governance)

    Central Vista project, its significance, criticism and the supreme court’s stand on it 

     

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    Nizamuddin Basti conservation project gets two UNESCO Awards

    (IR)

     

    Know about UNESCO’s decision to confer two awards for conservation efforts at Nizamuddin Basti in the capital, about the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation programme 

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    RS passes dam Bill; Opp says to refer to House panel

     

    Human trafficking survivors identify gaps in draft Bill, seek community-based rehab

     

    (Governance)

    Key features of Dam Safety Bill, objectives and need

     

    About Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) draft Bill 2021, its features and need 

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    Manual scavengers from Scheduled Castes

    (Social Issues)

    Who are manual scavengers? challenges faced by them, Government Measures to tackle Manual Scavenging, key analysis and way forward

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    China in the sea, India at the dock

    (IR)

     

    Why overseas interests are a crucial part of China’s national interests and China’s steps in this direction like building far seas forces, developing overseas logistical facilities and enhancing capabilities in accomplishing diversified military tasks, how does it affect India’s interest, what steps need to be taken to in this context 

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    After COP26, what’s the way forward for India

     

    (Environment)

    What are the outcomes of the COP26 meeting in Glasgow? India’s commitment in this context, about the Paris Agreement of 2015.

     

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    What’s in ART, Surrogacy Bills

    (Governance)

    Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill, after the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill two years earlier. What is the difference, and how does the new Bill propose to regulate ART? What are the regulations on the use and sourcing of gametes and embryos?

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    Boost for school learning: ADB nod to $500-million loan

    (IR)

    Significance of The Asian Development Bank’s  (ADB) recent approval of a $500-million loan to India to help improve the quality of school education and to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 on students’ learning.