The Hindu

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    The Hindu

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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

    GS 2

     

    1 &6

     

    Doctor, South African national India’s first cases of Omicron

     

    Limited gains

     

    (Health )

    What are the steps being taken by the government in the context of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus, about the new Omicron coronavirus variant, how Increased vaccination, COVID-appropriate behaviour can cut the Omicron risk?

    GS 3

    1 &6

    Schools closed, SC sets 24­hour deadline for  ‘serious action’

     

    Breathing fresh air into the NCR’s pollution control 

     

    (Environmental Pollution)

    Air Pollution in Delhi, Source of Air Pollution, 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, lesson from Beijing, key analysis and way forward 

     

    GS 2

    Warn before opening dam, Kerala tells T.N.

     

    (Governance)

    Background 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 3

    2

    ‘Manpower, training key  to success of cyber stations’

     

    (Cyber Security)

    Objectives behind opening the Dedicated cyber crime police stations in Delhi, their roles and responsibilities.

    GS 3

    3

    Four years on, GRAP is yet to evolve

    (Environmental Pollution)

     

    What is Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP)? Implementation and issues linked to it, what measures need to be adopted in this context 

    GS 3

    6

    A white touch to a refreshed green revolution

     

    (Economy)

    Know about Verghese Kurien, his contributions, what is operation floods, how it increased the incomes and the wealth of millions of cattle-owning small farmers in India, how operation flood was different from the green revolution, what recent steps are being taken by the Government to find better ways to increase farmers’ incomes, why there is need for new solutions to increase farmers’ incomes has become imperative.

    GS 2

    6

    Births and rights

     

    (Governance)

    What is the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020, its provisions and objectives, criticism, key analysis and way forward 

     

    GS 2

    7

    Should the state stop focusing on population control?

     

    (Polity and Governance)

     

    What is India’s India’s Total Fertility Rate (TFR)according to the recently released National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-5, What are the factors that have helped the country bring down its TFR? What do you think of incentives and disincentives in family planning? What are the implications of the continued thrust on women with regard to family planning? So, if not population control, what should be the focus areas? What is the way ahead in terms of population control, family planning and in men taking greater responsibility in adopting sterilisation?

    GS 2

    8

    Undertrials under UAPA can’t be held indefinitely

    (Polity and Governance)

    Know about the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), provisions, significance, impact, concerns and suggestions. 

    GS 1

    Paika rebellion to be in history textbooks 

     

    (History) 

    The 1817 Paika Rebellion of Odisha, How did the rebellion begin?Outcomes

    GS 2

    9

    No sign of truce, Govt. firm on apology by 12 suspended MPs

     

    (Governance) 

    Know about presiding officers who have 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 2

    10

    ZyCoV-D to be launched in seven States

    (Health ) 

    Know about Zydus Cadila’s COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D, its effectiveness, “The ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ nation-wide COVID-19 vaccination campaign 

    GS 2

    15

    Tensions rise over Russian border build-up

     

    (IR))

    Why is Russia building up its military along the borders of the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine? How has Ukraine responded to Russia’s mobilisation? How has NATO reacted? What are the larger geo­political

    ramifications?

    GS 2

     

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    The making of the Republic of Barbados

    (IR)

    How has Barbados become the newest republic? What does this political transformation mean? What is the dispute over the Government not holding a

    Referendum? What are the other contentious

    issues?