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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

    GS 2

    1

    Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar to lead interim govt in Afghanistan

    (IR)

    Please keep a tap on developments in Indian Neighbourhood. What is the government’s reaction? Why will PM Modi fly to the USA?

    GS 3

    1

    Antilia bomb scare case: NIA invokes UAPA, names 10

    (Internal Security)

    What is the Antilia Bomb Scare Case? What are salient provisions of UAPA? What is the need and criticism of UAPA?

    GS 3

    1

    Textile, apparel orders, especially from US, power India export surge

    (Economy)

    What are the prime Indian Exports to the USA? What are the reasons behind it? What more should be done to boost exports?

    GS 1 & 2

    1

    Supreme Court Collegium clears 68 for HCs; 10 women, 44 from Bar

    (Society & Governance)

    Why are women severely under-represented in Judicial Appointments? Which reforms can help bring more gender parity?

    GS 2 & 3

    3

    Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan backs JNU V-C on counter-terrorism course

    (Governance, Internal Security)

    Why is the current Counter Terrorism Course proposed at JNU being considered against secular ethos of constitution? What are arguments in favour and against it? What is the way forward?

    GS 3

    7

    Seven IITs continue boycott, no Indian institute in top 300

    (Economy: Infrastructure)

    Why is there no Indian Institute in the Top 300? Why are 7 IITs refusing to take part in the ranking? What should be done to improve the Indian Institutes Rankings?

    GS 3

    9

    Mu variant: Newly classified by WHO as a SARS-CoV-2 variant of interest. Where is it circulating?

    (Sc & Tech, Health)

    What is Mu Variant? Where was it found? Learn about the basics of Virus and their mutations. Also remember its nomenclature as B.1.621.

    GS 2

    Explained: How Supreme Court judges are appointed

    (Polity)

    What is the complete procedure of appointment of Judges? Please learn about 3 Judges’ Cases. What is the total sanctioned strength, vacancies and case pendencies?

    GS 2

    10 

    The Biden Doctrine

    (IR)

    What were the key messages from the defence presented by Biden on Afghan Withdrawal?

    GS 2

    10

    Hate news: Chief Justice of India’s anguish is spot on

    (Governance)

    How the democratic spirit is violated by communalisation of News? How is the Indian Government not able to curb such tendencies?

    GS 2

    10

    Delhi government shouldn’t congratulate itself on CCTV coverage

    (Governance)

    What is the surveillance state? Why were CCTVs installed in Delhi? What are expected benefits and criticisms? What is the way ahead?

    GS 2

    11

    Teachers should be seen as as carriers of ‘emancipatory education

    (Governance)

    What is emancipatory education? What is the need for it when the majority is switching towards a utilitarian educational framework? What are the challenges and way forward?

    GS 2

    11

    Why a caste census is needed – and why it may not see light of day

    (Polity & Governance)

    What is caste census? Is it being proposed for the first time? What is its importance? Why is the government reluctant to conduct it?

    GS 2

    11

    Corruption has shattered the reputation of Mumbai police

    (Governance)

    Why is Mumbai Police being called corrupt? What is the whole case of Amitabh Bachchan’s bodyguard? You can use it as a folder material in questions on Police reforms.

    GS 3

    13

    FSDC discusses IBC, stressed assets, financial inclusion

    (Economy)

    Learn in detail about the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC). Who heads it? What were the outcomes of this discussion?

    GS 3

    13

    IMF’s asset allocation a booster shot, forex reserves jump by record $16.6 bn

    (Economy)

    What is SDR? What will be the implications of India’s increased SDR and in turn Foreign reserves on Economy and Trade?