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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

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    Experts will take a call on booster dose: Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in LS

     

    (Health)

    Why there is a demand for the rollout of booster doses of Covid vaccines for adults and vaccination for children? What should be the basis of the decision?

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    8&15

    Govt, Opp spar over suspension of MPs — at Gandhi statue, in House

     

    How MPs’ questions are allowed, disallowed

     

    Bills to extend tenures of CBI, ED chiefs introduced in Lok Sabha

     

    RS reserves decision to allow Pvt Bill on amend Preamble

     

    (Governance)

     

    Know about continued to spar over the suspension of 12 Opposition MPs from Rajya Sabha, How are questions admitted? What are starred, unstarred and other categories of questions? How often are questions disallowed? How often have disruptions led to the suspension of MPs?How difficult has it been to solve the problem of disruptions?

     

    Major Highlights of the two Bills — Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill 2021 and The Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill 2021, need and criticism linked to them.

     

     Know about the rationale behind the recent decision of the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman to allow the introduction of a private member’s bill to amend the Preamble to the Constitution.

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    9

    Event to mark 100 yrs of PAC begins today

     

    (Governance)

    Learn facts related to Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) 

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    11

    Dont Permit same sex marriage under Hindu Marriage Act ,says petition in HC

     

    (Governance)

     

    Know about recent Plea in Delhi HC which  opposes legalisation of same-sex marriages under Hindu Marriage Act, what are legalisation of same-sex marriages in India under the Hindu Marriage Act, the Special Marriage Act and the Foreign Marriage Act

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    12

    Beyond notional Benefits 

     

    (Governance)

    The National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS), its significance, issues faced by the scheme, why there is a need to revive and revamp NFBS.

     

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    Unequal to more equal data 

    (Social Issues)

    What the NFHS data reveals about inequality in India, issues and suggest the approach to tackle them 

     

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    14

    Pakistan to allow Afghan trucks to transport wheat, life-saving drugs from India to Afghanistan

     

    (IR)

     

    Implications of the recent step of Pakistan to allow “Afghan trucks” for transportation of wheat and life-saving medicines, its relevance for Afghanistan and India.

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    15

    How the Indo-Pak War of 1971 began 50 years ago on this day

     

    (IR)

    What was the offensive action launched by Pakistan against India on December 3, 1971? How did India retaliate to the Pakistan air attacks? What was the offensive action taken by Pakistan Army on Dec 3, 1971? How did the Indian government react to Pakistan’s attack?

     

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    15

    Citizens’ movement for Old Goa heritage, backed by Church, parties

    (Governance)

    What is the agitation about? What are the illegalities alleged? What is the Goa government doing about it? What positions have various political parties taken?

     

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    Early harvest deal by year-end: Australia trade envoy

    (IR)

    Present status of early harvest agreement between and Australia and India and its significance.