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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

    GS 2

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    Setback to Kerala govt: Railways rethinks, takes stand against K-Rail in court

    (Polity and Governance)

    Know about SilverLine, objectives, why the project has faced stiff opposition across the state and recent developments 

    GS 3

    1

    States’ capex spend quicker, likely more effective, says Finance Secretary TV Somanathan

    (Economy)

    Why did the Finance Minister of India sharply hike the capital expenditure budget For 2022-23? Objectives and expected implications.

    GS 3

    7

    Illegal sand mining: ED arrests Channi’s nephew in PMLA case

    (Environmental Pollution & Degradation)

    What is Sand mining? Usage, Concerns, Constitutional/ Legal Framework of Mining Sector in India and other Initiatives are taken.

     

    GS 2

    7

     

    75% quota in private jobs: SC to hear Haryana’s appeal on Feb 7

     

    (Polity and Governance)

    What is Haryana’s private sector quota law that the HC has stayed?

    GS 

    3

    8

    Centre to form panel on MSP after elections: Tomar in RS

    (Economy)

    Objectives behind the formation of a committee to look into crop diversification, natural farming, and minimum support price (MSP), what is MSP ? related issues and what lies ahead?

    GS 2

    8

    BJP MPs absent, Bills on UCC, amending Constitution Preamble not taken up

    (Polity and Governance)

     

    Why were Bills on UCC, amending Constitution Preamble not introduced? And controversy related to them.

     

    GS 

    3

    10

    Making of Ganna Pradesh

    (Economy)

    Know about the Sugar Industry’s Location in India, what are the achievements of  Uttar Pradesh’s sugarcane industry? its durable and widespread impact, Government Initiative,relevance of making sugarcane part of a ‘circular economy, Way forward.

    GS 2

    10

    Not so healthy 

    (Health)

    Major highlights of the Union budget for the health sector, covered areas, policies and programmes, issues and why there is a need to substantially raise the overall budgetary contribution to the health sector?

    GS 2

    10&

    15

    Saying no 

    Diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics: what it entails  ,what it intends 

    (IR)

    Know about India’s decision to boycott the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Winter Games, what led to this? The present status of India talks to China on recent border issues. Does a diplomatic boycott affect athletes’ participation?

     

    GS 3

    11

    Unseen the real problem 

    (Economy)

    What are budgetary allocations for rural India? relevance of promotion of digital technologies, healthcare access in rural India, why there is need to address issues like pressing problem of unemployment, inadequate public institutions of health and education, problems of malnutrition etc., the impact of demonetisation from which many are yet to recover, the pandemic’s most vulnerable victim, key analysis and way ahead 

    GS 2

    12

    Lokayukta junks Cong leader’s plea against Kerala minister

    (Polity and Governance)

    What are Lokpal and Lokayukta? Why was this institution demanded? Why do state governments take time to mobilise resources for Lokayukta creation?

    GS 2

    15

    Freedom of religion and attire

    (Constitution )

    How is religious freedom protected under the Constitution? What is the essential religious practices test? How have courts ruled so far on the issue of a hijab?

    GS 2

    16

    Pakistan signs new pact with China to kick off second phase of CPEC

     

    Yemen rebel attack on UAE brings tragedy to Indian families

     

    (IR)

    Know about The Pakistan-China relationship, CPEC and recent developments, how does it affect India’s interest?

     

    Recent Yemen rebel attack on UAE, its ramifications on India and world, what steps need to be taken in this context  

    GS 3

    17

    Cash transfers not been done; short of that, there are lot of programmes’

    (Economy)

    How will the capital expenditure plan work with states? Why does the Budget not seem to  acknowledge those lower down in the society? There’s a segment of urban poor also. Do the schemes address that segment?

    GS 3

    17

    Why is Elon Musk’s Starlink now offering a ‘premium’ service?

    (S&T)

    What is the satellite broadband service? What is Starlink’s premium service? What has been Starlink’s journey in India so far? Is there a market for satellite broadband in India? Can satellite-based internet services challenge terrestrial networks?