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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

    GS 3 & 4

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    3

     

    3

     

    9

    Ex-chief of Military Intelligence and son set up firm in Seychelles; pegged inflow at $1 mn

    (Ethics, Economy)

    How Pramod Mittal ‘owed’ $1 bn to Pramod Mittal — and got his deal

    (Economy)

    Govt orders CBDT-led probe into Pandora, black money judges say action will be taken

    (Economy)

    Offshore footprint found in origins of IPL teams Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab

    (Economy)

    What is the modus operandi of the tax evasion as per newly leaked Pandora papers? Is it ethical for a high ranking officer to join a firm right after his/her retirement? What are the provisions of the cooling off period?

    Also learn about Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) justified by Mr.Pramod Mittal.

    Read about CBDT which has been given the mandate to investigate cases. What are the challenges in cross border investigation specially related to taxation matters?

    Is investment in sports becoming another way to launder the money? How do money trails indicate a possibility of corruption?

    GS 3

    3

    Coal shortage beyond usual, situation touch and go: Power Minister

    (Economy)

    Why is there a severe coal shortage? Is it similar to the European Energy Crisis? What are the steps being taken by the government?

    GS 3

    6

    Arvind Kejriwal announces 10-point winter action plan to curb pollution

    (Environment)

    What are the prime causes of High winter pollution in Delhi? What are the steps taken to curb the air pollution? How effective have past solutions been? What is the way ahead?

    GS 3

    7

    Supreme Court approves ex-gratia of Rs 50,000 to kin of people who died of Covid-19

    (Disaster Management)

    What are the instructions of SC for ex-gratia grant for COVID deaths? Learn about NDMA and its role during pandemic. Also try to find if the NDMA fund can be used for mitigation and rehabilitation.

    GS 2 & 3

    11

    Zydus shot ready, Covaxin results soon, kids’ jabs plan out next week

    (Governance, Health)

    Please learn about bodies like the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for Covid-19, National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization, etc. Also what is the status of children’s vaccines?

    GS 3

    12

    Lessons from the death of the ease of doing business index

    (Economy)

    What are the reasons behind discontinuing the EoDB index? What are the structural flaws in these indices? Should they be promoted to an extent to affect domestic policies? What is the Way Forward?

    GS 2 & 4

    12

     

    14

    An ethical upgrade

     

    Whistleblower says Facebook put profit before reining in hate speech

    (Ethics, Governance)

    Who is a whistleblower? What has been revealed by facebook whistleblower? How can social media ethics be defined to remove contradiction between social media’s business model and public good?

    GS 2 & 4

    12

     

    12

     

    Violent harvest

     

    Supreme Court’s strictures against protesting farmers show disturbing lack of empathy

    (Governance, Ethics)

    What was the reason behind Lakhimpur Kheri violence? How do the subsequent events show a moral crisis? What do you mean by accountability, empathy, sensitivity? How does the court’s strictures show a lack of empathy?

    GS 2 & 3

    13

    India and the geopolitics of the moon

    (Sc & Tech, IR)

    What is the Artemis Accord and Open Space treaty? What is the new Chinese Plan regarding moon ventures? How will this affect India and the World? How should India and the world react to them?

    GS 1 & 2

    13

    Why India’s ancient republics need to be recognised for their place in world history

    (IR, History)

    What are the Indian contributions to the World? How India gave birth to Science, Political Systems and taught the world before entering into its dark age? How can we change our image of snake charmers to the birthplace of Science and Modern Governance.

    GS 2

    13

    How loopholes in Aadhaar-enabled payments are putting poor people at risk of being swindled

    (Governance)

    How are the AePS-enabled fraud activities growing in India? What is the status of prosecution? How do such frauds affect poors disproportionately?

    GS 3

    15

    Explained: Nobel for deciphering the science of touch

    (Sc & Tech)

    What is the mechanism deciphered by the scientists? Further what would be the future implications/ applications of this study or finding?

    GS 3

    15

    Two Pfizer shots stay effective against hospitalisation for all variants: study

    (Sc & Tech, Health)

    How does the new study eliminate the need and proposals of booster doses in developed nations?

    How will it help the world in achieving universal immunisation?

    GS 2

    17

    Looking at ‘bigger umbrella’, Personal Data Protection Bill likely to include non-personal data

    (Governance)

    What are speculations from the PDP Bill? What is non-personal data? How will it affect the existing e-commerce, social and digital media platforms?

    GS 3

    17

    R K Singh: ‘Green hydrogen push for refining, fertiliser sectors; PLI for electrolysers in the works’

    (Economy, Environment)

    What is Green Hydrogen? How will it help in greening the fertiliser and power industry? What are the challenges in mass scale adoption of Green Hydrogen and way ahead?