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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

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    Maratha quota unconstitutional, violates right to equality, says SC

     

    Against excess

     

    Centre alone can identify SEBC: SC

    (Polity)

    Know about the Supreme Court’s stand on Maharashtra law providing reservation benefits to the Maratha community. Reservation in India, history, provisions, significance, concerns and a way forward.

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    10

    Viral load high, third wave is inevitable: govt. Adviser

     

    INSACOG shared inputs on variants

    (Health)

    Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India on inevitability of the third wave of Covid-19. Various strains with mutations with more strength and vaccine resistance. Concerns highlighted and preventive measures.

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    14

    RBI steps in to ease COVID-19 burden

     

    Small businesses, MSMEs to get relief

    (Economy)

    Announcement of a Term Liquidity Facility by RBI to fight the second wave of Covid-19. Provisions and significance of the scheme. Know about other related steps by the RBI for MSMEs.

    GS 3

    6

    A CT scan for COVID merits a word of caution

    (Science and Technology)

    Know about the increased use of CT Scan for Covid-19 testing. What is a CT Scan and how it works, benefits and risks associated? Way forward.

    GS 2

    8

    Workers’ income fell by 17%, says report

    (Social Justice)

    The report “State of Working India 2021: One Year of Covid-19” and key findings. Concerns highlighted and a way forward.

    GS 2

    8

    5G: China expresses ‘concern, regret’

    (International Relations)

    Permission to run 5G trials in India and exclusion of Chinese companies for that. China’s reaction on the issue and possible impact on the already tense relations.

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    Biden undecided on COVID-related TRIPS waiver

    (International Relations)

    Indian and South African initiative at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to waive Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) to facilitate the production of Covid-19 vaccines and therapeutics.

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    Cabinet clears IDBI Bank strategic disinvestment

    (Economy)

    What is strategic disinvestment and why is it needed? What are the objectives, significance, concerns and suggestions?