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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

    GS 3

    1

    Risks receding: Moody’s upgrades India outlook from negative to stable

    (Economy)

    What does the ratings of S&P, Fitch and Moody’s rating for India represent? Are they fair for such a large economy with vast reserves? What is the way ahead?

    GS 3

    4

    In new study, IIT-Kanpur to assess pollution sources in Delhi

    (Sc & Tech, Environment)

    What are the new parameters included and new format suggested to study Delhi Pollution sources by IIT Kanpur?

    GS 3

    6

    Govt proposes changes to Forest Conservation Act

    (Environment)

    What are the proposals recommended in Forest (Conservation) Act (FCA) 1980 and intended benefits behind them?

    GS 3

    6

    Registration renewal of vehicles over 15 years old to cost 8 times more

    (Environment)

    What are salient provisions of Central Motor Vehicles (23rd Amendment) Rules, 2021? How can high vehicle registration fees help in promotion of E-Vehicle, etc?

    GS 2

    7

    India needs 11.16 lakh extra teachers to meet shortfall: report

    (Governance)

    Learn about the findings of State of the Education Report for India-2021. Who releases this report? Find out potential solutions for the problems.

    GS 2

    7

    Supreme Court: What was done to justify quota in SC/ST promotion

    (Governance)

    Why is there a demand for reservation in promotion? Why is the Supreme Court asking for data regarding this policy?

    GS 2 & 3

    7

    Odisha: In Maoist-hit district, patchy electricity, internet mean long queues outside banks

    (Governance, Internal Security)

    How does the lack of basic infrastructure fuel Naxalism? What are the challenges faced by people in remote areas due to such failings on the governance part?

    GS 2

    8

    Chinese still deployed at 3 air bases facing Ladakh, building infra: IAF chief

    (IR)

    What are the threats to India from China? What must be done to upgrade the Armed Forces for two front attacks?

    GS 2

    12

    It’s broken, fix it

    (Education)

    Why is the author considering the 100% cut off as a sign of breakdown of the educational system? What should be done to mend it?

    GS 3

    12

    Pandora’s box

    (Economy)

    Which reforms can avoid the outflow of money? What can be done to curb the black money?

    GS 2 & 3

    12

    On Digital Health ID, proceed with caution

    (Governance, Health)

    What are the benefits and challenges of Digital Health ID? What should be done to avoid poor implementation?

    GS 2 & 4

    12

    Assam’s Miya community is now threatened with eviction

    (Governance, Ethics)

    Who are Miyas of Assam? Why are they being evicted? Should India frame a refugee policy? Should India be compassionate in such cases of long stay?

    GS 2

    13

    NIRF ranking does not give full picture of higher education in India

    (Governance)

    Learn about the NIRF rankings. What are the criticisms of NIRF ranking and what can be done to make them more holistic?

    GS 2

    13

    Why India needs a refugee law

    (Governance)

    What has been the Indian legacy for entertaining refugees? Why does India need a refugee law?

    GS 2 & 3

    16

    ‘Pandora papers’ show London is a key hub for tax avoidance

    (Economy, IR)

    What are pandora papers? Why has London emerged as a key hub for tax avoidance? What is the difference between tax avoidance and evasion?

    GS 2

    17

    Explained: The anti-defection law, and how it has often failed to discourage defection

    (Governance)

    What are the provisions of the 10th Schedule? How have the anti defection laws failed to prevent/ discourage defections?

    GS 3

    17

    Explained: First Nobel for climate science

    (Sc & Tech)

    Who have won the Physics Nobel Prize? How is this year’s prize unique? Learn about the applications of the principles discovered by these scientists.

    GS 3

    19

    To fix coal crunch, captive mines’ 50% output get sale nod

    (Economy)

    What are captive mines? How can the coal crunch be tackled by allowing captive mines to sell their output?

    GS 3

    19

    RK Singh: ‘Opening up competition in discom key to efficiency, nearly all states on board’

    (Economy)

    What are DISCOMs? What are the challenges faced by DISCOMs? How can privatisation and competition help them do better? What other reforms are needed?

    GS 3

    19 

    Oil hits fresh 3-year high after OPEC+ stays course on output plan

    (Economy)

    Learn about OPEC+ grouping. How does this cartel control oil prices and what will be its impact on India?