The Hindu


    The Hindu


    Pg No


    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

    GS 3


    1 &6


    Govt. expresses regret over Nagaland killings


    End the impunity


    (Internal Security )

    The recent killing of several civilians during an anti-insurgency operation in Mon district of Nagaland, the reasons behind the Naga Insurgency, Which groups are playing a dominant role? What are the current status of the situation, Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act(AFSPA ), its role and the way forward

    GS 2

    1 &6

    India, Russia renew military pact

    Expanding India’s engagement envelope with Russia



    Know about the India-Russia friendship, the military-technical cooperation agreement, recent geo-political changes, What is the current status and way ahead?


    GS 2


    Caste census: JD(U) to call all­party meeting



    What is the importance of caste data? Need to know about the kind of caste data published in the Census, Census, SECC & Difference, How often has the demand for a caste census been made? What has been the current government’s stand? And Way Forward


    GS 1


    Govt. to celebrate Ambedkar’s legacy


    Know about B.R. Ambedkar, contributions and B.R. Ambedkar’s legacy 

    GS 2


    S. African booked for flying out after testing Omicron positive




    What are the steps being taken by the government in the context of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus, about the new Omicron coronavirus variant, how Increased vaccination, COVID-appropriate behaviour can cut the Omicron risk?

    GS 3


    Highly invasive snail spotted in Kerala


    (Species in News )


    Learn facts related to acute bladder snail

    GS 2


    A docket full of unresolved constitutional cases



    What are the issues around the federal structure, elections, and many other, highly significant constitutional cases, their implications, how the case raises certain fundamental questions about constitutional power and accountability? key analysis and way forward 


    GS 1


    The way to tackle malnutrition


    (Social Issues)

    What is the present status of Malnutrition in India, data of National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-5 in this context, Causes of Malnutrition, Measures Taken to Tackle Malnutrition


    GS 2


    Nagaland CM calls for scrapping of AFSPA


    Naga killings point to AFSPA pitfalls

    SC’s 1997 verdict laid down guidelines for use of AFSPA


    (Polity and Governance)

    About the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Provisions, Significance, Criticism, SC’s 1997 verdict laid down guidelines for use of AFSPA, Way Forward


    GS 2

    LS nod for Bill on pharma institutes


    Bill to amend NDPS Act introduced in Lok Sabha


    (Polity and Governance)

    Key Highlights of the current bill, which will amend the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Act, 1998, objectives and need 


    About The NDPS (Amendment) Bill, 2021 and its features 

    GS 3


    Afforestation funds released to States



    The Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA), its functions and objectives 

    GS 2


    Will deepen ties with Bangladesh: Modi


    About Maitri, Divas commemorates the day,relevance of expanding and deepening  ties with Bangladesh, Several bilateral engagements


    GS 3


    Fertilizer subsidy to cost 62% more on input costs: Crisis


    Why the Centre’s fertilizer subsidy bill is set to soar 62% over the budgeted amount to ?1.3 lakh crore this fiscal?, What are the several attempts that have been made to reform the fertilizer sector to keep a check on the rising fertilizer subsidy bill, promote the efficient use of fertilizers, achieve balanced use of N, P and K (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium), and reduce water and air pollution caused by fertilizers like urea, The total demand for urea in the country, issues linked to it, what needs to be done to address the multiple goals of fertilizer policy