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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

    GS 3

    1

    Covid stress on small units: Mudra loan NPAs up in PSU banks

    (Economy)

    What are the different types of MUDRA loans? Why are they turning into NPAs? How is it similar to the Twin Balance Sheet Problem? What is the way ahead for both Banks and MSMEs?

    GS 2

    1

    Pakistan hand: Haqqanis in, so is Talib who brought the Buddhas down

    (IR)

    What would be the impact on India of the Haqqanis faction taking over the Doha faction in Afghanistan’s interim government? What are the options available to India now?

    GS 2 & 3

    1

    SC gives govt more time to decide on Pegasus affidavit

    (Internal Security, Governance)

    What is Pegasus software and related controversy? Why is snooping? What are the means to prevent a democratic government from becoming a surveillance state? Learn about Solicitor General too.

    GS 2

    6

    Rajnath Singh unveils new rules to reform financial powers of armed forces

    (Defence, Governance)

    What are the new changes introduced in defence procurement and hiring? How will it help in modernising the Armed Forces?

    GS 2

    7

    Shikshak Parv 2021: PM Modi launches five new initiatives for accessible education

    (Governance, Education)

    Which 5 new initiatives have been launched by Prime Minister? Learn about Dr Sarvpalli Radhakrishnan on whose birthday teacher’s day is celebrated.

    GS 2

    7

    India to host G-20 summit in 2023; Goyal appointed sherpa for grouping

    (IR)

    What is sherpa? What is the significance of G20 in global order? Is India a founding member of the group?

    GS 2

    8

    Afghanistan on table: Russian NSA in Delhi for ‘high-level’ talks

    (IR)

    What is the significance of Russia in Afghanistan Policy of India and World? What are the joint Indo-Russian initiatives regarding Afghanistan?

    GS 3

    8

    No new coal plants needed to meet 2030 demand

    (Environment, Economy)

    What are the renewable energy targets  of India? What is the share of thermal energy in total electricity demand of India? What is the way ahead for saving the environment along with boosting the economy?

    GS 3

    11

    Explained: How vaccines fare with Delta

    (Health)

    Learn in detail about Delta Variant and nomenclature guidelines by WHO. How effective are vaccines against the new variants?

    GS 3

    11

    Explained: What is a pollen calendar and how will it help prevent allergies?

    (Health)

    What are pollen and pollen calendars? How can they be effective in reducing respiratory allergies?

    GS 1 & 2

    12

    The little farce of Brahmin welfare schemes is a sign of India’s great tragedy

    (Society, Governance)

    Why are the new Brahmin welfare schemes instituted by southern states being termed as parochial, disintegrating and reducing the opportunities for everyone in the name of social justice?

    GS 2 & 3

    12

    Why a tougher excise law in Madhya Pradesh is set up for misuse

    (Economy, Governance)

    What are the salient provisions of the new Excise Law in Madhya Pradesh? Has it been successful in curbing spurious Alcohol? What are the criticisms and way ahead?

    GS 3

    12

    Mapping distress

    (Economy)

    Who releases the Labour Force Survey? What do recent data underline? What are the ways to boost job creation in non-agri sectors?

    GS 3

    12

    Not enough rain

    (Economy)

    What are the challenges faced by agriculture due to less rain? How will it impact the disaster torn Indian economy?

    GS 2

    13

    The idea of a South Asian solidarity still has the potential to detoxify the legacies of 1947

    (IR)

    Is SAARC still relevant? How can it help in promoting peace and harmony in the region provided two states Afghanistan and Sri Lanka are facing severe economic crises and others are under significant Chinese influence?

    GS 2

    15

    Explained: How CSC network may help expand passport services

    (Governance)

    What is CSC network? What is their utility? How can they help in better service delivery in rural India?

    GS 3

    15

    Cabinet likely to take up telecom relief package today; cuts in SUC, licence fee

    (Economy)

    What are the different challenges faced by the Telecom Sector? What are the reliefs expected? Learn about the spectrum usage charges.

    GS 3

    15

    Merchants, companies can’t store card data from Jan 1: RBI

    (Economy)

    Why has the RBI barred the companies from storing card data? What is tokenization? What are its expected benefits?