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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

    GS 3

     

    3&

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    As inflation pressure builds, RBI raises key rate by 50 bps, signals more hikes

    At this rate 

     

    (Economy)

    What are the major decisions of The Monetary Policy Committee of the RBI?objectives ,expected outcomes  and What does all this mean for growth and inflation?

     

    GS 2

    3

    IISc is top Indian university in global rankings, overtakes IITs

     

    (Polity and Governance)

    What are  key takeaways of the 2023 edition of the QS World University rankings? And its parameters 

     

    GS 1

    6

    Zafar Mahal, last palace built by Mughals, lies in wait of repair, restoration

    (Art and Culture  )

    Learn facts related to Zafar Mahal

    GS 2

    8

    India, Vietnam sign joint statement on defence partnership 

    (International Relations)

     

    What are features of India and Vietnam Joint Vision Statement on India-Vietnam Defence Partnership towards 2030? And other related initiatives and their relevance.

    GS 3

    10

    Govt hikes paddy MSP by Rs 100 a quintal, sharpest rise in soybean

    (Economy)

    Know about the government’s recent announcements for minimum support prices (MSP)?What is the minimum support price (MSP) for farmers? How is it determined? How effective is it?

    GS 3

     

    10

     

    Centre issues rebuttal on Environmental Performance Index 2022: ‘Biassed metrics, biassed weights’

    (Environment)

    What are findings of the Environmental Performance Index 2022?and what is the response of India ?

     

    GS 2

    13

    Signs of ill health

    (Health)

    What is the present  health system in India ?The importance of public health ,issues linked to it ,government efforts in this direction ,The process of reform and what lies ahead ?

    GS 3

    15

    The RBI rate hike and its impact

     

    (Economy)

    Why has the RBI hiked the repo rate?How will it impact borrowers and depositors?So, more rate hikes are expected?What’s the RBI assessment on inflation?What will be the impact of withdrawing the accommodative policy?Will consumer spending be impacted?

    GS 2

    15

    Will consumer spending be impacted?

    (Polity and Governance)

     

    What are the draft amendments to IT Rules, 2021?What prompted the amendments?Have there been concerns raised around the proposals? And what lies ahead ?

    GS 2

    15

    The science behind the cancer cure, and the therapy’s future in India

    (Health)

    What are the recent findings?What is this deficiency, and how was it cured?If PD1 therapy was already in use, what’s new in the trial?When can such a treatment be accessible in India?So, how much does immunotherapy cost?