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    Afghanistan, security on table as key US, Russian officials arrive in Delhi

    Old ghosts return

     

    Explained: Seven things to note in the new Afghan government

    Explained: Who are the Haqqani Network, the most powerful group in the Taliban government?

    (IR)

    What is the composition of the new Afghan Government? What is Haqqani Network? How it seems to be highly tilted towards Pakistan?

    What are the security concerns due to the new Afghan Government? Why and how is India seeking the aid of Russian, US and UK secret services?

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    MSP hike: Oilseed, dal get boost, wheat gets lowest rise in 12 years

    (Economy)

    What are the trends in the MSP price hikes? Learn about MSP, who releases it and for what purpose. What are the merits and demerits of MSP? Way Ahead.

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    Railways shuts enterprise that invited bids for hydrogen fuel trains; no effect on projects

    (Economy, Environment)

    Why was the Indian Railways Organization of Alternate Fuel (IROAF) shut down? Will it affect the projects? Learn about Hydrogen fuel.

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    Jharkhand House gives nod to Bill for 75% quota in private sector jobs for local residents

    (Governance)

    What is the son of soil movement? What are the pros and cons of such reservation in the Private Sector? What is the way ahead?

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    Govt clears C-295 aircraft deal for IAF

    (Defence)

    Learn about C-295 transport aircraft. Also, read about the Cabinet Committee on Security. What is the procedure of defence procurement in India?

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    A reality check for higher education dreams

    (Governance)

    What are the provisions for higher education in the New Education Policy? What is the reality of higher education which may undermine our targets?

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    Ideas of propriety must not be used by courts to control and silence lawyers

    (Judiciary, Governance)

    How the beautiful harmonious relation between bar and bench is being distorted by the use of Contempt related clauses? Is the contempt clause justified in the Democratic set-up? Way Forward.

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    How India’s food systems must respond to the climate crisis

    (Economy, Environment)

    What are the reforms needed in agriculture in order to ensure the nutrition security of Indians? How the climate crisis may affect food production in India?

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    Lessons from Ricky Martin’s tax travails in India

    (Economy)

    What are the key takeaways from Ricky Martin’s debacle with Indian Tax Laws? How can they be rationalised more?

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    Practice of reserving cadre posts for certain services is exclusionary, must be reconsidered

    (Governance)

    What are the cadre posts? How are they exclusionary? How do they curtail the freedom to diversify one’s career portfolio or freely choose one’s specialisation? What can be way ahead?

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    Explained: The perfect storm that has led to Sri Lanka’s national ‘food emergency’

    (IR)

    Why is Sri Lanka facing a dual challenge of the food crisis and debt crisis? What are the lessons for India? Should India help under Gujral Doctrine despite seeing the Chinese influence? Way ahead.

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    Eyeing ramp up: Rs 10,683-crore PLI scheme for textiles gets Cabinet nod

    (Economy)

    What are Production Linked Incentives? What are the pros and cons of this? For which sectors, this scheme has been announced? Way Ahead.

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    Explained: The PayPal-Paidy deal, and interest in the ‘buy now, pay later’ space

    (Economy)

    What is the BNPL model? What are the risks of such unsecured loans and credit culture? Can it help in overcoming the Pandemic slowdown?

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    I-T portal issues being ‘addressed’; 1.19 crore ITRs filed, says CBDT

    (Economy)

    What were the issues in the Tax Portal? How do they increase the cost of tax collection? What are the steps being taken by CBDT? What are the trends in ITR filing?