The Hindu

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    The Hindu

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    Headlines

    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

    GS 2

     

    1& 13

     

    Russia says some troops pulling back from areas near Ukraine

    Where is the Ukraine crisis headed to?

    India advises its citizens to leave Ukraine temporarily

     

    (IR)

    What is the major step of Russia towards de-escalation in weeks of crisis with the West? other the diplomatic efforts, what impact the withdrawals would have, What are Russia’s intentions, why is the West concerned, What are India’s stakes in its ties with Ukraine and Russia? Where does India stand on this? 

    GS 2

    1

    Anti-lynching Bills passed by four States hanging fire

    (Polity and Governance)

    What is mob lynching.? laws and legislation against mob lynching and  SC guidelines.

    GS 3

     

    1

    Exports rise 25% to $34.5 bn in Jan.

    (Economy)

    Wha are the key findings of recently released trade data? And their consequences for the economy.

    GS 2

     

    1

     

    India slams ‘communal mindset’ of OIC over remarks on hijab row

    (International Institutions)

    Know about Organisation of Islamic Cooperation(OIC) and India’s relationship with OIC member countries.

    GS 3

     

    4

     

    Phensedyl smuggling a challenge for BSF

    (Internal Security )

    What is Phensedyl? Why its smuggling remains

    a challenge for the border guarding forces along the India-

    Bangladesh border? and what needs to be done to tackle this?

    GS 2

    7

    SC starts examining whether Vanniyar quota pleas need to be referred to larger Bench

     

    (Polity and Governance)

    Know about Vanniakula Khastriya Reservation, petitions linked to it, State Government’s stand, how case involved constitutional issues? role of 102nd and 105th Constitutional Amendments and what are Constitutional Provisions Governing Reservation in India?

     

    GS 2

    8

    The pathology of school closure in India

     

    (Education)

    What is the impact of school closure on learning loss? Why did the Indian States continue to remain reluctant to reopen schools in spite of scientific evidence to support re-opening? What should be sufficient measures to ensure that schools start functioning at full capacity? Other issues of  India’s education system, their ramifications, the government’s proposal in  Union Budget 2022-23, key analysis and what lies ahead.

    GS 2

    8

    Setting right the focal point of J&K tribal politics

    (Polity and Governance)

    Know about salient features of the interim report of  Jammu and Kashmir Delimitation Commission, why has it caused debate across the various regions? What is Delimitation? What is the Constitutional Basis for Delimitation?

    GS 2

    9

    The importance of caste data

    (Polity and Governance)

     

    Know about the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the 27% quota for Other Backward Classes (OBC) in the All-India Quota seats for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test,

    What are the constitutional provisions which enable the government to make special provisions for the uplift of the “lower castes”? What is the importance of caste data? 

    What is the Constitutional Mandate of the Caste Census?, Associated Challenges With Caste Census and Way Forward

    GS 2

    12

    India to make digital maps of all villages

     

    (Polity and Governance)

    Key Highlights of the updated geospatial policy guidelines,

     the significance of preparing digital maps of all 6,00,000 villages and pan-India 3D maps, what is SVAMITVA scheme? and its features.

     

    GS 3

    12

    NCB seeks ideas to stop drug deals on the darknet

    (Internal Security )

    What is “Darkathon-2022”? And objectives.