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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

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    Major relief for telecom sector, Govt gives 4-year moratorium on AGR dues

     

    Measure will give relief for now to telcos, but may not stop balance sheet bleed

    (Economy)

    What is AGR? Why was the telecom sector in trouble? 

    What are the recent changes announced by the government in order to give relief to the sector? How will a moratorium of 4 years and relaxation in FDI norms will help the sector to revive?

    Are these steps enough? What is the way forward?

    GS 3

    1

    Tatas, SpiceJet chief in race as Air India divestment enters the concluding stage

    (Economy)

    For a long time the disinvestment of Air India was pending. What were the changes made to attract private players? How were the challenges mitigated?

    GS 2

    1

    NEET skewed results in favour of English-medium, well-off, urban, CBSE kids, Tamil Nadu panel finds

    (Governance)

    Why is Tamil Nadu trying to scrap NEET from its state? What are the findings of the report? Has NEET failed to serve its purpose? What is the Way Ahead?

    GS 2

    1

    Tribunal posts: Govt claims right to reject, SC flays ‘cherry-picking’

    (Governance)

    What are Tribunals and major challenges faced by them? Why is there a tussle between executive and judiciary? What is the way ahead?

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    Crime Capital: Delhi remains most unsafe for women

     

    NCRB data: Crime down, clashes up in year of lockdown, Delhi riots, protests

     

    NCRB data: 214% rise in cases relating to fake news, rumours

    (Governance)

    What are the new trends seen in metropolitan crimes as per NCRB? What could be the solutions?

    What are other highlights of the NCRB report on annual crime status? Did lockdown reduce crime rate? What is the menace of fake news? How does it threaten our democracy? What can be the way forward for all the problems?

    GS 2

    5

    Afghanistan may see more turmoil: CDS Bipin Rawat

    (IR)

    What are the challenges posed by the Afghanistan Crisis? How is China distorting the global order? How can India overcome the dicey situation?

    GS 2

    10

    Why Taliban must ensure spiritual democracy

    (IR)

    What does the history of Afghanistan teach about the democratic values? Why should the Taliban establish democracy for long term betterment?

    GS 2

    10

    Where is the strategy for dealing with learning loss during Covid?

    (Governance)

    How has COVID affected the learning outcome of children from different strata? What should be done to fulfil the gap quickly?

    GS 3

    11

    There finally seems to be a path forward for GST. Centre and states must strike bargain

    (Economy)

    What are the different problems identified in the GST regime? What are the allegations of states regarding GST devolution by centre? How can they be mitigated?

    GS 2

    11

    Real democratic freedom is impossible without economic equality

    (Polity)

    What is accommodative democracy? How equality lays down the foundation of liberty? Please read about different political thinkers and their ideas in the article.

    GS 2

    11

    What does the idea of joy in learning mean?

    (Education)

    How can the process of learning be made more joyful? Which different factors must be taken care of while designing pedagogy and teaching?

    GS 3

    13

    Local MFs’ global exposure rises 259%; most in US, Luxembourg

    (Economy)

    What are the pros and cons of the increasing global investment by Mutual Funds? What are the hot destinations for Indian Mutual Fund investments?

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    13

    To push production, Cabinet clears Rs 26,058-crore PLI for automotive sector

    (Economy)

    What are the benefits of Production Linked Subsidy? Which segment of the Automobile sector is being targeted?