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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

    GS 2

    3

    Madras HC stays key clause: ‘May rob media of its independence’

    (Governance)

    Which clauses or sections of IT Rules 2021 have been declared invalid by the High Court? What are the reasons behind it? Relate it with judicial activism or adventurism.

    GS 2

    3

     

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    Days before Quad, Australia, US, UK join hands to counter China

     

    Explained: The AUKUS agreement to equip Australia with n-subs, and why it has upset France

    (IR)

    What is the new deal between the US, Australia and UK? Will equipping Australia with nuclear powered submarines help in maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific. Why is France not happy?

    How will it benefit India in countering Chinese presence and threats?

    GS 3

    3

     

    19

    FM Sitharaman announces Rs 30,600 crore govt guarantee for ‘bad bank’

     

    Explained: What’s good about a ‘bad bank’

    (Economy)

    What is National Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd (NARCL) and India Debt Resolution Company Ltd (IDRCL)? What are the pros of Bad Bank? What are the criticisms and challenges of such a step? What can be the way ahead?

    GS 3

    9

    Meet S. jaisalmerensis, a new Jurassic era shark from Rajasthan

    (Environment)

    Learn about this extinct shark species called S. jaisalmerensis. Also read about jurassic and other time divisions.

    GS 2

    10

    We will suo motu stay tribunals Act, warns Supreme Court

    (Governance)

    What are the newly notified tribunal rules? Should the Supreme Court take suo motu initiative to judge the legitimacy of a law? Why is there a tussle between judiciary and executive?

    GS 2

    14

    Tamil Nadu must support its students in NEET transition, rather than let subnationalism dictate its choices

    (Governance)

    What are the objections raised by TamilNadu on the NEET exam? Are they justified? What are the benefits of NEET system and why should Tamil Nadu promote it among its students rather than opting out?

    GS 3

    14

    New course on telecom, aviation, auto suggests government’s intent to provide policy clarity, push investment

    (Economy)

    Please read about various schemes and initiatives launched by the government to boost telecom, aviation and Auto sector. How will it help India Inc.?

    GS 2

    15

    As children come back to school, they will need both time and patience

    (Governance)

    Learn about facts and figures related to the status of learning loss due to COVID. What are the steps that should be taken to mitigate the gap after the school reopening?

    GS 3

    15

    This is not how Centre should be dealing with recession

    (Economy)

    What are the problems flagged in the National Monetisation Pipeline? How the government is undermining the spirit of cooperative federalism by not releasing the GST share and funds?

    GS 3

    19

    Explained: In equity wave, don’t forget the basics

    (Economy)

    Why are experts warning against an all time high equity market? What are the solutions to mitigate the risk of bubbles?

    GS 3

    19

    New research: Scientists attempt to turn edible plants into vaccines

    (Sc & Tech)

    What are m-RNA based vaccines? What can be the benefits of plant-based mRNA vaccines?

    GS 3

    20

    UN says world likely to miss climate targets despite COVID pause in emissions

    (Environment)

    What can be the impact of the world missing the climate targets? On what facts and data UN has warned the world?

    GS 3

    20

    Inspiration 4: All-civilian SpaceX crew feels only ‘good kind’ of jitters before launch

    (Sc & Tech)

    Why is the launch of Inspiration 4 a great achievement in space tourism and exploration? What can be the role to be played by private sectors in future space missions?

    GS 1 & 3

    20

    Faroe Islands: Activists slam killing of hundreds of dolphins

    (Geography & Environment)

    Where is Faroe Island located? Why were hundreds of Dolphins killed? What could be a conservation strategy? Please do the map work.

    GS 3

    21

     

    21

    Dues via equity, defining non-telecom revenues: Guidelines likely in 2 weeks

     

    ‘Telcos opting for moratorium to see bank guarantee fall to 20%’

    (Economy)

    What were the problems faced by the Telecom sector related to the AGR regime? What reliefs have been provided to them and what can be the expected benefit of such steps? 

    What are the norms for Telcos to seek moratorium as announced by our FM?

    GS 3

    21

    Small-town India makes most of equity rally, invests big in MF

    (Economy)

    What is financial inclusion? What are the most recent trends in the money market?