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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

    GS 3

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    NCR schools, colleges shut, construction at a halt till November 21

    (Environment)

    Why did the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) in the National Capital Region and adjoining areas directed closing of all educational institutions, including schools and colleges, the major causes of pollution in Delhi, and various steps taken in this direction.

    GS 2

    1

    After closure of 1.5 years, Kartarpur corridor to reopen today

     

    (Governance)

    Know about the Centre’s announcement to open the Kartarpur Sahib corridor in Pakistan, objectives behind the move 

    GS 3

    1

    Cryptocurrency: RBI chief asserts caution, ‘not enough debate’

     

    (Cyber Security)

    Why Cryptocurrencies are a serious concern to RBI from a macroeconomic and financial stability standpoint? Cryptocurrency, Benefits of Cryptocurrency, Concerns, India and Cryptocurrency, Way Forward

     

    GS 2

    3

    Loni Border SHO suspended citing Official Secret Act 

     

    (Governance)

    What is the Official Secret Act about? Has the law undergone any changes over the years? Is withholding information the only issue with the Act? Do other nations have similar laws?

    GS 3

    4

    Stubble burning dips but air severe; farm fires in Punjab, Haryana higher than previous years

     

    (Environment)

    What is Stubble Burning, causes, effects and measures to tackle the issue of stubble burning?

     

    GS 3

    6

    Previous govts ignored east UP, reduced it to mafiawaad, poverty: PM

     

    (Infrastructure )

    Key features of Purvanchal expressway and its signifinace 

    GS 2

    9

    Kasganj custodial death: Police say girl is not a minor

     

    (Governance)

    About custodial death and how is it the biggest Threat to Human Rights, What should be done to reduce such incidences?

     

    GS 3

    10

    Greener and Brighter 

    (Environment)

    The rationale behind the Prime Minister of India’s announcement of enhanced targets for climate action by India, particularly for achieving net-zero emissions by 2070, what is the importance of long-term planning for decarbonising the economy? what has India done well and is it on a path to fulfilling its Paris Agreement commitments for 2030? Key findings of the a recent study, ‘Long-Term Goal-Setting and Planning for Decarbonising the Indian Power Sector — Need for a Coordinated Approach, key analysis and way forward ’.

    GS 2

    10&

    11

    Justice Kirpal 

    Transfer and Transparency 

    (Judiciary)

    Know about the Supreme Court Collegium system and its recommendations for the appointment of judges in the High Courts, about Article 222 of the Constitution

     

    GS 3

    10

    Pick up signs 

    (Economy))

    Major Highlights of the recent Trade data released by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to reveal India’s merchandise exports and their impacts on the economy 

    GS 3

    13

    S-400 purchase & implications

    (Defence )

    What is S-400? How does it work? Why has India bought them? By when will they be delivered? Why is the US upset with it?

     

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    13

    A new oral medicine for diabetes, and what makes it different

     

    (S&T)

    What is the signifinace of the recent development of an oral medication to treat diabetes?

    GS 3

    13

    DNLA , Assam rebel group now overground 

    (Internal Security)

    What is the DNLA? What led the group to come overground? Who are the Dimasas? What is the Dimasa kingdom? What about militancy in Dima Hasao?Is the DNLA surrender significant