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    GS 3

    1

    Buoyed by Govt package, Vodafone Idea eyes fund infusion of Rs 20,000 crore

    (Economy)

    What are the reasons behind the present condition of Vodafone? How is it seeking revival? Please read about monopoly, duopoly and cartelisation. Should the government save Vodafone?

    GS 2

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    15

    China tested n-capable hypersonic missile in August: report

     

    Explained: China’s hypersonic glide vehicle test

    (IR)

    Why is there a new rush for hypersonic weapons, glide vehicles and space warfare? What will be the implications of such weapons on India and the World? Can they render missile defence systems useless? How should India prepare itself?

    GS 2

    1

    Killing spree continues in J&K: Two labourers from Bihar shot dead, 1 injured

    (Governance)

    How the killing of migrants and minorities in J&K is a threat to democratic structure of India? What should be done for proper integration of the state in India as well as counter Pakistan sponsored terrorism?

    GS 1 & 3

    3

    Delhi weather today: Rainfall lashes parts of capital; air quality remains ‘poor’

    (Geography, Environment)

    Learn about Western Disturbances and how they affect the Rabi Season in Northern India. Also read about the Air Quality Index and why it is poor even after rain?

    GS 2

    8

    ISKCON official writes to UN, PM over Bangla attack

    (IR)

    What will be the impact of such attacks on minorities in Bangladesh on India-Bangladesh Relations? Learn about ISKCON founder.

    GS 2

    8

    Jaishankar lays wreath at cemetery for Indian soldiers in Israel

    (IR)

    How are Indian and Israeli Geopolitical conditions the same but still different? What is the history of Indian Soldiers martyred on Israeli Soil during WW1 and Teen Muthi Haifa Chowk in Delhi?

    GS 3

    8

    Over 27,000 cattle deaths on tracks in Covid year

    (Economy)

    Why is the trend of cattle dying on railway tracks not good? What can be done to make railway tracks safer for animals in the most economical way?

    GS 1 & 2

    9

    Gandhi Ashram redevelopment: Trust begins process to prepare ‘concept note’

    (History, Culture & Governance)

    What is the Gandhi Ashram Redevelopment Plan? What are its expected benefits and criticism? What is the way ahead?

    GS 3

    9

    Kerala landslides toll rises to 22, rescue efforts continue

    (Disaster management)

    Why was there such a heavy outpour in Kerala? Learn about Landslide and ways to mitigate it. Consider reading this Explained too.

    GS 3

    10

    Opening the field

    (Economy)

    What is the Nutrient based subsidy regime? How will bringing Urea in this regime help farmers? What can be the benefits of rationalising fertiliser usage?

    GS 2

    10

    Bring states on board

    (Border Management)

    Why has the BSF’s jurisdiction been increased? Is it against the federal ethos? What will be the benefits of states being made part of such decisions?

    GS 3

    10

    Elimination of tax havens is a human rights issue

    (Economy)

    How may the Pandora Paper Leaks & subsequent OECD inclusive framework statement help in curbing black money? What are criticisms? Way Ahead.

    GS 2

    10

    Human rights defenders don’t tarnish India’s image

    (Governance)

    How do human rights activists help Citizens and Democracy? Why is the current J&K more tarnishing for India’s Image?

    GS 1

    11

    Why defence minister’s claim that Savarkar filed mercy petitions on Gandhi’s advice is indefensible

     

    Gandhi and Savarkar shared goal of independence, differed on means

    (History)

    Please check out the Historical Facts mentioned in the article ignoring the political overtone.

    Try to compare Gandhi, Ambedkar, Bhagat Singh and Savarkar in their ideologies and goals. Please do not over criticise any one of them.

    GS 3

    11

    Coal India, the fall guy for power crisis

    (Economy)

    Why is the CIL not the only one to be blamed for the power crisis? What are the solutions so that such things don’t happen in future?

    GS 2

    14

    Experts call for review of IMF role, data integrity, completing quota reforms

    (IR)

    Why is the IMF facing accusations of not completing quota reforms and maintaining data integrity? Which reforms are needed to keep the IMF relevant?

    GS 3

    14

    ‘Indian Space Association to represent entire sector, will help in development’

    (Economy)

    Who are the members of the newly formed Indian Space Association? What will be the role played by it? How can it contribute to Indian Private Space Firms?

    GS 3

    15

    Explained: Closing in on 100 crore shots

    (Health)

    What has been achieved by India in its vaccination drive against COVID Pandemic?