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    Encounters barbaric, no room for instant justice: NHRC Chief in Assam

    (Polity and Governance)

    Why must the guilty be tried in court and then punished in accordance with law? What precautions must be taken while adopting a “zero tolerance” policy against crime? Legality and constitutionality of an Act. Way Ahead.

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    5 ex-CECs weigh in: Government note to EC unacceptable, interaction with PMO undermines poll panel

    (Polity and Governance)

    How the informal discussion between the full Commission and executive could erode the EC’s image of independence? Structure of the Commission, Functions, Importance of ECI for India, Major Challenges, Way Forward.

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    FM pulls up infra ministries for ‘sluggish’ capex, says public spending key to recovery 

    (Economy)

    What are the reasons for sluggish performance of infrastructure ministries on capital expenditure? What measures are needed to boost the  capital expenditure?

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    CAG report tears into Noida authority: ‘Lapses of probity, integrity and ethics’

    (Governance)

    What are the major loopholes in the working of industrial development authorities? How can their functioning be improved? CAG- its Powers, Functions and Responsibilities. 

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    IIT-Delhi’s ‘drainage master plan’ falls short of Delhi government’s expectations

    (Governance)

    Significance of Delhi’s Drainage Master Plan and its features. Need for detailed study.

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    Govt brings Bill to amend wildlife law

    (Governance)

    Key provisions of the Wildlife Protection (Amendment) Bill. How would the amendments streamline wildlife management and monitoring?

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    Anti-doping Bill introduced in LS

    (Governance)

    Key provisions of the National Anti-Doping Bill. Powers of National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). 

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    Defence ties in focus as Rajnath holds talks with French minister

    (IR)

    Brief History of India-France Relations. How to strengthen military ties while boosting the ‘Make in India’ initiative? Security challenges in the neighbourhood. What is required to tackle terrorism across the globe?

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    Every member duty-bound to attend House: Venkaiah

    (Polity and Governance)

    What is the status of attendance in the Parliament? How does absence affect parliamentary proceedings? What can be done to increase the presence? 

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    The arm’s length test

    (Polity and Governance)

    How the informal discussion between the full Commission and executive is in violation of the constitutional spirit? Why is the distance of an arm’s length in interactions between institutions envisaged in the Constitution needed?

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    Repeal and Reform

    (Polity and Governance)

    What agricultural reforms should be taken after farm laws are repealed? How can consensus be achieved on burning issues?

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    Dekhi Tumhri Kashi logo, Dekhi Tumhri Kashi

    (Art & Culture)

    Kashi: City of poets, holy men, clowns and courtesans

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    Shielding the State

    (Governance)

    Key provisions of the Personal Data Protection Bill. What factors did JCP take into consideration? What are the major recommendations? What India’s data regulation architecture should look like?

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    Omicron 5 times more likely to reinfect than delta: study

    (S&T)

    Discuss the severity of Omicron and the possibilities of reinfection. What measures need to be taken to prevent mass infection?

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    JCP prescription for data Bill

    (Governance)

    Key provisions of the Personal Data Protection Bill. What factors did the Joint Committee of Parliament (JCP) take into consideration? What are the major recommendations? What India’s data regulation architecture should look like?

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    How to read the WTO panel’s sugar report against India

    (Economy)

    Need of domestic support and export subsidy measures in the sugar sector in India. Why should India appeal the findings of the report? What is the government’s response?