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    GS 2

    3

    For easy access to schemes, Govt plans 12-digit unique ID for farmers, database

    (Governance)

    How can a unique id for farmers can help them in easy access to schemes? Learn about PM-Kisan, Soil Health Card and PM Fasal Bima Yojana, etc.

    GS 3

    3

    Retro tax to bad bank to telecom: Political call to bite economic bullet

    (Economy)

    What is Troubled Assets Relief Program? How will the plethora of economic reforms help the economy? What are the challenges and their solutions to revive demand and increase manufacturing?

    GS 3

    8

    Why India needs ‘good’ urbanisation

    (Economy)

    What is good urbanisation in Indian Context? How can good urbanisation reduce poverty? What are the challenges in achieving it?

    GS 2

    8

    Huntington’s ghost

    (IR)

    What were the remarks of General Bipin Rawat regarding Pakistan and China? What are the prime reasons behind Sinic- Islam Convergence? What should India do to counter it?

    GS 2

    9

    Who is the hollow CAA really meant to protect?

    (IR, Polity)

    Why is there a need for refugee specific law? What are the limitations and challenges of CAA? What is the solution?

    GS 3

    9

    Ease of doing business at risk if issue of appointments to tribunals is not resolved

    (Economy)

    What is the Ease of Doing Business? How will it be affected by improper functioning of understaffed tribunals? Which constitutional and statutory provisions deal with tribunal?

    GS 1 & 3

    10

    Agriculture is backbone of economy: VP Venkaiah Naidu

    (History, Economy)

    What is the legacy of Sir Chhotu Ram? What are the challenges faced by the Agriculture Sector? What are the pros and cons of Public Procurement? What should be the way out?

    GS 2

    11

    Expert Explains: Why the defence deal among US, Australia and UK has irked France

    (IR)

    Please read in depth about the AUKUS pact? How will it change the geopolitics in Indo-pacific? Why are France and China irked? How will it impact India?

    GS 3

    11

    Explained: How are Humboldts different from other penguins?

    (Environment)

    How Byculla Zoo has helped in breeding of Humboldt Penguins? Where are these penguins found? Read about their status and conservation strategy?

    GS 3

    11

    Explained: How researchers found where to look for Planet Nine

    (Sc & Tech)

    What is Planet Nine? What is the information available about it? Can it be a blackhole?

    GS 3

    12

    TV Somanathan: ‘We are pulling out of the worst… Problem with stimulus is it’s easier to start a spending programme than to stop it’

    (Economy)

    Please read this interview to learn about the problems faced by the economy. What are the simple solutions proposed like higher spending and their challenges? What are the different reforms being undertaken by the government?

    GS 3

    14

    Course correction mode: GST Council looks to fix duty structure, boost revenues

    (Economy)

    What are the changes announced by the GST Council? How will it boost different sectors in India along with rationalising the tax regime?

    GS 3

    14

    Sea cable tender bid ‘rigged’: Panel to decide project fate

    (Economy)

    Learn about Kochi- Lakshadweep Islands (KLI) submarine optical fibre connectivity Project. What were the expected benefits? Why is there an allegation of corruption?

    GS 3

    14

    Tomar at G-20 agri meet: ‘India becoming destination for healthy foods’

    (Economy, Environment, Health)

    What are the key highlights of our Agriculture Minister at the G-20 Summit? What are the different steps taken by India to conserve soil, water and food security?

    GS 3 

    14

    The battle for digital privacy is reshaping the internet

    (Economy, Governance)

    What is the Right to Privacy? How is it becoming the buzz word around the world and how will it shape the next gen technology market?