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    India protests new UK jab rules, US to open to fully vaccinated in November

     

    Explained: What UK’s new Covid-19 travel rules mean for a flyer from India

    (IR)

    What is vaccine diplomacy? What are current rules regarding UK immigrants vaccination status? Which changes were introduced? 

    Why is India protesting against the new UK vaccination rules for foreigners? 

    How will the new UK vaccination rules affect the Indian Pharmaceutical industry and Expatriates?

    What is the way ahead?

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    Covax stalled, India to start vaccine export in October, expects surplus

    (IR)

    Learn about the vaccine maitri program. How did Indian pharmaceuticals help the world in fighting pandemic? Why was Vaccine Maitri stopped?

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    August 2019 NRC is final: Assam Foreigners’ Tribunal

    (Governance)

    What is NRC and what are the challenges faced by it? Learn about powers of Foreign tribunal.

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    China conducting night drills in high-altitude areas near Ladakh: report

    (IR)

    What are the areas of conflict between India and China? What can be the benefits of night time drill at high altitudes? What should India do?

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    India at SCO exercise in Russia with China, Pak

    (IR)

    With which countries India took part in ZAPAD exercise and SuryaKiran exercise? Also learn about SCO Exercise Peaceful Mission 2021.

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    Centre announces uniform norms for fortified rice

    (Economy)

    Which ministry will be responsible for specifications for such rice? What are the targets and expected benefits of fortified rice?

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    The new AUKUS alliance holds some lessons for India

     

    With AUKUS dividing the Western bloc, is there a role for India?

    (IR)

    Why is AUKUS surprising? What is the convergence of interests? What are the lessons for India from the AUKUS pact? What is the way ahead?

    How is AUKUS dividing the west? How should India balance France and AUKUS?

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    Farmer’s future

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    What are the key bottlenecks in uplifting ‘marginal farmers’? What are the solutions for their upliftment?

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    J&K order on govt employees will lead to governance paralysis, further alienation from state

    (Governance)

    What are the new rules regarding conduct of government employees in J&K? Why are they failing the purpose of integration? What is the way forward?

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    Why the farmers’ movement must broaden its agenda

    (Governance)

    What should be included or excluded from the farmer movements agenda? What is the role played by pressure groups in democracy? 

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    In Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 goals, a chance to deepen partnerships, including with India

    (IR)

    What is Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030? How can India play a role in helping Saudi to achieve these goals? What more can help both to be better partners?

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    Vishnuonyx

    (Environment)

    Please learn about this otter species and its migratory pattern.

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    Explained: This is how adaptive refresh rates on iPhone 13 Pro and other phones work

    (Sc & Tech)

    What is the adaptive refresh rate? How does it make user experience better? What are its impacts on battery and gaming experience?