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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

    GS 2

    3

     

    6 more seats for Jammu, 1 extra for Kashmir: Delimitation  draft 

     

    Linking electoral roll to aadhar : Opp objects govt pushes bill through 

     

    Bills on a life term for sacrilege pending, need President assent: Punjab to Centre

     

    (Polity and Governance)

    Major takeaways from the recent draft paper of the Delimitation Commission, What is the delimitation process and why is it needed?

     

     Introduction of the Election Laws (Amendment Bill) 2021 to link voter identity and Aadhaar cards, objectives and objections by the Opposition parties over the move.

     

    The Indian Penal Code (Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2018 and The Code of Criminal Procedure (Punjab Amendment) Bill 2018’, features, need, concerns and way ahead 

    GS 3

    7

    Biological Diversity Bill referred to Joint Committee of Parliament

     

    (Environment)

    Major provisions of Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021, why it has been criticised by environmentalists?

    GS 2

    7

    Amid ruckus, RS passes NDPS (Amendment) Bill

     

    (Polity and Governance)

    Features of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Bill, its objectives and need 

    GS 2

    9 &

    10

    Central Asian Leaders call on PM ;cooperation ,connectivity on table

     

    Common ground  

    (IR)

    Importance India attachment to its ties with Central Asian countries, takeaways from third India-Central Asia dialogue.

    GS 2

    9

    Nagaland adopts resolution demanding repeal of AFSPA

     

    (Governance)

    Why did the Nagaland Assembly unanimously adopt a resolution demanding the repeal of AFSPA? About the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Provisions, Significance, Criticism.

    GS 2

    10 

     

    Prasing a political fair 

     

    (Governance)

     

    About 1971 Indo-Pak war, Background, India’s historic victory over Pakistan in 1971, the role of  defence forces  and the role of Indira Gandhi 

    GS 

    2

    11

    Three decades after a break up 

     

    (IR )

    Why does the Russia-West equation matters to India and how reconciliation between Russia and the West will make help India manage its own security challenges?

    GS 2

    11

    A legal fix , hard to implement 

    (Governance)

    The recent announcement of a cabinet decision to raise the age at marriage for women from 18 to 21 years, objectives and need 

    GS 

    2

    14

    Revisiting definition of EWS

    (Governance)

    What are EWS criteria at present, and why has the Supreme Court called them arbitrary?

    GS 

    3

    14

    Multistate cooperatives: how they function, why govt plans to amend the law

     

    (Economy)

    Why the Centre has decided to amend the Multi-State Cooperative Societies (MSCS) Act, 2002 to “plug the loopholes in the Act”., What is the Act, and what are multistate cooperative societies? Why does the government plan to amend the Act? What are the other issues with the Act?

    GS 3

    17

    Derivative trade in 7 agriculture commodities banned

    (Economy)

    Why did the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) ban the derivative trade of seven agriculture commodities on the future’s platform of National Commodities and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX) for a year?