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    The Hindu

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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

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    Lok Sabha passes Bill to link electoral rolls with Aadhaar

     

    Six additional seats for Jammu, one for Kashmir proposed

     

    (Polity and Governance)

    What are the major features of the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021, objectives and need 

     

    Know about the recent proposal of The J&K Delimitation Commission to increase six seats for the Jammu division and one for the Kashmir division, besides reserving 16 seats for the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Schedule Tribe (ST) communities in the Union Territory, evoking sharp reactions from the regional parties, expected outcome of the move, Know about the J&K delimitation exercise, Why does the J&K delimitation exercise matter?

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    SEBI halts futures trading in key crops

     

    (Economy)

    Why Market regulator Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) issued an order suspending futures trading in paddy (non-basmati), wheat, Bengal gram (chana dal), mustard seeds and its derivatives, soybean and its derivatives, crude palm oil and green gram (moong dal) for a year and its implications.

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    Amid vaccine booster talk, context matters a lot

     

    (Health)

    The emergence of the new variant, Omicron, Does the emergence of the Omicron variant make it necessary to administer a booster dose? What is the primary objective of a booster dose — to prevent symptomatic infection or to prevent moderate or severe disease and death? How much do we know about the effectiveness of Covishield and Covaxin in preventing symptomatic infection and severe disease? 

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    For Afghan women, it’s the great regression

     

    A strategic bulwark

     

    (IR)

    Implications of  Taliban’s seizure of Kabul, what does evidence emerging from the ground suggest?new codes of conduct for the Afghan women, Taliban’s special decree on women’s rights, most pervasive problems faced by women, what steps need be taken at the global level.

     

    Key takeaways from the third India-Central Asia Dialogue, objectives and need, what is the relevance of Central Asia for India? 

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    The sustained attack on federalism

    (Governance)

    Recent complaints about the Union government’s anti-federal moves, what is a series of steps taken by the Union government to undermine the principles of federalism, especially fiscal federalism? the principles of federalism during the pandemic, Several other policies initiated by the Union government in the recent past that led to the weakening of States’ autonomy, the relevance of the creation of a formal institutional framework to mandate and facilitate consultation between the Union and the States in the areas of legislation under the Concurrent List, what more needs to be done in this context?

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    What rising inequality means

     

    (Economy)

     

    How the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the stark divide between the rich and the poor? why the status of the poor is worsening day by day, the present status of inequality, a manifestation of the average level of income, as explained by the Kuznets’ theory, the rise in inequalities in the U.S. and India as against a moderate rise in China, what is prevailing pattern of wealth concentration and differential levels of income around the world? Measures are taken and what more needs to be done in this context?

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    Naga House calls for repeal of AFSPA

     

    (Governance)

     

    Why the Nagaland Assembly has demanded the repeal of the contentious Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act from the State? About the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Provisions, Significance, Criticism, Way Forward,

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    India may resume fishers’ talks with Sri Lanka

     

    BIMSTEC working on

    joint disaster relief plans

     

    (IR)

    India-Sri Lanka fishers’ talks, How do the proposed talks hold significance against the backdrop of the arrest of 55 Tamil Nadu fishermen and seizure of eight trawlers by the Sri Lankan Navy? 

     

    Learn facts related to PANEX­21 and BIMSTEC 

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    Competition Commission approves Tata­Air India deal

     

    MCA21 portal: third version in the works’

     

    (Economy)

    The recent approval of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for the Tata Group’s proposed acquisition of debt-laden Air India and two of its units, objectives behind the move.

     

    Learn facts related MCA21 portal