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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

    GS 2

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    SC seeks govt. decision on ex gratia payment

     

    A time to give

    (Polity and Governance)

    Know about the ongoing tussle between the Centre and the Supreme Court on ex gratia payment to families with Covid-19 fatalities. The government’s response to petitions and SC’s stand.

    GS 3

    4

    Indira Gandhi Canal repair accomplished in record time

    (Infrastructure)

    Indira Gandhi Canal, history, origin, drainage, significance and suggestions for more coverage.

    GS 3

    4

    Bt cotton adoption showed benefits: study

    (Agriculture)

    BT Cotton, its genesis, impact, significance and concerns highlighted overtime. Know more about genetically modified crops and overall implications for agriculture. 

    GS 2

    6

    The state of India’s poor must be acknowledged

    (Social Justice)

    Know about the declining state of India’s poor, major reasons behind it, need to acknowledge it and suggestions for improvement. Also, know about the poverty line debate in India.

    GS 2

    6

     

    11

    A perpetual war

     

    U.S. is committed to supporting Afghan people: White House

    (International Relations)

    USA’s decision to pull troops out of Afghanistan and its implications on Afghanistan and the region. Global reactions and Taliban’s stand on the issue and involvement. A way forward.

    GS 2

    7

    India’s vaccine policy needs clarity

    (Health)

    Know about India’s vaccination policy, current state of procurement and the highlighted concerns. Need for improvement in order to achieve complete inoculation.

    GS 2

    7

    Towards a more federal structure

    (Polity and Governance)

    Difference between Union and Federal governments. What is the exact status of India and is there any scope of improvements in the current system? Where does the problem lie and what are the overcoming measures?

    GS 2

    7

    A case to decriminalise suicide

    (Social Justice)

    Suicide and underlying factors responsible. Status of legality in India and related laws and provisions. Why is there a need to change the legal status now?

    GS 3

    8

    Army to get indigenous LUHs in December 2022

    (Defence)

    Shortage of light utility helicopters in the army and the upcoming delivery of indigenous Light Utility helicopters (LUH) by the end of 2022. Also, know about Cheetah and Chetak helicopters.

    GS 2

    10

    Simplify COVID-19 death certification process: SC

    (Polity and Governance)

    Deaths caused by Covid-19 in India, reporting and accuracy of their estimates and the Supreme Court’s stand on the issue. Objectives of pandemic response and suggestions for improving the estimates.

    GS 3

    10

    PF trusts await clarity on advance

    (Economy)

    The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) allows for special withdrawal of second non-refundable Covid-19 advance. Rationale behind it and the implications of the move. Reluctance by private organisations and a way forward.

    GS 3

    10

    Corpses did not add to Ganga pollution: Centre

    (Biodiversity and Environment)

    Know about the issue of dumping Covid-19 dead bodies in Ganga and impact on water quality. National Mission for Clean Ganga’s intervention, assessment of water quality and the current status.

    GS 2

    11

    Raisi for nuclear talks, rules out Biden meet

    (International Relations)

    The ongoing power shift in Iran and the adjourned talks on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Where do all involved nations stand with their respective demands?

    GS 2

    11

    Exports resume from Gaza as Israel eases blockade

    (International Relations)

    Israel-Palestine issue, history and background, concerns and the implication on regional safety and peace. What is the present scenario? Also, know about easing the blockade on Gaza.

    GS 3

    12

    Windfall treasury gains added to PSB profits in FY21: ICRA

    (Economy)

    Finding by ICRA on Covid-19 and impact on Public Sector Banks (PSBs), rise in trading profits on bond portfolios rising after the RBI policy rate cut in March 2020.

    GS 3

    12

    Centre moots ban on ‘flash sales’ on e-com sites

    (Economy)

    Know about the Consumer Protection (e-commerce) Rules 2020, provisions, implication and significance. Proposed changes to monitor deep discounts offered on e-commerce websites banning all flash sales.