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    GS 2

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    As PM Modi heads to US, Foreign Secy says AUKUS won’t impact Quad

    (IR)

    What is the difference between AUKUS and QUAD? What is meant by unity among “like-minded countries” over the Indo-Pacific strategy? What are other issues discussed between foreign secretaries of India and the US?

    GS 2 & 4

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    8

    Eyes on the prize: Four schemes in one, from tanks to taps

     

    Bihar’s flagship scheme gave tap water to poor — and contracts worth Rs 53 crore to Dy CM’s family, aides

    (Governance and Ethics)

    Please learn about the scheme “Har Ghar Nal Ka Jal”. What are the corruption allegations and modus operandi of this corruption in Bihar? Please read about nepotism and corruption. What is the Way Forward?

    GS 3

    4

    To cut coal, thermal plants told to use paddy straw pellets too

    (Environment)

    Which alternative material can replace coal upto 5 -10% in Thermal Power Plants? What are their pros and cons?

    GS 3

    5

    Coal crunch at power plants, govt looks to boost storage, transport capacity

    (Economy)

    What are the major challenges to smooth functioning of Thermal Power Plants in India? Which decisions have been taken by an inter ministerial panel?

    GS 2

    6

     

    10

    India takes up vaccine issue, UK says will be solved

     

    Vaccine bullying

    (IR)

    How is the UK vaccine policy “discriminatory”? What are the concerns raised by India? What is the response of the UK?

    What is vaccine diplomacy?

    GS 2

    6

    SC Collegium recommendations: 13 HCs set to get new Chief Justices

    (Governance)

    How does new recommendations of the collegium system represent collective determination to tackle judicial backlog? What more can be done to reduce the pendency of cases?

    GS 3

    6

    Food grain production estimated to reach new high of 150 million tonnes in 2021-22: Centre

    (Economy)

    What are the new trends in Kharif Production? Which different crops are grown in Kharif? Does increase in production translate into better farmer’s income and better consumer prices?

    GS 3

    9

    Explained: Why Assam govt is burning 2,500 rhino horns in a special ceremony

    (Environment)

    Why has Assam decided to burn 2500 Rhino Horns in state custody? What is a Rhino Horn (Hair Modification) and what are its therapeutic usages?

    GS 3

    9

    Explained: Is the Evergrande crisis China’s Lehman moment?

    (Economy)

    What is the new Evergrande Crisis? How will it impact China, World and India? What should India do to prevent Indian markets from this crisis?

    GS 2

    10

    NEET encroaches on state power, skews field in favour of privileged

    (Governance, Education)

    How does NEET affect the cooperative federalism and underprivileged section? What should be the way forward?

    GS 3

    10

    Slipping on ground

    (Internal Security)

    What are the major problems faced by CRPF in Chhattisgarh maoist insurgency? How can it be tackled?

    GS 2

    11

    Creating citizen-centric police

    (Governance)

    What was SC’s recommendation regarding Police reforms in ‘Prakash Singh Case’? What is the need of such reforms? What is the way forward?

    GS 4

    11

    Can we ignore food ethics in a discussion about food diversity and politics?

    (Ethics)

    What is Food Ethics? Is a vegetarian diet superior than non- vegetarian? Should we all switch to a vegan diet? What are different factors like culture, society, friends, etc which determine it?

    GS 3

    13

    ‘Real returns negative, need review of tax on bank deposits’

    (Economy)

    What is the real rate of return? Why has it turned negative? What is its expected outcome? What are the reforms suggested by the SBI report?

    GS 3

    13

    ‘Not part of IBC’: NCLAT questions success fee for RPs

    (Economy)

    What are the additional fees charged by Resolution Professionals? Is it legal? What are the issues flagged by NCLAT? Learn about NCLAT.

    GS 3

    13

    For safety, govt amends ammonium nitrate rules

    (Economy)

    What changes have been introduced by the government regarding ammonium nitrate storage? What was the need for such rules?

    GS 3

    13

    Adani takes on Ambani, to invest $20 billion in renewable energy; make foray into hydrogen

    (Economy)

    What are Adani’s Plans regarding renewable energy? How will it help India to attain its SDG goals?