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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

    GS 1 & 2

    1

    In Bihar’s water scheme, a tale of 2 wards: from dry taps to wide smiles

    (Essay, Society, Governance)

    Please read the two anecdotes at the beginning. Similar anecdotes can be used in Essay and Ethics. What is Nepotism? What is pipeline corruption in Bihar?

    GS 2

    1

     

    8

    Supreme Court says will set up own expert panel to look into Pegasus charges

     

    Supreme Court move to set up a panel to probe Pegasus is a vital and welcome step

    (Governance)

    What was Pegasus? What are the controversies surrounding it? How does it violate the constitution Fundamental Rights?

    What can be recommended for avoiding the government from becoming surveillance states in the tech era?

    GS 2

    1

    No caste census, conscious policy decision: Govt to Supreme Court

    (Governance)

    What is Caste Census? What is its history? What can be its pros and cons? Why is the government reluctant to conduct it? 

    GS 2

    1

    PM Modi meets Scott Morrison ahead of Quad, talks to top CEOs about investments

    (IR)

    What are the key outcomes of the PM’s meeting with Scott Morrison? What could be the key agenda on QUAD talks?

    GS 2 & 3

    6

    Suicide in 30 days of infection will count as Covid death: Centre

    (Governance, Health)

    How will defining COVID death help in distributing ex gratia grants and other policy benefits? Which deaths are included in COVID death and which are not?

    GS 2 & 3

    6

    Combat boost: Order placed for 118 Arjun Mk-1A tanks

    (Governance, Economy)

    Learn about the Arjun Mk-1A tank. How does the present order by Indian Army boosts make in India and AtmaNirbhar Bharat drive?

    GS 2 & 3

    6

    ‘Reciprocal tourism’ likely as India set to allow foreign tourists

    (IR, Economy)

    How will the free visa scheme boost the tourism and hospitality sector? What is Reciprocal Tourism? Should India give visas to countries like the UK which are discriminating against Indian Vaccination Drive?

    GS 2

    7

    Supreme Court nod for e-transfer of orders to jails for quick prisoner release

    (Governance)

    How will the Supreme Court initiative for e-transfer of orders provide relief to jail inmates? Which are the other jail reforms needed in India?

    GS 1 & 3

    7

    ‘Will save Goa’: Feni industry hails govt’s policy for heritage drink

    (Culture & Economy)

    How will giving the Feni status of Heritage Drink help Goa Tourism? Is the GI tag available to Feni? Which fenis are covered under the policy? Which are similar international examples?

    GS 2

    8

    India dithered over projecting naval power. Now it’s been pushed to the sidelines of the Indo-Pacific

    (IR)

    What are the strengths and weaknesses of Indian strategic policies on the Indo- Pacific? How will the AUKUS affect Indian stature in the region?

    GS 2

    8

    The burden of NEET, JEE

    (Governance)

    What are the consequences of inducing the IIT And NEET dreams without appropriate means? What is the way out?

    GS 3

    8

     

    13

    WHO’s new air quality standards underline the health-pollution link.

     

    Explained: What new WHO pollution norms mean for India

    (Environment)

    What are the new WHO’s Guidelines regarding air pollution? Where does India stand with respect to the targets? How can the policies be made holistic and implemented more effectively?

    GS 3

    9

    How ‘Poshan Vatikas’ can help bridge the nutrition gap in women and children

    (Health)

    What are the Poshan Vatikas? How can they help in reducing the malnutrition in women and children? How can the smooth functioning of Poshan Vatikas be ensured?

    GS 3

    9

    Indian tech unicorns are gaining at China’s expense. Is this a blessing or a bubble waiting to burst?

    (Economy)

    How is India benefiting from the Anti-Chinese sentiments across the world? Is Indian Growth really sustainable? If no! Where are the solutions?

    GS 3

    13

    Explained: Winged microchip is ‘smallest human-made flying structure’

    (Sc & Tech)

    Please learn about the world’s smallest human made flying structure. From where the inspiration has been drawn to develop it?

    GS 3

    13

    Explained: Federal Reserve’s stance and India

    (Economy)

    How will the US federal stance affect Indian Markets? What is Foreign Portfolio Investment and what are its benefits and criticisms? Way Forward.

    GS 3

    15

    G-Sec Retail Direct: Mkt players seek easy KYC, interoperability

    (Economy)

    How can the G-Sec market be opened to retail investors? What will be the benefits and the challenges of such decisions?

    GS 3

    15

    Private bank deposit share rises to 30.5% at the cost of PSBs: RBI

    (Economy)

    What are the new trends in Indian bank deposits? What are the reasons behind and significance of upcoming trends?