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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

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    New South Africa Covid variant triggers an alert in India

     

    (Health)

    Know about Covid-19 variant B.1.1529  and  cases of  Covid-19 variant B.1.1529 in India .

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    India china ties cement for BRICS

     

    (IR)

     

    Learn facts related to BRICS and relevance of India china ties for BRICS 

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    Dip in women owning property, but better financial, social autonomy

     

    National Family Health Survey-5: Jump in women using bank accounts, phones

     

    (Governance)

    Know about findings of the fifth National Family Health Survey (NFHS), covered states, what does it indicate?.

     

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    99% POCSO cases in courts pending trial in 2020: Praja report

     

    (Governance)

    What are major takeaways from the report by the Praja Foundation, issues highlighted by it, suggest ways to tackle them.

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    Centre tells SC it will revisit Rs 8 lakh EWS income norm 

    (Governance)

     

    Why did the Centre tell the Supreme Court that it will revisit the Rs 8 lakh annual income criteria for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) to be eligible for reservation benefits? Know about Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act 2019? background, impact, significance, concerns, Reservations for Other Backward Classes and Economically Weaker Sections, Supreme court stance on it. 

     

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    Important to minimize carbon footprint but India can’t shed coal for next 25 yr

     

    (Environment)

    About recent shortage of coal for thermal power plants, stagnation in output faced by Coal India, the relevance of carbon capture to make coal use more palatable, future of coal in India as the world pushes for renewables.

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    A little mercy 

    (Governance)

     

    Arguments  in Favour of the Death Penalty, Arguments Against the Death Penalty, Death Penalty in the Indian Context, Supreme Court on the Death Penalty, Conclusion

     

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    Vaishnav: must define responsibility for the content

    (Polity and Governance)

    Learn facts related to India Internet Governance Forum 2021

     

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    Cryptocurrency: How the needle moved from ban to regulation 

    (Economy)

    How are cryptocurrencies regulated in countries around the world? How would a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) work? Cryptocurrency, Present Status in India, objectives and need behind the recent bill.

     

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    Oil for emergencies

     

    For PMC Bank depositors, restrictions on access to funds, interest

     

    (Economy) 

    Why do oil-consuming countries keep strategic petroleum reserves? Why have the United States, India and some other nations announced concerted action to release a part of these reserves? Why are these countries releasing oil from strategic reserves? How will this affect crude oil prices? How have high crude oil prices impacted India? What are India’s strategic petroleum reserves, and why are they needed?

     

    What is RBI’s scheme for PMC Bank depositors? What are the restrictions, and what happens to other deposits?