The Hindu

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    The Hindu

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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

    GS 2

     

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    Govt. to revisit the income The criterion for EWS quota

     

    (Polity and Governance)

     

    Why the Union Government has taken the decision to revisit the criteria for determining the economically weaker sections in terms of the provisions of the Explanation to Article 15 of the Constitution inserted by the Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act 2019? Know about the act, background, impact, significance, concerns, Reservations for Other Backward Classes and Economically Weaker Sections, Supreme court stance on it. 

    GS 3

    1

    ‘Bring in three ­rate GST structure’ 

     

    (Economy)

    Know about Goods and Service Tax (GST), Main Features of GST, Legislative Basis Of GST, Advantages of GST, Challenges Of GST,  GST rate structure, why there is need to rationalise the rates?

    GS 2

    1

    ?10,000 cr. more allotted for MGNREGS

     

    (Welfare Schemes)

    Objectives and need behind the Finance Ministry’s  move  to allocate additional funds of ?10,000 crores as an interim measure for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme after it ran out of funds allocated in the budget, Know about Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme, recent issues, what steps need to be taken in this context 

    GS 2

    6,8 &

    12

    T.N. posits a higher figure for sex ratio at birth

     

    Measuring progress

     

    NFHS says women outnumber men 

     

    (Governance)

    Relevance of periodic assessment of health and social development indicators for any country, Major findings of National Family Health Survey-5, issues highlighted by it, what needs to be done to tackle them.

     

     

    GS 3

    8

    Setting the tone at Glasgow, the job ahead in Delhi

     

    (Environment)

    What are the outcomes of  COP26 in Glasgow? What is India’s long term position in climate talks? What is the ‘net zero’ target? How Net Zero is Achieved? How are other big countries pursuing net-zero? What are the initiatives of Indian and other countries for mitigating the impacts of climate change? What more can countries do to tackle climate change?

    GS 3

    9

    Is the crypto asset boom sustainable?

     

    (Economy)

    What is the fundamental value that cryptocurrencies offer investors? What would be the benefits of having different currencies competing against each other? highlights of the Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021, objectives and need, what is the issue of defining and regulating cryptocurrencies? what are the monetary, fiscal challenges of cryptocurrency, lawmakers stance on the legality of cryptocurrencies?

     

    GS 3

    10

    Scorpene class submarine INS Vela joins Navy

     

    (Defence)

    Learn facts related to INS Vela and Navy’s Project-75 

     

    GS 2

    12

    India flays raising bilateral issues at SCO

     

    (IR)

    Know about Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), Member States, Journey from Shanghai Five to SCO to the inclusion of India and Pakistan, Structure of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Importance of SCO for India, issues and what steps need to be taken in this context 

     

    GS 2/3

    14

    China non­committal on U.S. oil release plan, OPEC+ unmoved

    (IR/Economy)

    Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies, how their decisions affect the world oil supplies, the recent announcement of U S. President Joe Biden’s administration to release millions of barrels of oil from strategic reserves in coordination with other large consuming nations, including China, Japan and India and its implications, What are India’s strategic petroleum reserves, and why are they needed?

    GS 2

    17 

    Democratic backsliding of India

    (Governance /IR) 

    What is the Global State of Democracy report which has recently categorised India as a ‘major decliner’?What are the findings of the report?