The Hindu

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    The Hindu

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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

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    Central Asia meet forms Afghan group

     

    Opposed to the third party in LAC talks, China tells U.S

    (IR )

    What are the key takeaways from the first India-Central Asia Summit, main issues of discussion, why are countries ‘concerned about the developments in Afghanistan? what is the present status of connectivity and trade between India and Central Asian countries, its significance for the future?

     

    Know about the India-China border dispute, why the U.S. was “closely monitoring” the situation, why have India-China expressed their opposition to third-party involvement? suggest ways to address the issues.

    GS 3

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    Air India back in Tata Group hangar There are early indications

    (Economy )

    Know about the disinvestment process of Air India, Reasons for disinvestment, objectives, What is disinvestment? Why is it done?

     

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    Condition of Mullaperiyar dam satisfactory, CWC tells top court

     

    (Governance )

    What are the findings of the Central Water Commission recent report on the “overall condition of the Mullaperiyar dam? Background of Mullaperiyar Dam issue, Tamil Nadu’s Stand, Kerala’s Stand, SC’s Ruling, What are the constitutional and statutory provisions regarding Interstate Water Dispute? 

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    India’s economy and the challenge of informality

    (Economy )

     

    Know about several efforts of the government to formalise the economy like currency demonetisation, the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), digitalisation of financial transactions and enrolment of informal sector workers on numerous government Internet portals, why is the impetus for formalisation?  How is the formal sector more productive than the informal sector? Why is the prevalence of informal employment also widespread in the non-agriculture sector? Why does the challenge of informality loom large for India? and what lies ahead?

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    Wrong route

    (Governance)

     

    Know about The Kerala government’s proposal to amend its Lokayukta Act?Why does it appear questionable? government stand, What is Lokayukta? Genesis, Selection and functions.

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    Seeds of suspicion

    (IR)

     

    What are the key areas of tension between the US and Russia? Why are US-Russia relations so challenging? What are the most pressing issues for the next administration to tackle? How US-Russia ties affect India

    GS 1

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    Tipu Sultan row: Sena and Congress slam BJP

    (History)

    Learn facts related to Tipu Sultan

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    11

    EU launches WTO case against China for ‘targeting’ Lithuania

    (IR)

    What is the issue between China and Lithuania? why does the  European Union launch a case against Beijing at the World Trade Organization (WTO) for targeting Lithuania over its stance on Taiwan? china’s response and its global implications