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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

    GS 2

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    Andhra Pradesh cites quality, starts taking over aided schools and colleges

    (Education)

    How will the government takeover help the aided schools and colleges in maintaining quality? What are the options given to aided institutions? What could be the pros and cons of the step?

    GS 3

    3

    As rural Net project lags, IT Ministry’s CSC seeks to buy out PSU

    (Governance)

    How will the CSC’s controlling stake in BBNL fasten the implementation of rural NET project? What could be the other way out?

    GS 3

    6

    60 species identified in Aravallis in Haryana’s first butterfly survey

    (Environment)

    Please note the names of butterflies viz small branded swift, Indian skipper, conjoined swift, lesser grass blue, gram blue, Common albatross, etc.

    GS 1 & 2

    7

    Amid census calls, data show nearly half of rural homes OBC

    (Society & Governance)

    What are the facts and figures related to OBCs as per census? Should the caste census be conducted or not? What could be fallouts and way ahead?

    GS 3

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    15

    Expect Zojila tunnel to be ready before 2024 polls, says Gadkari

     

    Zojila tunnel: Kashmir to Ladakh, all year round

    (Economy, Infrastructure)

    Which places are connected by Zojila Tunnel? What is its strategic and economic significance?

    Please learn different facts about Zojila  Tunnel like it is India’s longest road tunnel, and Asia’s longest bi-directional tunnel.

    GS 3

    8

    Astrosat, India’s maiden space-based observatory, turns six

    (Sc & Tech)

    When was Astrosat launched and for what purpose? What are the different payloads it carries? What are its significant findings?

    GS 3

    8

    Take up campaign to impart info on climate change to farmers: PM

    (Environment, Economy)

    What is the impact of climate on agriculture? How will such knowledge help Indian Farmers? What are other ways to make agriculture climate resilient?

    GS 2

    10

    Nobody is against English; we want to ensure language does not become a barrier to talent

    (Governance)

    How has NEP performed? Please read this interview of the Education Secretary in order to understand the government’s perspectives and challenges being faced by the education system and students?

    GS 3

    12

    Up in smoke

    (Sc & Tech, Health)

    How does tobacco usage affect a person’s immunity and COVID response?

    GS 3

    12

    Picturing labour

    (Economy)

    What is the need for data on formal and informal workforce? What are the findings of the Quarterly Employment Survey (QES).

    GS 3

    12

    A click away

    (Health)

    What is Ayushman Bharat Digital mission? What will be other challenges for the mission aparts from doctor shortage and medical bills? Way Forward.

    GS 2

    12

    Four geopolitical developments and a window of opportunity for India

    (IR)

    Which geopolitical developments provide an opportunity for Indian Security and Indian Economy to take over the world?

    GS 1

    12

    The Atlantic Niño’s role in India’s erratic monsoon

    (Geography)

    What is the Atlantic Nino? How are they affecting the Indian Monsoon? What is the need for upgrading the IMD’s model for accurate predictions?

    GS 2

    13

    Ten months on, what lessons have we learnt from the farmers’ movement?

    (Governance)

    Please ignore the political overtone of the article but try to access the role of pressure groups in democracy? How has farmer’s protest strengthened Indian Democracy?

    GS 3

    13

    India must make ‘green’ hydrogen a priority

    (Environment)

    What is green hydrogen? What could be its benefits? Why and how can India harness the Hydrogen Economy?

    GS 3

    15

    Explained: The burden of climate change on children born today

    (Environment)

    How will droughts, heatwaves, river floods and crop failures make life unprecedented for those under the age of 40?

    GS 2

    15

    Explained: Anti-defection law, for independent legislators

    (Governance)

    Learn about anti defection laws provide in 10th schedule of constitution for independent legislators. 

    GS 3

    15

    Explained: Digital Health ID and you

    (Health)

    What are unique things about the digital Health ID card? What is a PHR address? Is AADHAR mandatory for it?

    GS 3

    17

    Explained: Why government is making it mandatory to update Import Export Codes

    (Economy)

    What are Import Export Codes? Why has the government started deactivating IECs for firms that have not given updated information?

    GS 3

    17

    Sebi sets stage for spot gold trading on bourses, silver ETFs

    (Economy)

    What is spot trading and Exchange traded Fund? What can be the benefits of the proposed steps of SEBI?