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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

    GS 2

    3

    Mid-day meal scheme is now ‘PM Poshan’, pre-primary children will be covered

    (Governance)

    What are salient provisions, benefits and possible challenges of the upgraded mid-day meal scheme, now known as PM POSHAN or PM Poshan Shakti Nirman? What is the way ahead?

    GS 3

    3

     

    10

    Probe Mundra port role in import of heroin: Court to DRI

     

    Drug seizure: How Customs tracked ‘suspicious’ cargo

    (Internal Security)

    What could be the role of port in importing heroin? What changes have been made in order to curb drug menace after  this seizure of 2,990 kgs of heroin?

    How was the illegal consignment tracked using modern technologies like Machine Learning, etc?

    GS 3

    3

    In brutal second wave mortality, vaccines made all the difference

    (Governance)

    What do the data of the second wave show about the mortality among vaccinated and unvaccinated? What should be done to remove vaccine hesitancy?

    GS 3

    6

    Waste dump, dog shelters now among 67 ‘butterfly habitats’ in Delhi

    (Environment)

    How can waste dump areas be revived for flora and fauna conservation? What is the butterfly corridor in Delhi-NCR and who is implementing it?

    GS 2

    8

    SC: Even law can’t take away power to punish for contempt

    (Polity and Governance)

    What are the provisions of Article 129? Why did SC slap a contempt charge on the advocate who filed 12 frivolous PILs?

    GS 2 & 3

    10

    India, UK likely to announce ‘green grid’ at COP26 summit

    (IR, Environment)

    What is Green Grid and where will it be established? How will the transnational Solar grid help the world achieve Carbon Neutrality?

    GS 2

    11

    Survey: 39% workers repatriated from West Asia in 2020 faced non-payment of wages

    (IR)

    What are the key findings regarding wage theft of Indian Migrants? How can we ensure better treatment to our expatriates in such nations?

    GS 3

    12

    What gives rise to the rural debt trap?

    (Economy)

    What is the rural debt trap? What are its underlying reasons and implications? What can be done to provide relief to such borrowers?

    GS 3

    12

    No more puddling

    (Economy, Environment)

    How putting the research at the centre of the Green Revolution can do miracles in different aspects?

    GS 3

    13

    The IT Rules fail the the test of constitutionality

    (Governance)

    Why is there a judicial consensus about the constitutionality of IT Rules? How do they harm freedom of speech and expression?

    GS 1

    13

    What do we do about the hate and violence in our society?

    (Society)

    How can the true confessions by leaders help to curb the incidences like the recent one in Assam? Was violence justified in eviction cases?

    GS 3

    15

    First planet that is possibly orbiting three stars at once

    (Sc & Tech)

    Please learn about the new discovery of the Circumtriple planet.

    GS 3

    15

    Why cartels can be even worse than monopolies

    (Economy)

    What is cartelisation? How is it worse than monopoly? What are the challenges in identifying and regulating them? Way Ahead.

    GS 3

    15

    Explained: Dismantling the Ordnance Factory Board

    (Economy)

    Why has the government dissolved the Ordnance Factory Board? What will be the effect of corporatisation of OFBs under 7 PSUs?

    GS 1 & 3

    17

    Women managers: Meghalaya tops list; Assam, Haryana last

    (Society, Economy)

    What are the findings of the Periodic Labour Force Survey 2019-20 regarding women managers? What more can be done to save women from glass ceilings and glass cliffs?

    GS 2

    17

    Explained: The DGCA’s crackdown on drug use by aviation workers

    (Governance)

    How have the norms been changed to track and control the drug usage by the aviation sector? How will it help to ensure better safety?