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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

    GS 2

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    House clears farm laws to repeal Bill, Govt rejects Opposition call for a debate

     

    (Polity and Governance)

    Objectives behind passing the Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021, What were the farm laws, Why had the need been felt to repeal them? 

     

    GS 2

    1&15

    Omicron news from South Africa: high fatigue, low hospitalisation

     

    Can an RT-PCR test detect infection with Omicron variant of Covid-19?

    (Health)

     

     

    About the Omicron variant of Covid-19? What has the WHO assessment said, its naming methodology, Can an RT-PCR test detect infection with Omicron, Will the vaccines stop Omicron? 

    GS 3

    8

    Pegasus: SC-appointed panel seeks devices of petitioners for technical checks

     

    (Cyber Security )

    Why was the Supreme Court-appointed an independent expert technical committee overseen by a former apex court judge? recent updates in this context, about the Pegasus spyware and its latest targets in India, Impact on cybersecurity and suggestions to stop such attacks, Laws related to cybercrimes and security in India.

    GS 2

    8

    Among poll-bound states, UP trails on poverty index, Goa best

     

    (Polity and Governance)

     

    Major findings of first-ever Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) by the NITI Aayog, what indicators used by it.

     

    GS 3

    10

    These are hard times 

     

    Powerless to pay 

     

    (Economy)

     

    Why did approximately 5.46 million Indians lose their jobs in October as per CMIE data? The unemployment rate of India, the present status of India’s textile exports, steps taken by the government to promote manufacturing in India, create jobs and raise farmer income, issues linked to them and what needs to be done in this context.

     

    Know about the rationale behind the central government’s recent clarification that IBC proceedings could be triggered against state government-owned electricity distribution companies (discoms), how this could have major implications for the electricity sector.

    GS 2

    11

     

    China’s blunder 

     

    (IR)

    What are the consequences of China’s assertive posture in Asia? factors are behind China’s rethinking, The emergence of Two new coalitions is the Quadrilateral framework involving Australia, India, Japan and the US, and the AUKUS, which brings together Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, What about China’s own alliances and partnerships? how does it affect India’s interest, key analysis and way forward 

    GS 2

    15

    How and when MPs are suspended

    (Polity and Governance)

     

    What powers do presiding officers have to deal with MPs disrupting proceedings? How often have disruptions led to the suspension of MPs?How difficult has it been to solve the problem of disruptions?

    GS 3

    17

    RBI for widening the scope of ‘bank note’ to include digital currency

    (Economy)

     

    Objectives behind The Reserve Bank of India’s  (RBI) proposal  to amend the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, what is a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)?its features