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: 08-10-2021 : 10 Minutes

The Hindu

The Hindu

Subject

Pg No

Headlines

Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

GS 2



 

1





 

Tanzanian novelist wins Nobel



 

(Education)

Nobel Literature Prize, recent winner and contribution 



 

GS 2

1

SC questions income limit for EWS quota



 

(Polity and Governance )


 

What are EWS eligibility criteria? Why government zeroed in on the figure of ‘?8 lakh’ as the annual income criterion to identify Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) among forward classes of society for grant of 10% reservation in medical admissions under the all India quota (AIQ), recent The Supreme Court’s query in this context 

GS 3

1

Govt. launches portal for dust control norms

 

(Environmental Pollution )

 

Know about  Dust Pollution Control Self-Assessment Portal, its features and relevance and need 

GS 2

5

Kerala to allow 25,000 pilgrims at Sabarimala



 

(Polity and Governance )

 

Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple, Sabarimala temple entry issue , observations made by the court, Why does prevent women’s entry to the temple discriminatory in nature?, Way ahead


 

GS 1

5

Kerala HC flays practice of nokkukooli

 

(Art and Culture )

Learn Fact related to Nokkukooli 

GS 3

5

HAL delivers heaviest

propellent tank to ISRO





 

(S&T  )


 

Know about The heaviest semi cryogenic propellant tank (SC120LOX) ever fabricated by Hindustan

Aeronautics Limited

(HAL) , its features and relevance 




 

GS 3

6

Seeding a data revolution in Indian agriculture

 

(Agriculture )

Major takeaways from the two significant documents relating to the Indian agriculture sector, what have they forecasted, how the data revolution is inevitable in the agriculture sector, key analysis and way forward

GS 2

6

Killing the chills

 

(Health)

Significance of the first-ever World Health Organization (WHO)-approved anti-malaria vaccine and recommendations of WHO 

GS 3

6

Handling complexity



 

(S&T)

Winners of the Physics Nobel prize, their works and implications 

GS 3

7

Will a bad bank fix India’s broken banking system?

 

(Economy)

Relevance of setting up the National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (NARCL) under the Companies Act, What is a bad bank? Bad bank history in India, How do bad loans affect the economy?Issues associated with the bad bank, key analysis and way forward 

GS 2

7

Stronger at the grassroots

(Governance)

Evolution of Panchayati Raj in India(PRI), Salient Features of the Constitution 73rd and 74th Amendments, Significance of Panchayati Raj Institution, what roles played by PRI during COVID-19 crisis, Challenges With the PRI System, Steps to be taken

GS 2

8

Intolerance and vandalism in Afghanistan of concern: India

 

(IR)

How reports of intolerance and vandalism raise concerns across the world and in India, what  will  be the implications  of the Taliban’s  fulfilment of  the goals outlined in the UN Security Council Resolution 2593, why India continues to maintain ambiguity towards the Taliban and has not yet responded to the Taliban’s communication, key analysis and way forward 

GS 2

10

India, Nepal to conduct joint patrols for controlling transborder

crime

 

(IR)

The security scenario on the India-Nepal border and the relevence of conducting regular joint patrolling along the border to control trans-border crimes, smuggling of arms, human trafficking and other areas of concern.

GS 2

11

NATO expels 8 Russian members

(IR)

Why NATO expelled eight members of

Russia’s mission, learn facts related to NATO 

GS 3

12

World Bank retains India FY22

GDP growth forecast at 8.3%

(Economy)

What are the reasons behind The World Bank’s retention for  its June forecast for India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to grow by 8.3% in the current fiscal year and its implications on the economy 

Indian Express

Indian Express

Subject 

Pg No 

Headlines

Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

GS 3

1

The shift: Off radar, small arms, civilian targets

(Internal Security)

What are the changes in the new pattern of militancy? Why is it necessary to keep the valley calm and safe to truly integrate it in India? Way Ahead.

GS 2

3

Explained: Amid pandemic, Kerala changed exam pattern to help students

(Governance)

How has Kerala ensured higher marks for its students during Pandemic? Does it affect the learning output or is it against the concept of equal opportunity?

GS 1 & 2

8

Allow women to take RIMC entrance exam from this year, says Supreme Court

(Society, Governance)

Why is the military reluctant to take women in combat roles? What are the challenges in Women’s induction? What could be the possible solution to make the Armed forces more gender-neutral?

GS 2 & 3

8

Can’t afford to be a mute spectator: SC upholds suo motu power for NGT

(Governance, Environment)

What is the SC verdict on NGT? Does Article 21 include Clean Environment? Learn about NGT and suo motto discretionary power.

GS 3

10

 

13

Shot of hope

 

Explained: Malaria and the vaccine hunt

(Health)

Learn about mosquirix, a vaccine for malaria. How can it be quickly rolled out across the world?

Why has the search for malaria vaccine not stopped yet? Way forward.

GS 3

10

At this rating

(Economy)

What does the better Moody’s outlook for India depict? What are the threats to the Indian Economy in the medium term?

GS 2

10

There is more to the evictions in Assam than the demands of ‘development’

(Governance)

What are different reasons behind displacement and immigration in Assam? How do the attempts to evict are also targeting the tribals? Please read the article to learn about the problems of Assam.

GS 2

10

A host of challenges greets India’s new Air Chief

(Governance)

What are the challenges in front of the newly appointed Air Chief Marshal? How can the Air Force be modernised with limited resources?

GS 2

11

Why counting caste along with main census is impractical

(Governance)

What is Caste Census? Why was it being demanded? What are arguments terming it as an impractical exercise?

GS 2

12

Education Ministry report: At least 40% school children in 7 large states don’t have access to digital devices

(Education)

What are the key highlights of the Education Ministry Report? How does the digital divide impair the human resource of India? What can be done to ensure Samgra Siksha to reach the last mile?

GS 2

12

Explain basis of fixing Rs 8 lakh limit to determine EWS category for NEET: SC to Centre

(Governance)

What is the National Cost of Living Index? How the criteria of Rs. 8 Lakh seems unscientific for EWS? Should the EWS quota be the same as the non- creamy layer of OBC?

GS 3

13

Explained: What spike in crude prices means for economy, markets

(Economy)

How will the higher crude price affect the market and economy? Why are the crude prices higher and how can they be controlled?

GS 1, 2 & 3

14

In India, 5 out of 6 multidimensionally poor are from lower tribes or castes: UN report

(Economy, Governance, Society)

Learn about the multidimensional poverty index. What are the key highlights of the UN report and  the underlying reasons? How can the equality of opportunity be ensured for all?

GS 3

15

Cybersecurity norms: CISO at each ‘responsible entity’

(Internal Security)

What is the need and key provisions of the cybersecurity guidelines for the power sector?

GS 3

15

CERC-Sebi resolution: Longer term power derivatives allowed

(Economy)

Read about market instruments of derivatives and forward contracts. Why are the CERC and SEBI in tussle? What was the final outcome of the SC verdict?

GS 3

15

NCLAT asks NCLT to give ‘sufficient’ time to Zee Entertainment on Invesco demand

(Economy)

Please learn about NCLT and NCLAT. What is the issue between the ZEEL and Invesco?