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Headline of the Day

: 09-10-2021 : 10 Minutes

The Hindu

The Hindu

Subject

Pg No

Headlines

Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

GS 3



 

1





 

Tanzanian novelist wins Nobel



 

(Economy)

Air India Disinvestment, pros and cons, How will consumers and employees be impacted? What more needs to be done?

GS 2

1

India, China patrols face off in Tawang

 

(IR )


 

Recent face-off and clash near Yangtse in Tawang Sector of Arunachal Pradesh between India and China, what are the established protocols, the effectiveness of these protocols,relevance of 13th round of Corps Commander talks for disengagement and de-escalation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.


 

GS 2

1

SC flags consequences

of growing digital divide



 

(Polity and Governance )

 

 

How the digital divide caused by online classes will defeat the fundamental right of every child to education?  Recent Supreme Court ruling in this context, what are the challenges faced by Children belonging to the Economically Weaker Sections [EWS]/Disadvantaged Groups [DG], measures taken by the government and what further needs to be taken  in this context 


 

GS 2

4

Commuting to school a risky path for kids



 

(Polity and Governance )

 

Key Highlights of The study, titled ‘National Study on Safe Commute to School’, and carried out by the SaveLIFE Foundation and Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) , what are the issues highlighted by it and suggestions 

GS 2

5

HC quashes detention of Swapna under COFEPOSA



 

(Governance  )

Major features of Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities (COFEPOSA) Act, 1974, objectives and need 

GS 2

6

Reflections on the ‘quasi-federal’ democracy

(Polity and Governance )


 

Know about the Jubilee of India’s Independence and how it draws attention to the federal structure of India’s Constitution, What are the constituent units of the sovereign state, The ability of the Indian Constitution to keep its wide-ranging diversity, how the democratic structure and national integrity are dialectically interlinked, how operational fault lines are increasingly denting liberal institutions, what empirical realities have led scholars to conceptualise India’s “Postcolonial democracy”, and federalism, differently from their liberal role-models, key analysis and way forward 

GS 3

6

Simple, but brilliant

 

(S&T )

This year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry  and why it was awarded to German scientist Benjamin List of the Max Planck Institute and Scotland-born scientist David W.C. MacMillan of Princeton University 

GS 2

8

31 selected for lateral entry posts

 

(Governance  )


 

Know about The Centre’s recommendation for  31 candidates from the private sector and public sector undertakings for an appointment at senior and mid-level positions in various Union Ministers under the “lateral entry” programme on a “contract basis”,‘about Lateral entry’ into bureaucracy: reason, process and the controversy


 

GS 2

10

Giloy is safe  to use, says Ayush Ministry




 

(Health)

Learn facts related to Giloy or Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia, Hepato-protective properties, its uses to treat a wide range of issues, including fever, infections, diarrhoea and diabetes

GS 3

10

Air quality panel expects reduced stubble burning

 

(Environmental Pollution)

Why the Centre-constituted Commission for Air Quality Management, what is stubble burning? the framework and action plan for control of stubble burning.

GS 2

10

Journalists from the Philippines,

Russia win Peace Nobel

 

(IR)

The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize and recent winners and their contribution 

GS 3

12

RBI suspends GSAP, holds interest rates



 

Reserve Bank raises IMPS

limit to ?5 lakh




 

Goyal pushes for a reset of India­ASEAN FTA

 

(Economy)

Why RBI  was halting its bond-buying under the G-Sec Acquisition Programme (GSAP), learn facts related to GSAP

 

 Immediate Payment Service (IMPS), features and significance 




 

Renegotiation of the India-ASEAN free trade agreement (FTA), what are the focus areas? India’s bilateral trade with ASEAN 

Indian Express

Indian Express

Subject 

Pg No 

Headlines

Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

GS 3

1




 

15

 

19

‘Landmark in economic policy’: Why this could signal a new takeoff

 

Explained: What Air India deal means for Govt, Tatas

 

Tata’s Air India buy: Restructuring of wages, VRS may be key to plan

(Economy)

What is the history of Air India’s nationalisation?

Why is the selling of Air India being considered a landmark? What were the challenges in privatisation of the company? What are the terms of the Air India deal between Tata and GoI? What do they signify?

 

What could be hurdles before Tatas to make Air India profitable again? How can they overcome these challenges?

GS 3

1

RBI keeps same rates for 8th time, hints end of easy money

(Economy)

Please learn about MPC, MSF, Repo and reverse Repo Rate, easy money and tight money policy. No need to mug up data as MPC meets bi -monthly.

GS 2 & 3

1

Indian, Chinese patrols face-off in Tawang ahead of Corps Commander talks

(IR, Border management)

How is border management done on the Indo-China border? Also learn about the Corps Commander level talks. What do Chinese skirmish before talks signify? 

GS 2

4 & 5

Uganda: 59th National Day

(IR)

Please read about the India- Uganda Relations and cooperation areas.

GS 2

7

31 from private sector get lateral entry into govt depts

(Governance)

What is the lateral entry? What are its pros and cons? Justify the points with appropriate examples. What is the way ahead?

GS 3

9



 

10

 

10

Day after Srinagar killings: ‘Can’t believe this… she was an educator’

 

Warning in Valley

 

What the attacks against minorities in Kashmir reveal

(Internal Security)

Why are the reasons behind the insurgency in J&K? What are the reasons behind targeting minorities? 

 

How will it impact the future of J&K and plans to rehabilitate Industries if no step is taken quickly? What steps should be taken?

GS 3

9

Retail price of mustard oil high, govt says other edible oil prices softening

(Economy)

How has the increasing prices of edible oil affected Thalinomics? Try to understand the reasons behind such a sharp increase. How can it be controlled?

GS 2

11

There’s an urgent need to clean up the World Bank and IMF

(IR)

When were Bretton Woods Twins established? What are their mandates? What are the challenges faced by them and reforms needed to be relevant?

GS 1

11

Remembering Jayaprakash Narayan, the people’s hero

(History)

What is the JP’s legacy and contribution to Indian Socialism? Read about Total Revolution?

GS 2 & 4

11

Justice is in peril in Lakhimpur Kheri

(Governance & Ethics)

Please ignore the political overtone but ponder upon the sensitivity of executives and constitutionalism shown in the Lakhimpur Kheri Case.

GS 4

15

Nobel Peace Prize to independent journalists who stood up for freedom of expression

(Essay and Ethics)

Please use these examples and anecdotes in essay and ethics to fetch brownie points.

GS 3

16

A global deal aimed at ending tax havens gains momentum

(Economy)

What are the key provisions of the global deal to end tax havens? Why is this deal gaining momentum and isn’t it against the principle of sovereignty?