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: 12-10-2021 : 10 Minutes

The Hindu

The Hindu

Subject

Pg No

Headlines

Relevance for Prelims  and Mains  

GS 2 & 3

1

5 Army men, 2 militants killed

in four gunfights in J&K in a day

(IR, Internal Security)

What can be the probable solution of terror infiltration from the Pakistan Border? Think on the efficacy of isolating Pakistan, Deploying BOLD-QIT, intelligence, surgical strikes etc.

GS 2

1

 

6

India, China commander talks end in impasse

 

Dangerous deadlock

(IR)

What are the border disputes and the challenges of border management? What should be done to break the deadlock?

Why is the present situation at the Indo-China border so volatile? Why is heavy weapon deployment a big threat for regional security?

GS 3

1

Industry seeks clarity on space policy

(Sc & Tech, Economy)

What are the promotional schemes or organisations for private SMEs and industries regarding the Space Sector? What is the way ahead to boost innovation?

GS 3

3

Delhi govt. begins spraying

bio-decomposer in farmlands

(Environment)

What is the PUSA bio-decomposer? How does it work? What are the benefits of bio-decomposer?

GS 2

6

The ‘yes or a no’ the Court must ask about Pegasus

(Governance)

What was the Pegasus Issue? Why is the Surveillance State a breach of fundamental rights? What should the courts do to check the unconstitutional approach of the executives?

GS 3

6

The next step is a constitutional right to health

(Health)

Is Right to Health a fundamental right, legal right or just a natural right? Which steps are necessary to empower citizens with this right?

GS 3

6

Limits to accommodation

(Economy)

What is the present Monetary Policy stance? How can it derail consumption-led growth? Learn about inflation and its types.

GS 3

7

Protecting India’s natural laboratories

(Environment)

What are geological heritage? What has been the legacy of Indian Geography in its species richness? Which type of legislation can help in protection of geo­heritage sites? Learn about Biological Diversity Act 2002.

GS 1

7

The audacity of regional films

(Culture)

Why should we promote regional films and how do they represent our rich and tolerant culture?

GS 3

7

Tackling the climate crisis

(Environment)

What are the steps which can help to mitigate and adapt against the threats of climate change highlighted by IPCC 6th Assessment Report?

GS 2

9

U.K. asks India to update climate goals

(IR)

What are the areas of cooperation between India and the UK? What was the issue related to vaccine recognition? How can both countries help in setting an example at COP26?

GS 2

9

Modi to attend G20 virtual meeting on Afghanistan

(IR)

What isG20 grouping? Why is India raising the Afghanistan issue on multiple multilateral platforms?

GS 3

9

Adani Group tightens cargo movement

(Economy, IR)

What was the recent drug case at Adani Port? Why has Adani placed a tight regulation on cargo from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan? What is the Golden Crescent?

GS 2

10

Over 2 lakh RTI pleas pending

(Governance)

How was RTI a milestone in ethical and transparent governance? What does such a huge pendency represent? Wya ahead.

GS 2

10

NGT need not ‘wait for Godot’

to save environment, says SC

(Polity & Governance)

Please note the recent judgement of SC has conferred Suo motu powers to NGT. Learn about NGT, its mandate and the detailed aspects of the SC judgement.

GS 1 & 2

10

Killing of minorities a threat to

democratic fabric of India: NHRC

(Society, Governance)

Read about NHRC. Why is minority targeting a danger for vibrant democracy? What are incidents showing such hostility and opposite incidents showing cordial nature?

GS 2

11

Ready for strategic partnership

agreement with Russia, says Iran

(IR)

Why is Iran under the influence of China a big threat to India and INSTC? How Russia indulgence will change the geopolitics for India?

GS 3

11

Nobel for research on wages, jobs

(Economy)

What are the findings of the Nobel laureates? What is the relationship between hiring and minimum wages?

GS 3

12

DoT, TRAI working on optimal use of spectrum

(Economy)

What are the steps being taken to optimise the use of spectrum? What is the need of such steps? Learn about C Band, Ka band and Ku Band.

GS 3

12

OneWeb likely to use ISRO’s

platforms for 2022 launches

(Sc & Tech)

What is OneWeb? How the usage of ISRO infrastructure for OneWeb Services promotes the AtmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyan?

GS 2

12

India invited to become full time IEA member

(IR)

Learn about IEA. What are the benefits of becoming a full-time member of IEA? What is reserve stock and by what extent India needs to increase it to become an IEA member?

GS 3

12

Crude drives rupee lower, bond yields spurt

(Economy)

How does the bond yield get affected by the currency exchange rate? What are the factors affecting the currency exchange rate?

Indian Express

Indian Express

Subject 

Pg No 

Headlines

Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

GS 2`

1



 

1

India, China deadlocked on Hot Springs, chill deepens after Round 13

India-China standoff: Border point issue has a past, pullback there is key to de-escalation in region

(IR)

What are the border disputes and problems of border management between India and China? Locate the points on the border such as Pangong Tso, Gogra Post, Depsang Plains, Moldo border, Kongka La, Hot Springs area, etc.

What is the solution to regular skirmishes on the border and violence with search parties?

GS 2 & 3

1

Five soldiers killed in Poonch: Encounter still on, militants suspected to have crossed LoC

(IR, Internal Security)

What can be done by India to curb Pakistan sponsored Terrorism? Can initiatives like BOLD-QIT and Surgical Strikes help India to tackle the terror infiltration?

GS 2

1

UAPA arrests over Taliban posts: Assam courts give bail, say not enough to hold them

(Governance)

What is UAPA and its key provisions? Why has Assam HC given bail to the accused? What do you understand by ‘to act with fear and favour’?

GS 3

1

After Mundra drug haul, Adani Ports says won’t handle containerised cargo from Iran, Pakistan or Afghanistan

(Economy)

What is the drug case related to Adani Port? Learn about the Golden Crescent? What are the chief items of import from these nations? How will this decision impact Adani Port and imports from these countries?

GS 2

1

Fake encounter report brings little relief; village wants school, ration shop- and a better life

(Governance)

What was Chattisgarh Fake Encounter Case? How can the police be sensitised? Why does naxalism prevail where socio-economic injustices are rampant?

GS 1 & 2

4

National Museum gets a makeover with 3 new galleries on Buddhist art

(Culture, IR)

What are the Central Asian Antiquities and other Buddhist Artefacts being displayed at the National Museum? How will it help India’s global outreach plan to position India as the Buddhist centre?

GS 2

5

Central committee set to review daily cooking cost of mid-day meals

(Governance)

What is the mid-day meal scheme and related challenges? What is the current cooking cost of the mid-day meal? How will it augment PM POSHAN?

GS 2

7

PM Modi, Boris Johnson talk vaccine certification, Afghan situation

(IR)

What are the areas of cooperation between India and the UK? What are the emerging threats from terrorism, Climate change, etc.? What is way ahead?

GS 2

7

PM Modi to attend G-20 meet on Afghanistan today

(IR)

What are G-20 Summit and SCO-CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organisation) outreach summits? Why is India raising Afghan issue at major platforms?

GS 3

10

 

11

On the tightrope

 

Decoding RBI’s monetary policy statement

(Economy)

What is the Monetary Policy and Monetary Policy Committee? What is the interlink between Inflation and Policy rate? What are the pros and cons of liberal stance on inflation?

GS 3

10

Spectre of shortage

(Economy)

Why has CIL not been able to keep up with the increasing coal demand? What are other challenges before the Power Sector? What is the way forward?

GS 2

10

How Delhi came to see Europe as a valuable strategic partner

(IR)

How India- Europe ties are vital for the vision of a multipolar world with rebalanced Indo-Pacific? Learn about the motto “engage America, manage China, cultivate Europe, reassure Russia, bring Japan into play”.

GS 2

10

Why is NCB pursuing the drug user?

(Governance)

What are the Narcotics related laws? Why is NCB pursuing drug users rather than peddlers? Way Ahead.

GS 3

11

How to get farmers to not burn crop residue

(Environment, Economy)

Why are the farmers burning the crop residue? What is the status in India? What are the solutions and best way to implement them?

GS 1

11

It is not criticism by moderate Muslims that fuels Islamophobia

(Society)

What is Islamophobia? How is the silence of moderates more dangerous than the words of extremists? WayForward.

GS 1 & 2

13

Explained: Why Rajasthan’s marriage registration Bill has kicked up a storm

(Society, Governance)

What are the amendments of Rajasthan Marriage Registration Bill? How can it promote Child Marriage? What is the way ahead?

GS 3

13

Explained: Top prize for labour economics

(Economics)

What are the relationships between education and future earnings, and between minimum wages and employment?

GS 3

13

 

15

Explained: Why launch of Indian Space Association is significant

 

PM Modi launches Indian Space Association for govt, pvt coordination

(Sc & Tech)

What is the purpose of the India Space Association? How will it boost PPP mode in the Indian Space Sector?