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: 13-10-2021 : 10 Minutes

The Hindu

The Hindu

Subject

Pg No

Headlines

Relevance for Prelims  and Mains  

GS 3

1

 

6

Expert panel clears Covaxin for

emergency use in 2­-18 age group

 

Jabbing children

(Health)

What are the benefits of having approval of Covaxin for children? How can it help in achieving universal immunisation?

GS 3

1

Retail inflation falls to 4.35%;

industrial output growth up

(Economy)

What is retail inflation? Why has it eased out despite high food prices? What are the trends with respect to industrial outputs?

GS 3

1

Modi for ‘humanitarian help’ to Afghanistan

(IR)

What are the key highlights of PM’s Speech at G-20 on Afghanistan? How can Afghanistan be stabilised and given aid without spreading terror and radicalism?

GS 2

1

PM slams ‘selective’ reading of rights issues

(Governance)

What are the key highlights of PM’s Speech on NHRC foundation day? Learn about NHRC in detail.

GS 3

3

GRAP measures to kick in when 

air quality deteriorates: o?cials

(Environment)

What is GRAP? When do they apply? Are they pan India? What are the key parameters they use? What are the reasons behind and way ahead for Delhi pollution?

GS 2

5

Rajasthan to review Bill on marriage registration

(Governance)

What is Child Marriage? How can it be prevented? What are the laws related to it? What is the controversy surrounding Rajasthan's Marriage Registration Amendment Bill? Way Forward.

GS 3

6

Taking the lid off illicit financial flows

(Economy)

What are the Pandora Papers? What do they show about tax evasion and blackmoney in India? What is the way ahead?

GS 3

6

Do not breathe easy on the silicosis prevention policy

(Health)

What is silicosis disease? What are its causes and symptoms? How can it be prevented? Way forward.

GS 2

6

IS vs Taliban

(IR)

What are the differences between IS and taliban? Can IS be the reason to legitimise Taliban?

GS 2

7

The sanctions cloud over India- ­U.S. ties

(IR)

What is the CAATSA Act? Why can India be sanctioned under this act? How can India balance different factions across the globe in its best interest?

GS 3

7

Free power at a big price 

(Economy)

What are the problems with the freebies? How is free power not a good step? What is the way forward?

GS 3

7

Boost tourism through disruption

(Economy)

What are challenges faced by the tourism industry in India? Which disruptive strategy has been suggested by the author for the hospitality sector?

GS 2

9

Malabar exercise could expand: U.S. Admiral

(IR)

Learn about Malabar Exercise? How is it significant for India seeing two front wars and growing Chinese influence?

GS 3

9

Modi to launch master plan for multimodal connectivity

(Economy)

What is multimodal connectivity? What are its benefits? Keep a tap on the proposals soon to be published by the government.

GS 1

9

Veer Savarkar an icon of Indian history, will remain so: Rajnath

(History)

Read about Veer Savarkar and his legacy. Please ignore the political overtone of the article.

GS 3 

10

Govt. announces plastic waste recycling targets

(Environment)

What are the recycling targets for Plastic waste? What is the need to recycle plastic? Can all plastic be recycled? What are the challenges in recycling plastic? Way ahead.

GS 2

10

Anticipatory bail can be set aside: SC

(Governance)

What is Anticipatory Bail? When can it be granted and when it can’t be granted?

GS 3

11

China launches biodiversity fund

(Environment)

What is the name of new fund launched by China? What will be its purpose? Should India be a party to it?

GS 3

11

Seas will rise for centuries to come’

(Environment)

What are the predictions regarding sea levels? How will it impact human civilization as a whole? Which countries are at highest risk? Way ahead.

GS 2

12

IMF pegs India growth at 9.5%,

urges lower debt-to-GDP ratio

(IR)

What are the predictions of the IMF regarding India? What is India’s Debt to GDP ratio? How does the Debt to GDP ratio affect the economy?

GS 3

12

Govt. tells utilities to import coal

(Economy)

What are the steps being taken to avert the coal crisis in India?

Indian Express

Indian Express

Subject 

Pg No 

Headlines

Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

GS 2

3

Selective outrage violation of rights, hurts country: PM Modi

(Polity & Governance)

What are key highlights of the 28th NHRC foundational day speech of the PM? Also, read about NHRC.

GS 2 & 4

3

After attacks, J&K to migrant staff: get to work or face action

(Governance, Ethics)

Should the government officials be allowed not to work because of terror? As an officer in charge, what would be your course of action? Please explore both administrative and ethical angles to the problem.

GS 1 & 2

3

Conversion push by Christian missionaries: Akal Takht jathedar

(Polity, Society)

Is religious conversion or propagation banned in India? How do such allegations charge the communal atmosphere, distorting secular fabric?

GS 2

3

Panel approval is in, Covaxin for children is one step away

(Health)

How does the approval of Covaxin for children show the competence of Indian Pharmaceutical? What will be its benefits?

GS 1 & 3

7

Saraswati river revival: Rs 215-crore dam proposed

(Geography, Environment)

What is the location of the now-extinct Saraswati River? How can it be revived? How will it impact the economy and environment?

GS 2 

7

G-20 Summit on Afghanistan: PM Modi flags terror threat, calls for unified response

(IR)

What are the key highlights of our PM at the G-20 Summit? How can Afghanistan become a source of terror and extremism? What is the way ahead?

GS 3

8

Cabinet committee approves subsidy rates for fertilisers

(Economy)

What are the subsidy rates approved for which fertilisers? Read about the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs.

GS 3

8

Cabinet nod to phase 2 of Swachh Bharat Mission, AMRUT

(Governance)

Learn about Swachh Bharat Mission and AMRUT schemes. What is new in the second version?

GS 3

9

India needs 5,630 GW solar capacity by 2070 for net zero emissions: study

(Environment)

What are Net Zero emissions? How can India tap such a large production? What other steps can help India to achieve net-zero emissions more quickly?

GS 2

10

Order of reason

(Governance)

What is UAPA? What was the verdict of Assam HC on the same to curb its misuse?

GS 2

10

Unquiet front

(Governance)

What are the challenges before the Armed Forces with respect to the Eastern Ladakh?

GS 2 & 3

10

How do we protect children in the Digital Age?

(Governance, Health)

How the big 4s are playing with and preying on children’s unformed minds? What can be done to protect them?

GS 3

10

Why RBI has not been hawkish in its monetary policy

(Economy)

What is the monetary policy stance of the RBI right now? What are the key challenges faced by them? Way ahead.

GS 3

11

Nursing the ailing power discoms back to health

(Economy)

What is the DISCOM sector and what are the challenges faced by it? What can be done by the government to revive them?

GS 2 & 3

11

Should we be worried about how technology is changing the human condition?

(Governance, S&T and Health)

Why are the technology and its effect on the human brain worrying? What should be done to make them better and unbiased?

GS 3

11

Would Jim Corbett still want a national park named after him?

(Environment)

Learn about Tiger and its importance in the environment. Also read about the geography of Jim Corbett National Park and its history.

GS 2 & 3

13

Explained: The Ease of Doing Business rankings controversy

(IR, Economy)

What was the EoDB ranking and what controversies have surrounded it? How can such corrupt practices be addressed in the global arena?

GS 1

13

Why Lego’s decision to remove gender bias from children’s toys is significant

(Society)

How is Lego addressing the issue of gender neutrality and sensitivity? How can such principles be extended to other corporations?

GS 3

13

Why govt proposes to redefine forests, and the concerns this raises

(Environment)

What are the new proposals to define the forests? What are the concerns raised by the environmentalists and property owners? What is the way ahead?