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: 14-10-2021 : 10 Minutes

The Hindu

The Hindu

Subject

Pg No

Headlines

Relevance for Prelims  and Mains  

GS 2

1

India rejects China’s opposition

to Venkaiah’s Arunachal trip

(IR)

Why is China objecting to the Indian Vice President’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh? What are the border disputes related to Mac Mohan Line and how can the problem be resolved?

GS 2

1

Punjab unhappy after Centre enhances powers of BSF

(Governance)

Which extra powers have been given to the BSF? Why are Punjab and Bengal terming them as anti federal? What could be probable solutions?

GS 2

1

Proposed policy may cut Alwar, Panipat, parts of Muzaffarnagar from NCR

(Governance)

What is the extent of NCR (Please note 3 states)? What is the new policy which may shrink the area of NCR? What are pros and cons of expanding NCR?

GS 3

1

 

10

After dip in COVID ­hit first quarter, investments recover

 

Project tendering and contracts see a surge in Q2

(Economy)

What are the trends of investment after COVID pandemic? How do they indicate recovery of the Indian economy?

How will more contracts and tendering boost the Employment scenario and mitigate the pandemic induced poverty?

GS 2

6

Teen pregnancies pose a challenge in Rajasthan

(Governance)

Why are teen pregnancies a risk? How can adolescent sex and health education help in mitigating such menace?

GS 2 & 3

6

Political push for bifurcating Meghalaya

(Governance, Internal Security)

What are the major tribes of Meghalaya? Why is there a split between Garo and Khasi- Jaintia tribes? Can micro-states be solutions to such assertions?

GS 2

8

The global war on terror grinds along

(IR)

What is terrorism? Is there a universal definition? What is India’s proposition to the world to curb such persistent challenges? What must be done by the Global community to reach consensus for concrete action?

GS 3

8

A portrait of the Nobel masters of ‘metrics’

(Economy)

What are the concepts for which the Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded this year? How are they important for maintaining the welfare state in the era of big data?

GS 3

8

Beguiling base

(Economy)

What should states and centre do to bring down fuel prices? What are the pros and cons of increased fuel prices?

GS 2

8

Aiding Afghans

(IR)

What are the highlights at G 20 meet on Afghanistan? How can India play a role in aiding displaced Afghans? How will it benefit India?

GS 3

9

Deconstructing climate finance

(Environment)

What were the promises of the developed nations with respect to Climate Change Financing? What is the way ahead to save the Global Climate?

GS 3

9

Sowing better to eat better

(Economy)

How can the Agri-­food systems be changed for better productivity, environment and nutrition?

GS 3

11

Gati Shakti’ will boost infra projects: PM

(Economy)

What is the Gati Shakti Mission? How will it help India to develop world-class infrastructure? What may be possible challenges and ways forward?

GS 2

11

India, Iran discuss ways to fight drug trafficking from Afghanistan

(IR)

What is the golden crescent? How can India-Iran cooperate to curb the drug lords from Afghanistan?

GS 3

12

‘Give jabs to children who need it most

(Health)

What are the ways in which children can be vaccinated? What should be the priority order?

GS 3

14

Aluminium industry rings alarm bells over coal shortage

(Economy)

What is the problem of Aluminium Industry regarding Coal Supply? How can it be addressed? What are other challenges and locations of the Aluminium Industry?

GS 2

14

India’s trade with China set to exceed $100 billion in 2021

(Economy, IR)

What are new trends in Indo-China trade? How has the trade deficit with China varied over the past few years?

Indian Express

Indian Express

Subject 

Pg No 

Headlines

Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

GS 1

3

Rewrite history texts to flag fightback, not losses: review panelist

(History)

What should be the way to write History? What is the importance of History and its different interpretation? Also learn about  New Education Policy and its benefits.

GS 2

3

China objects to Venkaiah Naidu Arunachal visit, India says no ground, solve LAC issue

(IR)

Why is China objecting to the Indian VP’s visit in Indian Territory? How should India respond? What are the challenges in solving LAC issues?

GS 2

3

BSF area expanded, Punjab, Bengal call it intrusion on rights

(Polity and Governance)

Where is BSF deployed and what is the recent expansion of the territory monitored by BSF? Does it really harm the federal structure? Way ahead.

GS 2

7

Abortion allowed till 24 weeks of pregnancy in special cases

(Governance)

What are key provisions of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Act, 2021? What are the pros and cons of legislation? Way ahead.

GS 2

7

India lifts travel curbs on those arriving from UK

(IR)

What was the tussle about recognition of vaccination drives between India and the UK? How was it solved?

GS 3

12

For the kids

(Health)

What will be the benefits of allowing Covaxin for Kids? What more can be ensured for kids’ safety after reopening of schools?

GS 2

12

Beneficiary & Citizen

(Polity & Governance)

Please read the article as a critical review of PM’s NHRC foundation day. Note down examples for Ethics and Governance.

GS 3

12

Is India’s current investor rush too much of a good thing?

(Economy)

What might be factors behind the high Indian Investor Rush? Is it good or bad? Which precautions have been prescribed by the author?

GS 2

12

Bombay High Court POSH guidelines risk silencing victims of sexual harassment

(Governance)

What are the POSH guidelines by Bombay HC? How do they risk silencing victims of sexual harassment? What is the way forward? Also learn the background and provisions of the POSH Act.

GS 3

13

Freebies, handouts and other myths loved by income tax payers

(Economy)

What are freebies? What are the problems with freebies? Also is the demand of the Taxpayers Association for advising the government justified? Way Forward.

GS 1

13

Why and how is Devi celebrated during the Navaratri festivities?

(Culture)

Please read about the culture of worshiping Goddesses in India. What does NavRatri signify?

GS 2

15

Explained: The China-Taiwan tussle

(IR)

What is the history of China and Taiwan? How can India leverage conflict to stop the Chinese assertion in the Indo Pacific and on Indian Borders?

GS 3

15

Household-level asset ownership: just 3 per cent in India, Delhi on top

(Economy)

What do you understand about relative poverty? What do the recent data reveal? What can be the way ahead to reduce the Gini coefficient of India?

GS 3

17

To rationalise logistics costs, infra master plan launched

(Economy)

What are the logistics costs? How will Infra Master Plan help in reducing the costs thus making Indian products more competitive?

GS 3

17

Explained: What coming back to full flight capacity means for passengers

(Economy)

How has domestic flight regulation changed and how will it be a relief for both airlines and customers? Learn about schemes like UDAN.