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: 16-10-2021 : 10 Minutes

The Hindu

The Hindu

Subject

Pg No

Headlines

Relevance for Prelims  and Mains  

GS 3

1

TB deaths up in pandemic: WHO

(Health)

What is TB and its causing organism? What are its symptoms and treatment mechanism? What are MDR, XDR and TDR TB and government steps to curb them? How the COVID pandemic has accentuated the TB deaths 

GS 2

1

Hasina vows action on pandal

attacks during Durga puja

(IR)

What are the challenges of rising extremism, radicalism terrorism in Indian neighbourhood? How will such attacks in Bangladesh deteriorate its relations with India?

GS 3

1

Mudumalai tiger captured after 22 ­day operation

(Environment)

Where is Mudumalai Tiger Reserve? Also learn about  contiguous and nearby Parks and Conservation Sites. What are the solutions of Man Animal Conflict?

GS 3

5

‘Return endosulfan to company for disposal

(Environment)

What is endosulfan? Is it banned or regulated under any of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Convention? What are its dangers and way ahead to solve the problem?

GS 1 & 3

6

Tackling terror

(Society, Governance)

Why is there a need for Civil Societies and Political Forces to step in to protect and assure minorities in J&K? How can it be assured?

GS 3

6

Fast forward

(Economy)

What is PM GatiShakti? How will it bring down the costs of executing infrastructure projects?

GS 3

6

Vigilance, vaccination and endemic COVID­19

(Health)

How can the pandemic management be coupled with economic recovery after a strict lockdown?

GS 2 & 3

8

Aim is to make India a military

power on its own strength: PM

(Economy, Governance)

How the launch of 7 DPSUs after dissolving Ordnance factories will help India in attaining its AtmaNirbhar Goal in Defence production?

GS 2

8

Former CECs flag security concerns over e-­voting

(Governance)

What is e-voting? What are its pros and cons? Why are the challenges in implementing the e-voting as per former CEC? What can be the solutions?

GS 2 & 3

9

Hunger Index: poor ranking devoid of ground reality and facts, says Govt

(Governance, Economy)

What is the status of India on the Global Hunger Index? What does it reflect about India’s claim of reducing poverty? Why has the government raised questions on methodology?

GS 2

9

Bhutan, China sign MoU for 3­ step process to expedite boundary talks

(IR)

What are the MoUs between Bhutan and China? Why are they geopolitically and temporally significant? How can India nullify the growing Chinese Influence in South Asia?

GS 4

9

Compassion cannot be forever, says SC

(Ethics)

What is compassion? What is the duty of an employee post retirement regarding the benefits given to him when in service? Should the accommodation and other facilities not meant for them be retained?

GS 3

10

Fall in stubble burning incidents

in Punjab & Haryana, says panel

(Environment)

What were the problems with the stubble burning? What are the reasons behind the fall in stubble burning incidence? How can the stubble burning be further reduced?

GS 2

11

‘IS fighters amassing in Afghanistan

(IR)

How will the rise of IS Khorasan affect India? How can India bring Russia in its bid to curtail terrorism in the region?

GS 2 & 3

12

U.S.­India ministerial dialogue

adds focus on climate finance

(IR, Economy)

What are the key highlights and outcomes of the India- US ministerial dialogues? What are the key pillars in Indo- US relations?

GS 3

12

Rooftop solar: ‘India most cost ­effective’

(Economy, Environment)

What are the opportunities before the Indian Solar Panel Industry? How can India harness its solar potential and lead by example in climate conservation?

GS 3

12

India showing signs of steady

economic recovery, says FM

(Economy)

What are the signs of economic recovery and prime reasons behind them? What more can be done to sustain and boost the momentum?

Indian Express

Indian Express

Subject 

Pg No 

Headlines

Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

GS 2

1

Bangladesh Temple attacks: Delhi calls up; Hasina asks India to guard against any reaction

(IR)

Which temple in Bangladesh was attacked? How can it affect India- Bangladesh Relations? Please learn growing threats of extremism and radical terrorism in Indian neighbourhood.

GS 3

5

Second wave of Covid-19 in Delhi fuelled by Delta, highlights challenge of reaching herd immunity

(Health)

What is herd immunity? What are the new insights in development and working of herd immunity from the second corona wave? What is the way ahead for future pandemic management?

GS 1 & 2

5

Husband bound to compensate wife for spending on major son: Delhi HC

(Society, Governance)

What are the provisions to protect a divorced woman and her children from destitution after divorce? What are the pros of this judgement?

GS 2

6

PM push to Atmanirbhar Bharat: Goal is to make India major military power

(Governance)

What is the AtmaNirbhar Bharat? How will the 7 new DPSUs help India in becoming a major military power? What are the other steps which may help in defence modernisation and export?

GS 2

7

HMS Queen Elizabeth leads UK Naval fleet into Bay of Bengal

(IR)

Why is the Indian Ocean now the new battleground for geostrategic dominance? Also read about India- UK relations?

GS 2 & 3

7

Govt rubbishes Global Hunger Index ranking, questions methodology

(Economy. Governance)

What are the rankings of neighbours vis a vis India in GHI? Why did India fall to 101st rank? Why has the Indian government questioned the methodology and rubbished the report? Way Forward?

GS 3

7

Stubble burning dropped drastically this year: Ministry

(Environment)

What is Stubble Burning? Why has it reduced this year? What will be its benefits to Environment? How can it be further promoted?

GS 3

9

Air India sale opens up a brighter future for aviation

(Economy)

How does Air India’s sale send an important message to the business world about upcoming business reforms? What more can be done for EoDB.

GS 3

9

Proposed amendments to the Forest Conservation Act are a bad idea

(Environment)

What are the proposed amendments to the Forest Conservation Act? What are its criticisms? What is the way forward?

GS 2

9

You can switch off Siri, but not the State

(Governance)

What is a surveillance state? What are its merits and demerits? How can we compare Big Internet giants and state sponsored surveillance? Way Ahead.

GS 2

10

Israel advances settlements with little US pushback 

(IR)

What is the two state solution? Please read about Israeli History and geography of the region as it is often in news?

GS 3

11

Explained: Connecting ministries for infrastructure projects

(Economy)

What is the PM GatiShakti program? How will it boost infrastructure development in India? What are its other benefits?

GS 1 & 3

11

Air India’s art collection: what’s in it, and where does it go now?

(Culture, Economy)

What is history of the Maharajah Collection? How did they promote the cultural soft power of India? How will they be preserved and by whom?

GS 1 & 2

11

Shillong’s Dalit Sikhs, an old land dispute, and a relocation proposed and opposed

(History, Governance)

What is the history of Dalit Sikhs in Meghalaya? Why is the state relocating them? What is the issue over the land occupied by the Sikhs? Is Sub Nationalism good or bad for a diverse nation like India?

GS 3

12

Fuel supply from captive mines: 2 NTPC plants get excess coal of Talabira II-III

(Economy)

How is the coal shortage being managed? Has the idea to permit captive mines for sale of coal in the open market worked? What are other steps being taken?

GS 2 & 3

12

Sitharaman, Yellen for ‘supportive policies’ until firm recovery

(Economy, IR)

What are the key highlights of the India- US economic Partnership meeting? What is Quantitative Easing?

GS 3

12

Settlement orders: Sebi forms high-powered advisory panel

(Economy)

What is the settlement mechanism? What are the laws related to settlement in the money/ capital market? What are the terms of reference for the Vijay C Daga Committee?

GS 3

12

‘Motor cover: Public general insurers lose 30% biz since FY18’

(Economy)

Notice the trends in the Vehicle insurance sector? What should be done to boost the Public General insurance companies to make them profitable?