What to Read in The Hindu
01 April 2021







Previous year trend Analysis




1) Pakistan allows import of cotton and sugar from India



1) Govt. sharply cuts rates on small savings instruments



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1)Heritage, cultural 

and public spaces discussed at MPD­2041 meeting




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2) Will accept Assam NRC, issue ID card to every citizen: Cong.




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3) A step that enhances 

cooperative federalism

4) Enter the peace process


2)Still no recognition of the third tier

3) The second wave

1) The concept of Cooperative Federalism has been increasingly emphasized in recent years. Highlight the drawbacks in the existing structure and the extent to which cooperative federalism would answer the shortcomings. (UPSC2015)

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5) Turkey on edge

4) Re-examining the EPF 

tax rules

5) A downward spiral in 



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6) Take steps to prevent double voting: Kerala HC

6)Mortality, positivity rate rising in south

7)Norms to carry 

dangerous goods to be 



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7) Panel submits report on farm laws to SC

8) Food sector incentive gets Cabinet nod

9)Military farms shut down after 132 years

10)Plea in SC against 

uniform civil law on  divorce and alimony

8) ‘Keep vaccine wastage 

below 1%’

1) Discuss the possible factors that inhibit India from enacting for its citizens a Uniform Civil Code as provided for in the Directive Principles of State Policy (UPSC 2015)

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9) Saudi Arabia to unveil  $3.2 tn investment drive

10) Joe Biden set to 

announce  $2 trillion 

infrastructure plan 


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11) Govt. retains 4% 

inflation target for RBI’s rate panel for 


12)India GDP to grow 7.5%­12.5% in FY22, says 

World Bank

13) Centre will front­load 

bulk of  borrowings this 

year, says Bajaj

14) Core sector output contracts 4.6% in Feb.

15) Divestment nets Centre ?32,835 cr., betters RE

1) Explain the meaning of investment in an economy in terms of capital formation. Discuss the factors to be considered while designing a concession agreement between a public entity and private entity. (UPSC 2020)