What to Read in The Hindu
03 January 2022

1. ‘reasonable’ cap for EWS quota, Centre tells SC; The criterion is ‘more stringent’ than the one for OBC creamy layer, the govt. says

  • Page 1/Front
  • GS 2: Schemes for vulnerable sections

 

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2. Census first phase, NPR data collection deferred till Sept.; The exercise was scheduled to begin in April 2020

  • Page 1/Front
  • GS 1: Population

 

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3. Telangana tops Open Defecation Free plus list

  • Page 5/States
  • GS 2: Schemes for vulnerable sections

 

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4. Two plant species discovered in Kerala; They were found in Western Ghats region of Thiruvananthapuram and Wayanad

  • Page 5/States
  • GS 3: Environment

 

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5. Patchwork policy: The temporary rollback of tax hikes on textiles is a harbinger of challenges before GST regime

  • Page 6/Editorial
  • GS 3: Economy

 

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6. This NSP cannot change Pakistan’s direction: Without cooperative ties with India, the Pakistan people may not have human security or a successful economy

  • Page 6/Editorial
  • GS 2: IR

 

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7. State schemes can cast a lifeline to this welfare planFive years since its introduction, there is vast scope for improvement in the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

  • Page 6/Editorial
  • GS 2: Schemes for vulnerable sections

 

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8. From selective to universal engagement: In 2021, Indian diplomacy was characterised by a readiness to deal with friends and foes alike

  • Page 7/OPED
  • GS 2: IR

 

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9. Draft national air sports policy pushes for safety standards: It will cover activities like aerobatics, ballooning, paragliding and microlighting

  • Page 9/News
  • Prelims

 

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10. ‘Malabar is the most complex naval exercise’

  • Page 9/News
  • GS 2: IR

 

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11. The functioning of INSACOG: What has been INSACOG’s role through the pandemic? What are the challenges the forum faces?

  • Text & Context
  • GS 2: Health