What to Read in The Hindu
04 May 2021

Pg 1

1. Local issues crucial to voters across States: survey (GS 2 RPA)

2. Cannot stop reports on court observations: SC (GS 2 Judiciary)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/cannot-stop-media-reports-on-court-observations-says-supreme-court/article34472788.ece

3. No GST on imports of vaccine, medical oxygen (GS 3 Indian Economy)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/covid-19-vaccine-oxygen-imports-exempted-from-gst-with-caveats/article34474518.ece

Previous year question: Q.1 Performance of welfare schemes that are implemented for vulnerable sections is not to effective due to absence of their awareness and active involvement at all stages of the policy process. Discuss (2019)

 

Pg 2

1. Makeshift hospital at Singhu now extends COVID support (GS 2 Health)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/makeshift-hospital-at-singhu-now-extends-covid-support/article34475298.ece

2. HC seeks update from Centre, Delhi on enlisting Army’s help (GS 3 Disaster Management)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/hc-seeks-update-from-centredelhi-on-enlisting-armys-help/article34475299.ece

3. Plea seeks to regulate cost of HRCT tests for COVID-19 (GS 3 Indian Economy)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/plea-seeks-to-regulate-cost-of-hrct-tests-for-covid-19/article34475306.ece

4. Centre, Delhi recriminations no solace to citizens, observes SC (GS 2 Judicial Activism)

 

Q: Starting from inventing the “basic structure doctrine”, the judiciary has played highly proactive role in ensuring that India develops into thriving democracy. In light of the above statement, evaluate the role played by judicial activism in achieving the ideals of democracy. (2014)

 

Pg 3

1. Govt. opens 301 vaccination sites in 76 schools for 18-44 age group (GS 2 Health)

Q: Public health system has limitation in providing universal health coverage. Do you think that private sector can help in bridging the gap? What other alternative viable you suggest. (2015)

 

Pg 5  

1. ISRO case: CBI files case against police officers (GS 3 Internal Security)

 

Pg 6

1. Under-reporting does hurt the COVID fight (GS 2 Health)

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/under-reporting-does-hurt-the-covid-fight/article34474676.ece

2. A transient high (GS 3 Indian Economy)

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/a-transient-high-on-gst-inflows/article34474663.ece

3. The nuclear challenge (GS 2 International Relations)

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/the-nuclear-challenge-on-north-koreas-economic-worries/article34474669.ece

4. A ‘One Health’ approach that targets people, animals (GS 3 Science & Technology)

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/a-one-health-approach-that-targets-people-animals/article34474681.ece

Q. In what ways the ongoing US- North Korea Nuclear Controversy affect the national interest of India? How should India respond to this situation. (https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/the-nuclear-challenge-on-north-koreas-economic-worries/article34474669.ece).

 

Pg 8

1. 7 Myanmar refugees can approach UNHCR (GS 2 International Relations )

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/7-myanmar-refugees-can-approach-unhcr/article34476231.ece

2. Cannot stop reports on court observations: SC (GS 2 Judiciary)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/cannot-stop-media-reports-on-court-observations-says-supreme-court/article34472788.ece

Q Write a note on Rohingya Crisis who are according to UN General Secretary “one of, if not the, most discriminated people of the world”.

 

Pg 9

1. A step towards self reliance (GS 3 Science & technology)

 

Pg 10

1. ICMR to get royalty from sale of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin (GS 3 Science & Technology)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/icmr-to-get-royalty-from-covaxin-sale/article34474504.ece

2. Adequate oxygen available, says Home Ministry official (GS 2 Health)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/adequate-oxygen-available-says-mha-official/article34472947.ece

Q. Appropriate local community level healthcare intervention is a prerequisite to achieve “Health for all” in India. Explain (2018)

 

Pg 13

1. Embrace diplomacy, Blinken tells N. Korea (GS 2 International Relations)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/blinken-presents-new-north-korea-approach-as-g7-meets-in-person/article34473776.ece

2. Assad to face two ‘rivals’ in May vote (GS 2 International Relations)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/assad-to-face-two-rivals-in-may-vote/article34474423.ece

3. U.S. officials in West Asia to reassure jittery allies over Iran (GS 2 International Relations)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/us-officials-in-west-asia-to-reassure-jittery-allies-over-iran/article34474449.ece

4. Russia turns to China to make Sputnik V jabs to meet demand (GS 2 International Relations)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/russia-turns-to-china-to-make-sputnik-v-jabs-to-meet-demand/article34474413.ece

 

Pg 14

1. Factory output growth decelerates: PMI (GS 3 Indian Economy)

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/factory-orders-production-rise-at-slowest-rates-in-8-months-in-april-in-india-pmi/article34471383.ece

2. OPEC share slid as India’s oil imports shrank 11.8%’ (GS 3 Indian Economy)

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/opec-share-slid-as-indias-oil-imports-shrank-118/article34474529.ece#:~:text=OPEC's%20share%20of%20India's%20oil,industry%20and%20trade%20sources%20showed.

3. Sugar output rises by 41 lakh tonnes: ISMA (GS 3 Indian Economy)

https://www.thehindu.com/business/sugar-output-rises-by-41-lakh-tonnes-isma/article34474709.ece#:~:text=Sugar%20mills%20have%20produced%20299.2,Mills'%20Association%20(ISMA).

4. Export orders healthy, demand rising: FIEO (GS 3 Indian Economy)

https://www.thehindu.com/business/export-orders-healthy-demand-rising-fieo/article34474871.ece#:~:text=Indian%20exporters%20are%20expecting%20a,Export%20Organisations%20(FIEO)%20President%20S.K.

Q. Examine the impact of liberalisation on companies owned by Indians. Are they competing with the MNC’s satisfactorily? (2013)