What to Read in The Hindu
06 May 2021

Pg 1

1. Maratha quota unconstitutional, violates right to equality, says SC (GS 1 Social Empowerment)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/sc-declares-maratha-quota-law-unconstitutional/article34487043.ece

 

2.Viral load high, third wave is inevitable: govt. adviser (GS 2 Health)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/coronavirus-live-may-5-2021-updates/article34486338.ece

 

3.RBI steps in to ease COVID-19 burden (GS 3 Indian Economy)

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/rbi-steps-in-to-ease-covid-19-burden-small-businesses-msmes-to-get-relief/article34492630.ece

 

4. SC demands oxygen supply plan for Delhi (GS 2 Judiciary)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/sc-agrees-to-hear-centres-plea-against-delhi-hc-contempt-notice-over-oxygen-supply/article34487849.ece

 

Pg 2

1.Govt. ties up with firm to provide e-vehicles for patients (GS 4 Case Study)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/govt-ties-up-with-firm-to-provide-e-vehicles-for-patients/article34493930.ece

 

2.Govt. asks CBSE for time for Class 10 results (GS 2 Education)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/govt-asks-cbse-for-time-for-class-10-results/article34493788.ece#:~:text=Share%20Article-,It%20stated%20that%20many%20teachers%20are%20involved%20in%20COVID%2D19,current%20wave%20of%20the%20pandemic.

 

Pg 3

1. Govt. not taking steps to create oxygen buffer: HC (GS 2 Judiciary)

 

Pg 4

1. Unfamiliar lineament among Assam earthquake factors (GS 3 Disaster Management)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/unfamiliar-lineament-among-assam-earthquake-factors/article34491054.ece

 

Pg 5

1. Why is testing low, asks Telangana HC (GS 2 Judiciary)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/why-is-covid-testing-low-asks-hc/article34493191.ece

 

2. Plea in HC seeks Z+ security for Adar Poonawalla (GS 2 &3 Judiciary and Security)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/plea-in-hc-seeks-z-security-for-adar-poonawalla/article34493111.ece

 

3. Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman dies in jail (GS 3 Internal Security)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/tehreek-e-hurriyat-chairman-sehrai-dies/article34488743.ece

 

Pg 6

1. Against excess (GS 1 & 2 Social Empowerment & Judiciary)

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/against-excess-the-hindu-editorial-on-supreme-court-ruling-maratha-quota-law-unconstitutional/article34492947.ece

 

2. A CT scan for COVID merits a word of caution (GS 2 Health)

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/a-ct-scan-for-covid-merits-a-word-of-caution/article34492971.ece

 

Pg 8

1. ‘Need to be patient over foreign aid distribution’ (GS 2 International Relations)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/need-to-be-patient-over-foreign-aid-distribution-calls-for-transparency-premature-german-ambassador/article34491479.ece

 

2. Workers’ income fell by 17%, says report (GS 3 Indian Economy)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/coronavirus-average-monthly-income-for-workers-fell-by-17/article34491703.ece

 

3. 5G: China expresses ‘concern, regret’ (GS 2 & 3 International Relations, Science & Tech)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/china-expresses-concern-regret-over-indias-5g-exclusion/article34491371.ece

 

Pg 9

 

1. Centre alone can identify SEBC: SC (GS 2 Welfare schemes for vulnerable & Judiciary)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/centre-alone-can-identify-sebc-supreme-court/article34493318.ece

 

2. Committed to free media, says Election Commission ( GS 2 Representation of People’s Act)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/committed-to-free-media-says-election-commission/article34489420.ece

 

3. Jaishankar holds virtual meetings (GS 2 International Relations)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/jaishankar-holds-meetings-in-virtual-mode-as-2-indian-officials-test-positive/article34490284.ece

 

Pg 10

1. HC urges Centre to drop GST on imports of oxygen concentrators (GS 3 Indian Economy)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/delhi-high-court-urges-centre-to-drop-gst-on-imports-of-oxygen-concentrators/article34492741.ece

 

2. ‘Surge may go down by end of May’ (GS 2 Health)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/covid-19-surge-may-taper-off-by-the-month-end-says-virologist-gagandeep-kang/article34492127.ece

 

3. ‘INSACOG shared inputs on variants’ (GS 2 & 3  Health, Science and Tech)

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleaseIframePage.aspx?PRID=1707177

 

Pg 13

1. ‘U.S. to send vaccines to other countries by July 4’ (GS 2 International Relations)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/us-to-send-about-10-of-its-vaccines-to-other-countries-by-july-4-biden/article34485944.ece

 

2. Biden undecided on COVID-related TRIPS waiver (GS 3 Changes in Industrial Policy)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/biden-undecided-on-covid-related-trips-waiver-as-republican-lawmakers-oppose-indias-proposal-at-wto/article34485981.ece

 

3. EU unveils plan to cut dependency on China (GS 2 International Relations)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/european-union-unveils-plan-to-cut-dependency-on-china/article34492461.ece

 

Pg 14

1. Small businesses, MSMEs to get relief (GS 3 Indian Economy)

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/rbi-steps-in-to-ease-covid-19-burden-small-businesses-msmes-to-get-relief/article34492630.ece

 

2. Bank stocks rise on RBI move, industry welcomes measures (GS 3 Indian Economy)

https://www.thehindu.com/business/markets/bank-stocks-rise-on-rbi-move-industry-welcomes-measures/article34492732.ece#:~:text=Bank%20stocks%20gained%20on%20Wednesday,BSE%20Bank%20index%20gained%201.67%25.

 

3. ‘Services activity eased to three-month low in April’ (GS 3 Economy)

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/indias-services-sector-activities-eased-to-3-month-low-in-april-amid-covid-crisis-survey/article34488060.ece

 

4. Textile exports fell 13% in FY21 on COVID-19 impact (GS 3 Economy)

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/textile-exports-fell-13-in-fy21-on-covid-19-impact/article34492931.ece

 

5. Investment in warehousing slides 44%’ (GS 3 Economy)

https://www.thehindu.com/business/investment-in-warehousing-slides-44/article34493172.ece