What to Read in The Hindu
08 May 2021

Pg 1

  • We mean business: SC to Centre on Delhi’s quota (GS 2 Judiciary)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/supply-700-mt-oxygen-to-delhi-every-day-we-mean-business-sc-tells-centre/article34504662.ece?utm_source=national&utm_medium=sticky_footer

  • Second wave declining, third can be prevented: scientist (GS 2 Health )

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-can-avoid-third-covid-wave-with-effective-precautions-says-scientific-advisor/article34509040.ece

 

Pg 2

  • Vaccine woes: citizens complain of glitches in government portal (GS 3 Science & Tech)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/vaccine-woes-citizens-complain-of-glitches-in-government-portal/article34510661.ece

Q. Why is there so much activity in the field of biotechnology in our country? How has this activity benefitted the field of biopharma? (2018)

 

  • Ensure food security to migrants, daily wagers: NGO writes to CM (GS 3 Inclusive growth)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/ensure-food-security-to-migrants-daily-wagers-ngo-writes-to-cm/article34510663.ece#:~:text=The%20Delhi%20Rozi%20Roti%20Adhikar,do%20not%20possess%20ration%20cards.&text=This%20is%20alarming%20as%20Delhi%20is%20in%20the%20third%20week%20of%20lockdown.

Q. It is argued that the strategy of "inclusive growth" is intended to meet the objectives of inclusivity and sustainibility. Comment. (2019)

 

  • HC seeks govt. response on plea for 3 meals/day in shelter homes (GS 2 Judiciary)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/hc-seeks-govt-response-on-plea-for-3-mealsday-in-shelter-homes/article34510659.ece

Q. What are the reformative steps taken by the govt. to make food grain distribution more effective. (2019)

 

  • Notice sent to Centre, Delhi govt. on petition to vaccinate board students (GS 2 Education)

 

Pg 3

  • Revisit circular capping rates for COVID treatment, says HC (GS 3 Economy)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/revisit-circular-capping-rates-for-covid-treatment-says-hc/article34510423.ece

 

Pg 4

  • Zoos closed in Himachal, Punjab, virus alert sounded (GS 3 Environment)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/coronavirus-zoos-closed-in-himachal-punjab-alert-sounded/article34507007.ece

 

Pg 5

  • Digital divide curbs vaccine access (GS 3 Inclusive growth)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/digital-divide-curbs-vaccine-access-in-rural-telangana/article34508753.ece

  • ‘Invite philanthropists to set up LPG crematoria’ (GS 2 Judiciary & GS 4 Ethics)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/invite-philanthropists-industrialists-ngos-to-set-lpg-crematoriums-bombay-hc/article34507467.ece#:~:text=The%20Aurangabad%20Bench%20of%20the,Justices%20Ravindra%20Ghuge%20and%20B.U.

 

Pg 6

  • The fig leaf of patent protection has to drop (GS 3 Intellectual Property Rights)

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/the-fig-leaf-of-patent-protection-has-to-drop/article34510005.ece

 

Q. What are the key areas of reform if the WTO has to survive in the present context of ‘Trade War’, especially keeping in mind the interest of India? (2018)

 

  • Rent issues as an ignored COVID stress point (GS 3 Economy- Inclusive growth)

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/rent-issues-as-an-ignored-covid-stress-point/article34510024.ece

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

 

Pg 7

  • Central Vista: SC tells petitioners to move HC for early hearing (GS 2 Vulberable section)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/central-vista-sc-allows-petitioners-to-move-delhi-hc-for-early-hearing/article34506379.ece#:~:text=The%20petitioners%2C%20Anya%20Malhotra%20and,allowing%20the%20Central%20Vista%20project.

  • Hefty hospital bills lead to rush at usury dens (GS 3 Inclusive growth)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/gold-turns-sanjeevani-for-covid-hit-families-in-telangana/article34507970.ece

Q. Despite Consistent experience of High growth, India still goes with the lowest indicators of human development. Examine the issues that make balanced and inclusive development elusive (2019)

 

  • CJI nominates four vacation Benches ( GS 2 Judiciary )

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/supreme-court-benches-to-sit-through-vacation/article34507151.ece#:~:text=%E2%80%9CUnder%20Rule%206%20of%20Order,the%20Supreme%20Court%20circular%20said.

  • FinMin not for lockdown (GS 3 Economy)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/covid-19-surge-finance-ministry-pushes-for-speedier-vaccination/article34505097.ece

 

Pg 9

  • Vaccines bought first using PM CARES funds cost more (GS 2 Health & GS 3 Economy)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/vaccines-bought-first-using-pm-cares-funds-cost-centre-more/article34508997.ece

  • Four-digit security code in CoWIN portal from today (GS 3 Science & Tech)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/cowin-platform-to-introduce-four-digit-security-code-to-minimise-errors/article34505293.ece

 

Pg 13

  • Nasheed ‘critical’, remains in intensive care (GS 2 International Relations)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/former-maldives-president-mohamed-nasheed-critical-after-bomb-blast/article34507982.ece#:~:text=%E2%80%9CPresident%20Nasheed%20underwent%20a%20successful,him%20said%20in%20a%20tweet.

  • Talks ‘intensify’ on bringing U.S. back to Iran nuclear deal (GS 2 International Relations)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/talks-intensify-on-bringing-us-back-to-iran-nuclear-deal/article34509023.ece

  • Myanmar’s Karen insurgents burn another govt. outpost (GS 2 International Relations )

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/myanmars-karen-insurgents-burn-another-government-outpost/article34507193.ece#:~:text=Guerrilla%20soldiers%20from%20Myanmar's%20Karen,a%20senior%20Karen%20officer%20said.&text=There%20is%20now%20a%20daily,the%20Karen%20and%20the%20Kachin.

Q. Cross-Border movement of insurgents is only one of the several security challenges facing the policing of the border in North-East India. Examine the various challenges currently emanating across the India-Myanmar border. Also, discuss the steps to counter the challenges. (2019)

 

  • Deadly police shootout in Brazil prompts claims of abuse (GS 2 IR)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/deadly-police-shootout-in-brazil-prompts-claims-of-abuse/article34509433.ece

 

Pg 14

  • ‘Almost half new cases rural, shots key’ (GS 3 Economy)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/sbi-report-emphasises-on-vaccination-says-nearly-half-of-the-new-cases-in-rural-india/article34506912.ece

  • Pandemic won’t impact India’s rating for 2 years’ (GS 3 Economy)

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/indias-sovereign-rating-to-remain-unchanged-despite-pandemic-impact-sp/article34509146.ece

  • RBI sets up group to help review panel (GS 3 Economy)

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/rbi-sets-up-advisory-group-to-assist-regulatory-review-authority/article34508645.ece

  • ‘Move fast on TRIPS waiver for COVID-19’ (GS 3 Intellectual Property Rights)

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/trips-waiver-for-covid-19-wto-chief-urges-proponents-to-submit-revised-proposal-soon-to-start-talks/article34508757.ece

  • ‘Indian offshore model will dominate IT scene for a decade’ (GS 3 Science & Tech)

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/indian-offshore-model-will-dominate-global-it-scene-easily-for-a-decade/article34509496.ece#:~:text=The%20rise%20in%20offshore%20share,another%20decade%2C%E2%80%9D%20he%20added.

Q. Implementation of information and Communication Technology (ICT) based Projects / Programmes usually suffers in terms of certain vital factors. Identify these factors, and suggest measures for their effective implementation. (2019)

 

  • Non-life insurers get health boost in April (GS 3 Economy)

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/non-life-insurers-get-health-boost-in-april/article34509325.ece