What to Read in The Hindu
14 August 2021

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More Afghan cities fall as Taliban near Kabul (GS 2 IR)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/taliban-close-in-on-kabul-embassies-prepare-for-evacuations/article35890070.ece

 

Petrol to cost ₹3 less in Tamil Nadu (GS 3 Fiscal management)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/petrol-to-cost-3-cheaper-a-litre-in-tn/article35892842.ece

 

House is for debate, not political battles: Venkaiah (GS 2 Legislature)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/political-battles-should-not-be-fought-on-the-table-of-the-house-says-venkaiah-naidu/article35898859.ece

 

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Telangana HC provides relief to Chief Secretary (GS 2 Judiciary)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/hc-vacates-order-on-go-208/article35900920.ece

 

‘Melsanthi posts are secular appointments’ (GS 2 FR)

https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/melsanthi-posts-are-secular-appointments/article35906507.ece

Previous year Questions –

“What are the challenges to our cultural practices in the name of secularism?” (2019)

 

Kerala to take over 13 estates close to forests (GS 3 Ecology)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/human-wildlife-conflict-forest-department-to-acquire-estates/article35891553.ece

 

Assam Assembly passes cow protection Bill (GS 2 FR)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/assam-assembly-passes-cow-protection-bill/article35905184.ece

Expected Question –

How does cow vigilantism affect Indian society? In your opinion, what should government do to stop cow vigilantism? Critically comment.

 

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Growth needs steps beyond reforms (GS 3 Economy)

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/growth-needs-steps-beyond-reforms/article35903267.ece

 

An Indian sail to navigate the maritime environment (GS 3 Security)

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/an-indian-sail-to-navigate-the-maritime-environment/article35903300.ece

 

Slanting posts: On social media and level playing field (GS 2 Social Media)

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/slanting-posts-the-hindu-editorial-on-social-media-platforms-as-level-playing-field/article35903211.ece

 

Afghan tragedy: On the second coming of the Taliban (GS 2 FR)

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/afghan-tragedy-the-hindu-editorial-on-the-talibans-return/article35903224.ece

 

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Reopening old wounds along the border (GS 2 Federalism)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/assam-mizoram-conflict-reopening-old-wounds-along-the-border/article35902231.ece

 

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More plastic items to be banned (GS 3 Ecology)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/ban-on-production-of-specific-plastic-goods-from-july-2022/article35902096.ece

 

‘Pak. Minister’s comment absurd’ (GS 2 IR)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/pak-ministers-comment-absurd-india/article35903471.ece

 

New museums on J&K, Buddha, freedom struggle (GS 1 Art and Culture)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/new-museums-on-jk-buddha-freedom-struggle-by-this-year-centre/article35902564.ece

 

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Taliban gains complicate India’s options (GS 2 IR)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/taliban-gains-complicate-indias-options/article35898057.ece

 

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AB-PMJAY gave ₹2,794 cr. for COVID treatment (GS 2 Health)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/over-20-lakh-covid-19-tests-done-under-ab-pm-jay-from-april-2020-to-july-2021/article35899561.ece

 

Govt. allows GM soy meal import to support poultry industry (GS 3 Allied Sector)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/centre-allows-import-of-gm-soymeal-to-support-poultry-industry/article35901075.ece

 

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In Shaba’s world: on photographer Ami Vitale’s latest film about Reteti’s famed elephant (GS 3 Ecology)

https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/world-elephant-day-2021-ami-vitale-shaba-retiti-sanctuary-film/article35870301.ece

 

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Are the Taliban on the brink of victory? (GS 2 IR)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/the-hindu-explains-are-the-taliban-on-the-brink-of-victory/article35891941.ece

 

Mob attacks Indian businesses in Congo over student’s death (GS 1 Diaspora)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/mob-attacks-indian-businesses-in-congo-amid-furore-over-students-death/article35890637.ece

 

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Vehicle-scrappage policy will promote circular economy: PM (GS 3 Economy)

https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-business/vehicle-scrappage-policy-will-promote-circular-economy-pm/article35906217.ece