What to Read in The Hindu
16 December 2021

 

    1. Cabinet approves ₹76,000 crore push for semiconductor makers. It will extend fiscal support of up to 50% of project cost to set up fabrication units.

      • Page 1/Front

      • GS 1: Factors responsible for location of Industry

 

    1. Be dispassionate on Mullaperiyar: SC, ‘Court should not be compelled into the day-to-day management of the dam’

      • Page 5/States

      • GS 2: Issues & challenges pertaining to the federal structure

 

    1. Mixed signals: Pandemic imperatives require diversification of supplies but protectionism is no answer

      • Page 6/Editorial

      • GS 3: Economy

 

    1. Securing the young: India must accelerate efforts to increase vaccine supply for boosters and for children

      • Page 6/Editorial

      • GS 2: Health

 

    1. A false conflation between duties and rights: Allowing the language of fundamental duties to subsume political debates would hit the moral principles of the republic

      • Page 6/Editorial

      • GS 2: Constitution

 

    1. A thorn in Pakistan-Bangladesh relations: Five decades after Bangladesh’s victory in 1971, an apology from Islamabad for events of the period is overdue

      • Page 6/Editorial

      • GS 2: IR

 

    1. The price of food must figure in the policy: An agricultural policy must ensure that farming is profitable but not at the cost of a high price of food

      • Page 7/OPED

      • GS 3: Agriculture

 

    1. The Speaker who stifled debate: The Speaker has ample power to quell disorderly behaviour, but thereafter, the House is the master

      • Page 7/OPED

      • GS 2: Union Legislature

 

    1. Cabinet nod likely for electoral reforms Bill; Plan to link voters’ list with Aadhaar

      • Page 8/News

      • GS 2: Representation of People's act

 

    1. President to open renovated Hindu shrine in Bangladesh; Centuries-old temple was destroyed by Pakistani forces during the war of 1971.

      • Page 9/News

      • GS 2: IR

 

    1. Durga Puja gets intangible cultural heritage tag

      • Page 9/News

      • GS 3: Intellectual property, Prelims

 

    1. Indigenous efforts to make UAVs crosses a milestone; Altitude of 25,000 ft and endurance of 10 hours reached.

      • Page 9/News

      • GS 3: Science and Technology - Emerging technologies

 

    1. Unlike IPKF, India had an end date to withdraw troops from Dhaka; If our troops were to stay on in Bangladesh for an indefinite period, I think we would have lost much of the goodwill earned in Dec. 1971, says former Indian diplomat.

      • Page 10/News

      • GS 2: IR

 

    1. Rupee slumps to 20-month low against dollar on FII outflows; Rising bets that the Fed could accelerate policy normalisation have hit the rupee.

      • Page 12/Business

      • GS 3: Economy