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17 June 2021: What to Read in The Hindu Newspaper

Pg 1

  • Delhi police move SC against bail to 3 students in riots case (GS 2- FR’s)


  • Soon, drones might ferry vaccines (GS 2- Governance)


  • Cabinet panel approves additional fertilizer subsidy (GS 3- Subsidies)


Previous year question

Q. What are the different types of agriculture subsidies given to farmers at the national and state levels? Critically analyze the agriculture subsidy regime with the reference to the distortions created by it. (GS 3, 2013)


  • U.P. police book Twitter, news portal, journalists (GS 2- FR’s)


Pg 2

  • Plea challenges capping non-PDS beneficiaries, HC seeks govt. reply (GS 3- PDS)


Previous year question

Q. The Central Government frequently complains on the poor performance of the State Governments in eradicating suffering of the vulnerable sections of the society. Restructuring of Centrally sponsored schemes across the sectors for ameliorating the cause of vulnerable sections of population aims at providing flexibility to the States in better implementation. Critically evaluate. (GS 2, 2013)


  • Road safety to be focus of new centre at IIT-D (GS 3- Sci & Tech)


  • Delhi govt. to start ‘Lighthouse project’ for marginalised youth (GS 2- Welfare schemes),necessary%20skills%20for%20improved%20employability.


Pg 3

  • Kejriwal announces plan to train 5,000 youths as health assistants (GS 2- Health & Governance)


Pg 4

  • Conditions not favourable for monsoon to cover North: IMD (GS 1- Geography)


  • Don’t stop treatment even in case of e-card anomalies: Punjab govt. (GS 2- Governance)


Pg 5

  • Kerala CEO seeks report in Surendran case (GS 2- RPA)


  • Chennai zoo loses another lion to virus (GS 3- Environment)


  • Experts root for ‘healthcare marketing’ (GS 2- Health)


Pg 6

  • ‘Record’ FDI inflows, yes, cause for celebration, no (GS 3- Economy)


  • Terrorising dissent (GS 2- FR’s)


  • Energy inefficiency can short circuit cooling India (GS 3- Energy)


  • Closure, compensation (GS 2- IR)


Pg 7

  • A seesaw of science and pseudoscience (GS 1 , 3- Indian Society, Sci & Tech)


  • Acquitted but not forgotten (GS 2- Judiciary)


  • Higher education and COVID-19 (GS 2- Education)


Pg 8

  • India to launch deep ocean mission (GS 3- Environment)


  • Karnataka legislature tops with 31 sitting days (GS 2- Polity)


Previous year question

Q. The role of individual MPs (Members of Parliament) has diminished over the years and as a result healthy constructive debates on policy issues are not usually witnessed. How far can this be attributed to the anti-defection law, which was legislated but with a different intention? (2013 GS 2)


  • In six months, trans ID portal has issued 1,500 certificates (GS 1- Social Empowerment)

Pg 9

  • Adhir Ranjan shouted down at PAC meeting (GS 2- Constitutional Bodies)


  • Govt. to frame norms for drones to carry vaccines (GS 2- Governance)


  • ‘HC cannot tell probe agency to arrest accused’ (GS 2- Judiciary)


Pg 10

  • ‘Vaccine interval based on studies’ (GS 2- Health)


  • Rajnath calls for open Indo-Pacific (GS 2- IR)


  • Cabinet approval for OFB corporatisation (GS 3- Economy)


Pg 13

  • Biden, Putin hold ‘great power’ summit (GS 2- IR)


  • Israel strikes Hamas sites in Gaza over incendiary balloons (GS 2- IR)


  • India extends $100 mn loan to Sri Lanka (GS 2- IR)


Previous year question

Q. In respect of India — Sri Lanka relations, discuss how domestic factors influence foreign policy.(GS 2, 2013)


  • China offers glimpse of Tibetan life without the Dalai Lama (GS 2- Policies of neighbourhood)


  • Field narrows as Iran poll candidates quit (GS 2- IR)


  • Pakistan court adjourns Jadhav’s case till Oct. 5 (GS 2- IR)


Pg 14

  • Direct tax receipts jump this FY (GS 3- Economy)


  • Speed, scale of vaccination to shape recovery: RBI Bulletin (GS 2- Governance)


  • Automation to cull 3-mn IT jobs by 2022: report (GS 3- Job creation)


  • ‘India to have 330 mn 5G connections by 2026’ (GS 3- IT)