What to Read in The Hindu
20 May 2021

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26 bodies recovered from barge off?Mumbai, 49 remain missing (GS 3 – Disaster Management)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/bodies-recovered-from-barge-p-403-off-mumbai/article34594450.ece

 


COVID19 affected should defer shots by 3 months (GS 2 - Health)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-says-covid-19-affected-should-defer-vaccination-by-three-months/article34598043.ece

 


Scrap new privacy policy, Centre tells WhatsApp (GS 3 - Security)

Previous Year Question - Use of the internet and social media by non-state actors for subversive activities is a major security concern. How have these been misused in the recent past? Suggest effective guidelines to curb the above threat. (2016)

 


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Politicians, bureaucrats find it difficult to accept failure: HC (GS 2 - Governance)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/politicians-bureaucrats-find-it-difficult-to-accept-failure-hc/article34600881.ece

 

Court notice to Centre on plea against clinical trials (GS 3 - Health)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/court-notice-to-centre-on-plea-against-clinical-trials/article34600988.ece

 


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Flashing lights (GS 3 - Economy)

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/flashing-lights-the-hindu-editorial-on-sliding-economy-and-cash-transfers/article34600229.ece

 


Interpretations which impede a just social order (GS 2 – Social Justice)

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/interpretations-which-impede-a-just-social-order/article34600254.ece

Probable Question - Reservation's entire purpose is to ensure that backward groups of people advance so that they can march alongside other Indian citizens on an equal footing. Analyse the situation.

 


A collage of laws that leaves the worker out in the cold (GS 2 – Social Security)

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/a-collage-of-laws-that-leaves-the-worker-out-in-the-cold/article34600276.ece

 

Probable Question - Social protection in its current nature has been a solution to many problems that have arisen as a result of the growth process in countries like India. Discuss.

 


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The basics of an effective vaccine policy (GS 2 Health)

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/the-basics-of-an-effective-vaccine-policy/article34600357.ece

 

Probable Question - “The Covid-19 immunisation push would be distinct from normal vaccine campaigns.” Examine the difficulties in the production and delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine in light of the argument.


A thaw in India-Pakistan trade relations? (GS 2 IR)

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/a-thaw-in-india-pakistan-trade-relations/article34600370.ece

 


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New storm likely in Bay of Bengal (GS 1 – Geographical phenomenon)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/cyclone-tauktae-on-the-wane-new-storm-likely-in-bay-of-bengal/article34598732.ece

 


‘PM-CARES must disclose details of COVID-19 care’ (GS 2 – Governance, Judiciary)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/pm-cares-must-disclose-details-of-covid-19-care-plea/article34599058.ece

 


DD International to present ‘India story (GS 1 – Culture, Prelims)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/doordarshan-plans-to-launch-dd-international-to-present-india-story/article34600306.ece

 

6 UNESCO heritage sites added in India  (Prelims)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/6-unesco-heritage-sites-added-in-india/article34600080.ece

 


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Centre raises subsidy on DAP fertilizers; no hike for farmers (GS 3 - Agriculture subsidies)

https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/govt-raises-subsidy-on-dap-fertiliser-by-140-to-rs-1-200-per-bag-121051901162_1.html

 


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Rajasthan govt. declares mucormycosis an epidemic (GS 2 - Health)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/rajasthan-declares-mucormycosis-an-epidemic/article34599524.ece

 


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Biden seeks ‘significant deescalation’ (GS 2 IR)

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/biden-seeks-significant-de-escalation-on-palestine-situation/article34600042.ece

 


U.S. to work with COVAX to allocate 80 mn vaccine doses (GS 2 IR)

 


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‘Low confidence plus high fuel, health costs to hurt demand’ (GS 3 economy)

https://www.thehindu.com/business/low-confidence-plus-high-fuel-health-costs-to-hurt-demand/article34600517.ece