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)



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



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)



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



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Flashing lights (GS 3 - Economy)



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


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)



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)



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)



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



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



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



6 UNESCO heritage sites added in India  (Prelims)



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



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



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Biden seeks ‘significant deescalation’ (GS 2 IR)



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)