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21 June 2021: What to Read in The Hindu Newspaper

Pg 1

  • Massive distribution of ex gratia will strain finances, says Centre (GS 2- Govt. policies)


  • Three youth lynched in Tripura on suspicion of stealing cattle (GS 1- Indian society)

Previous year question

Q. Do you agree that regionalism in India appears to be a consequence of rising cultural assertiveness? Argue. (GS 1, 2020)


  • Mufti holds off decision on meeting PM Modi (GS 2- Centre state relations)


Pg 2

  • Crime Branch busts unit manufacturing fake drugs (GS 2)


  • HC not to interfere with order to ‘live-in partner’ (GS 1- Women Issues)


  • ‘If over 20 people wish to learn yoga, govt. will give them free instructor’ (GS 2- Welfare schemes)


Pg 4

  • We are not encroachers but victims, say Khori Basti residents (GS 1- Problems of urbanisaton)


  • Scheme for children launched (GS 2- Welfare schemes)

Previous year question

Q. COVID-19 pandemic accelerated class inequalities and poverty in India. Comment. (GS 1, 2020)


  • Policemen in net as anti-drug drive intensifies ( GS 2- Issues related to development)


Pg 5

  • Public transport heralds unlock phase (GS 1- Urbanisation)

Previous year question

Q. How is efficient and affordable urban mass transport key to the rapid economic development in India? (GS 1, 2019)


Pg 6

  • The comrades and their divergent perspectives (GS 2- IR)


  • Hope and promise (GS 2- Centre state relations)


  • The rise of Raisi (GS 2- IR)


  • In Kerala, the need to budget for the future (GS 3- Budgeting)


Pg 7

  • A matter of dress and discipline (GS 4- Ethics)


Pg 8

  • Students flay CUCET for more varsities (GS 2- Education)


  • Navy team in U.S. for chopper training (GS 3- Defence)


  • Work begins on Krivak class frigate (GS 3- Defence)


  • Plan to put Lakshadweep under Karnataka HC (GS 2- Judiciary)


  • Pact signed to conserve rare turtle in Assam (GS 3- Environment)

Previous year question

Q. Examine the status of forest resources of India and its resultant impact on climate change. (GS 1, 2020)


Pg 9

  • Cong. questions ‘silence’ on Ayodhya deal (GS 2- Govt. policies)


  • ‘Concerns on IT rules are highly misplaced’ (GS 3 - IT)


Pg 10

  • Public deserves to know toll: HC (GS 2- Judiciary)

Previous year question

Q. Judicial Legislation is antithetical to the doctrine of separation of powers as envisaged in the Indian Constitution. In this context justify the filing of large number of public interest petitions praying for issuing guidelines to executive authorities. (GS 2, 2020)


  • Death due to COVID-19 must be certified as such: Centre (GS 2- Governance)


  • Health infrastructure has increased 45-fold: Centre (GS 3- Infrastructure)


  • Scale up public health, social measures: WHO (GS 2- Health)

Previous year question

Q. Critically examine the role of WHO in providing global health security during the COVID-19 pandemic. (2020 GS 2)


Pg 11

  • Taliban say committed to Afghan peace talks, want ‘Islamic system’ (GS 2- IR)


  • China vaccinations cross 1 billion (GS 2- IR)


  • Sri Lanka to probe ‘Army attack and humiliation’ of Muslims (GS 2- IR)


  • Iran, world powers adjourn nuclear talks (GS 2- IR)


  • Saudi Arabia seeks religious reset as clerical power wanes (GS 2- IR)


  • Ethiopia’s poll board says ready for election today (GS 2- IR)