What to Read in The Hindu
24 April 2021

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1) Centre allots 5 kg of grains free to poor

2) As oxygen supply dips, 25 die in Delhi hospital

1)Rising prevalence of U.K. strain in Delhi

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Indian Constitution exhibits centralising tendencies to maintain unity and integrity of the nation. Elucidate in the perspective of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897; The Disaster Management Act, 2005 (UPSC 2020)

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1)AAP govt.’s stand sought on plea to resume ration

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3)‘Deploy Army to escort vehicles carrying oxygen’

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4) Punjab CM calls for Centre-State parity in vaccination from May 1

5)Gehlot seeks equitable resource allocation during pandemic

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How far do you think cooperation, competition and confrontation have shaped the nature of federation in India? Cite some recent examples to validate your answer. (UPSC 2020)

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6) Arise and rejuvenate the third layer of governance

7) Too little

2)India’s COVID crisis — when difficult became worse

3)Infernal infernos

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The strength and sustenance of local institutions in India has shifted from their formative phase of ‘functions, functionaries and funds’ to the contemporary stage of’ functionality’. Highlight the critical challenges faced by local institutions in terms of their functionality in recent times. (UPSC 2020)

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8)Calls grow for U.S. to help India with spare vaccines

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2)BRO reports glacier break in Uttarakhand

3)CJI Bobde’s tenure draws to a close

What introduces friction into the ties between India and United States is that Washington is still unable to find for India a position in its global strategy, which would satisfy India’s national self-esteem and ambitions’. Explain with suitable examples. (UPSC 2019)

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4)AFMS to procure 23 oxygen plants

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4)Centre sets up control room to ease supplies

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9) Centre asks States to ensure oxygen supply

5) High demand for oxygen trains

6)Covishield protects against double mutant: study

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5)Emergency use nod for Virafin

COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented devastation worldwide. However, technological advancements are being availed readily to win over the crises. Give an account of how technology was sought to aid management of the Pandemic. (UPSC 2020)

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6)Talking point

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10) Protests in Myanmar ahead of ASEAN meet

11) China’s national security office to open permanent base in HK

12) Russia starts pulling back troops from Ukraine border

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7) Japan to host joint drill with U.S., France

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7) SBI trims GDP outlook on COVID wave

8) ‘RBI intent is key to curb further rupee weakness’

9) Manufacturing highlights booming U.S. economy

10) IRDAI asks insurers to report errant hospitals

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8) RBI extends States’ Ways and Means credit to Sept.

9)MFIs seek priority in vaccination

Define potential GDP and its determinants. What are the factors that have been inhibiting India from realizing its potential GDP? (UPSC 2020)