What to Read in The Hindu
28 May 2021

States responsible for vaccine shortfall, says govt. adviser (Pg 1)

GS 2: Executive

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/coronavirus-states-responsible-for-vaccine-shortfall-says-government-adviser-vk-paul/article34656508.ece

Twitter defaming India, defying laws, says govt. (Pg 1)

GS 2

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/twitters-statement-an-attempt-to-dictate-its-terms-to-india-government/article34659934.ece

India in touch with Dominica on Choksi’s repatriation (Pg 1)

GS 2: IR

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-in-touch-with-dominica-on-mehul-choksis-repatriation/article34662153.ece

Rajasthan may move SC for global tenders by Centre (Pg 1)

GS 2: Centre state relations

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/covid-19-rajasthan-to-move-supreme-court-for-global-vaccine-tenders-by-centre/article34660035.ece

Oppn. States to seek COVID relief at GST meet (Pg 1)

GS 3: Economy

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/seven-non-bjp-ruled-states-seek-gst-loss-compensation/article34655475.ece

HC to hear plea against media ‘sensationalising’ Sushil trial (Pg 2)

GS 2: Judiciary

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/delhi-hc-to-hear-plea-against-media-sensationalizing-sushil-kumar-trial/article34657191.ece

Pandemic takes a toll on mental health (Pg 2)

GS 2: Health

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/pandemic-takes-a-toll-on-mental-health/article34662136.ece

‘Respond to petition for SIT probe into attack on farmers’ (Pg 3)

GS 2 & 3: Judiciary & farmer issues

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/respond-to-petition-for-sit-probe-into-attack-on-farmers/article34662126.ece

6.5 lakh evacuated people to be screened for COVID in Odisha (Pg 4)

GS 3: DM

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/cyclone-yaas-odisha-to-screen-65-lakh-evacuated-people-for-covid-19-symptoms/article34654808.ece

Labour union to protest NRC reverification bid (Pg 4)

GS 2: Human Resource Issues

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/labour-union-to-protest-nrc-reverification-bid/article34662067.ece

Reforms will benefit islanders: Collector (Pg 5)

GS 2: Role of Civil Services in democracy

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/various-projects-to-revive-tourism-riyaz/article34660505.ece

 

Previous year question

Q.  Conflict of interest in the public sector arises when

(a) official duties,

(b) public interest, and

(c) personal interest

are taking priority one above the other.

How can this conflict in administration be resolved? Describe with an example. ( 2017 GS 4)


Mekedatu: Karnataka to challenge NGT decision (Pg 5)

GS 3: Environment

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/mekedatu-karnataka-to-challenge-ngt-decision/article34656187.ece

Incorporating limits (Pg 6)

GS 2: Polity

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/incorporating-limits-the-hindu-editorial-on-ipc-and-hate-speech/article34661703.ece

Culture, increasingly fractured and unplanned (Pg 6)

GS 1: Urbanisation

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/culture-increasingly-fractured-and-unplanned/article34661713.ece

 

Previous year question

Q. With a brief background of quality of urban life in India, introduce the objectives and strategy of the ‘Smart City Programme.” (2016 GS 10)

Weathering storms (Pg 6)

GS1 & 3 : Geophysical phenomenon & DM

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/weathering-storms-the-hindu-editorial-on-disaster-response/article34661709.ece

Nine-pin bowling aimed at free speech, privacy (Pg 6)

GS 2: Polity

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/nine-pin-bowling-aimed-at-free-speech-privacy/article34661717.ece


Addressing vaccine hesitancy (Pg 7)

GS 2: Governance & Health

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/addressing-vaccine-hesitancy/article34661378.ece

 

Previous year question

Q. “Effectiveness of the government system at various levels and people’s participation in the governance system are inter-dependent/” Discuss their relationship in the context of India. (2016 GS 2)

Mamata, PM to discuss damage caused by Cyclone Yaas today (Pg 8)

GS 3: DM

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/kolkata/cyclone-yaas-mamata-pm-to-discuss-cyclone-damage-on-may-28-2021/article34658737.ece


Flood threat in Odisha following Cyclone Yaas (Pg 8)

GS 1 & 3: Geophysical phenomenon & DM

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/cyclone-yaas-weakens-into-deep-depression/article34655216.ece

 

Previous year question

Q. The effective management of land and water resources will drastically reduce the human miseries. Explain. (2016 GS 10)

Yet to receive draft regulation: govt. (Pg 8)

GS 2: Polity

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/home-ministry-yet-to-receive-lakshadweep-draft-regulations/article34660943.ece

 

Subrahmanyam to be Commerce Secretary (Pg 8)

GS 2: Appointment to various posts

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/bvr-subrahmanyam-to-be-commerce-secretary/article34659863.ece

Twitter is refusing to cooperate: Delhi Police (Pg 9)

GS 2: Polity

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/twitter-refusing-to-cooperate-say-delhi-police/article34659093.ece

 

Previous year question

Q. Use of 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 GS 3)

 

SC had cautioned govt. on privacy (Pg 9)

GS 2: Judiciary

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/analysis-supreme-court-had-cautioned-government-on-invasion-of-individual-privacy/article34658284.ece

 

Submit compliance reports within 15 days, digital platforms told (Pg 9)

GS 2 : Govt. intervention in various sectors

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/submit-compliance-reports-within-15-days-digital-platforms-told/article34660054.ece

 

BRICS Ministerial meeting on June 1 (Pg 9)

GS 2: IR

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/jaishankar-wang-yi-to-take-part-in-brics-ministerial-meeting-on-tuesday/article34661563.ece

 

Pfizer vaccine supply may start in July (Pg 10)

GS 2: Health

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/coronavirus-live-updates-may-27-2021/article34654571.ece

 

World can’t be part vaccinated and part neglected: Jaishankar (Pg 10)

GS 2: IR & Health

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/covid-19-world-cant-be-part-vaccinated-and-part-neglected-says-jaishankar/article34661756.ece

 

States, Centre spar over wastage (Pg 10)

GS 2: Governance issues

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/coronavirus-states-centre-spar-over-vaccine-wastage/article34661604.ece

 

Biden orders probe into virus origins (Pg 11)

GS 2: IR

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/biden-orders-probe-into-virus-origins/article34661321.ece

 

U.S.-China engagement era has come to an end: top U.S. official (Pg 11)

GS 2: IR

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/us-china-engagement-era-has-come-to-an-end-says-top-us-official/article34659988.ece

 

Gaza attack may constitute ‘war crimes’ (Pg 11)

GS 2: IR

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/israeli-strikes-in-gaza-may-be-war-crimes-un-rights-chief/article34657617.ece#:~:text=Israeli%20strikes%20in%20Gaza%20may%20be%20war%20crimes%3A%20UN%20rights%20chief,-PTI&text=She%20said%20that%20Hamas'%20indiscriminate,of%20the%20rules%20of%20war.&text=%E2%80%9CSuch%20attacks%20may%20constitute%20war,in%20their%20impact%20on%20civilians.

 

Macron seeks forgiveness over Rwanda genocide (Pg 11)

GS 2: IR

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/frances-macron-visits-rwanda-as-relations-improve/article34655809.ece

 

Kim promises to build North Korea socialism (Pg 11)

GS 2: IR

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/kim-promises-to-build-north-korea-socialism/article34661508.ece

 

Uncertainty, risks cloud outlook: RBI (Pg 12)

GS 3: Economy

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/uncertainty-risks-cloud-outlook-rbi/article34661661.ece

 

Centralise vaccine buys to minimise costs: EY (Pg 12)

GS 3: Economy

https://www.thehindu.com/business/centralise-vaccine-buys-to-minimise-costs-ey-india/article34658271.ece

 

RBI balance sheet grew 7% in 9 months to March (Pg 12)

GS 3: Economy

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/rbi-balance-sheet-grew-7-in-9-months-to-march/article34661305.ece

 

‘Infosys has set narrative for digital transformation’ (Pg 12)

GS 3: Achievements of Indians in Sci & Tech

https://www.thehindu.com/business/infosys-has-set-narrative-for-digital-transformation/article34661721.ece