What to Read in The Hindu
29 May 2021

Govt. puts off decision on tax relief for COVID-19 supplies (Pg 1)

GS 2: Govt. Policy

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/government-puts-off-decision-on-tax-relief-for-covid-19-supplies/article34670063.ece

 

Kolkata’s COVID deaths in 2021 could be 4 times more (Pg 1)

GS 2: Health

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/kolkata/kolkatas-covid-19-deaths-in-2021-could-be-4-times-higher/article34671165.ece

 

Covaxin output cycle may hit Centre’s deadline ( Pg 1)

GS 2: Health

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/covaxin-output-cycle-may-hit-centres-deadline/article34671407.ece

 

Help children orphaned by COVID-19, orders SC (Pg 1)

GS 2: Vulnerable section

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/supreme-court-expresses-anguish-over-plight-of-children-orphaned-by-covid-19/article34667611.ece

 

Mamata skips PM’s review meet on Yaas (Pg 1)

GS 2: Federalism

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/mamata-meets-pm-but-skips-review-meet-on-cyclone-yaas/article34667364.ece

 

Delhi to start ‘unlock’ process from May 31 (Pg 1)

GS 3: Economy

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/delhi-to-be-gradually-unlocked-from-next-week-says-arvind-kejriwal/article34665160.ece

 

City’s poor wait for food and CM’s scheme to reach them (Pg 2)

GS 1& 2: Poverty & Developmental issues, Governance

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/citys-poor-wait-for-food-and-cms-scheme-to-reach-them/article34671473.ece

 

Cyclone Yaas-induced rain floods areas in Odisha (Pg 3)

GS 1 & 3: geophysical phenomenon & DM

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/two-rivers-in-spate-due-to-cyclone-induced-rains-in-odisha/article34671654.ece

 

Gehlot rubbishes BJP charge on vaccine wastage (Pg 3)

GS 2: Centre state relations

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/coronavirus-gehlot-rubbishes-bjp-charge-on-vaccine-wastage/article34669414.ece

 

‘Ensure humanitarian aid for Myanmar refugees’ (Pg 3)

GS 2: Development process and role of stakeholders

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/ensure-humanitarian-aid-for-myanmar-refugees/article34671158.ece

 

Previous year question

Q. How do pressure groups influence Indian political process? Do you agree with this view that informal pressure groups have emerged as powerful than formal pressure groups in recent years?  (2017 GS 2)

 

More voices against Lakshadweep changes (Pg 4)

GS 2: Centre state issues

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/no-rift-over-lakshadweep-development-push-bjp-leader/article34668470.ece

 

Previous year question

Q. The concept of cooperative federalism has been increasingly emphasised in recent years. Highlight the drawbacks in the existing structure and extent to which cooperative federalism would answer the shortcomings.( 2015 GS 2)

 

Bombay HC comes down hard on Centre over faulty ventilators (Pg 4)

GS 2: Judiciary

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/bombay-hc-comes-down-hard-on-centre-over-faulty-ventilators/article34671414.ece

 

Timely windfall (Pg 6)

GS 3: Economy

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/timely-windfall/article34670921.ece

 

Democracy at stake in Nepal (Pg 6)

GS 2: IR

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/democracy-at-stake-in-nepal/article34670930.ece

 

In two minds (Pg 6)

GS 2: IR

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/in-two-minds/article34670928.ece

 

Humanity matters, capitalism needs an upgrade (Pg 6)

GS 4: Ethics and Human Interface

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/humanity-matters-capitalism-needs-an-upgrade/article34670933.ece

 

Previous year question

Q.Capitalism has guided the world economy to unprecedented prosperity. However, it often encourages short-sightedness and contributes to wide disparities between the rich and the poor. In this light, would it be correct to believe and adopt capitalism for bringing inclusive growth in India? Discuss. (2014 GS 3)

 

Freedom fighter T.M. Kalliannan passes away (Pg 8)

GS 1: Imp. contributors of freedom struggle

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/tm-kaliannan-last-surviving-member-of-constituent-assembly-no-more/article34669321.ece

 

Scope of Section 304-B in dowry deaths widened by SC (Pg 8)

GS 1: Women issues

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/dowry-deaths-supreme-court-widens-scope-of-section-304-b/article34670458.ece

 

Previous year question

Q. What are the continued challenges for women in India against time & space? (2019 GS 1)

India seeks more studies on virus origin (Pg 9)

GS 2: IR & Health

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-pushes-for-more-studies-on-origins-of-covid-19/article34665376.ece

 

‘Children with comorbidities are at higher risk for disease’ (Pg 9)

GS 2: Health

https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/no-evidence-that-children-are-especially-susceptible-to-covid-says-expert/article34668709.ece

 

Board exam decision may come by June 1: SC (Pg 9)

GS 2: Education

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/education/sc-to-hear-plea-on-cancellation-of-class-12-exams-amid-pandemic/article34664031.ece

 

Children under mid-day meal scheme to get aid (Pg 9)

GS 2: Schemes for vulnerable section

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/centre-to-give-100-each-to-children-covered-by-mid-day-meal-scheme/article34670350.ece

 

Yaas: PM announces ?1,000 cr. aid for 3 States (Pg 10)

GS 3: DM

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/pm-announces-1000-crore-aid-for-three-yaas-hit-states/article34664999.ece

 

Special GST meet on States’ compensation (Pg 10)

GS 3: Economy

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/gst-council-meet-begins-tax-rate-cut-on-covid-essentials-compensation-to-states-on-agenda/article34665459.ece

 

Previous year question

Q. Enumerate the indirect taxes which have been subsumed in the goods and services tax (GST) in India. Also, comment on the revenue implications of the GST introduced in India since July 2017.  (2019 GS 3)

Jaishankar meets U.S. NSA, private sector (Pg 13)

GS 2: IR

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/eam-jaishankar-meets-us-officials-lawmakers-in-washington/article34663238.ece

 

As India watches keenly, Sri Lanka seeks FDI in Port City (Pg 13)

GS 2: IR

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/as-india-watches-keenly-sri-lanka-seeks-fdi-in-port-city/article34670453.ece

 

Germany apologises for genocide in Namibia (Pg 13)

GS 2: IR

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/germany-recognizes-colonial-killings-in-namibia-as-genocide/article34669216.ece

 

France and the Rwandan genocide (Pg 13)

GS 2: IR

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/the-hindu-explains-frances-role-in-the-rwandan-genocide/article34666553.ece

 

COVID toll on economy deepens: poll (Pg 14)

GS 3: Economy

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/covid-19-toll-on-indian-economy-deepens-poll/article34670352.ece

 

Jet Airways staff seek early revival of airline (Pg 14)

GS 3: Economy

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/jet-airways-staff-seek-early-revival-of-airline/article34670421.ece