What to read in Indian Express
01 April 2022


 

  1. AFSPA lifted from parts of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur

  • Front Page.

  • GS 3, Security.

  • Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), 1958 is an act of the Parliament of India that grants special powers to the Indian Armed Forces to maintain public order in "disturbed areas".

 

  1. If China breaches LAC again, Russia won’t help, says US Dy NSA

  • Front Page.

  • GS 2, IR.
     

  1.  AFSPA and the Northeast

  • Page 9.

  • GS 3, Internal Security.

 

  1. WHAT IS GENOME EDITING, AND HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM GM TECHNOLOGY?

  • Page 9.

  • GS 3, Science and Technology.

  • India has allowed easier clearance norms for "genome edited plants falling in the categories of SDN1 and SDN2", distinguishing them from genetically modified (GM) crops.
     

  1. What’s in India’s maritime deal with Sri Lanka

  • Page 9.

  • GS 2, IR.

  • India and Sri Lanka have signed a memorandum of understanding for the public-sector Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) to set up a state of the art Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre (MRCC) in Colombo.
     

  1. How does provident fund interest rate cut impact your retirement corpus?

  • Page 9.

  • GS 3, Indian Economy.

 

  1. Unacceptable Toll

  • Page 10.

  • GS 2, Govt Policies and Intervention, Human Rights, Issues related to SC/STs.

  • India banned the practice under the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013 (PEMSR). The Act bans the use of any individual for manually cleaning, carrying, disposing of or otherwise handling in any manner, human excreta till its disposal.