1. No time bound pacts on climate change at G20 2. Row over caste split of MGNREGA wage 3. Tiger poaching comes to light after a year 4. First gay couple to tie the knot in Telugu States 5. The Court’s order on Pegasus still falls short
1. India will achieve net zero emissions by 2070, says PM 2. Cannot impose blanket ban on all firecrackers, says SC 3. Kashmir’s fragility has more complex reason 4. Time for action - The G20 meeting has come at a critical moment for the global political economy 5. Finding a way out of India’s deepening water stress
1. World leaders pledge to save forests, cut methane emissions 2. Pakistan’s NSA to skip Indian conference on Afghanistan 3. Trade and climate, the pivot for India-U.S. ties 4. Climate pledge 5. Quota without data
1. Fisherman killed in Pak. firing off Gujarat. 2. ‘Current state of affairs at Tihar shows management is going downhill’. 3. A new jurisprudence for political prisoners. 4. Fuel price optics. 5. AUKUS could rock China’s boat in the Indo Pacific.
1. UNESCO picks Srinagar as creative city. 2. ‘Post monsoon’ demand led to power deficit: Govt. 3. Optimising the fall| Despite falling COVID-19 cases, India must focus on improving vaccination and treatment. 4. Breaking down the hype around Metaverse. 5. A vital cog in Bongaigaon’s response to malnutrition| Project Sampoorna’s success in reducing child malnutrition is a model that can be easily implemented anywhere.
1. Why is MHA tasked to monitor foreign funds for NGOs, asks SC 2. ‘Monitoring Chinese assets in Indian Ocean’ 3. In SC, Kerala bats for new dam at Mullaperiyar 4. Caught in the crossfireIndia and Pakistan must ensure that fishermen are not victims of a deterioration in ties 5. India needs to sign up for life-course immunisation
1) Climate finance is insufficient, says Glasgow draft document. The document urges the developed countries to ‘urgently scale up’ 2) Union Cabinet brings back MPLAD Scheme. MPs to get ₹2 cr. each instead of previously approved ₹5 cr. 3) NSA meet seeks urgent help for Afghans. Dialogues must not complicate situation: Russia 4) New online certification system puts exporters in a fix 5) Govt. sprays water, uses boats to clear froth. It is not even a temporary solution as water quality does not change, say experts
1) India seeks $1 tn in ‘climate finance’ to meet its targets 2) The lowdown on India’s Glasgow announcement 3) Undefined role: India must be clear on how it wants to shape Afghanistan’s destiny under the Taliban 4) Seasons of Flood: Tamil Nadu’s cities need long-term solutions to avoid the monsoon woes
1) Negotiators at COP26 brainstorm over draft 2) Study: remote education was inaccessible to most children 3) ‘Pegasus a wakeup call for scribes 4) The enduring relevance of Nehru’s legacy 5) The numbers game
1)CBI, ED chiefs can now have five-year terms 2)Deliveries of S-400 systems have begun: Russian official 3)Coal ‘phase-down’ is a right: Minister| India entitled to responsible use, he says of COP-26 deal 4)A lost causeDespite severe losses, the Maoists refuse to acknowledge the futility of their cause
1)Centre to disburse ₹95,082 cr. to States to sustain recovery 2)PM reaches out to tribal people, unveils schemes 3)Dengue cases in Capital cross 5,000; death toll remains at 9 4)Bid to get heritage status for jackfruit tree 5)Pegasus inquiry must reverse the ‘chilling effect’
1)Mamata launches ‘Duare Ration’ scheme 2) For more than a waiverThreat of sanctions undermines foundation of India-U.S. global strategic partnership 3)Amber on economyPolicymakers must focus on inflation as high prices will put at risk the revival of demand 4)JanJatiya Gaurav Divas: An outreach to tribals that checks all the boxes
1) School enrolment fell during pandemic: ASER study 2) Transfer as punishment|The judiciary’s flawed collegium system bares its inherent weaknesses yet again 3) End the blame gameConcerted efforts are needed for a long-term solution to Delhi’s pollution crisis 4)More a private sector primer than health-care pathway. A new NITI Aayog report defies accepted logic that universal health coverage entails a strong role for the Government
1)Sexual intent, not skin-to-skin contact, key: SC 2)Delhi Govt. pledges to clean Yamuna by 2025 3)A stimulating alliance: Sustained engagement with States and easing their fiscal worries will rev up the economy 4)The heavy lifting on climate action must begin: Glasgow’s success was that it finished building the scaffolding for climate action, and countries must respond now
1. Govt. relents, decides to spike farm laws. 3. Post NEP, Odisha all set to teach in tribal languages. 3. Seeds of hope: Farmers should withdraw protest, and push for consultations in efforts to reform the sector. 4. Error corrected Laws should not be interpreted in a way that destroys the intent behind them. 5. The defeat of hubris, a confrontation on hold; Addition of local agrarian demands into the call for the repeal of the farm laws may have forced the Government’s hand.
1)SKM seeks legal backing for MSP, repeal of electricity Bill 2)Anti-CAA protests gather fresh steam 3)Sifting the pile: Swachh Sarvekshan rankings should force cities to get cleaner in the aggregate and not hide inequity 4)‘Go back to committees’ is the farm laws lesson
1)Capital on a short fuse: rage crimes shoot upOne-fifth of murders due to ‘sudden provocation’ 2)SC to hear Mullaperiyar dam case on Dec. 10 3)Bihar’s rebid for glory is within the realm of possibility. The State’s fall from grace can be reversed if voter behaviour is shaped by development 4)Falling short: JPC Bill gives much leeway to Govt. to exempt its agencies from data protection provisos
1. India, U.S. commit to linking economies across sectors. Indian grapes, U.S. cherries could be early winners as Trade Forum revives
1)Centre’s free foodgrain scheme on till March 2)More hospital births, but limited gains in childhood nutrition: NFHS 3)Local militants feeling the heat in Valley; Of 148 killed till November 23 this year, 127 were residents of Kashmir: CRPF 4)While spotlight’s on Delhi, smaller northern towns often fare worse
1)Govt. to revisit income criterion for EWS quota 2)‘Bring in three-rate GST structure’; NIPFP study says Government can rationalise the rates without losing revenues 3)₹10,000 cr. more allotted for MGNREGS 4)Measuring progressThe lessons of NFHS-5 must be used to improve social development indices
1. Omicron new variant of concern 2. Shore up the lifeline; Fresh funds must close the gap between demand and supply for MGNREGS work 3. A close reading of the NFHS-5, the health of India 4. The rate reset: Slashing multiple GST slabs is essential, as is resisting frequent tinkering with rates 5. Indian agriculture needs a Verghese Kurien; Amul’s success does not seem to have become a catalyst for similar movements across other agricultural commodities
1. Omicron risk: Centre tightens rules for flyers from abroad 2. In-flight WiFi hits a dead zone in India 3. Scale up supplies: Vaccines must 4. What the Omicron variant means for India; It could pose a threat to progress made in the COVID-19 fight, but additional information is needed 5. be made widely available across the world if the pandemic is to end Questionable criterion: The SC is right in asking for basis on which Centre fixed income limit for EWS quota
1. Parliament clears Farm Laws Repeal Bill without a debate 2. Omicron poses very high global risk: WHO 3. Crypto trade not tracked, says Govt. 4. Regulation, not ban: India should regulate trading of virtual currencies through monitored exchanges 5. The three farm laws were never a solution. True agricultural reform rests with local governments, and States need to go back to the basics and expert suggestions.
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