1. NRC is final, rules Assam Foreigners’ Tribunal But no notification yet from Registrar General of India. 2. 1.2 lakh deaths in road accidents in 2020: NCRB. 3. Hindi gains due to demographic shift Hindi-speaking States make up 46% of population. 4. The relative income, subjective well-being connect: A key policy lesson would be to pursue a strategy of shared growth through remunerative employment. 5. How the 9/11 wars changed the world The war on terror strengthened Islamist and Islamophobic politics. 6. Empathy through education Social and educational learning is not ‘fluff’; it is an important goal in education. 7. Foreign tourists may be allowed to visit India First 5 lakh visitors may get free visa.
1) UNSC resolution addresses ‘key concerns’ on Afghanistan: India| P5 members divided; Delhi plays ‘active role’ to ensure resolution went through 2)The National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) on Tuesday deferred its decision on the draft NCR Regional Plan-2041, which proposes high-rise development and five to eight new greenfield townships 3) Pyrrhic victory| Religious extremism, militancy in Afghanistan will be counterproductive for Pakistan 4) Making out a case for propping up the middle class| Leaving out a shrinking middle class in policy to handle the deep economic impact of COVID-19 will hamper recovery 5) The next step in democratic evolution is overdueIndia must change, from a darkening elected authoritarianism to building institutions for citizens’ inclusion in governance
1. Breakthrough infections on expected lines: report 2. No SC, ST, OBC quota for NRIs for NEET 3. Separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani dies 4. Fleeting cheer| Fiscal measures should ensure overall consumption demand does not weaken 5. For a bona fide press| HC order for weeding out ‘fake journalists’ is well-intentioned, but needs wide consultation
1. CJI flags ‘communal content’ in media. 2. Afghan-origin terror prime concern: India Centre says it conveyed this to the Taliban at Qatar meeting. 3. A hydro onslaught the Himalayas cannot take There is rock solid scientific evidence to demand the cancellation of many upcoming and approved hydel projects. 4. Noble intentions The UN must ensure that the Taliban uphold human rights and give up terror tactics. 5. Is monetising public assets a good idea?The challenge is in structuring the complexity of contracts with private players. 6. 40 Central universities to implement credit bank But more than 6,000 of 18,000 faculty positions vacant. 7. Indian biologist Shailendra Singh has been awarded the Behler Turtle Conservation Award for bringing three critically endangered turtle conservation species back from the brink of extinction. 8. Jallianwala Bagh conservation was supervised by ASI: Culture Ministry.
1. Edible oil prices likely to ease by December: official But govt. unlikely to reduce import duties: Food Secretary. 2. Footprints of 3 dinosaur species found in Thar Giant finds are 200 million years old. 3. SC Collegium clears 68 names for HC judges. 4. Certainly not the end of the road for the U.S.Even if the Afghan exit was disastrous for various reasons, to declare it as the demise of America is a misreading. 5. An uneven uptickGST revenue trends indicate the recovery is neither smooth nor fast. 6. Supreme Court rejects Bengal’s petition on DGP appointments State had said that power granted to UPSC was an attack on federal structure. 7. Restrictions, communication shutdown continue in Kashmir Security tightened after death of Syed Ali Geelani. 8. Biological E jab gets nod for trial among children. 9. Experts flag diversion of fresh water from Brahmani river High salinity could pose a threat to the mangroves in Odisha, they say. 10. PMI signals fastest rebound in services activity in 18 months‘Output expands first time in 4 months, rising consumer footfall boosts sales’. 11. RIL targets 100 GW from renewables by 2030.
1. Only locals in Ladakh to get ‘Resident Certificate’. 2. Life after death| India must seize the opportunity to start a political dialogue to resolve the Kashmir issue. 3. India needs to develop infrastructure and improve access for differently-abled athletes. 4. Reaching out to the ‘undesirables’Conflict resolution is not always a morally black-and-white business, as the example of the Taliban shows. 5. The key to revitalising India’s reservation system| A socio-economic caste-based census becomes a necessary precondition to initiate any meaningful reform. 6. The judicial role in improving law-making| Rushed laws, rendering Parliament a rubber stamp, sacrifice core ideals of a constitutional democracy. 7. National Monetisation Pipeline and the infrastructure deficit Infrastructure is key to speeding up growth. 8. Logistics agreement with Russia to be signed soon. 9. New mediator for Naga peace pact sought.
1) Nipah virus in Kerala: 11 more show Nipah symptoms as 251 contacts of victim traced 2) From fighters to rulersIndia must use its voice on the international stage to make Taliban respect freedoms, rights 3) The long and the short of the NMP| It is surprising the Government has avoided mentioning the consequences of asset monetisation on ordinary citizens 4) A Taliban-led Afghanistan and the Chinese conundrum| The U.S. move of vacating Afghanistan — a nation vital for the Belt and Road Initiative — may prove costly for Beijing 5) Spirit of federalism lies in consultation| Unilateral legislation without taking States into confidence will see more protests on the streets
1. Cairn sees end to tax dispute with India. 2. SC agrees to adjourn hearing of pleas for Pegasus case probeGovt. likely to file affidavit after consulting officials. 3. Nipah amidst a pandemic| Quick development of vaccines for tropical infections is a success of the coronavirus era. 4. Making them pay| A law to regulate app store operators is key to check Big Tech’s monopolising nature. 5. The economic reforms — looking back to look a head The fundamentals need to be set right with a focus on human capital, technology readiness and productivity. 6. Refining the reservation policy| Political parties should consider making substantive changes to the way reservation is implemented. 7. Decoding asset monetisation| The NMP is a bold initiative but its success is not assured. 8. Needed: A tribunal for CAPF| It would ensure speedy delivery of justice and reduce the burden of the High Courts. 9. Air quality improved in 2020: Minister| Bhupender Yadav attributes the change from 2018 to policies of government. 10. ‘Govt. mulls allowing local sales by SEZ units sans import tag’‘Centre also reviewing exclusion of EOUs, SEZs from RoDTEP tax refund scheme’. 11. ‘Crypto is not currency, must regulate it as asset’.
1) The government on Wednesday increased the minimum support price (MSP) for wheat for the upcoming rabi season to ₹2,015 per quintal, a 2% hike from the ₹1,975 per quintal rate of last year. 2) Jharkhand House clears Bill for 75% quota for locals 3) People have fundamental right to drinking water: Bombay HC| Court criticises service provider for failing residents of village in Thane district 4) Green hydrogen, a new ally for a zero carbon future| It holds promise as an alternative, truly clean fuel and in aiding the world’s decarbonisation goals 5) The lag between jabs| Kerala HC order on allowing earlier second dose flags need to review 84-day gap
1) Centre kicks off major public outreach in J&K70 Union Ministers to tour 20 districts in coming 9 weeks 2) IITs top Centre’s rankings for 2021I| IT-M once again ranked no. 1; JNU, BHU in top 10 3) ‘Thamirabarani civilisation 3,200 years old’Tamil Nadu CM Stalin cites carbon dating analysis by Miami-based lab 4) Catching upThe success of the PLI is likely to hinge on how entrepreneurs weigh the risk-reward equation 5) The fall of Afghanistan, the fallout in West Asia| While Pakistan takes a lead role, it is West Asia’s influence that will shape the future of the beleaguered country
Today The Hindu hasn't been released due to Ganesh Chaturthi on 10th Sept 2021.
1. A global war on terror with no tangible results. 2. What the Q1 GDP numbers say: With improved revenues, government must increase expenditures to push consumption and investment. 3. A selective nuclear policy: The protracted stand-off over North Korea reinforces the hollowness of the doctrine of deterrence. 4. LCA-Mk2 to roll out next year, first flight in 2023, says scientist‘| Detailed design has been completed and metal cutting is to start shortly’. 5. NATGRID to finally see the light of day
1. Tami Nadu: Assembly passes Bill against NEET. 2. India, U.S. to tie up on green energy| U.S. climate envoy in Delhi, will help with funds & tech. 6. COVID-19, kidney injury and need for a vaccine shot| A Mayo Clinic study into the body’s immune response to the virus supports the need for widespread vaccination. 5. Talking amid conflict| China and the U.S. must engage each other without expecting quick results on all issues. 3. Inflation dips marginally to 5.3% in Aug. 4. Centre should direct States to use bio-decomposer: CM| Audit shows technique effective in stubble management, farmers happy with solution, says Kejriwal. 7. In Manipur, a case for asymmetric federalism| Institutionally accommodating tribal distinctiveness as an enduring good will promote the State’s integrity. 8. Archakas of all hues| Caste orthodoxy and patriarchy entrenched within the realm of the HR&CE Act can be eliminated together. 9. Estimated cost of 3 Central Secretariat buildings lowered| Technical reasons led to cut; last date of submission of bids extended. 10. ‘Don’t let judicial delays fail IBC’| Clear pending resolution plans at once: SC to NCLT, NCLAT. 11. Taliban breaking promises: UN official‘Afghanistan is in a perilous phase; there are credible allegations of reprisal killings, says Michelle Bachelet.
1. No firm commitment from India on ‘net zero’: Kerry. 2. Fuel prices quicken WPI inflation to 11.39% in August. 3. Positive climate| Engagement with the U.S. should help India expand mitigation, adaptation action. 4. Behind the great Indian Internet shutdown| The tag of the world’s Internet shutdown capital stems from a lack of compliance with Supreme Court guidelines. 5. Should children be given COVID-19 jabs?| The debate on opening up schools should be delinked from the discussions on vaccinating children. 6. Partners in the Indo-Pacific| The ‘2+2’ dialogue between India and Australia will provide substance to an already meaningful partnership. 7. Powering ahead in the future| We can ensure that manufacturers overcome their reluctance to enter the electric vehicles market. 8. Covaxin may get | WHO approval soon It will help do away with the need for an RT-PCR test or re-vaccination by an authorised jab. 9. ‘Banks’ gross NPAs will exceed ₹10 lakh crore in March 2022’| Slippages in retail, MSME to cause spike: Assocham, Crisil. 10. Council may consider bringing petrol, diesel under GST purview| If Sept. 17 meeting endorses the move, Centre and States will see revenue impact.
1. Lifeline for telcos as govt.; offers four-year moratorium on duesReforms include redefinition of AGR concept; 100% FDI under automatic route. 2. SC gives Centre two weeks to fill all tribunal vacancies| Centre ‘cherry-picking’ names: Bench. 3. City govt. moves SC on ‘powers’ of L-G. It seeks quashing of four amended sections of GNCTD Act. 4. 28% jump in filing of cases in 2020: NCRB| Trend mainly due to violation of COVID-19 norms. 5. Maharashtra to issue ordinance for OBC quota in local body by polls| Will ensure 27% reservation for OBCs without violating 50% limit.
1. Govt. sets up ‘bad bank’ to clear the NPA mess| Cabinet approves ₹30,600 crore guarantee programme. 2. ‘15 projects in pipeline to decongest Delhi roads’| Western and Eastern Peripheral Expressways have diverted one lakh vehicles from the city, says Gadkari. 3. Waste-to-energy plant is not an acceptable disposal method’| It converts the waste into invisible particulate and gaseous pollutants leading to heightened inhalation hazards, says activist. 4. Delaying the inevitable| The Centre’s relief to telcos can only be the first step in efforts to boost the stressed sector. 5. Three is company| The Indo-Pacific would be better served by broader strategic cooperation initiatives. 6. E-Shram needs some hard work to get going| The nuances of the unorganised workers’ identity are complex which portal registration may not be able to capture. 7. Building a resilient economy| Resilience at the national level can only be delivered through public investment. 8. China questions India’s missile project| Foreign Ministry spokesperson refers to UNSCR 1172, adopted in 1998. 9. AUKUS seeks to reshape Indo-Pacific ties| Under the new security partnership, the U.S. and the U.K. will equip Australia with nuclear submarines. 10. Tariff increase crucial for telcos’ survival: analysts| Crisis deferred to FY26-27: JM Financial.
GST Council not for inclusion of petroleum products: FinMin| Centre turns down States’ plea for compensation beyond June 2022
1. COVID-19 vaccine export to resume| India has to fulfil its supply commitment towards COVAX, says Health Minister 2. No fee for students under 7.5% quota - for those who studied in government school in Class VI to XII. T.N. govt. will spend ₹250 crore on the scheme, which will benefit 12,000 Page 1/Front 3. The endgame: Guarantees for the ‘bad bank’ may help, but not suffice to fix lenders’ woes 4. ‘Fund and faculty’ count in higher education rankings| The new edition of the National Institutional Ranking Framework highlights the huge gap between the best and the rest 5. The end of the doing business rankings: The Ease of Doing Business index was plagued with problems and deserved to be scrapped 6. Tackling hate speech| As there are no laws on hate speech as such, India needs a political and pedagogical solution to the menace 7. Time to criminalise marital rape: Doing away with the exception to marital rape would show non-tolerance by the state with respect to rape
1) India considers ‘reciprocal’ steps to U.K.’s quarantine rules. Shringla’s comments come hours after Jaishankar meets British counterpart 2) Record paddy yield, dip in oilseeds likely this kharif 3) HC allows Delhi govt. to set up panel on oxygen-scarcity deaths. Govt. says committee will not assign any fault to hospitals 4) India’s religious mix stable since Partition: Pew study 5) A welcome decision| Vaccine production must be ramped up to sustain exports and meet domestic demand
1. ₹50,000 for each COVID death. 2. WHO tightens global air quality norms. 3. A time to introspect} More Centre-State deliberations needed with GST regime at a critical turning point. 4. This judicial selection needs more than a tweak| The collegium system and the mysteries underlining its decision-making dilute the importance of the High Courts. 5. Rulings that impact a State’s medical infrastructure| The removal of domicile requirement and in-service quota is affecting super-specialty medical education in Tamil Nadu. 6. A flawed calculation of inflation The current official inflation rate does not correctly measure price rise. 7. Sea level rise is certainThis has implications for the future even under the low emissions scenarios. 8. Improving the economic game Businesses can help meet the objectives of the Quad. 9. Drug haul: role of Pakistani elements being examined| Syndicate has roped in locals to facilitate smuggling racket. 10. R.N. Ravi, now T.N. Governor, resigns as Naga interlocutor Since early 2020, NSCN-IM refused to hold talks with him.
1. Caste census of Backward Classes difficult, Centre tells SC. It has suffered, and will suffer, both on account of completeness and accuracy of the data, says govt. 2. PM CARES is not govt. fund, Centre tells HC. 3. Another grouping| AUKUS presents both challenges and opportunities for India as a Quad member. 4. A disease surveillance system, for the future: Diseases and outbreaks are realities and a well-functioning system can help reduce their impact. 5. Vital relief| The court-mediated decision for COVID-19 death compensation will help the poorest. 6. A climate change narrative that India can steer. The Glasgow COP26 meet offers New Delhi a chance to update its Nationally Determined Contributions to meet targets. 7. Does NEET privilege the privileged? Has Tamil Nadu's stand on the medical entrance exam raised valid questions? 8. Make departments smart, first| E-governance holds the promise of improving local governance, but only if we pay attention to the basics. 9. ₹7,523-cr. order for Arjun Mk-1A tank| Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi, will make 118 of these indigenous tanks. 10. Centre, States outline plans to stem pollution Uttar Pradesh to deploy ‘decomposer’.
1. Modi, Biden talk of a new phase in relations: India-U.S. ties will benefit the whole world, says President. 2. Complex count| A precise caste census is difficult, but the data will be useful to drive social policy. 3. When global firms disengage, employment suffers. While inward FDI in India does create jobs, the magnitude and quality of job generation need scrutiny. 4. India is not a bystander in the AUKUS saga| Observers in New Delhi profess mixed feelings — some joy for Australia, but more commiseration with France. 5. Quad not a military tie-up: U.S. official.
1. Maoist influence down from 96 to 41 districts: Home Ministry. 2. Delhi Metro earned ₹19.5 crore from the sale of carbon credits; Over 3 million such credits collected from 2012-2018. 3. Back in the game| India must cooperate with U.S. on vaccines, trade, and leverage Quad for regional stability. 4. Needless row |Rajasthan’s law does not validate child marriages, but helps rights of underage brides. 5. Flood management that cannot be watered down; For a lasting solution to the India-Nepal floods, an intergovernmental panel must be formed with local representation. 6. Stopping short of social justice; The Justice Rajan Committee report does not provide answers to the crucial questions it engages with. 7. Identity and public policy Identity-based public policy may not be as effective as one based on a universalist approach.
1. Jobs up 29% since 2013, says survey27% of 10, 593 firms reported pandemic-related retrenchment. 2. PM launches health ID for every citizen. 3. Right to govt. aid not fundamental right: SC. 4. The Quad could end up running out of steamIt has too many items on its agenda, and with the announcement of AUKUS, faces the danger of becoming a talk shop. 5. High water| India must create a social safety net to manage the fallout of cyclonic storms. 6. Measuring regional diversity| The National Institute Ranking Framework’s calculation of regional diversity in educational institutions is inaccurate. 7. Revitalising PM-KUSUM| We can unlock the scheme’s promises in many ways. 8. DRDO tests Akash Prime missileIt can intercept aerial target mimicking enemy aircraft. 9. Gulab leaves trail of destruction in north A.P..10. Caste data 98% error-free, RGI told panel. However, the Union government has informed the Supreme Court that the 2011 data is ‘unusable’ Page 9/NEWS.
1. Wildlife conservation campaign from Oct. 2. 2. A temple entry of dalits for first time. 3. NEET fails the multidimensional construct of merit. 4. Tackling the Maoists. 5. How to grease the wheels of justice. 6. In pursuit of happiness. 7. Lockdowns slowed green energy push. 8. Double digit growth likely this year and next. 9. India has created jobs during pandemic: FM. 10. SEBI clears norms for gold exchanges
1. Probe shows use of toxic material in firecrackers: SC. 2. Nipah antibodies found in bat samples in Kerala. 3. A fund without a care for the RTI. 4. A scheme before its time. 5. Army to get 25 advanced light helicopters at ₹3,850 crore. 6. 24 lakh preprimary students to get meal. 7. States’ fears over GST regime have come true: T.N. Minister. 8. ‘High levels of maternal, child undernutrition continue to plague India’. 9. Foreign Secretary to visit Colombo soon.10. India, Australia sign ‘Terms of Reference’ for navy to navy talks.
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