News Analysis The Hindu – DEC 8, 2020

GS 2 – Polity & Governance SC nod for Central Vista inauguration Why in News? The Supreme Court allowed the foundation stone laying ceremony of a new parliament building to go ahead as scheduled on December 10 after the government gave an undertaking to keep in abeyance the construction or demolition of buildings and the […]

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News Analysis The Hindu – DEC 7, 2020

GS 3 – Environment Meghalaya village turns an oasis in coal mine desert Why in News? Rat-hole coal mining had sucked the life out of less than a decade ago. The village in the East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya has now risen like the proverbial phoenix to become a clean, green dot in a […]

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News Analysis The Hindu – DEC 5, 2020

GS 2- Polity & Governance Farmers firm on repeal of Agri laws Why in News? Dimming hopes of a compromise, a joint front of protesting farmer groups rejected the Centre’s proposals to amend the three contentious agriculture laws and called for a ‘Bharat Bandh’ on December 8 to widen the agitation. The front reiterated the […]

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News Analysis The Hindu – DEC 4, 2020

GS 2- Polity & Governance Govt. offers to make 8 changes to farm laws Why in News? After over seven hours of discussion, the fourth round of talks between the Centre and farmer leaders ended inconclusively. Although the Centre offered to consider eight amendments to the contentious farm reform laws and offered assurances that the […]

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News Analysis The Hindu – DEC 3, 2020

GS 2- International Relations India will not accept less than bottom line in talks with China Why in News? Talks with China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) could take much longer, External Affairs Minister of India indicated, drawing a parallel to a similar military stand-off in Arunachal Pradesh’s ‘Sumdorong Chu’ in 1986 that […]

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News Analysis The Hindu – DEC 2, 2020

GS 3 – Internal Security NSCN (IM) slams ‘divisive’ Nagaland Governor Why in News? The Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland, or NSCN (IM), has said its status as a State of the Indian Union was because of a few “treacherous Nagas”. Context The group also slammed Nagaland Governor for reflecting a […]

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News Analysis The Hindu – Nov 30, 2020

GS 3 – Internal Security 26/11 key accused wanted ‘medal’ for ‘top class’ input Why in News? Tahawwur Rana, key accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, wanted it to be conveyed to one of the Pakistani co-conspirators a year after the 2008 attacks that he deserved a ‘medal’ for ‘top class’ contribution and that […]

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News Analysis The Hindu – Nov 25, 2020

GS-2 Disaster T.N., Puducherry on edge as Nivar closes in   Why in News? Cyclone Nivar over the southwest Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm in the next 18 hours and cross the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram around Puducherry. Wind speeds at the […]

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News Analysis The Hindu – Nov 24, 2020

GS-3 Economy Move to allow corporates to set up banks attracts flak Why in News? The RBI working group’s proposal to allow corporate houses to set up banks is a “bombshell” and at this juncture, it is more important to stick to the tried and tested limits on involvement of business houses in the banking […]

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News Analysis The Hindu – Nov 23, 2020

GS-2 Polity Uproar over Kerala law to curb abusive content Why in News? A drastic amendment to the Kerala Police Act, 2011, to give the local law enforcement more teeth to curb defamation has sparked outrage, with Opposition parties, journalists’ bodies and civil rights activists seeing a threat to the freedom of the press and […]

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News Analysis The Hindu – Nov 21, 2020

GS-2 Polity Jaish plot to target democratic exercise in J&K foiled, says PM Why in News? Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the security forces had defeated a “nefarious plot to target grassroots level democratic exercises in Jammu and Kashmir” by killing “four terrorists” belonging to the Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad. Context The terrorists, who recently […]

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