8 April 2021 – The Hindu Today News & Editorials

1) Deconstructing declarations of carbon-neutrality India should not join this game as it has to stay focused on development as its immediate need and aspirational goal GS 3: Climate Change, Environmental Pollution & Degradation Context: At the latest count by the non-profit Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU), at the beginning of April, 32 countries had …

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What is Cyber Security?

Context: On 12 October 2020, Mumbai plunged into darkness as the electric grid supply to the city failed. Just recently, a study by Massachusetts-based Recorded Future, a firm that specialises in studying the use of the internet by states, said that the Mumbai power outage could have been a cyberattack aimed at critical infrastructure and …

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The Hindu Today News & Editorials – 10 March 2021

1) Target judicial patriarchy, not the judge. The controversy over the CJI’s recent remarks should lead to greater gender sensitivity in observations and judgments. GS-1: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues or Social empowerment. Context: 1. A survey by the Thomson Reuters Foundation (2018) and National Crime Records Bureau report (2019) …

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The Hindu Today News & Editorials – 09 March 2021

1) An alarming diktat. Haryana’s new ‘75% jobs for locals’ law is a harbinger of doom. GS-1: Social empowerment. GS-2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Context: 1. The approval granted by Haryana governor Satyadev Narayan Arya  2020  to a job reservation Bill that provides …

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The Hindu Today News & Editorials – 08 March 2021

1) Misplaced concern: On Supreme Court and OTT regulation. Supreme Court should not allow outrage industry to shape moves to tighten OTT content regulation. GS-2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Context: 1. Supreme Court (SC) Suggests Regulating OTT Platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video …

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Temporary Basic Income

Context: A temporary basic income (TBI) for poor women in developing countries can help millions of them cope with the effects of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, according to COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Women released ahead of International Working Women’s Day (8 March). Women Situation: …

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Janaushadhi Diwas

Janaushadhi Diwas

Context: 7 March was celebrated as Janaushadhi Diwas. About: On 7th March 2019, Prime Minister had declared that henceforth 7th March every year would be celebrated as Jan Aushadhi Diwas for promoting and increasing the outreach of generic medicines. The theme of 3rd Jan Aushadhi Diwas this year is “Seva bhi- Rozgar Bhi” to highlight the meaningful employment to pharmacists …

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The Hindu Today News & Editorials – 04 March 2021

March 2021: The Hindu Editorial Analysis

1) The distress sale of national assets is unwise. The government’s intent to offload public sector units and banks will only result in the long-term loss of public wealth GS-3: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. Government Budgeting. Context: 1. Demonetization and hastily implemented flawed Goods and Services …

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The Hindu Today News & Editorials – 03 March 2021

March 2021: The Hindu Editorial Analysis

1) The Survey as policy with ideological overtones. To say that growth and inequality converge in terms of their effects on socio-economic outcomes is outrageous. GS-1: Social empowerment, GS-3: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. Context: 1. The Economic Survey 2021 does not seem to be a policy document derived straight from the empirical data of the …

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