What to Read in The Hindu | 01-02-2018

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List of topics  – THE HINDU (Delhi Edition)

Date: 01 February 2017

News or ArticlePage NumberFor Prelim or Main?AreaWhat to look out for? And, what extra needs to be explored?
1) Medaram jatara gets under way


5PArt & CultureAbout Medaram Jatara
2) INS Karanj boosts Navy’s firepower


7PMisc.- DefenceAbout Navy’s third state-of-the-art Scorpene class submarine, INS Karanj
3) French honour for Soumitra Chatterjee


7PMisc.- AwardsVeteran actor Soumitra Chatterji  received highest civilian award of France the Legion of Honour


4) Power of a single identity


8MG.S. paper 2Difference between India’s Aadhaar and U.S.A’Social Security Number.

How does Aadhaar help in implementation of welfare schemes and better management of subsidies?

5) For a clean judiciary


8MG.S. paper 2Comment on current procedure of removal of a judge, also suggest reforms needed.
6) Making financial savings less taxing


8MG.S. paper 3Bumping up the household savings rate and nudging savers to park their surpluses in financial assets have always been high on the agenda of Indian Finance Ministers. What steps can be taken to encourage citizens to park their funds in financial assets?
7)Testing waters9MG.S. paper 2Inter-state water disputes and ways to resolve it.
8) Indian aid for Palestine diplomatic institute11MG.S. paper 2Update on India-Israel relationship
9) Stone tools offer insights into history of human evolution


18PHistoryWhat’s the news?

Based on the study of over 7,200 stone artefacts collected from Attirampakkam site reveals transition from Lower to Middle Palaeolithic cultures.

Read about Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic age.