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

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List of topics  – THE HINDU (Delhi Edition)

Date: 02 February 2017

News or ArticlePage NumberFor Prelim or Main?AreaWhat to look out for? And, what extra needs to be explored?
1)Farmer Sutra

2)Union Budget 18-19

3) ‘Old is Gold’ in young India




G.S. paper 3Highlights of Budget 2018-19
4) A perfect cocktail for 2019 elections

5) The return of standard deduction




G.S. paper 3Highlights of Budget 2018-19
6) Civil Aviation gets wings




G.S. paper 3Highlights of Budget 2018-19

Read about GOI’s new initiative NABH Nirman

7) Jaitley’s view on cryptocurrencies splits opinion




G.S. paper 3What are cryptocurrencies?

GoI & RBI’s stand on cryptocurrencies.

8)Customs duty hike to lift mobile prices

9)Budget cheer for senior citizens

10)Budget to boost truck, tractor, 2-wheeler sales

11)TV prices to rise; industry hails increase in duty



G.S. paper 3Highlights of Budget 2018-19
12)MF dividends now taxable at 10%

13)Gift City gets unified regulator




G.S. paper 3Highlights of Budget 2018-19
14)From farm to fork, a shower of goodies

15)A shot in the arm for farm growth





G.S. paper 3Highlights of Budget 2018-19- farm sector
16) Swaminathan calls for clarity on MSP hike




G.S. paper 3MSP, M.S. Swaminathan Committee report
17) The grass is greener for bamboo


6PEconomyAbout National Bamboo Mission, recent change brought in classification of bamboo, utility of bamboo
18) More tribal areas to get Ekalavya schools


7PEconomyAbout Eklavya Residential School Scheme
19) Ayushman Bharat: the big budget scheme




EconomyHighlights on Budget 2018-19- Health sector
20) An initiative to step up research investments


7PEconomyAbout Revitalising Infrastructure and Systems in Education (RISE) initiaive
21) New tunnel planned in Arunachal Pradesh


10PMisc.Read about Rohtang tunnel, Zozila pass tunnel
22) A shot in the arm for Urban Rejuvenation Mission


10PEconomyAbout AMRUT, Smart City Mission
23) Safety and comfort, the new destinations


11PEconomyAbout Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh.

Technologies like ‘Fog Safe’ and ‘Train Protection and Warning System’

24) Should India have simultaneous elections?


13MG.S. paper 3Merits and Demerits of having simultaneous elections