What to Read in The Hindu | 08-02-2018

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List of topics  – THE HINDU (Delhi Edition)

Date: 08 February 2017

News or ArticlePage NumberFor Prelim or Main?AreaWhat to look out for? And, what extra needs to be explored?
1)Space oddity1PS&TWhat’s the news?

Starman, a mannequin aboard a Tesla Roadster that was launched into space on by Falcon Heavy, a rocket built by Space X, founded and run by Elon Musk. 

2) Second shipwreck, Goliath grouper fish found near Vizag


5PEnvironment & EcologyWhat are keystone species?

About Goliath grouper fish,  recognised as a critically endangered species by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).

3) Shravanabelagola ceremony begins


5PArt & CultureAbout Mahamastakabhisheka, the anointment of the Bahubali (Gommateshwara) statue,  an important Jain festival .

What’s the news?

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the grand anointing ceremony — Mahamastakabhisheka — held once in 12 years at Shravanabelagola by unveiling an idol of Lord Bahubali in the presence of many saints, devotees and dignitaries.

4) Khap menace


8MG.S. paper 1Issue of khap panchayats and its interference in marriage & love.
5) Biologics, patents and drug prices


8MG.S. paper 3What is meant by patent exclusivity & secondary patents? What are the various innovations in Indian patent law that have made medicines affordable?
6) Drama on the high seas, 30 years ago




IRAbout Operation Cactus- India’s military intervention in the Maldives in 1988.

Should India carry out similar operations if any need arises today?

7) Ujjwala Yojana to benefit eight crore women now


11PMisc.- Govt. SchemesAbout Ujjawala Yojana
8) Spine of steel: Howrah Bridge celebrates 75th anniversary


18PMisc.About Howrah bridge

What’s the news?

It celebrates 75th anniversary