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List of topics – THE HINDU (Delhi Edition)
Date: 08 February 2017
|News or Article||Page Number||For Prelim or Main?||Area||What to look out for? And, what extra needs to be explored?|
|1)Space oddity||1||P||S&T||What’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|
|5||P||Environment & Ecology||What 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|
|5||P||Art & Culture||About 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|
|8||M||G.S. paper 1||Issue of khap panchayats and its interference in marriage & love.|
|5) Biologics, patents and drug prices|
|8||M||G.S. paper 3||What 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|
|IR||About 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|
|11||P||Misc.- Govt. Schemes||About Ujjawala Yojana|
|8) Spine of steel: Howrah Bridge celebrates 75th anniversary|
|18||P||Misc.||About Howrah bridge|
What’s the news?
It celebrates 75th anniversary