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List of topics – THE HINDU (Delhi Edition)
Date: 11 March 2017
|News or Article||Page Number||For Prelim or Main?||Area||What to look out for? And, what extra needs to be explored?|
|1)India, France join hands for Indian Ocean security|
|1, 10||M||G.S. paper 2||Update on India- France relationship|
What’s the news?
India and France have joined hands in ensuring freedom of navigation in the Indo-Pacific region. Both sides also announced a new phase of cooperation in space security focussed on the maritime domain and a fresh logistics agreement that will allow their defence forces to closely cooperate on mutually agreed operations.
|2)International Solar Alliance (advertisement)||7||P|
|G.S. paper 2||About International Solar Alliance|
What’s the news?
India hosted the founding conference of ISA.
|3) WHO steps up fight against tobacco|
|9||M||G.S. papar 1, paper 2||What’s the news?|
World Health Organization has launched new guidelines on the role that tobacco product regulations can play in reducing tobacco demand, saving lives and raising revenues for health services to treat tobacco-related diseases.
|4) Indo-French ties: a signal for world powers|
|10||M||G.S. paper 2||Update on Indo-French ties|
|5) the lowdown on the Prasar Bharati Act|
|12||M||G.S. paper 2||The Prasar Bharati Act and the related issue of autonomy of Prasar Bharati.|
|6) IIT Hyderabad’s novel composite keeps tomatoes fresh for 30 days|
|S&T||Use of nanotechnology|
What’s the news?
Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad have been successful in keeping tomatoes fresh and without any microbial spoilage for as long as 30 days. This was possible due to the food packaging material . The food packaging material is made of bacterial cellulose impregnated with silver nanoparticles.
|7) Coral sediments in oceans could dissolve by next century|
|14||M||Environment||Threats to coral reefs|
Ocean acidification a leading cause for coral reef systems to erode.
|8) Electricity from soil bacteria and reading lights from plants|
|14||M||S&T||Generating electricity from plants and microbes that live beneath them in the soil.|
|9) The terrapin races against extinction in the wild(Sec-2)|
|1||P||Environment||About River terrapin and Conservation moves taken in Bengal, U.P., M.P. and Assam seek to save the most-threatened freshwater species.|