What to Read in The Hindu | 12-03-2018

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List of topics  – THE HINDU (Delhi Edition)

Date: 12 March 2017

News or ArticlePage NumberFor Prelim or Main?AreaWhat to look out for? And, what extra needs to be explored?
1) India commits $1.4 billion for solar energy worldwide


1MG.S. paper 2Update on International Solar Alliance

What’s the news?

International Solar Alliance founding conference in New Delhi

2) A welcome quietus


8MG.S. paper 2All about Hadiya case and  Supreme Court’s verdict stating freedom of choice in marriage and in religious belief.
3) Under a humane Constitution


8MG.S. paper 2What’s the news?

Supreme Court’s verdict in Common Cause v. Union of India where it ruled that every individual has the right to die with dignity. It upheld the practice of passive euthanasia.

4) A breakthrough and a gamble


8MG.S. paper 2Update on U.S- North Korea equation
5) 1,765 lawmakers face criminal cases


10MG.S. paper 2Setting up of special courts to try lawmakers facing criminal charges. The Centre has undertaken to set up 12 such courts.

What’s the news?

Affidavit by the centre before the Supreme Court in this regard

6) New guidelines likely for child artistes11MG.S. paper 1, paper 2The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) will revise its guidelines for child participants of television shows.
7) U.S. tariffs: ‘India must raise dispute at WTO’


13MG.S. paper 3U.S.A’ move to hike import duties on steel and aluminium. It’s impact on India’s export of these goods to America and on global trade.

India planning to take this issue to World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) dispute mechanism.

8) What is International Solar Alliance?




IRAbout ISA- what is this alliance? Who are its members? What is India’s role?