What to Read in The Hindu | 04-04-2018

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List of topics  – THE HINDU (Delhi Edition)

Date: 04 April 2018

News or ArticlePage NumberFor Prelim or Main?AreaWhat to look out for? And, what extra needs to be explored?
1)Gold Quest at Gold Coast1PMisc2018 Commonwealth Games commonly known as Gold Coast 2018
2) No affront to Dalit rights, says SC


1, 10MG.S. paper 2Update on recent Supreme Court judgement on SC/ST Act.

The Supreme Court said that its March 20 judgment, banning immediate arrest of a person accused of insulting or injuring a Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe member, was meant to protect innocents from arbitrary arrest and was not an affront to Dalit rights.

3) The pawns in international disputes


8MG.S. paper 2-Among the many diplomatic devices countries possess to express outrage, expulsion of diplomats is the least disruptive. Comment.

-The expulsion of Russian diplomats should be seen as part of the emergence of a new Cold War. Comment.


4) Ministry withdraws ‘fake news’ order


1, 10MG.S. paper 2The Information and Broadcasting Ministry withdrew its order, issued recently, under which accreditation of any journalist found guilty of disseminating “fake news” could be cancelled.

Discuss ways to curb fake news. Also, is there a need to frame law or guidelines to curb the same.

5) NASA spots farthest star


18PS&TNASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered the farthest individual star ever seen — an enormous blue stellar body nicknamed Icarus.