What to Read in The Hindu | 05-04-2018

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List of topics  – THE HINDU (Delhi Edition)

Date: 05 April 2018

News or ArticlePage NumberFor Prelim or Main?AreaWhat to look out for? And, what extra needs to be explored?
1) Panel to probe CBSE question leaks


1PMisc.The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has constituted a high-power committee to examine the system of conducting Class 10 and Class 12 examinations to prevent question paper leaks. Retired secretary (higher education) Vinay Sheel Oberoi will be the chairperson of this seven-member committee
2) Tit for tat: China imposes fresh tariffs on U.S. goods


1MG.S. paper 2Update on U.S. – China relationship.

Trade war between two states


3) ‘India third most vulnerable country to cyber threats’




G.S. paper 3‘Internet Security Threat Report’

India emerged as the third most vulnerable country in terms of risk of cyber threats, such as malware, spam and ransomware, in 2017

4) The violent aftermath


8MG.S. paper 2It is said that diluting provisions in the SC/ST Act will further deteriorate condition of SCs & STs. Comment in light of recent Supreme Court judgement.
5) Heeding the lines on the map


9MG.S. paper 2Forging a China-India-Pakistan-Bangladesh axis would be a game changer for all of South Asia. Comment.


6) Looming U.S.-China trade war?


9MG.S. paper 2U.S.-China trade war
7) Russia, U.K. trade barbs at OPCW meet


12PMisc.About Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)