What to Read in The Hindu | 12-04-2018

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List of topics  – THE HINDU (Delhi Edition)

Date: 12 April 2018

News or ArticlePage NumberFor Prelim or Main?AreaWhat to look out for? And, what extra needs to be explored?
1) It is CJI’s right to allot cases: SC


1MG.S. paper 2Chief Justice of India as an “institution in himself” with “exclusive prerogative” to constitute Benches and allocate cases. Critically examine this statement.
2) Consent of bride inherent to Hindu marital law: SC


5MG.S. paper 1, paper 2What’s the news?

A three-judge Bench of Supreme Court recently declared that consent of a bride to marriage is an inherent part of the Hindu marital law and it inherently holds a forceful marriage or a fraudulent one conducted without the woman’s voluntary consent as invalid.

3) Olive ridleys start hatching at Rushikulya


6PEnvironmentOlive Ridley turtles- IUCN status, threats , conservation measures

Mass nesting site at Rushikulya rookery coast

What’s the news?

Sporadic hatching of olive ridley eggs has started at the mass nesting site at Rushikulya rookery coast in Ganjam district of Odisha.

4) A promise falls short




G.S. paper 1, paper 2NALSA v. Union of India judgement, Suresh Koushal v. Union of India

What are the reforms needed to give transgender persons their rights?