What to Read in The Hindu | 15-04-2018

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List of topics  – THE HINDU (Delhi Edition)

Date: 15 April 2018

News or ArticlePage NumberFor Prelim or Main?AreaWhat to look out for? And, what extra needs to be explored?
1) U.S., Britain, France rain over 100 missiles on Syria


1MG.S. paper 2West confrontation with Syria

What’s the news?

U.S., British and French forces struck Syria with more than 100 missiles in the first coordinated Western strikes against the Damascus government

2)71st Himachal Day (advertisement)8PMisc.Every 15 April is a public holiday called “Himachal Day” in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is the anniversary of the creation of the province of Himachal Pradesh in 1948.
3) China to get a helping of soya


11MG.S. paper 2Update on Indo-China ties

India offered to export soya beans to China , which Beijing may no longer be able to source from the U.S.

4) In Karnataka, elections at Lingayat roots




G.S. paper 2All about Lingayats. Why is it in news?

Who was Basavanna?

5) Gujarat: Fossil reveals ancient tree which is new to science




ScienceWhat’s the news?

The dry thorn forests of southeast Gujarat were rich rainforests nearly 55 million years ago. The recent discovery of a wood fossil, whose closest living relatives are rainforest trees, adds proof to this theory.

Plant fossils can help palaeobotanists reconstruct ancient vegetation.