What to Read in The Hindu | 17-04-2018

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List of topics  – THE HINDU (Delhi Edition)

Date: 17 April 2018

News or ArticlePage NumberFor Prelim or Main?AreaWhat to look out for? And, what extra needs to be explored?
1)World Bank fillip for natural resources of Meghalaya




IRWhat’s the news?

The World Bank signed a $48 million loan agreement for revitalising natural resources in Meghalaya through a community-led landscape approach.

The Meghalaya Community-led Landscapes Management Project is designed to support the State’s three tribal communities – Khasi, Garo, and Jaintia – in managing its forests and natural resources through customary laws.

About World Bank

2) Religion can’t bar a person from rendering own version of it: SC


7MG.S. paper 2What’s the news?

Supreme Court in a recent judgement in Nanak Shah Fakir case observed that it is a violation of secularism for a religion to bar a person from writing a book about it or portraying it through a painting.

The Supreme Court made the observation on a plea by Sikhism’s highest religious bodies to stop the release of the National Award-winning and Censor Board-certified movie Nanak Shah Fakir for having a human characterise Guru Nanak.

3) Towards a regional reset?


8MG.S. paper 2Update on relation between India & her neighbours and the regional reset
4) At home and in exile


8MG.S. paper 3What kind of plan is required in case of  internal migration due to climate change? Discuss.


5) It’s time to replace the UGC Act


9MG.S. paper 2Recent government initiatives with respect to overhaul of higher education in India passage of the Indian Institutes of Management Bill, 2017; continuation of the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan and also discuss the need to replace the UGC Act, 1956.