What to Read in The Hindu | 01-05-2018

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List of topics  – THE HINDU (Delhi Edition)

Date: 01 May 2018

News or ArticlePage NumberFor Prelim or Main?AreaWhat to look out for? And, what extra needs to be explored?
1) AFSPA will continue in Nagaland: Rijiju


1PMisc.About AFSPA
2) Power Ministry feels no need to change electrification definition


7PMiscDefinition of an electrified village

According to the definition, in place since October 1997, a village is deemed to be electrified if basic infrastructure such as a distribution transformer and distribution lines are in place in the inhabited locality, electricity is provided to public places like schools, panchayat office, health centres, dispensaries, community centres, and at least 10% of the households in the village are electrified.

3) Korean thaw


8MG.S. paper 2Issue of denuclearization of Korean Peninsula
4) The cost of pollution


9PEnvironmentEnvironmental Kuznets curve
5) Lake Victoria species under threat: report






Locate Lake Victoria

What’s the news?

Three quarters of freshwater species endemic to East Africa’s Lake Victoria basin face the threat of extinction according to a report.

6) World’s oldest known spider dies in Australia after sting by a wasp


18PEnvironmentAbout Trapdoor spiders