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List of topics – THE HINDU (Delhi Edition)
Date: 04 May 2018
|News or Article||Page Number||For Prelim or Main?||Area||What to look out for? And, what extra needs to be explored?|
|1) Supreme Court qualifies its ruling on Atrocities Act|
|1||M||G.S. paper 2||Update on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act of 1989|
What’s the news?
The Supreme Court said that the police need to conduct a preliminary enquiry before arrest only in cases where they feel a complaint filed about an atrocity committed on Dalits is outright “absurd” or “absolutely” frivolous.
|2) Poor response in Alipore zoo to animal adoption scheme|
|6||M||G.S. paper 3||Ways of wildlife conservation|
Adopt an animal method
|3) A pattern of impunity|
|8||M||G.S. paper 2, paper 1||The problem with SC/ST Act is not its supposed misuse but the inability of India’s criminal justice system to recognise its own casteist biases. Comment.|
|4) Was the Centre right in resisting Justice Joseph’s elevation?|
|9||M||G.S. paper 2||It is time to address the issue of representation of the oppressed communities on the Bench, not just in the Supreme Court but across High Courts. Denying them representation, while repeatedly making appointments of the legal elite, would only turn the court into “a self-perpetuating oligarchy”. Comment in light of recent resistance shown by the Union government in Justice K.M. Joseph’s elevation. Also discuss how this attempt by the government to usurp power undermines the judiciary’s independence.|
|5) Emerging irritant||9||M||G.S. paper 2||China-Pakistan Economic Corridor a major thorn in India-Pakistan relations|
|6) New snake found in Western Ghats|
|18||P||Environment||Bhupathy’s shieldtail a latest addition to the snake fauna of the Western Ghats.|
|7)Harvest Ritual||18||P||Art & Culture||Tiwa tribe, Yangli festival|