What to Read in The Hindu | 04-05-2018

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List of topics  – THE HINDU (Delhi Edition)

Date: 04 May 2018

News or ArticlePage NumberFor Prelim or Main?AreaWhat to look out for? And, what extra needs to be explored?
1) Supreme Court qualifies its ruling on Atrocities Act


1MG.S. paper 2Update 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


6MG.S. paper 3Ways of wildlife conservation

Adopt an animal method

3) A pattern of impunity


8MG.S. paper 2, paper 1The 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?


9MG.S. paper 2It 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 irritant9MG.S. paper 2China-Pakistan Economic Corridor a major  thorn in India-Pakistan relations
6) New snake found in Western Ghats


18PEnvironmentBhupathy’s shieldtail a latest addition to the snake fauna of the Western Ghats.
7)Harvest Ritual18PArt & CultureTiwa tribe, Yangli festival