What to Read in The Hindu | 06-05-2018

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List of topics  – THE HINDU (Delhi Edition)

Date: 06 May 2018

News or ArticlePage NumberFor Prelim or Main?AreaWhat to look out for? And, what extra needs to be explored?
1) ISRO’s clock to prop up India’s own GPS


1PS&TNavIC (Navigation in Indian Constellation) project
2) Microbeads in soaps, gels flow into water bodies


8MG.S. paper 3What are microbeads? How they are polluting the environment and proving to be a health hazard?
3) Limit trans fats to 1% of calorie intake to keep diseases at bay




G.S. paper 2About WHO

WHO releases draft guidelines on daily food consumption by adults and kids. These draft recommendations, the first since 2002, are aimed at controlling non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which are responsible for an estimated 39.5 million deaths (72%) of the 54.7 million deaths worldwide in 2016.


4) A RAT that spies on computers


9PS&TAbout  GravityRAT
5) The lowdown on falling water reserves


12MG.S. paper 3Reasons for falling groundwater reserves of India, concerns, conservation methods
6) Western Ghats’ forests vital for Tamil Nadu’s monsoon rainfall


14MG.S. paper 3Researchers have found that the dense vegetation in the Western Ghats also determine the amount of rainfall that Tamil Nadu gets during the summer monsoon.

The dense forests of the Western Ghats contribute as much as 40% of moisture to the southwest monsoon rainfall over Tamil Nadu during normal monsoon years. The average contribution is 25-30%. But during monsoon deficit years, the contribution increases to as high as 50%.

7) First record of invasive aphid in Kashmir Valley


14MG.S. paper 3What are invasive species?

What’s the news?

The brown peach aphid – an insect that attacks temperate fruit trees – has been recorded in Kashmir valley for the first time. The spread of the aphid could affect the local economy which is dependent on fruit trees to a large extent.

8) NASA launches spacecraft to explore depths of Mars


14PS&TMars lander, InSight