What to Read in The Hindu | 07-05-2018

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List of topics  – THE HINDU (Delhi Edition)

Date: 07 May 2018

News or ArticlePage NumberFor Prelim or Main?AreaWhat to look out for? And, what extra needs to be explored?
1) 6 Indians abducted on their way to work in Afghanistan


1MG.S. paper 2India’s developmental projects in Afghanistan
2) Puppetry hangs by a thread in Prakasam


5PArt & CultureAbout ‘Tholu Bommalata’- the shadow puppet theatre tradition of Andhra Pradesh


3) ‘Global labour mobility is in India’s interest’


5MG.S. paper 3Global labour mobility should be part of the India’s economic diplomacy and the large demography of young people could be its strength.
4) When NECTAR turned poison for bamboo


6PMisc-Govt SchemesThe restructured National Bamboo Mission (NMB).

the North East Centre for Technology Application and Reach (NECTAR)

the  National Mission on Bamboo Application (NMBA)

5) ‘Return of child to place of habitual residence may not be in best interest




G.S. paper 2The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction – a multi-national treaty that seeks to protect children wrongfully removed by one of the parents from the custody of the other parent.

Report by Justice Rajesh Bindal Committee

6) Partial success for Gram Swaraj Abhiyan


7PMisc.- Govt SchemesGram Swaraj Abhiyan


7) Defying the logic of democracy


8MG.S. paper 2Pros & Cons of simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and the state.
8) Continental ambition9MG.S. paper 2The African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA) – the pact seeks to create a single market in goods and services, free movement of persons and investment, and eventually a customs union with a common external tariff.

How will the pact prove to be a game changer for Africa?