What to Read in The Hindu | 08-05-2018

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List of topics  – THE HINDU (Delhi Edition)

Date: 08 May 2018

News or ArticlePage NumberFor Prelim or Main?AreaWhat to look out for? And, what extra needs to be explored?
1) New norms for labelling food planned




G.S. paper 3New draft regulations from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for labeling food


2) Rajasthan institute comes up with new sheep insemination technique


2MS&TScientists at the Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute (CSWRI), Avikanagar, have come up with a new laparascope-assisted insemination technique for sheep, which has resolved the difficulties involved in freezing of semen and inability to transit the tortuous reproductive tract of the ruminant mammals kept as livestock.

This would greatly aid breed improvement


3) No religion breeds hatred: SC




G.S. paper 2Supreme Court recently declared that there is a constitutional obligation to preserve the religious practices of all religions and culture. The judgment was pronounced on the basis of a petition highlighting the “erosion” of the Mahakaleshwar Linga.  The bench said that there is a duty to do everything required to preserve historical monuments/deities.

About Article 51A

4) India gets $200 million loan for nutrition mission




G.S. paper 2India recently signed an agreement with the World Bank for a $200 million loan for implementing the National Nutrition Mission across 315 districts of the country.

About National Nutrition Mission

5) Where the law needs to change track


8MG.S. paper 3Amendment of the Railways Act and ensuring safety railway safety and preventing rail accidents.
6) The problems with a DNA registry


9MG.S. paper 3Creation of DNA database and ethical issues related with it.
7) Putin sworn in for fourth term


12MG.S. paper 3Vladimir Putin was sworn in as Russia’s President for a fourth term.