What to Read in The Hindu | 10-05-2018

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List of topics  – THE HINDU (Delhi Edition)

Date: 10 May 2018

News or ArticlePage NumberFor Prelim or Main?AreaWhat to look out for? And, what extra needs to be explored?
1) Walmart to buy control of Flipkart

 

1MEconomyWhat’s the news?

Walmart has said that it had agreed to pay $16 billion for about 77% stake in Flipkart, a deal that will pitch the world’s largest retailer in direct competition with its U.S. rival Amazon.com in a battle for dominance of India’s online marketplace. It will be the biggest ever acquisition in India by a foreign firm surpassing the about $13 billion Vodafone spent in 2007 for buying Hutchison’s Indian business.

2) World’s second oldest rock is from Odisha

 

1PGeographyWhat’s the news?

Two geologists from West Bengal discovered rocks, which date back to 4240 and 4030 million years. The rocks are believed to be the oldest in India and second-oldest rocks in the world.

3) Only 20% of Clean Ganga Mission funds spent till March

 

7PMisc.- SchemesNational Clean Ganga Mission (NCGM)

About River Ganga- states it passes through, causes that are polluting river Ganga, initiatives taken by government to clean Ganga.

4) Dirty socks, algae behind Taj discolouration, ASI tells SC

 

7MG.S. paper 3Issue of discoloration of Taj

What’s the news?

ASI recently told Supreme Court that  numerous footfalls everyday had taken a toll on the Taj, unwashed socks worn by visitors and rampant algae have turned the Taj Mahal from its natural white to yellow, brown and green.

5) Deal breaker

 

 

6) Back to square one

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MG.S. paper 2The U.S. retreat from the Iran nuclear deal has undermined the rules-based global order. Comment.

 

7) Focus on building trust

 

9MG.S. paper 2Update on Indo-Nepal ties
8) Rethinking wind energy

 

9MG.S. paper 3Impact of windmills on wildlife and the local ecosystem.