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Today’s (17-03-2022) Important News Headlines

Today’s (17-03-2022) Important News Headlines

”In this daily series, we bring the Daily Important(Must Read) News Articles for UPSC Current Affairs(Prelims & Mains) Preparation, to make reading newspapers a simple, effective and time-saving task. We cover important articles for the GS paper of UPSC prelims along with four general studies papers (GS I, GS II, GS III and GS IV) as per the UPSC Mains syllabus.”


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Relevance(Pre & Mains)

GS 2 6 Essentially flawed Q. Freedom of religion is important because freedoms are important, and not because religions are important. Elaborate.
GS 2 & GS 3 6 A new social core Changing Voting Behaviour in the country?
GS 2 & GS 3 6 Clean energy must use the battery of a circular economy 1. International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
2. Q. India would need over 5,630 GW of solar and 1,792 GW of wind energy to achieve its net-zero target in the year 2070. How will it achieve this?
GS 2 7 United Nations votes are not black and white 1. UN Charter
2. Quad
GS 3 8(text) In times of war, the yuan as a reference currency for interim oil trade 1. About SWIFT payments(In Russia’s context)
2. Q. Countries should hold fewer dollars and euros and instead opt for alternative trade arrangements that involve the use of emerging currencies such as the yuan. Discuss.
GS 2 & GS 3 10 India and China in talks over Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit 1. Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
2. Russia-India-China (RIC) Summit
GS 3 10 Hewlett Foundation on FCRA watchlist 1. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
2. FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act)
GS 2 12 16 Chinese got Indian citizenship since 2007 1. 1951 UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees?
2. Foreigners Act, 1946; The Registration of Foreigners Act, 1939; the Passport (Entry into India) Act, 1920 and the Citizenship Act, 1955?



GS 2 1 China Proposes… Q. Russia’s war with Ukraine adds a layer of complexity to India’s diplomatic choice. Elaborate.
GS 2 11 The Rank Pension Scheme OROP?
GS 2 12 In the light 1. Official Secrets act
2. Jurisprudence
3. Q. In a democracy, only a small set of acts by public agencies must remain in the realm of secrecy. Elaborate in light of recent S.C. Judgement.

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