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Today’s(December 21, 2021) Important Headlines

Subject The Hindu Headlines Relevance(P & M)
GS 2
(Government Policies & Interventions, Welfare Schemes)
1 Lok Sabha passes Bill to link electoral rolls with Aadhaar Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021
GS 2
(Indian Constitution, Elections, Statutory Bodies)
1 Six additional seats for Jammu, one for Kashmir proposed 1. The Jammu and Kashmir Delimitation Commission
GS 2
(India and its Neighbourhood, Groupings & Agreements Involving India and/or Affecting India’s Interests)
1 India-Sri Lanka fishers’ talks may resume India-Sri Lanka Joint Working Group (JWG)
GS 2
(Indian Economy- Issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.)
1 SEBI halts futures trading in key crops Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
GS 2
(Government Policies & Interventions, Welfare Schemes)
6 Amid vaccine booster talk, context matters a lot 1. variant of concern (VoC)?
2. convalescent plasma therapy (CPT)
3. Discussions on boosters are essential, but it is important that India makes its decisions based, as far as possible, on its own data. Discuss.
GS 2
(India and its Neighbourhood, Groupings & Agreements Involving India and/or Affecting India’s Interests)
6 For Afghan women, it’s the great regression 1. Q. For Afghan women, it’s the great regression under the Taliban as the hard-line Islamist group has adopted stringent policies that considerably limit women’s rights and freedoms in Afghanistan. Discuss.
GS 2
(India and its Neighbourhood, Groupings & Agreements Involving India and/or Affecting India’s Interests)
6 A strategic bulwark 1. Central Asian Republics (CARs)
2. Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline
3. International North-South Transport Corridor
GS 2
(Indian Economy- Issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.)
7 The sustained attack on federalism 1. Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS
2. Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) funds
3. Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBM)
4. Q. The Union government needs to invest resources towards facilitating effective consultation with States as a part of the lawmaking process. It is critical that the Union establishes a system where citizens and States are treated as partners and not subjects. Discuss.
GS 2
(India and its Neighbourhood, Groupings & Agreements Involving India and/or Affecting India’s Interests)
7 What rising inequality means Q. A reading across regions shows that global inequality is being largely contributed by South Asian, Southeast Asian and Latin American countries, Sub-Saharan Africa, West Asia and North Africa. Analyse.
GS 2
(India and its Neighbourhood, Groupings & Agreements Involving India and/or Affecting India’s Interests)
11 Yameen leads ‘India Out’ campaign in Maldives 1. Uthuru Thila Falhu (UTF) harbour
2. India- Maldive Relations

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