The Hindu

GS1: Urbanisation related issues

GS2: Salient Features of the Representation of People’s Act.

GS2: Parliament and State Legislatures—Structure, Functioning, Conduct of Business, Powers & Privileges and Issues Arising out of these.

GS2: Role of Civil Services in a democracy

GS3: Environmental conservation

GS3: Science and Technology

Prelims (Map marking)

  • Terror in the Sahel (Map marking) Global powers should not stay away from the growing threat posed by Islamists in Africa

Indian Express

GS2: Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education

GS3: Major Crops - Cropping Patterns in various parts of the country and related issues

  • Beed Model of Crop insurance or farmers, the low rate of premium and relatively decent coverage make the scheme attractive. A premium of Rs 1,300 can insure an hectare of soyabean for Rs 45,000. Prior to 2020, the scheme was optional for farmers who did not have loans pending, but mandatory for loanee farmers. Since 2020, it has been optional for all farmers. In Maharashtra, over the years, more non-loanee farmers have enrolled, although it was optional for them.

GS3: Environment and ecology

  • Brood X: The lives and encounters of America’s largest group of cicadas Cicadas also do not bite or sting, but when the males sing, their collective chorus can reach up to 100 decibels, a noise level that can possibly cause severe damage if you are exposed to it for several hours. One hundred decibels is equivalent to a jet flyover at 1000 feet, a motorcycle or a powered lawn mower.

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