Rural bank: Pg7
Clue: Know about the rural credit institutions like NABARD, Regional rural banks (RRBs), Commercial banks, Cooperative banks, SHGs, Kisan crdit cards, Farm credit Package (2004) etc. Search the net. Also look for the Vaidyanathan Committee report on reviving short and long term cooperative credit scheme.
Let water: Pg10
Relevance: A very important issue. Do keep your eye on the debates and discussions concerning Water Policy. Do you think, privatizing water resources will serve as ‘one fit solution’ for all the problems?
Clue: Know about the status of irrigation in India, National water policy 2002, Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP), Command area development programme (1975), Hydology project II, WEGWIS, Farmers Participatory Action Research Programme (FPARP) etc. Read (Water resources) Ch 27 from India year Book.
Relevance: It was one of the most dreadful famines ever in Africa. Know about the Horn of Africa, Federal Transition Govt in Somalia, Humanatarian situation, Security issues, Al Shabab, International response including UNHCR, WHO etc. Read its wiki page.
Other potential 2 markers: ips cells (Pg3), Jangalmahal (Pg7), Cyclone Thane(Pg10), Mahasweta Devi (Pg13), Khmer Rouge (Pg15), OPEC (Pg15), Mike Pandey (Pg20), Kaiga (Pg20).
I found only these items useful in Saturday’s paper. If you could spot some thing more which is relevant to CSE please feel free to post in comments section.