The Hindu: 5th Feb 2012, Sunday

1. Coffee: Pg6

Clue: Know about the major coffee producing areas in the worlds and the conditions required to grow the crop. Do you know India ranks 6th worldwide in coffee production with Karnataka as the leading producer? Also look for Arabica, Robusta, Sao Paulo, Coffee Board etc. Refer NCERT, Economic survey and the net.

2. Fourth phase tiger: Pg7

Relevance: Already asked in this year’s mains.

Clue: Know about the Project Tiger, 41 tiger reserves in India, National tiger conservation authority, Global tiger initiative, Global tiger forum, tiger census report 2010, BR hills etc.

3. China, USA: pg8

Relevance: An important event in the world politics.

Clue: Know about the Syria like Assads, baath party, Jisr al Shughuor, Homs, Deraa, Druze community, Allawites, Indo-Syria relations etc. Search them on the internet.

4. Navy chief: LCA

Relevance: A good article on coastal security and defence preparedness.

Clue: Look for Milan 2012, IONS, EEZ, INS VIraat and other aircraft carriers, Jamaica Treaty 1982 etc.

5. Other 2 markers: New water concept (Pg4), BK Chaturvedi committee (Pg8), Maheshwar Dam (Pg8).

I found only these items useful in Sunday’s paper. If you could spot some thing more which is relevant to CSE please feel free to post in comments section.


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