1. Farm growth: Pg5
Clue: Take a moment out and prepare your general literature on the prospectus of Second Revolution, what should be the approach, focus areas and its challenges?
What do you mean by the term organic farming?
Also look for the functions of ICAR, already asked in the mains 2010.
2. Nod for new steps: Pg5
Relevance: whole black money issue.
Clue: Know about the five pronged strategy adopted by GOI in tackling Black money and the recent steps taken in that direction.
3. Enlightened self interest: Pg6
Relevance: A good read. Focus on the factual part like Green Climate fund, POPs, Stockholm Convention, Fast Start Finance etc.
4. High on logic: Pg6
Relevance: The article highlights the serious issue of increasing drug addiction in the society. Know about the UN single convention on narcotics drugs, Global commission on Drugs report (2011), experimental approaches adopted by Portugal, Columbia etc, role of Central Bureau of Narcotics, Mexican drug war etc.
What do you mean by the terms Golden triangle and the Golden Crescent ?
5. Internal security: Pg10
Relevance: A good read on the issue though nothing much to write.
6. Mr. Sibal: Pg10
Relevance: The ongoing debate over the proposed New Telecom Policy. Mark the points like delinking of licenses from spectrum, hike in the revenue charges to 8% of AGR, 8MHz limit on the assigned spectrum etc.
7. Gas price revision: Pg14
Relevance: Just know the issue.
8. Other potential 2 markers and tidbits: George Alencherry (Frontpage), FATF( Pg5), Jangalmahal (Pg10), FSDC, UK Sinha, Yogesh Agarwal (Pg14).
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.