The Hindu: 4th March 2012, Sunday

1. Rajasthan takes lead: Pg5

Clue: Read about the targets and strategies of the Jawaharlal Nehru Solar Mission, role of NVVN, PV cells, Solar heaters, solar panels, challenges, focused regions etc.

2.  India starts rebooting: Pg8

Relevance: The article briefly covers up the entire chronology of India Egypt relations. Know about Gamel Abdul Nasser, NAM and Egypt, Anwar Al Sadat, Salafis and Muslim Brotherhood, Hosni Mubarak and the JL Nehru award for international understanding etc.

3. Women Power: Pg13

Clue: Year 2011 was celebrated as the centenary year of the International Women’s Day all over the world.

Know about the various international conventions and the agencies working to achieve the goal of women emancipation like UN Women consisting of INSTRAW, UNIFEM etc, CEDAW, Beijing rules 1995, MDG 3, MDG5, concept of gender budgeting etc.

In 1911 an incident known as The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire occurred in the New York city killing more than 100 women. How is that related to the International Women Day?

4. Other potential 2 markers and tidbits: Bikram Singh(Frontpage), NIMHANS(Pg5, why it was in news last year), Amrita Devi(Pg6), Cyrus Mistry(Pg13), Ustad Bismillah Khan(Pg16).

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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