The Hindu: 5th March 2012,Monday

1. Nebraska set to use: Frontpage

Relevance: Know the entire issue over the use of lethal injection in execution. Some of the keywords to search are Sodium Thiopental, Hospira, Lundbeck, Pento barbital,  Kayem Pharma etc.

By the way where is Nebraska located in USA?

2. National Commission for protection of child rights: Pg5

Relevance: Read the mandate of NCPCR as given under the 2005 Act. Know about the constitutional provisions concerning the child development like Art21(A), Art 24 etc. Also take a moment out and spend some time on the Ministry for Women and Child development:

Know about the various schemes of the ministry like Rajiv Gandhi Sabla scheme, NPAG, KSY, Bal Bandhu, ICDS, Rajiv Gandhi Manav Sena Award etc.

3. Advantage Vietnam: Pg7

Relevance: India Vietnam relations is important this year considering some high profile visits like Traung Tang Sang’s India trip, SM Krishna’s visit to Hanoi and also due to the India’s increased standing in the EAS, ARF, ASEM forums.

Look for the prospects of widening engagement between the two countries especially in light of the ASEAN FTA. Take a moment out and read about the Vietnam, Hanoi, 1970s US Vietnam war, Agent Orange, Ho Chi Minh, River Mekong, Mekong Ganga Initiative etc.

4. Sri Lanka against: Pg10

Relevance: A good read on the issue. Violation of human rights by the Srilankan forces during the Fourth Eelam War has caused much uproar in the international community. Know about the Darusman reoprt, Human rights watch report, Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Committee report etc.

5. A fire in the forest: Pg11

Relevance: A good read. Jot down the factual information like Bandipur, Nagarhole, Mudumalai, Wayanad, Nilgiri Reserve, Nilgiri Tahr, Malabar giant squirrel, Lion Tailed Macaque etc.

Also spot the ecological hotspots located in India.

6. Loosing the plot: Pg11

Relevance: A good read though nothing much to write.

7. India, Egypt pledge: Pg12

Relevance: Know the prospectus of closer ties between India and Egypt.

8. The ideas of March: Pg14

Relevance: Nothing new but it’s our weekly responsibility to read Mr. Narsimhan 🙂 Make sure you know all the concepts, terms etc discussed in the article.

9. Political thrust: Pg18

Relevance: A good read. Know about the Integrated action plan being implemented in the 78 naxal hit districts.

10. Other potential 2 markers and tidbits: Meryl Streep(Pg2), Mohd Hussein Tantawi(Pg12), AM Naik(Pg14), Mayookha Johny(Pg15), Indian women kabaddi team(Pg17).

I found only these items useful in Monday’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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