The Hindu:19th March 2012,Monday

1. Using technology: Pg6

Clue: Buildings in India account for 30% of energy consumption, it’s an important fact to remember. Know about the concept of Green Building in general, GRIHA rating system, role of BEE, Agenda 21 of UNFCCC, IRENA etc.

2. Budget follow up:

–> Bold decisions: Pg7

Relevance: The article touches upon all the major problems of aviation sector, just know them. Also focus on the recent steps being taken up by the GOI like allowing ATF import, 49% FDI limit, including private carriers under bilateral air service agreements along with Air India etc.

–> Retrospective amendment: Pg12 and Getting the past: Pg14

Relevance: Know about the issue at hand. The keywords to delve upon are Advanced Price Mechanism, Transfer Pricing, General anti avoidance rule, SC’s vodafone judgement etc.

By the way what do you mean by the term “Ex post facto legislation” and its relation with Art20?

3. Water transport: Pg10

Clue: Mark all the important waterways on the map. The 5 national waterways are:

NW1: Allahabad-Haldia

NW2: Sadiya-Dhubri

NW3: Kottapuram-Kollam

NW4: Kakinada-Pondicherry

NW5: Talcher-Dhamra

This should help:

4. Who killed Baby Falak: Pg10

Clue: The article is unimportant but take a moment out and jot down the important findings of HUNGAMA report and NFHS III survey.

5. Muddy questions about Mullaperiyar: Pg11

Relevance: The whole issue has been briefly summed up in this article. A good read.

Clue : Water disputes in India, Dams Safety.

Clue: Mark the dam site, Periyar river,Idukki district etc. on map. Know about the rivers in Kerala (NCERT : XIth) particularly west flowing, major water disputes in India (IYB), Art 262, National Water Council etc.

6. Other potential 2 markers and tidbits: Christine Lagarde(Pg12).

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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