1. Celebrating 60 years: Pg2
Relevance: Prepare your general literature on India Japan relations like bilateral trade,CEPA , Malabar exercises, 2+2 dialogue, cooperation in East Asia Summit, G4, South china sea disputes, India’s help during Fukushima incident, Delhi Mumbai industrial corridor and funding by JICA, Nalanda project, proposed Buddhist circuit, companies like Toyota, Sony, Honda, impact of movies of Akira Kurosawa, proposed Civil nuclear deal etc.
2. A different poverty: Pg10
Relevance: A good read.
3. How to ignore: Pg10
Relevance: The London Conference on Somalia must be appreciated for taking a holistic picture of Somalian problem which is the genesis of piracy in the Indian ocean.
Note the factual information like London Communique, Transitional Federal Govt, Al shabab etc.
4. Other potential 2 markers and tidbits: Saumitra Chatterjee(Pg7), Biometric ration cards(Pg8), Global hunger Index(Pg11), Abel prize(Pg13), IGCAR and the ninth mission under NAPCC(Pg17), Palk strait(Pg22, where is Bass strait?), Some important bird species in India(Pg22).
I found only these items useful in Thursday’s paper. If you could spot some thing more which is relevant to CSE please feel free to post in comments section.