The Hindu:7th April 2012, Saturday

1. 156 professionals: Pg2

Relevance: A laudable initiative by the MoRD, also a pointer to write in answers.

2. National Rural Mission: Pg3

Relevance: Search more on the NRLM( Ajeevika) scheme, its 3 tier structure, recommendations of Radhakrishna Committee, its focus on SHG etc.

3. Centre striving: Pg10

Relevance: Debate on Labour reforms in India, Issue of minimum wages in MNREGA etc

Clue: Get hold over the basic literature of MNREGA, also know about the various labour legislations in India like Minimum wages act 1948, Industrial Disputes act 1947, Contract Labor Act 1970, Industrial Employemnt Act 1946, Maternity Benefit Act etc. Read Ch 21 of IYB for factual details.

Also know about the directive principles like Art 39, Art 42, Art 43 etc. concerning the labor issues.

4. Mali’s rebels: Pg12

Relevance: Update your self on the issue.

5. Govt. fiat will not: Pg14

Relevance: Know about the concept of Fuel supply Agreements(FSAs) floated by the power and coal ministry to improve the coal supply to power producers. This link will further clarify:

6. Other potential 2 markers and tidbits: Srilata Zaheer(Pg3), Haryana’s first LED village(Pg3), Spice Park at Jodhpur(Pg5), World Health Day- 7th April and this years theme ‘Ageing and Health'(Pg6), Differences between Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter day(Pg9), Pramode Gogoi(Pg11), Uighurs and ETIM(Pg12), President Bingu wa Mutharika(Pg12), Zamorins of Calicut(Pg18).

I found only these items useful in Saturday’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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