1. How will ICDS: Pg5
Relevance: Know about the proposed National Early childhood and Education policy(ECCE) being mooted by Ministry of women and child development. This should help:
Also focus on how it seeks to synergise ICDS, Anganwadi centres, Right to Education, RG National Creche Scheme, IGMSY and other state level child nutrition and development programmes.
2. RISAT 1all set for: Pg9
Clue: Prepare your general literature on development of SLV(4 stage), ASLV(5 stage), PSLV(4 stage) and GSLV(3 stage) satellites in India. Focus on the evolution of ISRO(1969), role played by people like Vikram Sarabhai, Satish Dhawan, UN Rao, K Kasturirangan etc, different wings like ISRO Satellite centre(Banglore), Vikram sarabhai satellite launching centre(Trivendrum), Satish Dhawan Space Centre(Sriharikota), LPSC, Mahedragiri, NRSA(Hyderabad), Space Application Centre(Ahemdabad) etc.
Also know about the different types of orbits like Near earth(400km), Low earth(2000km),Geo stationary orbit(36000km), components of satellites, C, Ku, S band transponders etc.
What do you mean by Remote sensing satellies and Geosynchronous satellites? Know the major satellites launched by India like APPLE, INSAT, RISAT, OCEANSAT, Cartosat, GSAT etc Focus on their uses in Telecom, Broadcasting, weather forecasting, data relaying, military operations etc.
Also prepare the topics discussed frequently these days like Reentry technology, Stealth technology, Kevlars, Reusable launch vehicles, GPS, International space stations, Cryogenic technology, CUS project,GSLV Mark I, II and III etc.
Can you answer why the launching stations worldwide( Kourou, Sriharikota, Kennedy etc) are situated on the eastern coasts?
3. A number of countries: Pg12
Relevance: A good read.
4. NLD postpones: Pg13
Relevance: An important development in Myanmar.
5. Sweating over GAAR: Pg14
Relevance: A very informative article. Remember recent initiatives like GAAR, Advance pricing agreement, amendment in treaty with Mauritius, amendments proposed in DTC bill etc. Search previous blogs to get a comprehensive idea.
6. Onus on centre: Pg14
Relevance: Your weekly dose on economy front, nothing much to write.
7. The great wall: Pg8
Relevance: An important issue having political, security and strategical implications. Know a bit about the ECIL(Dept of Atomic energy), SNAS project, Carrier Ethernet Switch Router etc.
8. Other potential 2 markers and tidbits: Francois Hollande(Frontpage and semi presidential system of France), Faiz Ahmed Faiz(Pg2), COBRA(Pg7), Operation Atlanta by EU(Pg9), Indian Ocean Naval Symposium(Pg9), Pulitzer Prize and Huffington Post(Pg11), ETIM, XUAR, Uighurs(Pg12), K Vijay Kumar(Pg12), Watergate Scandal(Pg13),