1. Civil society groups: Pg3
Relevance: Prepare your general literature on Minorities especially in the context of Sacchar and Ranganath Mishra commission reports.
Clue: Do you know about the 5 recognized religious minorities (Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Parsis, Sikhs), constitutional safeguards given to the minorities both religious and linguistic (Art 350A, Art 350B, Art 345, Art 347, FR, DPSP etc), mandate of National Commission for minorities 1992, NMDFC , UN declaration on minorities 1992, Ranganath Mishra Commission, Rajinder Sachar Committee, PM’s 15 point programme, Kasturba Balika Vidhyalayas, Multi sectoral development plans etc. Source could be India year book (Ch 28 Welfare) , Internet, Laxmikant.
2. India asked to: Pg7
Relevance: A good read on the issue. Do you know about the HIV Sentinel Surveillance project, NACP III, NACP IV, Anti retro viral therapies like HAART, oral substitution therapies, stem cells therapies , MDG 6, UNAIDS, ELISA test, most effected regions and population groups etc?
Go through the NACO’s website for further details:
By the who is Francoise Barré-Sinoussi?
3. Charles Taylor convicted: Pg15
Relevance: Important 5 marker.
I think everyone must have seen the movie ‘Blood Diamond’…if not go watch it now 🙂
By the way, what is the capital of Sierra Leone?
4. Other potential 2 markers and tidbits: Art 80, Anu Aga(Frontpage), Youth Parliament(Pg2), Zojila Pass(Pg5, look for other passes too like Shipki la, Nathu la, Jelep la, Bomdila etc), Zohra Segal(Pg5), Ramanuja’s Vishishta Advaita philosophy(Pg9), Buckingam Canal(Pg11), Mrinal Pandey(Pg11), GSLV Mark III, GSAT 10(Pg13), TAPI Pipeline(Pg16)
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.