5th October 2021

Daily News - The Hindu

Govt. moots changes to Forest Act/ page 1SC lashes out at farmers’ groups/ page 1Taproots to help restore India’s fading green cover/ page 6An alphabet soup New Delhi needs to sift through/ page 6Science over smog towers/ page 7Drone-based vaccine delivery model launched/ page 10Need to double infra spending: Seth/ page 11Net oil importer India left with few options as price surges/ page 11

4th October 2021

Daily News - The Hindu

Four farmers killed as car in Minister’s convoy runs amok/ page 1Gaming disorder increases during pandemic/ page 1NGRI proposes landslip warning system/ page 7Reimagining food systems with lessons from India/ page 8Tentative recovery/ page 8NS2, a win-win proposition?/ page 9Peace at the heart of education/ page 9British-era bungalow is home to Brahmaputra heritage centre/ page 12

2nd October 2021

Daily News - The Hindu

CJI for forming special panels to probe ‘atrocities’ by police/ page 1Drones used to spread seed balls/ page 7Karnataka HC refers boy with rare disease to IGICH/ page 7No clean sweep/ page 8Crime and the pandemic/ page 8Renunciation of Indian citizenship now simpler/ page 10September PMI signals uptick in manufacturing expansion/ page 14‘Ethanol production absorbed 2 MT of sugar/ page 14

1st October 2021

Daily News - The Hindu

At the Quad, forming habits of cooperation/ page 6Failing on food/ page 6Making parties constitutional/ page 7‘China can join Quad initiatives’/ page 8Covaxin data given to WHO for nod/ page 10Urban missions to get big outlay/ page 10India, Australia to conclude free trade pact by end 2022: Tehan/ page 11Hidden debt rising for partners of China’s BRI plan/ page 12From Afghanistan to AUKUS, a

8th October 2021

Special Category Status (SCS)

Special Category Status (SCS)“Recently Bihar Government has asserted that it has not dropped the demand for Special Category Status to Bihar”● Special category status is a classification given by the Centre to assist development of states that face geographical and socio-economic disadvantages.● This classification was done on the recommendations of the 5th Finance Commission in 1969. ●