17 Nov 2016 | Back2Basics: Daily Static and CA Revision using News

Everyday we read news, but do we do more than read it? The best way to learn from news is to find the issues and facts which we don’t know and research them. Starting today we will try to list some topics to help you do that.

Let’s call this the new avatar of #Back2Basics

Following topics are based on today’s news

1. There is a news item on a national gas hub. What is the Henry Hub and other such terms mentioned? (A question on similar oil and gas terms came in UPSC prelims a few years ago.) – PRELIMS

2. There is a news item on sex selection. Don’t just look at the SC judgment and the law mentioned, use this as a occasion to research on sex selection – definition, why it happens, effects on society, govt measures to combat it etc. – MAINS

3. There is a climate summit taking place in Marrakech, Morocco. What are the details of the summit? (Is it under UNFCCC, etc). Where is the location? (Continent, surrounding countries, water bodies etc). – PRELIMS

4. SC dismisses Jallikattu plea. What fundamental rights can be connected to such as issue? – MAINS

Alternatively, revise your notes on these issues if you have them.

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