Important Articles from The Hindu Newspaper : 2/2/2024

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Front Page

  • Puffed-up, poll-ready
  • Committee will study ‘fast population growth’ and demographic changes: FM
  • Inclusive, innovative, sign of continuity: PM


  • A touch of sun: the impact of heat events on children


  • India ‘concerned’ over allegations of UNRWA staff’s Hamas attack links
  • EU agrees on new 50 bn-euro aid package for Ukraine despite Hungary’s veto threat


  • Govt. to consolidate the demand of three Services in defence allocation
  • Biden administration notifies U.S. Congress of 31 MQ-9B UAV sale to India
  • Space gets nominal hike, likely boost for spaceflight start-ups
  • Budget for Census slashed, population count may not take place in first quarter
  • India increasing allocation for Maldives, ₹400 crore revised to ₹770.9 crore
  • Allocations for Social Justice and Tribal Affairs Ministries see a marginal increase


  • A political, feel-good statement
  • Ignoring an agricultural sector in distress
  • The problem of moving attention away from services


  • Interim Budget 2024 — in campaign mode
  • A case of capex under the ‘macroscope’

Text & Context

  • On Israel’s obligation to prevent genocide


  • Centre to develop three major economic corridorsBudget outlay for Railways up by 5.8%
  • Road sector sees a nominal hike of 2.7%
  • 60% cut in allocation for regional air connectivity scheme
  • 1 crore homes to get free power via solarisation
  • Govt. announces housing scheme for middle class
  • ASHA, anganwadi staff get health cover
  • Govt. raises Lakhpati Didi scheme target
  • Centre moots ₹1 lakh-crore corpus for R&D
  • New scheme for bio-manufacturing, bio-foundry on the cards
  • Net zero gain for MGNREGS
  • School, Higher Education Departments get more money in interim Budget
  • Fertilizer subsidy set to decline, food subsidy sees increase

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