Headlines of the Day 01-1-2024

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    PIB, The Hindu, Indian Express, Mint, AIR

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    Maersk Hangzhou,The Hindu: (Page1)
    Miscellaneous – What is Maersk Hangzhou?
    – Who is attacking ships in the Red Sea?
    – Strategic importance of the Red Sea
    Aadhaar-linked pay made mandatory for MGNREGS workersThe Hindu: (Page1)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is MGNREGS?
    – Its objectives, significance, criticism and the way forward
    Government appoints Arvind Panagariya as sixteenth Finance Commission chiefThe Hindu: (Page1)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is the Finance Commission?
    – Its objectives and the significance 
    Trajectory of geopolitics in the next 12 monthsThe Hindu: (Page 8)Governance (GSII) / IR (GSII)– What is geopolitics?
    – Its trajectory in the next 12 months
    Floods and a ‘preventive measure’ that needs reviewThe Hindu: (Page 8)
    Disaster Management (GSIII)– Flood: its definition,  types & causes
    – What is India’s flood management policy?
    The rise of AI chatbots in India’s banking sectorThe Hindu: (Page 9)S&T (GSIII) / Economy (GSIII) – What are AI chatbots?
    – Its significance for India’s banking sector
    Broadcasting Services (Regulation) Bill The Hindu: (Page 10)

    Polity and Governance (GSII)

    – What are the key features of the draft Broadcasting Services (Regulation) Bill, 2023
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    ‘NIA achieved conviction rate of 94.7% in 2023’The Hindu: (Page 12)Security Agencies (GSIII)
    – What are the roles and functioning of the National Investigation Agency?
    – What is the difference between the NIA and CBI?
    Supreme Court Vidhik Anuvaad Software (SUVAS).The Hindu: (Page 12)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is the Supreme Court Vidhik Anuvaad Software (SUVAS)?
    – Its significance
    Aromatic crops and floriculture The Hindu: (Page 14)Economy (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the Lemongrass and mint?
    – Its significance for tribal communities
    Pendency down, but petitioners disappointed in many casesThe Hindu: (Page 14)

    Polity and Governance (GSII)– What are the main reasons for the pendency of court cases in India? Its impact
    – How to lighten the court’s load?
    Sovereign Gold Bonds
    The Hindu: (Page 15)Economy (GSIII)

    – What are the Sovereign Gold Bonds?
    – Its advantages and disadvantages
    Personal genome sequencing The Hindu: (Page 20)S&T (GSIII)– What is Personal genome sequencing?
    – Its significance
    XPoSat: ISRO’s X-ray eye in the skyThe Hindu: (Page 20)S&T (GSIII)– What is XPoSat mission?
    – Its Objectives
    Delhi Arogya Kosh schemeIndian Express (Page 3)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What are the aims and objectives of the Delhi Arogya Kosh scheme?
    Centre bans Muslim League Jammu & Kashmir Masarat Alam faction for 5 years under UAPAIndian Express (Page 5)
    Internal Security (GSIII) 
    – What is Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act?
    – Why Centre banned Muslim League Jammu & Kashmir Masarat Alam faction for 5 years under UAPA?
    wolvesIndian Express (Page 7)Species (GSIII) 
    – What are the key facts related to wolves?
    Red Sea and Panama Canal Indian Express (Page 10)IR (GSII) – What do the ongoing Red Sea and Panama Canal crisis mean for world trade?
    PM Modi visits 10th crore beneficiary of Ujjwala schemePIBHealth (GSII) / Environment (GSIII)– What is the Ujjwala scheme?
    – Its aims and objectives 
    Sagar Parikrama PIBEconomy (GSIII)– What is Sagar Parikrama?
    – Its objectives 
    Desert Cyclone 2024AirDefence (GSIII)– What is the significance of the ‘Desert Cyclone 2024’ Exercise?
    Three-day National Street Food Festival 2023 concludesAirMiscellaneous – What is the National Street Food Festival 2023?
    – Its significance
    UNSC adopts resolution on humanitarian situation in AfghanistanAirIR (GSII)– The UNSC adopted a resolution on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. 
    – Its significance