Headlines of the Day 01-04-2024

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    Cong. ‘callously’ gave away Katchatheevu to Sri Lanka in 1974, says Prime MinisterThe Hindu(Page 1)IR (GSII) / Geography (GSI)

    – What are the key facts related to Katchatheevu island?
    Infrastructure, connectivity along LAC in ArunachalThe Hindu(Page 4)Economy (GSIII) / Defence (GSIII)– Why is the government ramping up border infrastructure particularly in the northeastern region?
    – Its significance
    Genetic profilingThe Hindu(Page 5)
    Science and Tech (GSIII)– What is genetic profiling?
    – Genetic profiling of captive jumbos of Kerala to begin soon, what will be its significance?
    The ART of India’s HIV/AIDS responseThe Hindu(Page 6)
    Health (GSII)
    – What is HIV/AIDS?
    – Steps taken by Indian government towards its mitigation
    The Finance Commission and public finance in KeralaThe Hindu(Page 6)Polity and Governance (GSII)
    – Why do asymmetric fiscal rules require wider discussion and debate?
    – Why did Kerala file a suit in the Supreme Court of India against the Centre’s decision on the net borrowing ceiling of States? 
    Workers, not tech, should be state’s priority: MGNREGS The Hindu(Page 7)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is MGNREGS?
    – Its aims and objectives
    President Murmu confers Bharat Ratna on L.K. AdvaniThe Hindu(Page 10)
    Miscellaneous 

    – What are the key facts related to the Bharat Ratna Awards?
    A record 60 traditional products from across India granted GI tagThe Hindu(Page 12)

    Intellectual Property Rights (GSIII)– What is a GI tag?
    – Its significance
    Russia’s invasion impaired scientists’ ability to collect climate dataThe Hindu(Page 18)

    IR (GSII) / Environment (GSIII)– How Russia’s invasion is impacting scientists’ ability to collect climate data?
    – What needs to be done?
    Punnett squareThe Hindu(Page 18)Environment (GSIII)– What is Punnett Square?
    – Its significance
    ELI projectThe HinduS&T (GSIII)– What is the ELI project?
    – Its significance
    Electoral bond scheme Indian Express(Page 7)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is an electoral bond scheme?
    – Why did the Supreme Court strike down the Electoral Bonds Scheme?
    Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016Indian Express(Page 13)
    Governance (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)
    – What is the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016?
    – Its significance, concerns and the way forward
    Remembering Vaikom satyagraha, a 100 years laterIndian Express(Page 15)
    History (GSI)– What was the Vaikom satyagraha?
    – Its significance
    India’s trade reliance on China and EU rising: UN trade bodyIndian Express(Page 17)
    Economy (GSIII)– Why is India’s trade reliance on China and the European Union rising?
    – Its impact
    Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)Indian Express(Page 17)
    Economy (GSIII)
    – What are the roles and responsibilities of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)?
    International Year of Millets 2023PIBEconomy (GSIII)
    – What are the key facts related to the International Year of Millets (IYM) 2023?
    festival of EasterNews on air Culture (GSI)– What is the significance of the Easter festival?