Headlines of the day 01-09-2023

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    India’s GDP grew by 7.8% in first quarter

    The Hindu: (Page 1)

    Economy 

    • India’s economy grew 7.8% in the first quarter. 
    • Its reasons and significance

    Rule 19A of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules 1957

    The Hindu:

    (Page 12)

    Economy

    • What is Rule 19A of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules 1957?
    • What did the OCCRP investigation find? Its Impact

    Ravi Kannan wins 2023 Ramon Magsaysay award

    The Hindu: (Page 16)

    Miscellaneous

    • Who is Ravi Kannan?
    • What is the significance of the Ramon Magsaysay award?

    Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) 

    The Hindu:

    (Page 18)

    Economy

    • What is the ‘Open Network for Digital Commerce’?
    • How does the ONDC intend to achieve a level-playing field for online sellers?

    Driest August, but near normal rainfall likely in September, says IMD

    Indian Express : (Page 9)

    Geography 

    • Why was August the driest month since 1901?
    • Its Impact

    BRICS expansion

    Indian Express : (Page 15)

    IR

    • BRICS is bigger now. Is it better too?

    Haryana’s Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP)

    Indian Express : (Page 15) 

    Polity and Governance

    • What is Haryana’s Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP)?
    • Why has the Opposition criticised it?

    Kokborok language

    Indian Express :

    (Page 15)

    Society

    • What is the significance of the Kokborok language?

    Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti

    PIB 

    History 

    • What are the contributions of the Sree Narayana Guru?

    ASI to launch “Adopt a Heritage 2.0” Programme 

    PIB 

    Polity and Governance

    • What is the  “Adopt a Heritage 2.0” Programme? 
    • Its Significance

    Innovative Waterbody Management Project “TAMARA”

    PIB 

    Polity and Governance

    • What is the Innovative Waterbody Management Project “TAMARA”?