Headlines of the Day 02-4-2024

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    Centre and Congress spar over Katchatheevu issueThe Hindu(Page 1)
    The Hindu(Page 6)
    IR (GSII) / Geography (GSI)
    – What are the key facts related to Katchatheevu island?
    SC refers Kerala govt.’s suit on net borrowing cap to five-judge BenchThe Hindu(Page 5)
    Indian Express(Page 7)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)

    – What is the Kerala government’s borrowing cap suit?
    – What is its possible impact?
    The PMLA — a law that has lost its wayThe Hindu(Page 6)
    Economy (GSIII) /Internal Security (GSIII)– What is the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)?
    – Its significance, concerns and the way forward
    AI in elections, the good, the bad and the uglyThe Hindu(Page 6)Polity and Governance (GSII) / S&T (GSIII)– How Artificial Intelligence Influences Elections, and What needs to be done?
    India’s solar industryThe Hindu(Page 6)Environment (GSIII)
    – How big is India’s solar industry? 
    – Challenges it faces
    – What needs to be done?
    A speech that put India on the global stageThe Hindu(Page 7)Post Independence History (GSI) / Energy (GSIII)– What is India’s Nuclear Policy?
    – Its significance
    Cesarean section (C-section)The Hindu(Page 7)
    Health(GSII)

    – What is a cesarean section (C-section)?
    – Its significance
    Ladakh’s protest; a hunger for justiceThe Hindu(Page 8)Governance (GSII)– How has the formation of UTs affected the decision-making powers of Ladakh?
    – What are the pressures on local resources?
    EVM and VVPAT The Hindu(Page 12)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is EVM and VVPAT?
    – Its significance
    Team led by PRL Ahmedabad finds ozone on Jupiter’s moonThe Hindu(Page 18)

    S&T (GSIII)– Is ozone present on Jupiter’s moon?- What is the importance of ozone?
    Asia’s 2024 growth: World BankThe Hindu

    International Reports (GSII)– What does the newly released report of the World Bank say about Asian economies?
    ‘Havana Syndrome’ linked to Russian intelligence: reportThe Hindu


    S&T (GSIII)– What is ‘Havana Syndrome’?
    – Its impact
    Unregulated soil extraction Indian Express(Page 9)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)
    – Why Supreme Court barred unregulated soil extraction for linear projects?
    – Its impact
    RBI at 90: Snapshots from historyIndian Express(Page 9)Economy (GSIII)– What are the roles and responsibilities of RBI?
    Kodaikanal Solar ObservatoryIndian Express(Page 9)Science and Tech (GSIII)
    – What is the significance of the Kodaikanal Solar Observatory?
    Demand for guaranteed MSP Indian Express (Page 11)
    Economy (GSIII)– Is legal assurance of MSP for farmers viable? What are its implications?
    India’s trade reliance on China and EU rising: UN trade bodyIndian Express(Page 13)Economy (GSIII) / IR (GSII)
    – Why India’s trade reliance on China and the European Union is rising?
    – Its impact
    India’s Coal And Lignite Production Hits All-Time High Of Over 1 Billion Tonnes For Financial Year 2023-24AirEconomy(GSIII– Key facts related to India’s Coal And Lignite Production
    SCORES 2.0.AirEconomy(GSIII– Recently Sebi launched SCORES 2.0, What is its significance?