Headlines of the Day 03-05-2024

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    India protests Chinese road construction in PoK valleyThe Hindu (Page 1)IR (GSII)– Geographical facts related to Shaksgam valley
    – Why is China constructing roads in PoK valley?
    – India’s response
    Illegal mining in the Aravali range The Hindu (Page 4)Governance (GSII) / Environment (GSIII)– How illegal mining is posing threats to the Aravali range?
    – What is the recent direction of the Supreme Court related to it?
    Removing exotic plants will ensure food for wild animals, finds studyThe Hindu (Page 5)

    Environment (GSIII) – What are exotic plants?
    – Threats they pose to the wild animals
    – What needs to be done?
    The judiciary’s shadow over standard essential patentsThe Hindu (Page 8)Governance (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– What are standard essential patents (SEP)?
    – How are they regulated in India?
    Recognise ‘this leave’ as a woman’s rightThe Hindu (Page 8)
    Women Empowerment (GSI)– How menstrual leave will boost women’s rights and gender equality?
    – What is India’s stand on menstrual leave policy?
    Does PMJAY need a design change?The Hindu (Page 9)Health (GSII)– What is PMJAY?
    – Its aims and objectives
    Why are Indian spices facing the heat?The Hindu (Page 10)Economy (GSIII)– Why have countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong and the U.S. announced an investigation into possible contamination of spice mixes sold by MDH and Everest? 
    – How has the Spices Board of India responded?
    Article 361: Immunity shield until Governor in officeIndian Express(Page 1)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is Article 361?
    – Its significance
    ‘Xenophobia’ behind India and China’s economic troubles, says US President Joe BidenIndian Express(Page 8)
    IR (GSII)– What is Xenophobia?
    – Its impact
    India to host delegation from Kenya, discuss cheetah sourcingIndian Express(Page 8)
    IR (GSII) / Environment (GSIII) 
    – What is Project Cheetah? Its current status
    – What are the key areas of cooperation between India and Kenya?
    The Vishwa bandhu: India emerges as leading power Indian Express(Page 10)
    IR (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)
    – How India is making friends and influencing the world?
    – Have there been changes in India’s foreign policy?
    How to decide domestic violence damages: injury or ability to pay?Indian Express(Page 13)
    Social Issues (GSI)– What is the law on domestic violence?
    – Compensation, relief under the Domestic Violence Act
    diplomatic passportIndian Express(Page 13)
    Miscellaneous – What is a diplomatic passport? 
    – How many types of passport are there in India?
    mpox outbreakIndian Express(Page 13)
    Health (GSII)– Mpox: its causes, symptoms and treatment
    – Why Congo’s latest Mpox outbreak is concerning?
    57th Session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD57)PIBGovernance (GSII) – What are the key facts related to the 57th Session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD57)?