Headlines of the Day 04-1-2024

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    PIB, The Hindu, Indian Express, Mint, AIR

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    ‘Nritya Kalanidhi’ awardThe Hindu: (Page3)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is the ‘Nritya Kalanidhi’ award?
    – Its significance
    Caste discrimination in prisons needs to be addressed, says SCThe Hindu: (Page4)Polity and Governance (GSII)

    – What is the current status of Indian prisons?
    – Issues faced by the prisoners. Steps taken 
    ‘50% of cybercrime plaints originate in China, pockets of Cambodia and Myanmar’The Hindu: (Page4)Cyber Security (GSIII)– What is cybercrime? Key facts related to it
    – How are cybercrimes regulated in India?
    PM launches Internet cable project in LakshadweepThe Hindu: (Page 5)Economy (GSIII)– What is the Kochi-Lakshadweep Islands Submarine Optical Fiber Connection (KLI – SOFC) project?
    – Its significance 
    Antibiotics The Hindu: (Page 6)Health (GSII)– What are antibiotics?
    – What are its Pros & Cons? 
    SpaceX’s Falcon-9 to launch India’s GSAT-20The Hindu: (Page 6)Space (GSIII)
    – What is GSAT-20?
    – Its objectives
    six space missions to be excited for in 2024The Hindu: (Page 7)Space (GSIII)

    – What are the major space missions in 2024?
    – Key facts related to it
    I-T searches, a form of extra-constitutional powerThe Hindu: (Page 8)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)– What does extra-constitutional power mean?
    – What is Section 132 of the Income Tax Act, 1961? Its significance and criticism
    The blood management system needs a fresh infusionThe Hindu: (Page 8)

    Health (GSII)– What is the blood management system in India?
    – Issue related to blood shortage
    – What needs to be done?
    The dispute on India’s debt burdenThe Hindu: (Page 9)Economy (GSIII)– What is India’s debt burden?
    – Its impact
    Understanding the peace pact with ULFA

    The Hindu: (Page 10)Polity and Governance (GSII)– How did the United Liberation Front of Asom come into being? What were its initial demands?
    – What is the significance of the ULFA Peace Accord?
    Upskilling of rural youthThe Hindu: (Page 10)Economy (GSIII)

    – What does upskilling mean?
    – Why is upskilling necessary for the rural youth?
    Bab el-MandebThe Hindu: (Page 12)Places in news (GSI)– What is the strategic importance of the Bab el-Mandeb?
    Buxa National ParkIndian Express (Page 1)Environment  (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to Buxa National Park?
    Manufacturing and service sector modelsIndian Express (Page8)Economy (GSIII)– What are manufacturing and service sector models?
    – What is India’s way forward: Services or manufacturing?
    central armed police forcesIndian Express (Page 9)Defence (GSIII)– What are the central armed police forces?
    – Their significance
    – Issues faced by them
    – What needs to be done?
    cyber kidnappingIndian Express (Page 10)Cyber Crime(GSIII)– What is cyber kidnapping?
    – How does it work? 
    VVPATsIndian Express (Page 10)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What are VVPATs?
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    How direct benefit (cash) transfer (or DBT) scheme  worksIndian Express (Page 10)Governance (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– How does a direct benefit (cash) transfer (or DBT) scheme  work?
    – Why do politicians rush to give direct benefits (cash) to the poor?
    Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)Indian Express (Page 10)S&T (GSIII)– What is the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)?
    – Why has the Indian Science Congress been postponed?
    ‘SMART 2.0’ launchedPIBHealth (GSII)– What is the ‘SMART 2.0’ (Scope for Mainstreaming Ayurveda Research among Teaching professionals) program?
    – Its objectives
    Danger of cheap goods invading Indian marketsIndian Express (Page 11)
    Economy (GSIII)
    – What are quality control orders (QCOs)?
    – What are the dangers of the cheap goods invading Indian markets?
    Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP)PIBEconomy (GSIII)
    – What is the Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP)?
    – Its significance
    Development and Reporting of “Green Cover Index”PIBEnvironment  (GSIII)
    – What is the “Green Cover Index”?
    – Its significance
    World Braille DayPIBMiscellaneous – What is World Braille Day?
    – Its importance