Headlines of the Day 04-04-2024

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    SC to list pleas on verifying count in EVMs before pollsThe Hindu(Page 1)Governance (GSII)– What are electronic voting machines (EVMs)? Concerns associated with it
    – Steps taken for its mitigation
    Ahobilam templeThe Hindu(Page 5)Art and Culture (GSI)– What is the significance of the Ahobilam temple? 
    Turning the spotlight on the urban poorThe Hindu(Page 6)Economy (GSIII)
    – Who is an urban poor?
    – How is urban poverty different from rural poverty?
    – Steps taken by the government for its mitigation
    Kerala’s suit raises questions on States’ right to borrow, Centre’s power to limit
    Should State Governments borrow more?
    The Hindu(Page 6)




    The Hindu(Page 8)
    Centre-State Relations (GSII)– What are the key facts related to the Kerala-Centre dispute over States’ borrowing powers?
    – Its likely impact on the Centre-State Relations
    Smaller citizens: how to bridge the gaps in India’s education systemThe Hindu(Page 9)Education (GSII)


    – What is the current status of India’s education system?
    – Its significance, challenges and the way forward
    Nuclear power is key to development, says studyThe Hindu(Page 12)Energy (GSIII)– Why must India significantly prioritise investments in nuclear energy?
    – Challenges related to the nuclear energy and the way forward
    India rejects report on abusive conditions at shrimp hatcheriesThe Hindu(Page 12)

    Economy (GSIII) / Environment (GSIII)– How India became one of the world’s top shrimp producers?
    – What are the challenges this industry faces?
    – What more can be done?
    India among countries mulling telescopes on, around the moonThe Hindu(Page 18)S&T (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the PRATUSH radio telescope?
    – Why do scientists want to deploy telescopes on the moon?
    Genes involved in cell shape offer clues on left-handednessThe Hindu(Page 18)
    S&T (GSIII)

    – Why are some people left-handed while most are righties?
    Taiwan earthquake injuries top 1,000, hotel workers still missingIndian Express
    Indian Express(Page 12)
    Geography (GSI)


    – Taiwan earthquake: Its cause and impact
    Restricted by surrogacy laws, Indians are going abroad to become parentsIndian Express(Page 1)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is surrogacy and how is it regulated in India?
    – Concerns associated with the surrogacy laws 
    – What is the way forward?
    India’s fall in fertility rate may be a boon in disguiseIndian Express(Page 11)
    Health (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– Why is the fertility rate in India falling?
    – Its advantages and disadvantages
    At 75, NATO sees reasons to rejoice, facts suggest otherwiseIndian Express(Page 11)
    IR (GSII)– What are the key facts related to NATO?
    Risk from glacial lake floodsIndian Express(Page 12)Geography (GSI) / Environment (GSIII)– What are the risks associated with the glacial lake floods?
    On road to Viksit Bharat, India should target per capita, not aggregate, GDPIndian Express(Page 12)
    Economy (GSIII)– Why should India target per capita, not aggregate GDP?
    US and the UK sign agreement on AI safety testingIndian Express(Page 13)
    IR (GSII) / S&T (GSIII)– Recently, the US and the UK signed an agreement on AI safety testing. What is its Significance?
    Union Health Ministry launches myCGHS iOS appPIBHealth (GSII)– What are the key facts related to the ‘myCGHS iOS app’?