Headlines of the Day 05-02-2024

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    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    MLAs return as Champai govt. faces floor test todayThe Hindu(Page 1)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)
    – What is the floor test?
    – Key facts related to it 
    Uniform Civil Code draft gets Uttarakhand Cabinet nodThe Hindu(Page 4)

    The Hindu(Page 8)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)
    – What is Uniform Civil Code?
    – Its constitutional provisions and significance
    The path towards a pluralist civil societyThe Hindu(Page 6)Governance (GSII)– What does pluralist civil society mean?
    – Its advantages and disadvantages
    Centre’s solar initiativeThe Hindu(Page 6)Energy (GSIII)– What is the rooftop solar programme of the Central government?
    – Its significance
    Holding Israel accountableThe Hindu(Page 7)IR (GSII)– Has Israel violated the provisions of the Genocide Convention in its ongoing military campaign in Gaza? 
    – What lies ahead?
    Panchayats earn only 1% of their revenue through taxesThe Hindu(Page 7)Governance (GSII)

    – What are the Panchayati Raj Institutions?
    – Its significance and challenges 
    Personally Identifiable Information (PII)The Hindu(Page 9)Governance (GSII) / Computers (GSIII)– What is Personally Identifiable Information (PII)?
    – What are the risks of PII exposure? Its mitigation
    ErgosphereThe Hindu(Page 18)Space (GSIII)– What is the Ergosphere?
    – Key facts related to it
    Dhanauri WetlandIndian Express(Page 4)
    Environment (GSIII)– What is the Wetland?
    – Key facts related to Dhanauri Wetland
    CBI faces 23% manpower shortage, over 1,000 cases pending: GovtIndian Express(Page 6)
    Security Agency (GSIII) – What are the roles and responsibilities of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)?
    – Challenges it faces and way forward
    Interim Budget Indian Express(Page 11)Economy (GSIII)– What is the Interim Budget?
    – Key highlights of Interim Budget 2024-25 
    Disinvestment acea for fiscal deficitIndian Express(Page 13)

    Economy (GSIII)

    – What does Disinvestment means?
    – Why is Disinvestment not a panacea for fiscal deficit?
    Use of tech, AI aiding direct tax compliance, says CBDT ChairmanIndian Express(Page 13)Economy (GSIII) / S&T (GSIII)– What are direct taxes?
    – How use of tech, AI can aid direct tax compliance?
    Three ways to deal with the high govt debtIndian Express(Page 12)Economy (GSIII)

    – What does government debt mean?
    – What are the ways for its mitigation?
    How to restore WTO’s authorityIndian Express(Page 10)IR(GSII)/Economy(GSIII)– What is the World Trade Organisation (WTO)?
    – Its significance, challenges and the way forward
    Shri S N Goenka’s 100th birth anniversaryPIBMiscellaneous – Who is Acharya Goenka?
    – His contributions
    National Arogya Fair PIBHealth (GSII)– What is the significance of the National Arogya Fair?
    VyommitraPIBSpace (GSIII)– Who is Vyommitra?
    – Its significance for “Gaganyaan” mission
    INS SandhayakPIBDefence (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the INS Sandhayak?
    India formally launches UPI at iconic Eiffel Tower in ParisAIREconomy (GSIII)– What is Unified Payments Interface (UPI)?
    – Which countries are using UPI?
    World Cancer DayAIRHealth (GSII)– World Cancer Day: Its history and significance