Headlines of the Day 05-04-2024

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    Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Act, 2023The Hindu(Page 1)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What are the key provisions of the Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Act, 2023?
    No need for more talks on ‘resolved’ Katchatheevu issue, says Sri Lanka
    Katchatheevu controversy: Why international agreements are best left alone in domestic politics
    The Hindu(Page 1)




    Indian Express(Page 14)
    IR (GSIII)
    – What is the Katchatheevu issue?
    – Its impact on the India-Sri Lanka relations
    Revisit these sections of the Bharatiya Nyaya SanhitaThe Hindu(Page 8)

    Polity and Governance (GSII)

    – What is Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita?
    – Its significance, concerns and the way forward
    Universities must budge on college autonomy nudgeThe Hindu(Page 8)Education (GSII)


    – Is autonomy to colleges essential for promoting innovation and enhancing academic quality?
    – Challenges associated with the autonomy of colleges
    – What is the way forward?
    Is the urban water system breaking?The Hindu(Page 9)Conservation (GSIII)– What does the ‘Bengaluru water crisis’ say about the water infrastructure in our cities?
    – What needs to be done?
    On global indices measuring democracyThe Hindu(Page 10)Polity and Governance (GSII)– How do researchers measure democracy?
    – Why does India want to make its own democracy index?
    Political parties symbolsThe Hindu(Page 10)Polity and Governance (GSII)– How are symbols allotted to political parties?
    – Its significance, concerns and the way forward
    No sanctions against India for buying, refining Russian oil, say U.S. officialsThe Hindu(Page 14)
    IR (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)

    – Recently, U.S. officials said there are no sanctions against India for buying, refining Russian oil. What does it mean for India?
    Agni-Prime ballistic missile flight-tested successfullyThe Hindu(Page 14)
    Defence (GSIII)


    – What is the significance of Agni Prime, the new-generation ballistic missile test-fired by India?
    RBI holds firm on rupee derivatives, defers rules to May 3The Hindu(Page 15)
    Economy (GSIII)– What is the Exchange Traded Currency Derivatives (ETCD)?
    – Its regulation in India
    Govt. body hikes prices of essential medicines again, says ‘it’s miniscule’The Hindu(Page 20)

    Health (GSII)

    – What are essential medicines?
    – How are they regulated in India?
    Basel III endgameThe Hindu
    IR (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– What is the ‘Basel III endgame’? 
    – Its impact 
    War in Ukraine, possible return of Trump trouble NATO as it turns 75The Hindu
    IR (GSII)– What is NATO?
    – What are the challenges it is facing currently?
    – What lies ahead?
    Prostate cancer cases in India to double by 2040, says Lancet analysisIndian Express(Page 8)
    Health (GSIII)– Prostate cancer: Its causes, symptoms and treatment
    – Its burden in India
    New map of universe may open a window to dark energyIndian Express(Page 8)S&T (GSIII)– Recently, researchers have released the “three-dimensional” map of the universe. What is its significance?
    Army inducts indigenous Akashteer systemIndian Express(Page 9)Defence (GSIII)– What is the Akashteer system?
    – Its significance 
    Before SC: Can states levy excise duty on industrial alcohol?Indian Express(Page 14)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)
    – What is industrial alcohol?
    – Can states levy excise duty on industrial alcohol?
    President launches India’s first homegrown CAR T-cell therapy for cancer treatmentPIBHealth (GSII)– What is CAR-T cell therapy?
    – Its significance