Headlines of the Day 07-02-2024

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    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    Uttarakhand tables UCC Bill in AssemblyThe Hindu(Page 1)
    Indian Express 
    Indian Express 
    Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is Uniform Civil Code (UCC)?
    – Key provisions of the Uttarakhand UCC Bill
    ED conducts raids over MGNREGS ‘irregularities’ across Bengal districtsThe Hindu(Page 4)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is MGNREGS?
    – Its significance, concerns and the way forward
    understanding of the value of liberal arts education The Hindu(Page 6)Education (GSII)– What is liberal arts education?
    – Its significance
    The severe erosion of fiscal federalismThe Hindu(Page 7)Polity and Governance (GSII) – What is fiscal federalism?
    – Its significance for India
    – Challenges and way forward
    Maldives accelerates plan to lower dependence on IndiaThe Hindu(Page 7)IR (GSII) – Why Maldives accelerates plan to lower dependence on India? Its impact 
    – What India needs to do now?
    Understanding the delimitation exerciseThe Hindu(Page 8)Governance (GSII)– What is a delimitation exercise?
    – Key facts related to it
    Affluent among sub-castes could be omitted from quota list, observes SCThe Hindu(Page 10)

    Governance (GSII)– What does sub-castes mean?
    – Why did SC observe that affluent among sub-castes could be omitted from the quota list?
    LS passes Bill for OBC quota in J&K local bodiesThe Hindu(Page 10)Governance (GSII)
    – What are the key provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Local Bodies (Amendment) Bill, 2024?
    Modi-headed committee to meet today to select new ECThe Hindu(Page 10)
    Governance (GSII)

    – How are CEC and other ECs appointed?
    – Their roles and responsibilities
    Myanmar border will be fully fenced: Shah

    The Hindu(Page 10)IR (GSIII)– Why has the Indian government decided to construct a fence along the 1,643-kilometre border with Myanmar?
    – Its significance
    After five months of pause due to Gaza war, govt. hopes to move on the IMECThe Hindu(Page 10)

    IR (GSII)
    – What is the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC)?
    – Its significance for India 
    Lok Sabha passes anti-cheating BillThe Hindu(Page 10)
    Indian Express(Page 10)
    Governance (GSII)
    – What are the key provisions of the Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill, 2024?
    Rajya Sabha passes Bills to add PVTGs of Odisha, A.P. in ST listsThe Hindu(Page 12)

    Governance (GSII)– What are the key provisions of the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order Amendment Bill, 2024 and Constitution (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Order Amendment Bill, 2024?
    ‘Tax-to-GDP ratio to hit all-time high of 11.7% of GDP in FY25’The Hindu(Page 13)

    Economy(GSIII)– What is the Tax-to-GDP ratio?
    – Its significance
    Elections in Pakistan: the view from New Delhi as Army appears set to install Nawaz Sharif in power againIndian Express IR (GSII)
    – What is the significance of the upcoming Pakistan’s election for India?
    – Areas of cooperation and concerns between the two nations
    Atmospheric riversIndian Express Geography (GSI)– What are Atmospheric rivers?
    – Key facts related to it
    Indigenous CAR-T cell therapy now available for commercial useIndian Express(Page 1) S&T (GSIII)
    – What is CAR-T cell therapy?
    – Its significance
    Rajya Sabha passes Bill to amend Water Act,Indian Express(Page 5) Governance (GSII)


    – What are the key provisions of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Amendment Bill 2024?
    Now Indian tourists can visit Iran without visa for up to 15 daysIndian Express(Page 6) IR (GSII)– Why is Iran important for India?
    – Key areas of cooperation between the two nations
    PM inaugurates India Energy Week 2024PIBEnergy (GSIII)– What is the significance of the India Energy Week 2024?
    EdCIL Vidyanjali Scholarship ProgrammePIBGovernance (GSII)– What is EdCIL Vidyanjali Scholarship Programme?
    – Its significance
    National Means cum Merit Scholarship SchemePIB
    Governance (GSII)
    – What is the ‘National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme’?
    – Its objectives
    Impact of Operation Greens scheme under PMKSYPIBGovernance (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– What is the Operation Greens scheme?
    – Key facts related to it
    Provisions of ANRF Act comes into forcePIBS&T (GSIII)– What are the key provisions of the Anusandhan Research Foundation (ANRF) Act?
    729 districts out of 766 districts declared themselves as Manual Scavenging freePIBSocial Issues (GSI)– What is Manual Scavenging?
    – Steps taken by government for its mitigation
    Union Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur kicks off 1st BIMSTEC Aquatics ChampionshipsPIBIR (GSII)– What are the key facts related to the BIMSTEC Aquatics Championships 2024?
    Prime Minister Science, Technology & Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC)PIBGovernance (GSII)– What is the Prime Minister Science, Technology & Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC)?
    – Its significance