Headlines of the Day 07-05-2024

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    Hamas accepts ceasefire proposal by Egypt, QatarThe Hindu (Page 1)IR (GSII)– What is the Egyptian-Qatari ceasefire proposal that Hamas has accepted?
    – What is Israel’s stand on it?
    – Will it end the conflict?
    A half-hearted climate change verdictThe Hindu (Page 6)Governance (GSII) / Environment (GSIII) – What is the significance of the Supreme Court’s verdict in the M K Ranjitsinh & Ors. v. Union of India & Ors Case?
    Getting to a new level in India’s online gaming sectorThe Hindu (Page 6)

    Governance (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)
    – How is the online gaming industry regulated in India?
    – How much does it contribute to the Indian economy? 
    – Challenges this sector faces
    – Way forward
    India’s press freedom has rapidly declined in recent yearsThe Hindu (Page 7)

    Governance (GSII)– What are the key findings of the World Press Freedom Index 2024?
    – What is India’s performance in the recent past?
    Carbon farmingThe Hindu (Page 8)Environment (GSIII)– What is carbon farming?
    – Its advantages, challenges and the way forward
    Understanding the science behind magnetic resonance imagingThe Hindu (Page9 )S&T (GSIII)– What is magnetic resonance imaging?
    – How does it work?
    – Its pros and cons
    Sri Lanka’s new visa issuing systemThe Hindu (Page 14 )IR (GSII)
    – What is Sri Lanka’s new visa issuing system?
    – Why is it facing backlash?
    A mouth bacteria has starring role in colorectal cancer: studyThe Hindu (Page 18 )S&T (GSIII)– What is Colorectal Cancer? 
    – Its causes, symptoms and treatment
    Orangutan used plant to treat wound, scientists sayThe Hindu (Page 18 )Species (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the orangutan?
    ‘Market-based schemes not reducing deforestation, poverty’The Hindu Environment (GSIII)– What are carbon offsets and deforestation-free certification schemes?
    – How far it succeeded in protecting trees or alleviating poverty?
    Telecom PolicyIndian Express(Page 11)Governance (GSII)/Economy (GSIII)– What is India’s Policy for the telecom sector?
    – Why spectrum allocation, tech policy must not be a matter of courts?
    Boeing’s Starliner Indian Express(Page 13)S&T (GSIII)– Why is the launch of Boeing’s Starliner significant?
    History of Religion based reservation Indian Express(Page 13)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is the debate around the  religion based reservation?
    – Is religion based reservation against the constitution of India?
    4th Session of India-Ghana Joint Trade Committee held in AccraPIBIR (GSII)– What are the key highlights of the 4th session of India-Ghana Joint Trade Committee held in Accra?
    first President of GST Appellate TribunalPIBEconomy (GSIII)– What is the GST Appellate Tribunal (GSTAT)?
    – Its significance