Headlines of the Day 08-02-2024

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    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    EC and Party SymbolsThe Hindu(Page 1)Polity and Governance (GSII)– How are election symbols allotted to political parties in India?
    – Its significance
    Mixed reactions in NE to Centre’s move to fence India-Myanmar borderThe Hindu(Page 4)IR (GSII)– Why is India fencing the border with Myanmar?
    – Its significance and challenges
    Maratha reservation issueThe Hindu(Page 4)Polity and Governance (GSII)

    – What is the Maratha reservation issue?
    – Key facts related to it
    A newly-discovered 390-year-old DeepastambhamThe Hindu(Page 5)

    Miscellaneous – What is the significance of the newly-discovered 390-year-old Deepastambham?
    Downloading child pornography is an offenceThe Hindu(Page 6)Social Issues (GSI) / Governance (GSII)– What is child pornography? Laws related to it in India
    Over 20,000 FCRA licences cancelled, most from T.N.The Hindu(Page 7Governance (GSII)
    – What is  FCRA?
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    Good Friday AgreementThe Hindu(Page 8)
    IR (GSIII)
    – What is Good Friday Agreement?
    – Its significance
    Strike a fine balance, have a just civil codeThe Hindu(Page 9)The Hindu(Page 10)Governance (GSII)– What is Uniform Civil Code?
    – Its significance, challenges and way forward
    India-China bilateral trade hit a new record in 2023, says Chinese envoyThe Hindu(Page 14)
    IR (GSII) 
    – Key facts related to India-China bilateral trade
    – What are the other areas of cooperation between the two nations?
    Soot pollutionThe Hindu(Page 20)Environment (GSIII)– What is soot pollution?
    – Its mitigation
    Enhancing retirement age for judges based on performance not practical ideaIndian Express(Page 6) 

    Judiciary (GSII)– How are judges appointed in India?
    – constitutional provisions related to their retirement age
    Bangladesh foreign minister in Delhi, meets Jaishankar, DovalIndian Express (Page 10)IR (GSII)
    – What is the current status of India-Bangladesh relations?
    – Key areas of cooperation  between the two nations
    PRITHvi VIgyan (PRITHVI) Indian Express (Page 12)Governance (GSII) / S&T (GSIII)– What is PRITHvi VIgyan (PRITHVI)?
    – Its objectives 
    deep tech and research funding Indian Express(Page 13) Governance (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– What is deep tech?
    – Why Budget plans for deep tech and research funding matter?
    three-stage Hamas ceasefire planIndian Express(Page 13) 

    IR (GSII)– What is the Israel-Hamas Conflict?
    – What is the three-stage Hamas ceasefire plan that Netanyahu rejected?
    Nai Manzil SchemePIBGovernance (GSII) – What is the Nai Manzil Scheme?
    – Its objectives
    ‘Indian Oil Market Outlook to 2030’ PIBEconomy (GSIII)– What are the key findings of the latest report ‘Indian Oil Market Outlook to 2030’?
    India’s First Hypervelocity Expansion Tunnel Test FacilityPIBS&T (GSIII)– What is the significance of India’s first Hypervelocity Expansion Tunnel Test Facility?
    ‘LNG as a Transportation Fuel in Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicle’ Report.PIBIR (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– What are the key findings of the recently released report titled ‘LNG as a Transportation Fuel in Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicle’?
    Lok Sabha passes Finance BillNews on air Governance (GSII)– What is the significance of the recently passed Finance Bill, 2024 by Lok Sabha?
    150th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada ji PIB
    History (GSI)
    – Who was Acharaya Srila Prabhupada?
    – His contributions
    BIMSTEC aquatic championshipNews on air 
    IR (GSII)– What is the BIMSTEC aquatic championship?
    – Key facts related to it