Headlines of the Day 08-04-2024

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    Traders rue underpriced onion exports to the UAEThe Hindu(Page 1)IR (GSII)– What are the key facts related to the onion crop?
    – Is India exporting underpriced onions to the UAE? Its impact
    Shaping India’s path to inclusive health careThe Hindu(Page 6)Health (GSII)
    – What does  inclusive health care mean?
    – Steps taken by the Indian government in this direction
    RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) outcomesThe Hindu(Page 6)Economy (GSIII)

    – What are the roles and responsibilities of the RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)?
    Gone too soon — the subject of youth suicide in IndiaThe Hindu(Page 6)Social Issues (GSI)– Why suicides in India are increasing?
    – Steps taken by the government for its mitigation
    Implementing universal health coveragePrioritising health for a sustainable futureThe Hindu(Page 7)

    The Hindu(Page 7)
    Health (GSII)
    – What is Universal Health Coverage (UHC)?
    – Its significance, challenges and the way forward
    What would be the impact of the Baltimore bridge collapse?The Hindu(Page 8)
    Places in news (GSI) / IR (GSII)– Baltimore bridge collapse: Key facts related to it
    Semiconductor chipThe Hindu(Page 9)Economy (GSIII) / S&T (GSIII)– What are semiconductor chips, and what do they do?
    ‘Sri Lankan PM Sirima’s call to Indira Gandhi in 1974 saved the Katchatheevu talks from getting derailed’The Hindu(Page 12)IR (GSII)– What is the Katchatheevu issue?
    – Its impact on India-Sri Lanka relations
    ‘Unnecessarily complex’ GST needs urgent reform: KelkarThe Hindu(Page 12)
    Economy (GSIII)


    – What is the Goods and Services Tax (GST)?
    – Its advantages, disadvantages and the way forward
    ‘U.S., Britain, Australia mulling expansion of AUKUS security pact to counter China’The Hindu(Page 14)

    IR (GSII)– What is the Aukus alliance?
    – Why does the alliance want to expand its number of members?
    Biology of skin colour The Hindu(Page 18)S&T (GSIII)– How advances in genomics are improving our understanding of skin pigmentation?
    Gape limitationThe Hindu(Page 18)Environment (GSIII)– What is the  ‘gape limitation’?
    – Its significance
    Right against adverse effects of climate change part of rights to life, equality: SCIndian Express(Page 1)Polity and Governance (GSII)– Recently, the Supreme Court has expanded the scope of Articles 14 and 21 to include the “right against the adverse effects of climate change”. What will be its significance?
    PC imports rose amid licence uncertainty, China’s share spiked after plan scrappedIndian Express(Page 1)
    IR (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– Why does India majorly import laptops and personal computers (PCs) from China?
    – Its implications
    Gagan Shakti-2024Indian Express(Page 1)Defence (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the Gagan Shakti-2024?
    ‘Satpula’ (seven-arched bridge)Indian Express(Page 4)History (GSI)– What are the key facts related to the ‘Satpula’ (seven-arched bridge)?
    For peace, Myanmar needs outside help. Friends, including India, must step inIndian Express(Page 8)
    IR (GSII)– What’s going on in Myanmar and why it matters to India?
    – What can India do to move Myanmar away from violence?
    Artistes are misreading the threats AI poses — to art, livelihood, lifeIndian Express(Page 9 )
    S&T (GSIII)– Does AI pose threats to art, livelihood and life?
    – What is the way forward?
    India Out campaign in Bangladesh: Can Dhaka afford to sever trade ties with Delhi?Indian Express(Page 9 )
    IR (GSII)– What is the India Out campaign in Bangladesh?
    – Its likely implications on the relations between India and Bangladesh
    K Kavitha’s bail plea: Does PMLA’s bail concession for women also apply to ‘women with agency’?Indian Express(Page 11 )
    Money Laundering (GSIII)– What is the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)?
    – Does PMLA’s bail concession for women also apply to ‘women with agency’?
    Total solar eclipseIndian Express(Page 11 )S&T (GSIII)– What is a total solar eclipse and why is it so rare?
    Parivartan ChintanPIBDefence (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the Parivartan Chintan?