Headlines of the Day 08-05-2024

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    West Nile feverThe Hindu (Page 5)Health (GSII)– What is West Nile fever?
    – Its causes, symptoms and treatment
    Entry of foreign law firms in IndiaThe Hindu (Page 6)Judiciary (GSII)– How are foreign law firms regulated in India?
    – What are the benefits and risks foreign lawyers pose?
    Plastic solutionThe Hindu (Page 6)Environment (GSIII)– What are the major causes of Plastic pollution?
    – Its possible solutions
    Inheritance tax The Hindu (Page 7)

    Governance (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– What is the debate around  inheritance tax?
    – Will it help in reducing inequality?
    What high-temperature maps get wrong about heatwavesThe Hindu (Page 9)Environment (GSIII)– What are heatwaves?
    – Its causes and impacts
    – What are the challenges of predicting the heatwaves?
    Focus on mother tongue from the early stages: CBSEThe Hindu (Page10 )Governance (GSII)– Recently, CBSE has instructed all its schools to make use of educational material which will focus on learning in one’s mother tongue. What will be its impact?
    – Why learning in the mother tongue is the best start to education?
    The unseen effects of climate change on mental healthThe Hindu (Page 18)Environment (GSIII)– What is climate change and how it affects mental health?
    – What are the measures to mitigate climate change?
    India opens up investment options for Russia The Hindu IR (GSII)– How significant are India-Russia economic relations?
    – What are the regulatory and procedural changes India made that has made Russian entities investment in India easier?
    Don’t wear ironed clothes on Mondays to fight climate change, CSIR tells staffIndian Express(Page 9)

    Environment (GSIII)
    – What is the ‘Wrinkles Achche Hai‘ campaign?
    – Will it help in curbing the effects of global climate change?
    SC move to extend ambit of pregnancyIndian Express(Page 10)Governance (GSII)– Recently, SC has extended the ambit of pregnancy to include non-binary people and transgender men, among other gender identities, in addition to cisgender women. What will be its impact?
    – What is the global scenario on it?
    ECI’s letter on deep fakesIndian Express(Page 13)Governance (GSII) / S&T (GSIII)– What are deep fakes?
    – How does it impact elections?
    Egyptian-Qatari cease-fire proposalIndian Express(Page 14)IR (GSII)– What is the Egyptian-Qatari cease-fire proposal?
    – What is the stand of Hamas and Israel on it?
    electric vehicles Indian Express(Page 14)
    IR (GSII) / Environment (GSIII)

    – Why are electric vehicles at the heart of trade frictions between China and Europe?
    – What is the future of EV in India?
    pesticides in spicesIndian Express(Page 14)
    Economy (GSIII)– MDH-Everest row: FSSAI raises default limit for pesticides in spices but will that impact your health?
    – What is the MEDITECH STACKATHON 2024?
    – Its objectives
    5th Joint Group of Customs (JGC) meeting between India and Bhutan was held PIB
    IR (GSII)– What are the key highlights of the recently held 5th Joint Group of Customs (JGC) meeting between India and Bhutan?