Headlines of the day 08-06-2023

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    Union Health Minister releases fifth State Food Safety Index

    AIR

    GS-3/Eco

    • 5th State Food Safety Index (SFSI) released
    • Rapid Food Testing Kit (RAFT) portal unveiled

    India has emerged as the 2nd Largest Producer of Crude Steel in the world

    PIB

    GS-3/Eco

    • India is 2nd Largest Producer of Crude Steel in the world
    • National Steel Policy 2017 (NSP 2017
    • End-of-life vehicles (ELVs) 

    Mission on Advanced and High-Impact Research (MAHIR) launched

    PIB

    GS-3/Eco

    • What is MAHIR (Mission on Advanced and High-impact Research)?
    • Its Objective, Duration and Funding

    Union Cabinet approves continuation of Central Sector Scheme of ‘Exploration of Coal and Lignite Scheme’

    PIB

    GS-3/Eco

    • Exploration of Coal and Lignite Scheme
    • Under this scheme, exploration for Coal and Lignite is conducted in two broad stages

    NCPCR launches National Campaign “Addiction Free Amrit Kaal”

    PIB

    GS-2/Health

    • National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) 
    • NCPCR launched National Campaign “Addiction Free Amrit Kaal”

    CCEA approved an increase in Minimum Support Price for all mandated Kharif Crops for Marketing Season 2023-24

    PIB

    GS-3/Eco

    • What is the minimum support price for crops?
    • How are they decided?

    Sedition — illogical equation of government with state

    The Hindu 

    Page -6

    GS-2/Polity

    • What is the Sedition Law – Section 124A of IPC?
    • ‘Kedarnath’ and constitutionality of sedition

    What will it take for an Indian city to become low carbon?

    The Hindu Page 8

    GS-3/Envt

    • What is the sector-coupling approach? 
    • How do strategies to mitigate excessive energy use change with different kinds of cities?

    How KFON aims to bridge the digital divide in Kerala

    The Hindu Page 8

    GS-3/Science

    • What is Kerala Fibre Optic Network (KFON)?

    India-U.S. launch dialogue on strategic trade, seek to tighten export controls

    The Hindu Page 10

    GS-2/IR

    • India and the U.S. pledged to streamline their export control regimes for critical technologies 
    • India-US initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET)

    DPSU MDL and German TKMS team up to bid for Navy’s mega submarine deal

    The Hindu Page 12

    GS-3/Security

    • MDL and Germany sign MOU for Project-75I
    • Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd. (MDL) is a PSU managed by the Ministry of Defence

    NATO allies prepare unprecedented air deployment exercise over Europe in show of force to Russia

    The Hindu Page 13

    GS-2/IR; GS-3/Security

    • Germany to host The Air Defender 23 exercise
    • What is the working of NATO?

    In a first, scientists X-ray a single atom

    The Hindu Page 18

    GS-3/Science

    • What is X-ray and its working?

    BSNL revival: Cabinet allocates Rs 89,000 crore for 4G, 5G spectrum

    Ind Exp Page 15

    GS-3/Science

    • Union Cabinet approved the third revival package for BSNL with the total outlay of Rs. 89,047 crore.