Headlines of the day 08-07-2023

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    Performance Grading Index 2.0

    BS

    Education

    • What are the key findings of Performance Grading Index 2.0?

    Defamation Case

    The Hindu Page 1

    Polity

    • What is defamation?
    • “Subramanian Swamy vs Union of India” (2016)

    K.M.V. Namboothiri passed away

    The Hindu Page 5

    Culture

    • Who was K.M.V. Namboothiri?
    • His contributions

    UCC and impact on Tribals

    The Hindu Page 7

    Polity 

    • What is Uniform Civil Code?
    • Its impact on Tribals

    Gita Press: Gandhi Peace Prize

    The Hindu Page 8

    Culture

    • What are the contributions of Gita Press?
    • Gandhi Peace Prize for 2021 

    PM lays foundation stone of multiple development projects in Uttar Pradesh & Chhattisgarh

    PIB 

    Economy

    • Why is the government ramping up infra projects in Uttar Pradesh & Chhattisgarh?
    • Its Significance

    U.S. will provide cluster munitions to Ukraine 

    The Hindu Page 11

    Security 

    • What are cluster bombs? 
    • Convention on Cluster Munitions

    IT (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Amendment Rules, 2023

    The Hindu Page 10

    Polity

    • What are key provisions of IT (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Amendment Rules, 2023?
    • Its significance and criticism

    Amazon deforestation rates have fallen

    Indian Express

    Geography/Envmt

    • What is the significance of Amazon rainforest?
    • Which are the countries that shares the Amazon basin?

    National Anthem: Supreme court rulings

    Indian Express

    Polity

    • Standing up for National Anthem
    • What the Supreme Court has ruled?

    Tomato mosaic virus (ToMV) and Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV)

    Indian Express

    Economy

    • What is CMV and ToMV? 
    • The two ‘mosaic’ viruses that hit tomato crop in Maharashtra and Karnataka

    Ambergris found in dead whale

    Indian Express

    Envmt

    • Ambergris worth Rs 4 crore found in dead whale 
    • What is this rare substance, how it’s used?

    Gati Shakti Portal

    The Hindu Page 12

    Economy

    • What is Gati Shakti Portal?
    • Its significance

    67th convention of Travel Agents Association of India

    The Hindu Page 11

    Economy

    • 67th convention of Travel Agents Association of India inaugurated in Colombo
    •  What are its key highlights