Headlines of the Day 08-12-2023

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    PIB, The Hindu, Indian Express, Mint, AIR

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    SantiniketanThe Hindu: (Page 1)History (GSI)– What is Santiniketan?
    – Its history and significance
    Hatti community and The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Second Amendment) Act, 2023The Hindu: (Page 5)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)
    – Who are the Hattis of Himachal Pradesh?
    – What are the key provisions of the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Second Amendment) Act, 2023?
    Central Universities (Amendment) Bill The Hindu: (Page 8)Polity and Governance (GSII)

    – What are the key provisions of the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill?
    Reservation policy need not be followed, merit must be sole criterion for appointment of law officers: HCThe Hindu: (Page 8)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is the reservation policy?- Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    India’s growing neighbourhood dilemmasThe Hindu: (Page 12)IR (GSII)– Why is India’s neighbourhood dilemma growing?
    – What can be done?
    Regulating deepfakes and AI in IndiaThe Hindu: (Page 14)S&T (GSIII)– What are deepfakes?
    – How is it regulated in India?
    LS to take up Ethics panel report recommending Mahua’s expulsionThe Hindu: (Page 17)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)


    – Lok Sabha’s Ethics Committee: its history, constitution and members
    Section 6A of the Citizenship Act, 1955The Hindu: (Page 18)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is Section 6A of the Citizenship Act, 1955?
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    SC makes video on Kesavananda Bharati judgment availableThe Hindu: (Page 18)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)
    – What is the significance of the Kesavananda Bharati judgment?
    Textile industry crisis looms large as demand hits a lowThe Hindu: (Page 19)Economy (GSIII)

    – What is Textile?
    – What are the major problems of the textile industry?
    – What can be done?
    Centre directs sugar mills, distilleries not to use cane juice, syrup to make ethanolThe Hindu: (Page 19)

    Economy / Environment (GSIII)– What is ethanol?
    – How is it regulated in India?
    Italy pulls out of BRI pactThe Hindu: (Page 20)IR (GSII)– What is the Belt and Road Initiative?
    – Why has Italy withdrawn from it?
    Improved drug regimens for TB The Hindu: (Page 24)Health (GSII)
    – Tuberculosis (TB): Its Causes, Symptoms and  Treatment
    Russia, Saudi Arabia urge all OPEC+ nations to join oil output cuts ‘for the good of global economy’Indian Express IR (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)


    – What is OPEC+?
    – Its history and significance
    Maratha quotaIndian Express (Page 1)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is the Maratha quota issue? 
    Asola Bhatti Wildlife SanctuaryIndian Express (Page 4)Environment (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary?
    13.5 cr people moved out of multidimensional poverty in 5 yearsIndian Express (Page 5)Economy(GSIII)– What is multidimensional poverty?
    – Steps taken by the government for its mitigation
    vacancies in the judiciaryIndian Express (Page 5)Polity and Governance (GSII)– How are judges appointed in India?
    – What are the reasons for the vacancies in the judiciary?
    State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF)Indian Express (Page 8)Polity and Governance (GSII)
    – What is the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF)?
    – Its significance
    G7 nations bans import of Russian rough diamondsIndian Express (Page 10)IR (GSII)– What are G7 nations?
    – Why has it banned the import of Russian rough diamonds?
    COP28 Indian Express (Page 12)Environment (GSIII)– What is the significance of the COP28?
    Google GeminiIndian Express (Page 14)S&T (GSIII)
    – What is Google Gemini?
    – Its significance
    India-Italy tiesIndian Express (Page 14)IR (GSII)– What is the current status of India-Italy ties?
    – Key areas of cooperation between the two nations
    Article 99 of the UN CharterIndian Express (Page 14)IR (GSII)– What is Article 99 of the UN Charter?
    – Its significance
    Critical MineralsIndian Express (Page 14)Economy (GSIII)
    – What are critical minerals?
    – Its importance
    Hanukkah PIBCulture (GSI)– What is Hanukkah?
    – Its significance
    Adopt a Heritage 2.0” programmePIBCulture (GSI) / Governance (GSII)– What are the aims and objectives of the Adopt a Heritage 2.0” programme?
    Ministry of Culture launched Mera Gaon Meri Dharohar ProjectPIBCulture (GSI) / Governance (GSII)
    – What is Mera Gaon Meri Dharohar Project?
    – Its objectives
    Agni-1’PIBDefense (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to Short-Range Ballistic Missile ‘Agni-1’?
    Global Partnership on Artificial IntelligencePIBIR / S&T– What is the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence?
    – Its significance
    Government’s approach for reducing use of fossil fuelsPIBEnvironment (GSIII)
    – What are fossil fuels?
    – What is the Government’s approach for reducing the use of fossil fuels?
    first-ever Khelo India Para GamesPIBMiscellaneous – What is the Khelo India Para Games?
    – Its significance