Headlines of the Day 09-02-2024

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    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    Charting a path for the population committee

    The Hindu(Page 10)Population Associated Issues (GSI) / Governance (GSII)– Recently, the government has announced to form a “high power Committee” which will look into the “challenges arising from fast population growth and demographic changes”. What will be its significance?
    Uniform Civil Code (UCC) The Hindu(Page 10)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)

    – What is the Uniform Civil Code (UCC)?
    – Its significance, challenges and the way forward
    R&D spend — golden intervention or smoke and mirrorsThe Hindu(Page 10)

    Polity and Governance (GSII)

    – How much does India spend on R&D?
    – What more needs to be done?
    Should coaching be restricted to those above 16 years?The Hindu(Page 11)

    Education (GSII)– What are the new guidelines for the regulation of coaching centres?
    – Its significance, challenges and the way forward
    The Paytm Payments Bank debacleThe Hindu(Page 12)Economy (GSIII)– Why has the apex banking regulator penalised Paytm Payments Bank Ltd? 
    – How is it going to affect the services of the fintech company? 
    What are the regulations with respect to rice prices?The Hindu(Page 12)

    Economy (GSIII)


    – Why are rice prices increasing?
    – What are the measures the government is taking to bring down the increasing price of rice?
    Centre to scrap Free Movement Regime with Myanmar, says ShahThe Hindu(Page 14)
    IR (GSII)
    – What is the Free Movement Regime?
    – Key facts related to it
    Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project (KMTTP)The Hindu(Page 14)IR (GSII)

    – What is Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project (KMTTP)?
    – Its significance for India
    Low Budget outlay hurting MGNREGS, says House panelThe Hindu(Page 16)Welfare Schemes (GSII)– What is MGNREGS?
    – Its significance, challenges and the way forward
    Water Amendment (Pollution and Prevention) Bill, 2024.The Hindu(Page 16)

    Governance (GSII) / Environment (GSIII)
    – What are the key provisions of the Water Amendment (Pollution and Prevention) Bill, 2024?
    Kyasanur Forest DiseaseThe Hindu(Page 24)
    Health (GSII) / S&T (GSIII)
    – What is Kyasanur Forest Disease?
    – Its causes, symptoms and preventions
    Scheduled Castes and Scheduled TribesThe Hindu(Page 16)



    Governance (GSII) – What are the constitutional provisions related to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes?
    – Challenges they face 
    – What needs to be done?
    Cabinet approves new fisheries schemeThe Hindu(Page 15)
    Economy (GSIII) 
    – What is the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Kisan Samridhi Sah-Yojana?
    – Its objectives
    Launch next phase of Smart Cities Mission: panelThe Hindu(Page 16)

    Governance (GSII) / Economy(GSIII)– What is the Smart Cities Mission?
    – What are the key findings of the “Smart Cities Mission: An Evaluation” report?
    With CRISPR poised to revolutionise therapy, a pause to consider ethicsThe Hindu(Page 24)S&T (GSIII)– What is CRISPR?
    – Key facts related to it
    Self-reporting of mental disorders in India ‘lower than burden’The Hindu(Page 24)
    Health (GSII)– What does mental disorders mean?
    – Its causes and solutions
    House passes Bills to amend SC, ST lists in Andhra, OdishaIndian Express(Page 8)Governance (GSII)– What are the key provisions of the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2024 and the Constitution (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2024?
    Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs)Indian Express(Page 10)Defence (GSIII) – What are the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs)?
    – Their roles and responsibilities
    – Challenges they face
    – What needs to be done?
    Monetary Policy CommitteeIndian Express(Page 12)Economy (GSIII)
    – What is the monetary policy committee?
    – Their roles and responsibilities
    Elon Musk’s Neuralink is a minefield of scientific and ethical concernsIndian Express(Page 13)


    S&T (GSIII)– What is Neuralink?
    – Its significance
    What the white paper on economy says — and doesn’tIndian Express(Page 16)
    Economy (GSIII)– What is a white paper?
    – Its objectives
    The Chief Justice of India reserved judgment in the sub-classification among Scheduled Castes (SCs) case.Indian Express(Page 16)
    Governance (GSII)
    – Should some SCs get more quota benefits than others: What is the debate, in which apex court has reserved verdict?
    Movie theatres and the persons with visual & hearing disabilitiesIndian Express(Page 16)
    Social Justice (GSII)– How the government wants to make movie theatres accessible for persons with visual and hearing disabilities?
    – Its significance
    World Defence Show (WDS) 2024PIBDefence (GSIII)– What is the significance of the World Defence Show (WDS) 2024?