Headlines of the Day 09-04-2024

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    Households’ debt surged to new high by Dec. 2023The Hindu(Page 1)Economy (GSIII)– What does household debt include?
    – Reasons behind India’s household debt surge
    Several States are coming to court against Centre: SCThe Hindu(Page 1)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)– Recently, the Supreme Court has said that several States are coming to court against the Centre. What are its reasons and its likely impact?
    Indian aviation, a case of air safety at a discountThe Hindu(Page 6)Economy (GSIII)

    – Indian aviation sector: Its significance, challenges it faces and what is the way forward?
    the Army’s steadfast focus on embracing technology The Hindu(Page 6)Defence (GSIII)– What does technology absorption mean?
    – How is the Indian Army marching ahead with technology absorption?
    The CAA suffers from narrow definition of persecution and arbitrarinessThe Hindu(Page 6)

    Polity and Governance (GSII)


    – What is the Citizenship (Amendment) Act?
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    methodology for the Household Consumption Expenditure Survey  with some issuesThe Hindu(Page 7)
    Economy (GSIII)– What are the key highlights of the Household Consumption Expenditure Survey (HCES) 2022-23?
    – What are the methodological issues associated with the HCES?
    Heat affects India’s aim to move from coal to renewablesThe Hindu(Page 7)Environment (GSIII) – What is renewable energy?
    – How heat affects India’s aim to move from coal to renewables?
    Different approaches to AI regulationThe Hindu(Page 8)S&T (GSIII)– What is AI?
    – How is it regulated in India and around the world?
    Understanding the science behind the functioning of a mosquito batThe Hindu(Page 9)
    S&T (GSIII)

    – What is a mosquito bat and how does it function?
    Right against climate change a fundamental right, says SC
    The citizen’s ‘climate rights’
    The Hindu(Page 12)



    Indian Express(Page 13)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)– Recently, SC has said that Right against climate change is a fundamental right. What will be its significance?
    Strong link between high glycaemic index diet and diabetes, says studyThe Hindu(Page 12)Health (GSII)– What is the glycaemic index (GI)?
    – link between high glycaemic index diet and diabetes
    DGTR calls for levy of anti-dumping duty on sodium cyanideThe Hindu(Page 13)

    Economy (GSIII)– What is anti-dumping duty?
    – Why has the ‘Directorate General of Trade Remedies’ recommended the imposition of anti-dumping duty on sodium cyanide imported from China, the European Union, Japan and Korea?
    – Its likely impact on Indian economy
    A freak DNA change 25 million years ago is why humans lack tailsThe Hindu(Page 18)


    Environment (GSIII)– Why do humans lack tails?
    – Its impact
    With Indian economy comfortably placed, it’s time to focus on quality of growthIndian Express(Page 10)
    Economy (GSIII)– Why should India focus on quality of growth now?
    – Its significance
    Why VVPAT was brought in, why Opposition wants all slips verifiedIndian Express(Page 13 )
    Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is VVPAT?
    – Its advantages and disadvantages
    – What is the way forward?
    Zaporizhzhia Indian Express(Page 13 )Places in  news (GSI)– What are the key facts related to the Zaporizhzhia?
    dual emergence of cicadasIndian Express (Page 13 )Environment (GSIII)– What is the dual emergence of cicadas?
    – Its significance