Headlines of the Day 09-12-2023

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    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    expulsion of Member of Parliament (MP) The Hindu: (Page 1)Polity and Governance (GSII)

    – What are the rights and privileges of a Member of Parliament (MP)? 
    – Grounds on which Member of Parliament (MP) can be expelled from the Parliament?
    RBI keeps repo rate at 6.5%, raises GDP growth forecast3 reasons why the RBI has held interest rates steadyThe Hindu: (Page 1)

    Indian Express(Page 12)
    Economy (GSIII)
    – What is the repo rate?
    – Why did the RBI keep it unchanged?
    Delhi’s unemployment rate higher than national average, finds govt. reportThe Hindu: (Page 4)Economy (GSIII)



    – What is the unemployment rate?
    – Why is Delhi’s unemployment rate higher than the national average?
    Fixed dose combination (FDC) The Hindu: (Page 8)Health (GSII)– What is a fixed dose combination?
    – Why is it becoming a cause of concern for India?
    India-Sri Lanka relationsThe Hindu: (Page 8)IR (GSII)– What is the current status of the India-Sri Lanka relations?
    – What are the key areas of cooperation? How can it be enhanced further?
    The latest draft of the Global StocktakeThe Hindu: (Page 10)Environment (GSIII)– What is the latest draft of the Global Stocktake?
    – Its significance
    ban on the export of onions The Hindu: (Page 12)Economy (GSIII)
    – Why has the Centre banned  onion export?
    – Its impact
    FDA approves pair of gene therapies for sickle cell diseaseThe Hindu: (Page 13)Health (GSII)– What is sickle cell disease?
    – Its causes, symptoms and the treatments
    RBI enhances UPI payment limits, to set rules for online loan aggregatorsThe Hindu: (Page 14)
    Economy (GSIII)


    – What is UPI payment?
    – Laws related to it in India
    Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) has the potential to reduce cross- border transaction costThe Hindu: (Page 14)Economy (GSIII)

    – What is the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)?
    – Its significance
    Putin’s visit to Saudi and UAE Indian Express IR (GSII) 
    – What does Vladimir Putin’s visit to Saudi and UAE signals?
    De-extincting the dodoIndian Express Environment (GSIII)– How did ‘dodos’ go extinct? 
    – How will they be resurrected? 
    Google DeepMind’s AI breakthrough could revolutionise chip, battery developmentIndian Express S&T (GSIII)– How Google DeepMind’s AI breakthrough could revolutionise chip, battery development?
    SUVASIndian Express (Page 5)Judiciary (GSII)– What is the SUVAS?
    – Its significance for the Indian Judiciary
    private member Bill seeking to repeal the Waqf Act, 1995,Indian Express (Page 5)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is the Waqf Act, 1995?
    – Private member Bill to repeal Waqf Act introduced in Rajya Sabha: What are the key facts related to it?
    Wed in India’ driveIndian Express (Page 6)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is ‘Wed in India’ drive?
    – Its significance
    Clean Ganga mission signs pact with Mississippi river initiativeIndian Express (Page 6)Environment (GSIII)
    – What is the significance of the signing of a Memorandum of Common Purpose (MoCP) between the National Mission for Clean Ganga and the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI)?
    negotiations at the COP28 climate meeting Indian Express (Page 10)Environment (GSIII)– What is COP28?
    – Its significance
    Tensions over EU carbon tax Indian Express (Page 23)IR (GSII)/Economy (GSIII)
    – What is the EU carbon tax?
    – Its significance and criticism 
    first Indian Art, Architecture & Design Biennale 2023 PIBArt and Culture (GSI)– What is the Indian Art, Architecture & Design Biennale (IAADB) 2023?
    – Its significance
    continuation of Interest Equalisation Scheme on Pre and Post Shipment Rupee Export CreditPIBEconomy (GSIII)– What is the Interest Equalisation Scheme on Pre and Post Shipment Rupee Export Credit?
    – Its significance
    ‘Guidelines for Prevention and Regulation of Dark Patterns, 2023’ PIBGovernance (GSII)– What are the key provisions of the ‘Guidelines for Prevention and Regulation of Dark Patterns, 2023’?
    TABLE-TOP EXERCISE (TTX)PIBDefence (GSIII)


    – What is the Table-Top Exercise (TTX)?
    – Its significance
    TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT FUNDPIBDefence (GSIII)– What is the Technology Development Fund (TDF) scheme?
    – Its objectives
    India-Korea Electronic Origin Data Exchange System (EODES) PIBIR (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– What is the India-Korea Electronic Origin Data Exchange System (EODES)?
    – Its significance
    Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2023-24PIBEconomy (GSIII)
    – What is the Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2023-24?