Headlines of the day 10-07-2023

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    Combined report on Performance Grading Index for Districts (PGI-D) released

    The Hindu Page 12

    Education

    • What are the key highlights of Ministry of Education’s combined report on Performance Grading Index for Districts (PGI-D) for the year 2020-21 & 2021-22

    Churu – Ratangarh section railway line

    PIB

    Economy

    • PM Modi lays foundation stone for doubling of the 43 km long Churu – Ratangarh section railway line
    • Its Significance

    PM laid the foundation stone for infra development projects in Warangal

    PIB

    Economy

    • PM Modi laid the foundation stone for infrastructure development projects in Warangal, Telangana

    6th anniversary of Goods and Services Tax (GST)

    AIR

    Economy

    • What are the key significance of Goods and Services Tax (GST)?

    Edgars Rinkevics – new president of Latvia

    AIR

    International / Society

    • Latvia’s former foreign minister becomes EU’s first openly gay head of state
    • Navtej Singh Johar vs Union of India (2018)

    Raxaul-Kathmandu cross-border railway project

    AIR

    International

    • Draft Detailed Project Report of Raxaul-Kathmandu cross-border railway project handed over to Nepal
    • Its Significance

    FL 2027 potato variety : PepsiCo’s appeal over potato patent

    Indian Express

    Economy / Science

    • What is FL 2027 potato variety
    • Why Delhi HC rejects PepsiCo’s appeal over potato patent

    Since 2013, ‘extreme’ rainfall events each year

    Indian Express

    Geography

    • What is the definition of ‘extreme’ rainfall?
    • What are its reasons?

    Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) 

    Indian Express

    Envmt

    • Can we capture carbon and store it?
    • Efforts and  challenges

    Manipur’s Churachandpur district 

    Indian Express

    Geography

    • Amid ongoing violence, why there is an open challenge to the name of Manipur’s Churachandpur District

    TRAI to regulate WhatsApp, similar services

    Indian Express

    Science

    • Why TRAI wants to regulate WhatsApp, similar services

    Objections overruled, Forest Bill goes to House unchanged

    The Hindu Page 1

    Envmt

    • Parliamentary committee endorses proposed amendments to Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 in its entirety

    In Varanasi, turtles help clean the Ganga

    The Hindu Page 4

    Envmt

    • Role of turtles in cleaning the River Ganga

    Meta’s social media app Threads

    The Hindu Page 8

    Science

    • What is Meta’s social media app Threads?

    Draft norms for exhibition of government films released

    The Hindu Page 12

    Governance

    • Draft norms for exhibition of government films released
    • Its Significance

    Launch Vehicle Mark 3 (LVM 3) 

    The Hindu

    Science

    • What is the significance of Launch Vehicle Mark 3 (LVM 3)?