Headlines of the day 10-08-2023

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    Elephant Census-2023 The Hindu: (Page 5) Environment
    • What are the key findings of the Elephant Census-2023?
    • The Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
    Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) The Hindu: (Page 8) S&T / Environment 
    • What are small modular nuclear reactors?
    • Can small modular nuclear reactors help India achieve net-zero?
    Rajya Sabha passes four Bills as Opposition stages walkout The Hindu: (Page 11) Polity and Governance 
    • Rajya Sabha again passes four Bills in the absence of Opposition parties. 
    • What are the key provisions of these bills? Concerns associated with it and the way forward.
    Open Market Sale Scheme (OMSS) The Hindu: (Page 12) Economy
    • What is the Open Market Sale Scheme (OMSS)?
    • Why Centre released more grain stock under this scheme?
    New Drugs and Clinical Trial Rules The Hindu Polity Governance/S&T
    • An amendment to the New Drugs and Clinical Trial Rules (2023), aims to replace the use of animals in research, especially in drug testing. 
    • Its Significance

    Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards

    Indian Express: 

    (Page 3)

    S&T
    • What is the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards?
    • Why has this award been on hold for the last two years?
    World Biofuel Day  Indian Express:

    (Page 10)

    Environment
    • What is the significance of World Biofuel Day?
    National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) Indian Express: 

    (Page 12)

    Welfare Schemes 
    • What is the National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP)?
    Kerala Assembly passes resolution to rename state as Keralam Indian Express: 

    (Page 18)

    Polity and Governance 
    • Kerala Assembly passes resolution to rename state as Keralam: Origin of the two names
    • Constitutional provision related to it
    Indian Web Browser Development Challenge (IWBDC) PIB Governance/S&T
    • What is the Indian Web Browser Development Challenge (IWBDC)?
    Bharat New Car Assessment Programme PIB Government Policies and Interventions
    • What are the aims and objectives of the Bharat New Car Assessment Programme?