Headlines of the day 11-08-2023

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    The Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners (Appointment Conditions of Service and Term of Office) Bill, 2023

    The Hindu: (Page 1)

    Polity and Governance

    • What are the key features of the Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners (Appointment Conditions of Service and Term of Office) Bill, 2023? 
    • Concerns and way forward

    Indian GPS NavIC to link to Aadhaar enrolment devices

    The Hindu: (Page 1)

    S&T

    • What is NavIC?
    • Its Significance

    China’s Deflation 

    The Hindu:

    (Page 12)

    IR/Economy

    • What is deflation?
    • What are the reasons behind China’s deflation? Its impact on indian economy

    Federal Funds Rate

    The Hindu:

    (Page 12)

    IR/Economy

    • What is the federal funds rate?
    • Will the Federal fund hike impact developing country debt?

    Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) 

    The Hindu: (Page 17)

    Economy 

    • What are the roles and responsibilities of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)? 

    China’s ‘sponge cities’

    Indian Express: 

    (Page 18)

    Disaster Management 

    • What are China’s ‘sponge cities’ and why aren’t they stopping the floods?

    Additional guidelines for Health and Wellness Celebrities, Influencers and Virtual Influencers

    PIB

    Polity and Governance

    • Centre releases additional guidelines for Health and Wellness Celebrities, Influencers and Virtual Influencers. Its significance 

    Exercise MALABAR 2023

    PIB

    Defence

    • What is the significance of the Exercise MALABAR?

    Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North East Region (PM-DevINE) Scheme

    PIB

    Polity and Governance/Growth and Development

    • What are the objectives of the (PM-DevINE) Scheme? 

    National Mission on Power Electronics Technology (NaMPET) Program

    PIB

    Governance / Economy

    • What is the National Mission on Power Electronics Technology (NaMPET) Program?
    • Its significance 

    Lymphatic filariasis

    PIB

    Health

    • What is Lymphatic filariasis?
    • Steps taken by the government for the elimination of Lymphatic filariasis?