Headlines of the Day 12-1-2024

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    PIB, The Hindu, Indian Express, Mint, AIR

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    Direct tax kitty crosses 80% of 2023-24 targetThe Hindu: (Page1)Economy (GSIII)– What is tax? Types of taxation in India
    – Its advantages, disadvantages and the way forward
    Gangireddu melamThe Hindu: (Page 1)Art and Culture (GSI)– What is Gangireddu melam?
    – Its significance
    Mamata asks PM to officially list Bengali as ‘classical language’The Hindu: (Page 2)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is classical language?
    – How is a language declared ‘classical’ in India, what benefits does it enjoy?
    Minorities’ right to establish, administer institutionsThe Hindu: (Page 2)Polity and Governance (GSII)

    – What is Article 30(1) of the Constitution?
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    Atal Setu The Hindu: (Page 2)Infrastructure (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to Atal Setu?
    – Its significance 
    Thrissur Pooram The Hindu: (Page 3)Art and Culture (GSI)– What is Thrissur Pooram?
    – Its significance 
    Agnipath scheme The Hindu: (Page 4)Defence (GSIII)– What is Agnipath scheme?
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    SC questions Centre on GM mustardThe Hindu: (Page 4)
    Agriculture  (GSIII)– What is GM mustard?
    – How GM crops are regulated in India?
    World Tamil Diaspora Day The Hindu: (Page 5)Population (GSI)– What is World Tamil Diaspora Day?
    – Its importance
    Swachh Survekshan awards The Hindu: (Page 6)Health (GSII)– What are Swachh Survekshan awards?
    – Its significance
    Antimicrobial resistanceThe Hindu: (Page 7)S&T (GSIII)– What is antimicrobial resistance?
    – Its impact
    Ministry notifies revised rules to ensure quality of medicinesThe Hindu: (Page 7)
    Health (GSII)


    – How medicines are regulated in India?
    – What are the steps taken by the government to ensure quality of medicines?
    A Bangladesh ‘one-party state’ and India’s optionsThe Hindu: (Page 8)
    IR (GSII)– Why is Bangladesh important to India?
    – What are the key areas of cooperation between the two nations?
    Are antibiotics over-prescribed in India?The Hindu: (Page 9)Health (GSII)
    – What are antibiotics?
    – Are antibiotics over-prescribed in India?
    – What needs to be done?
    Strained ties in India-Maldives relationsThe Hindu: (Page 10)IR (GSII)– What is India-Maldives row?
    – Its reasons and impacts
    Is tableau selection turning into a political battleground?The Hindu: (Page 10)
    Miscellaneous – How are Republic Day tableaux selected?
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    Iran seizes oil tanker involved in US-Iran dispute in Gulf of Oman Indian Express
    IR (GSII)
    – What is the strategic importance of the Gulf of Oman? 
    – Why did Iran seized oil tanker involved in the US-Iran dispute in the Gulf of Oman?
    Telecommunication Act 2023Indian Express (Page 11)
    Governance (GSII)
    – What is the Telecommunication Act 2023?
    – Its key provisions
    One District One Product achieves milestone enlisting 50 Aggregators to promote ‘Brand India’PIBGovernance (GSII)
    – What is One District One Product programme?
    – Its objectives
    Indian of the Year AwardPIBMiscellaneous – What is the “Indian of the Year Award”?
    – Its significance
    Centre set to roll out vaccine drive to fight cervical cancerIndian Express (Page 1)Health (GSII)– What is cervical cancer?
    – Its causes, symptoms and the treatment
    Formulate policy to replace heavy diesel vehicles with BSVI, top court tells GovtIndian Express (Page 6)Environment (GSIII)
    – What are Bharat stage emission standards?
    – Its significance
    Ganga mission gets power to allow treated sewage into water bodiesIndian Express (Page 6)
    Governance (GSII) / Environment (GSIII)– What is the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)?
    – Its objectives
    RBI Governor pushes for group insolvency mechanismIndian Express (Page 17)
    Economy (GSIII)– What is insolvency?
    – Why RBI Governor pushes for a group insolvency mechanism?
    India-US trade policy meeting starts today: GSP, laptop import monitoring system on tableIndian Express (Page 17)
    IR(GSII)/Economy(GSIII)
    – What is India-US trade policy?
    – Key areas of cooperation 
    India Post Payments Bank enter into MoU with Hindustan Zinc to offer financial inclusion services to its CSR beneficiariesPIBEconomy (GSIII)
    – Recently, India Post Payments Bank entered into MoU with Hindustan Zinc to offer financial inclusion services to its CSR beneficiaries?
    – What will be its impact?
    NITI Aayog organises National Workshop on “Strengthening Mental Health Services and Care in India”:PIBHealth(GSII)– Recently, NITI Aayog organized a National Workshop on “Strengthening Mental Health Services and Care in India”, What will be its significance?