Headlines of the Day 12-02-2024


    PIB,  Indian Express, AIR

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    The India-UAE story : A privileged strategic partnership, without a gulfThe Hindu(Page 6)IR (GSII)– What is the significance of the UAE for India?
    – Key areas of cooperation between the two nations
    Women representation  in politicsThe Hindu(Page 7)Women Empowerment (GSI) / Governance (GSII)– How can women be represented in politics? Its significance
    – Steps taken by the government
    2023 saw the most prisoners on death row in nearly 2 decadesThe Hindu(Page 7)
    Governance (GSII) 

    – What is Project 39A?
    – Key findings of the ‘Death Penalty in India: Annual Statistics 2023’ report
    Decoding India’s economic realitiesThe Hindu(Page 8)Economy (GSIII)

    – Is the GDP growth rate an accurate reflection of India’s economic health, considering the IMF’s concerns? 
    – Has there been an economic turnaround as claimed by the Finance Ministry in the ‘White Paper’ in the past ten years compared to the situation under the NDA’s predecessor?
    Average annual sitting days in LS down to 55The Hindu(Page 10)Governance (GSII)
    – Why is the decline in sittings of the Parliament & Assemblies is worrying?
    Over 3 lakh ASHAs apply for AB-PMJAYThe Hindu(Page 12)Health (GSII) 

    – What is the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)?
    – Its objectives 
    Ensure fair, equitable evaluation process in NExT: House panelThe Hindu(Page 12)Education (GSII)– What is the National Exit Test (NExT)?
    – Its significance, concerns and the way forward
    The patterns of global warming are more important than its levelsThe Hindu(Page 18)

    Environment (GSIII)– What is global warming?
    – Why are patterns of global warming more important than its levels?
    Brumation: winter is coming for reptilesThe Hindu(Page 18)Environment (GSIII)– What is brumation? 
    – Its significance for reptiles
    Hastsal MinarIndian Express(Page 4)History (GSI)– What are the key facts related to the Hastsal Minar?
    PM-SVANidhi boosted annual income of street vendors by Rs 23,000: StudyIndian Express(Page 6)

    Economy (GSIII) – What is the PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) scheme?
    – Its aims and objectives
    How coaching culture lets children downIndian Express(Page 8)Education (GSII)– Coaching culture: Its significance and impact on children
    Uttarakhand UCC is an attempt to control young people’s sexualityIndian Express(Page 9)Polity and Governance (GSII) – What are the key provisions of Uttarakhand’s UCC?
    – Its significance, concerns and the way forward
    Budget 2024: It reflects political confidence to address challengesIndian Express(Page 9)

    Economy (GSIII)
    – What are the key highlights of the Budget 2024?
    Charan Singh Indian Express(Page 11)History (GSI)– Who was Charan Singh?
    – His contributions
    Proposals for industry body rejected, Centre to regulate e-gamingIndian Express(Page 13)Governance (GSII)– What is e-gaming?
    – How is it regulated in India?
    Indian Navy and sea lanesIndian Express(Page 9)Defence (GSIII)– How can the Indian Navy secure its sea lanes?
    – Challenges associated with it
    Nazool landIndian Express(Page 11)Governance (GSII)– What is Nazool land, behind recent dispute and violence in Haldwani?
    Engineering goods export to Russia hits record high Indian Express(Page 17)IR (GSII)– What are Engineering goods?
    – Key facts related to India’s Engineering goods export
    National Creators AwardPIBMiscellaneous – What is the significance of the National Creators Award?
    Swami Dayananda Saraswati PIBHistory (GSI)– Who was Swami Dayananda Saraswati ?
    – His contributions
    Lymphatic Filariasis eliminationPIBS&T (GSIII)
    – Lymphatic Filariasis: Its causes, symptoms and treatment
    STRANDJA 2024AirMiscellaneous – What is the significance of the 75th International Boxing Tournament, STRANDJA 2024?