Headlines of the Day 12-04-2024

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    ADB projects India’s GDP growth in 2024-25 at 7%The Hindu(Page 1)Economy (GSIII)– What are the major highlights of the recently released Asia Development Outlook report?
    Statue of Valour watches over battle for Ahom pride in JorhatThe Hindu(Page 3)History (GSI)– What are the key facts related to the Statue of Valour?
    issue of the fragility of the Himalayan ecosystemThe Hindu(Page 8)Environment (GSIII)
    – Why is the Himalayan ecosystem fragile?
    – Steps needed for its mitigation
    ISRO’s ‘zero orbital debris’ milestoneThe Hindu(Page 10)Space (GSIII)– What are the risks space debris poses to space assets?
    – What is ISRO’s ‘zero orbital debris’ milestone?
    Transparency in candidate disclosureThe Hindu(Page 10)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)
    – Is transparency lacking in candidate disclosure?
    – What are the steps taken so far to address this issue?
    Apple warns some Indian users their iPhone may be bugged by Pegasus-type spywareIndian Express(Page 1)Cybercrime (GSIII) – What is Pegasus spyware and how does it hack phones?
    – Why did Apple recently warn some of its Indian users?
    Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the Indo-Pacific securityIndian Express(Page 10)

    Geography (GSI) / Internal Security (GSIII)– Why are Andaman and Nicobar Islands key to Indo-Pacific security?
    The Angara rocket Indian Express(Page 12)
    S&T (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the  Angara rocket? 
    India, Mauritius revise tax treaty, aim to plug evasionIndian Express(Page 13)

    IR (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– Recently, India has revised the tax treaty with Mauritius. What is
    – its significance?
    The back-and-forth on new FDTL rulesIndian Express(Page 13)Economy (GSIII)– What are the new Flight Duty Time Limitation (FDTL) rules?
    – Its significance
    India’s first general electionIndian Express(Page 14)Polity and Governance (GSI)– How did India pull off its first general election?
    Sultan BatheryIndian Express(Page 14 )History (GSI)– What are the key facts related to the Sulthan Bathery?
    invasive species threaten natural ecosystemsIndian Express(Page 14 )Environment (GSIII)What are invasive species?
    – How invasive species threaten natural ecosystems?
    7th round of the India-Peru Trade Agreement Negotiations concludes in New DelhiPIBIR (GSII)– Why is Peru important to India?
    – Key areas of cooperation between the two nations