Headlines of the Day 13-1-2024


    PIB, The Hindu, Indian Express, Mint, AIR

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    SC refuses to stay law on selection of CEC, ECThe Hindu: (Page1)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What are the key provisions of the CEC and Other Election Commissioners (Appointment, Conditions of Service and Term of Office) Act, 2023?

    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    India’s longest sea bridge which provides a link to Navi Mumbai inaugurated by PMThe Hindu: (Page 1)Infrastructure (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to Atal Setu?

    – Its significance
    LS privileges panel calls for revoking suspension of 3 MPsThe Hindu: (Page 3)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What are the roles and responsibilities of the Privileges Committee of the Lok Sabha?

    – How are parliamentarians suspended?

    – Difference between suspension and disqualification
    India, Saudi Arabia discuss defence ties, joint trainingThe Hindu: (Page 4)IR (GSII)– Why is Saudi Arabia important to India?

    – What are the key areas of cooperation between the two nations?
    Karnataka launches ‘Yuva Nidhi’ schemeThe Hindu: (Page 4)Governance (GSII) / Economy (GSIII– What is Karnataka’s ‘Yuva Nidhi’ scheme?

    – Its key objectives
    At 25.37 lakh, India achieved record TB notifications in 2023The Hindu: (Page 5)Health (GSII)– What is Tuberculosis?

    – Its symptoms, causes and treatment
    Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) projectThe Hindu: (Page 5)S&T (GSIII)– What is the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project?

    – Its significance
    DRDO conducts successful flight test of Akash missileThe Hindu: (Page 5)Defence(GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the Akash missile?
    A case diary for the Indian policeThe Hindu: (Page 6)Governance (GSII) / Internal Security (GSIII)– What are the major problems faced by the police system of India?

    – What needs to be done?
    India gears up for HPV vaccine drive against cervical cancerIndian Express (Page 18)Health (GSII)– What is cervical cancer?

    – Its causes, symptoms and the treatment

    – Latest developments linked to it.
    India -us trade meetIndian Express (Page 21)IR (GSII)– What is India-US trade policy?

    – Key areas of cooperation

    – Outcomes of recent meet
    Kalaram templeIndian Express (Page 18)Art and Culture (GSI)– What are the key facts related to Kalaram temple?
    Panama CanalThe Hindu: (Page 13)Places in news (GSI)– What is the strategic importance of the Panama Canal?
    Kala Utsav 2023PIBArt and Culture (GSI)– What is Kala Utsav 2023?

    – Its significance
    ‘ANUBHAV Awards Scheme, 2024’PIBMiscellaneous– What is the ‘ANUBHAV Awards Scheme, 2024’?

    – Its significance
    U.S., U.K. launch joint strikes against Houthi targets after Red Sea attacksThe Hindu: (Page 11)IR (GSII)– Who are Houthi? Why are they attacking the Red Sea?

    – How can such attacks be prevented?
    Japan launches spy satellite to monitor neighbourhoodThe Hindu: (Page 12)IR (GSII) / S&T (GSIII)– What are spy satellites?

    – Its uses and concerns
    India’s lentil production set to touch all-time highIndian Express(Page 14)Agriculture (GSIII)– What is lentil?

    – Key facts related to its production
    To combat climate challenges, the Finance Commission needs to step upIndian Express(Page 14)Governance (GSII) / Environment (GSIII)– What are climate challenges?

    – How will the Finance Commission help in combating climate challenges?
    Origin of Indian Meteorological DepartmentIndian Express (Page 17)Environment (GSIII)– What are the mandates of the Indian Meteorological Department?
    The long wait for Indian citizenship: Sri Lankan refugeesThe Hindu: (Page 7)Governance (GSII) / IR (GSII)– What does citizenship mean?

    – Laws related to it in India
    India’s Retail InflationIndian Express (Page 18)Economy (GSIII)– What is Retail Inflation?

    – Its impact on economy
    NITI Aayog & WFP launch Compendium of Inspiring Stories on Millets Mainstreaming in India, Asian and African countriesPIBIR (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– What are Millets?

    – Its importance