Headlines of the Day 13-02-2024

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    PIB,  Indian Express, AIR

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    7 Indians who faced death row in Qatar return homeThe Hindu(Page 1)IR (GSII)– What are the key facts related to the Qatar espionage case?
    – Significance of Qatar for India and key areas of cooperation between the two nations
    ongoing rift between Governor and the State government: T.N. Governor Ravi refuses to deliver customary addressThe Hindu(Page 1)
    The Hindu(Page 6)
    Governance (GSII) – What are the constitutional provisions related to the office of Governor and the Chief Minister?
    – Major reasons for the rift between them and What lies ahead?
    Trust Vote The Hindu(Page 1)Governance (GSII) – What is Trust Vote?
    – Its significance 
    Evangelism The Hindu(Page 4)Society (GSI) – What is evangelism?
    – Key facts related to it
    Swachhata Green Leaf RatingThe Hindu(Page 12)Polity and Governance(GSII)– What is Swachhata Green Leaf Rating?
    – Key facts related to it
    Appointing Deputy CMs not a breach of Constitution: SCThe hindu(Page 12)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is the significance of the post of Deputy CMs in India?
    – Key facts related to it
    A global alliance to bridge the gender equity gapThe Hindu(Page 6)Women Empowerment (GSI)– What is ‘Alliance for Global Good – Gender Equity and Equality’?
    – Its significance
    The state of the Indian economy todayThe Hindu(Page 6)
    The Hindu(Page 8)
    Economy (GSIII) 


    – What is the current  state of the Indian economy?
    – What more can be done?
    A record number of global voters exercise right in 2024The Hindu(Page 7)
    Governance (GSII)– Why is 2024 a record year for elections around the world?
    – Key facts related to it
    RuPay, UPI rolled out in Mauritius, Sri LankaThe hindu(Page 14)Economy (GSIII) – What is RuPay and UPI?
    – Its significance for India
    Earth-wide telescope confirms black hole’s shadow is ‘real’The hindu(Page 18)

    S&T (GSIII)– What is black hole?
    – Key facts related to it
    ‘Weimar Triangle’ to join hands against disinformationThe hindu


    IR (GSII)
    – What is the “Weimar Triangle”?
    – Its significance 
    India examining reworking of Merchant Shipping ActThe hindu

    Economy (GSIII)– What is Merchant shipping?
    – How are they regulated in India?
    Gas booming for UN COP29 host AzerbaijanThe hindu

    Environment (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the COP29 conference?
    Law Commission Report suggests creation of Epidemic Plan and Standard Operation Procedure to deal with future epidemicsIndian Express(Page 11)Governance (GSII)– What is the Law Commission?
    – What are the major recommendations of the 286th Law Commission Report?
    India fencing its border with Myanmar Indian Express(Page 12)IR (GSII)– Why is India fencing its border with Myanmar — and why that could be a problem?
    Uttarakhand UCC Indian Express(Page 12)

    Governance (GSII)
    – What are the key provisions of Uttarakhand’s UCC?
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    will SWATI Portal  break old habitsIndian Express(Page 13)Women Empowerment (GSI)– What is SWATI Portal?
    – Its significance
    India-UAE, a decade of successful engagementIndian Express(Page 13)IR (GSII)– What is the significance of the UAE for India?
    – Key areas of cooperation between the two nations
    Behind escalating human-animal conflictIndian Express(Page 17)Environment (GSIII)
    – What are the major reasons behind human-animal conflict?
    – Its mitigation
    rule under the UAPA: How courts have been granting bail in UAPA casesIndian Express(Page 17)Internal Security (GSIII)– What is Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA)?
    – Key facts related to it
    Protesting farmers want MSP law: How would such a guarantee work?Indian Express(Page 17)
    Economy (GSIII)– Farmers’ Protest 2.0: What are the farmers demanding this time? 
    Unani Day 2024PIBMiscellaneous – What is the significance of Unani Day 2024?
    Sarang Helicopter Display Team PIBDefence (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the Sarang Helicopter Display Team?
    PARAKHPIBGovernance (GSII)
    – What is PARAKH? 
    – Its aims and objectives
    NITI Aayog Launches Greening India’s Wastelands with Agroforestry (GROW) Report and PortalPIBEconomy (GSIII) / Environment (GSIII)– What is the significance of the recently launched Greening and Restoration of Wasteland with Agroforestry (GROW) report and portal?
    Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) – Quarterly Bulletin [October – December 2023]
    PIBEconomy (GSIII)– What are the key findings of the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) – Quarterly Bulletin [October – December 2023]?
    Potential of Spiritual TourismAirEconomy (GSIII– What is Spiritual Tourism?
    – Its significance for India
    World Governments SummitAirIR (GSII)– What is the World Governments Summit?
    – Its objectives