Headlines of the Day 13-04-2024

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    IISc researchers design novel hydrogel to remove microplastics from waterThe Hindu(Page 6)Environment (GSIII)– What are microplastics?
    – Threats they pose
    – Recently, IISc researchers have designed a novel hydrogel to remove microplastics from water. Its significance
    Data for better education, a brighter future for students The Hindu(Page 8)Education (GSII)– What are the major highlights of the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2023?
    – Concerns associated with the report 
    – What is the way forward?
    Asian Development Bank (ADB) onThursday raised its forecast for India’sGDP growthThe Hindu(Page 8)Economy (GSIII)
    – What is the current state of India’s GDP growth?
    – Recently, ADB has raised its forecast for – India’s GDP growth, what are the reasons behind it and its likely impact?
    Third of land conflicts in constituencieswhere forest rights key issue for electionThe Hindu(Page 12)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)
    – What is the Forest Rights Act (FRA)?
    – Why is FRA a key issue for election?
    TRAI mootsallowing onlyIndian entitiesin ‘regulatorysandboxes’The Hindu(Page 13)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)– What are regulatory sandboxes?
    – Its significance
    Domestic Violence Act applicable to all women irrespective of religion, social background: Delhi High CourtIndian Express(Page 3)Social Issues (GSI) / Polity and Governance (GSII) – What are the key provisions of the Domestic Violence Act?
    – Its significance, concerns and the way forward
    AIIMS launches study to test accuracy of HPV kits for cervical cancer screeningIndian Express(Page 3)

    S&T (GSIII) / Health (GSII)– What is an HPV test kit? 
    – Cervical Cancer: Its causes, impact and treatment
    Baisakhi Indian Express(Page 5)Culture (GSI)– What are the key facts related to Baisakhi?
    India’s missing jobs — and where the next government can find themIndian Express(Page 10)

    Economy (GSIII)– Is India currently facing jobless growth? Its reasons
    – What needs to be done?
    Problem with coalIndian Express(Page 10)Environment (GSIII)
    – What are the challenges associated with the use of coal?
    – How dependence over coal can be reduced?
    Private sector and the TB care Indian Express(Page 10)Health (GSII)– Tuberculosis (TB): Its causes, impacts and treatment
    – What is the role of the Private Sector in providing Tuberculosis care?
    B R Ambedkar beyond the Constitution — the architect of Hindu Code BillIndian Express(Page 11 )History (GSI) / Constitution (GSII)– What is the Contribution of Dr. B.R Ambedkar to the Hindu Code Bill?
    Mount Etna
    Indian Express(Page 16 )
    Geography (GSI)– What are the key facts related to Mount Etna?
    – What are volcanic vortex rings?
    CDP-SURAKSHAIndian Express(Page 16 )
    Governance (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– What is CDP-SURAKSHA?
    – Its objectives