Headlines of the Day 13-05-2024

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    Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (PM-EAC) report on religious minoritiesThe Hindu (Page 6)Society (GSI) / Governance (GSII)
    – What are the key highlights of the PM-EAC report titled ‘Share of Religious Minorities: A cross country analysis’?
    Investment lessons from the India-EFTA trade dealThe Hindu (Page 6)IR (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– What are the key details of India’s pact with the European Free Trade Association?
    – Its significance for India
    SC on  essential rituals for a valid Hindu marriageThe Hindu (Page7 )Governance (GSII) – What is the Supreme Court’s latest ruling on the Hindu marriage?
    – Its significance
    current housing scenario in IndiaThe Hindu (Page8 )Governance (GSII) 


    – Does India have a housing crisis?
    – Which policies have been implemented for its mitigation?- What next?
    DigiLocker The Hindu (Page9 )Governance (GSII) / S&T (GSIII)– What is DigiLocker?
    – Its objectives
    – What are some issues with DigiLocker?
    – Way forward
    Govt. to spend ₹2 cr. per km on roads along China borderThe Hindu (Page10 )


    Infrastructure (GSIII)– What is the Vibrant Village Programme (VVP)?
    – How will it improve the connectivity in areas along the China border?
    Panel flags poor progress in reversing coal mining damage in MeghalayaThe Hindu (Page10 )Environment (GSIII)– What is rat-hole coal mining?
    – Environmental damages caused by it in Meghalaya
    – Steps taken for its mitigation
    – What more needs to be done?
    This worm develops food habits and its offspring ‘inherit’ themThe Hindu (Page20 )Health (GSII) / S&T (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the Caenorhabditis elegans worms?
    – Why is it widely used in research?
    hybrid annuity model The Hindu Economy (GSIII)– What is the hybrid annuity model (HAM)?
    – Its advantages and disadvantages
    Sickle cellThe Hindu 
    Health (GSII) / S&T (GSIII)– What is Sickle cell?
    – Its causes, symptoms and treatment
    Cannes Film FestivalThe Hindu 
    Miscellaneous – Cannes film festival: Its history and objectives
    Integrated commands structure plan Indian Express (Page 1)Defence (GSIII)– What are Integrated Theatre Commands?
    – Its advantages and disadvantages
    – Current Command Structure in India
    oleanderIndian Express (Page 10)Environment (GSIII)– Why has Kerala banned oleander flowers in temple offerings?
    India’s top trade partner: China regains spot on higher importsIndian Express (Page 11)
    IR (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to India’s bilateral trade with China?
    – Why does India need to diversify its trading partners?
    4th Meeting of ASEAN-India Trade in Goods Agreement Joint CommitteePIBEconomy (GSIII)
    – What is AITIGA (ASEAN-India Trade in Goods Agreement)?
    – Its significance for India
    INS Kiltan Arrives At Cam Ranh Bay In Vietnam: Defence MinistryAIRDefence (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the INS Kiltan?