Headlines of the Day – 13-09-2023

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    PIB, The Hindu, Indian Express, Mint, AIR

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    Nipah virus (NiV)The Hindu: (Page 1)Health– What is Nipah virus (NiV)?
    – Which animals can spread the disease? Are there any vaccines?
    MGNREGA schemeThe Hindu : (Page 4)Welfare Schemes– What are the objectives of the MGNREGA scheme?
    – Its achievements, concerns, and the way forward
    El Niño and food securityThe Hindu:
    (Page 12)
    Geography / Environment– How climate change is affecting India’s food security?
    – Impact of El Niño on  food security
    ‘Ayushman Bhav’ campaign and Ayushman Apke Dwar 3.0 programmeThe Hindu: (Page 16)Health– What is the ‘Ayushman Bhav’  campaign and Ayushman Apke Dwar 3.0 programme?
    – Their aims and objectives
    Rajnath Singh inaugurates 90 border infrastructure projectsIndian Express  : (Page 8)Infrastructure– In the last three years, India has ramped up infrastructure development along the LAC. Its significance
    Stitched ShipIndian Express : (Page 12)Miscellaneous– The Keel for recreation of the Ancient Stitched Ship was laid.
    – What is a Stitched Ship? Its significance
    IISc develops technique to destroy cancer cellsIndian Express :
    (Page 13)
    Health / S&T– IISc develops technique to detect cancer early, killing infected cells. What is this technique?
    – Its benefits
    ‘Global Symposium on Farmers’ Rights’ (GSFR)PIBGovernance / Agriculture– What is the ‘Global Symposium on Farmers’ Rights’ (GSFR)?
    Aspirational Blocks Programme (ABP) and iGOT KarmayogiPIBGovernance– What is the Aspirational Blocks Programme (ABP)?
    – What is the significance of the iGOT Karmayogi Platform?
    Economic corridors: Key to sustainable growthLive MintEconomy– What are Economic corridors?
    – Why are they key to sustainable growth?
    NASA discovers potential presence of an oceanic body on K2-18 bLive MintSpace– NASA discovers potential presence of an oceanic body on K2-18 b. 
    – What is the significance of this finding?