Headlines of the Day 13-12-2023

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    PIB, The Hindu, Indian Express, Mint, AIR

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    Lok Sabha passes Bills for women’s quota in J&K, PuducherryThe Hindu: (Page 1)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What are the key facts related to the recently passed bills by the Lok Sabha for women’s quota in J&K and Puducherry?
    Maratha quotaThe Hindu: (Page 6)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is the Maratha quota issue? Its causes
    – What lies ahead?
    An anti-terror law and its interference with libertyThe Hindu: (Page 10)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is an anti-terror law?
    – Its interference with liberty
    judgment that upheld the decision to abrogate the special status of Jammu and Kashmir The Hindu: (Page 10)Indian Express(Page 10)Indian Express(Page 11)Polity and Governance (GSII)-,What is the Supreme Court’s verdict on Article 370? 
    – Its significance
    Cyber crime cases in India shot up significantly in 2022The Hindu: (Page 11)Cyber Security (GSIII)– What are Cyber crimes? Why are they on rise in India?
    – How are they regulated in India?
    India’s extreme rainfall ‘corridor’The Hindu: (Page 12)Geography (GSI)– What does extreme rainfall mean?
    – Its impact in India
    Understanding the debates around anarcho-capitalismThe Hindu: (Page 13)Governance (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– What is anarcho-capitalism?
    – Its significance and criticism
    Rajya Sabha passes Bill for appointment of CEC, ECsThe Hindu: (Page 14)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What are the key provisions of the recent bill passed by the Rajya sabha for the appointment of CEC, ECs?
    Shah introduces redrafted criminal Bills in Lok SabhaThe Hindu: (Page 14)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What are the key provisions of the redrafted criminal Bills that were introduced in the Lok Sabha recently?
    report, “Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2023: Statistics and TrendsThe Hindu: (Page 16)

    Issues related to poverty and hunger (GSII)

    – What are the key findings of the report- “Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2023: Statistics and Trends”?
    Modi kicks off global AI summitThe Hindu: (Page 16)Governance (GSII)/ S&T (GSIII)– What is the Global Partnership for Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) Summit?
    – Its significance for India
    Deadlock at COP-28 climate talks forces negotiations into ‘overtime’The Hindu: (Page 17)Environment (GSIII)– What is COP-28?
    – Its achievements and lessons 
    Kerala elderly rely on MGNREGSIndian Express (Page 1)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is MGNREGS?
    – Its aims and objectives
    constitutional validity of Section 6A of the Citizenship Act, 1955Indian Express (Page 9)Polity and Governance (GSII)

    – What is Section 6A of the Citizenship Act, 1955?
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    Global SouthIndian Express (Page 11)IR (GSII)

    – What is the Global South?
    – How can India become the bank for the Global South?
    Kidney transplants in IndiaIndian Express (Page 12)Health (GSII)
    – Kidney transplants in India: the law, the demand, the alleged rackets
    EthanolIndian Express (Page 12)Environment (GSIII)– What is ethanol?
    – What’s happening with the Centre’s ethanol blending scheme?
    Pompe DiseaseIndian Express (Page 12)Health (GSII) / S&T (GSIII)– What is Pompe Disease?
    – Its causes, symptoms and precautions
    Advocates Amendment BillIndian Express (Page 12)Governance (GSII)  

    – Why Parliament passed the Advocates Amendment Bill, which aims to weed out ‘touts’?
    goldfish Indian Express (Page 12)Species in news (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the goldfish?
    Indo-Oman tiesIndian Express (Page 17)
    IR (GSII)– What is the current status of the India-Oman relations?
    – What are the key areas of cooperation between the two nations?
    IEPFA and NCAER jointly organise workshop PIBEconomy (GSIII)
    – IEPFA and NCAER jointly organised a workshop on Investor Education and Protection Policy in India. What is its significance?
    Indian Tent TurtlesPIBSpecies in news (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the Indian Tent Turtles?
    Atal Pension Yojana PIBGovernance (GSII)  
    – What is the Atal Pension Yojana?
    – Its aims and objectives
    National Disaster Response FundNews on air Disaster Management (GSIII)– What is the National Disaster Response Fund?
    – Its significance