Headlines of the Day 14-02-2024

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    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    Centre rules out MSP law, offers talks with farmers
    As Congress backs farmers’ MSP demand, what has the govt committee set up in 2022 done so far?
    The Hindu(Page 1)


    Indian Express
    Economy (GSIII)– What is Minimum Support Price (MSP)?
    – Its significance, concerns and the way forward
    Clause in draft India-EFTA pact may hit drug industryThe Hindu(Page 1)IR (GSII) – What is the European Free Trade Association (EFTA)?
    – Its significance for India
    Quiet diplomacy without brinkmanship helped India’s case in QatarThe Hindu(Page 8)IR (GSII) – What is the Qatar espionage case?
    – How quiet diplomacy without brinkmanship helped India’s case in Qatar?
    Old-fashioned trust and credibility bind India-UAE ties
    India-UAE relations serve as a model for the world: Modi
    The Hindu(Page 8)
    The Hindu(Page 14)
    Indian Express(Page 10)
    IR (GSII) 

    – Why is the UAE significant for India?
    – Key areas of cooperation between the two nations
    India needs deep industrialisationThe Hindu(Page 9)Economy (GSIII)– What does deep industrialisation mean?
    – Its significance for India
    The many lows of the 17th Lok SabhaThe hindu(Page 9)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What are the key outcomes of the 17th Lok Sabha?
    On the rights of forest-dwellersThe Hindu(Page 10)Polity and Governance (GSII) / Environment (GSIII)– What is the Forest Rights Act?
    – Its significance
    Too many IITs lead to unrealistic expectations and quality problems
    IIT Madras Zanzibar: what does it mean to be an IIT outside India?
    The Hindu(Page 11)



    Indian Express
    Education (GSII) 


    – What is the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)? Its significance 
    – Are too many IITs leading to unrealistic expectations and quality problems?
    Indira Gandhi, Nargis Dutt National Film Awards renamedThe Hindu(Page 14)
    Miscellaneous – Recently, Indira Gandhi, Nargis Dutt National Film Awards were renamed. What will be its significance?
    Govt. revises guidelines for community radio stationsThe hindu(Page 14)Governance (GSII)– What are the community radio stations?
    – How are they regulated in India?
    Stem cellsThe hindu(Page 20)S&T (GSIII)– Stem cells: What they are and what they do?
    The role of X chromosome in auto-immune diseasesThe hindu(Page 20)
    S&T (GSIII) / Health (GSII)– What is the role of the X chromosome in auto-immune diseases?
    Reality tech firm unveils digital twin of Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah’s tombThe hindu

    History (GSI)– What are the key facts related to Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah’s tomb?
    2,400-km-long Trans Arunachal Highway nears completionThe hindu

    Infrastructure (GSIII)– What is the Trans Arunachal Highway?
    – Its strategic significance 
    Thailand to prohibit ‘recreational’ use of legalised cannabisThe hindu

    Health (GSII) / Miscellaneous – What is cannabis?
    – Laws related to it in India and the world
    Govt. eyes expansion of HSN codes for rice to limit export curbsThe hinduEconomy (GSIII)– What are the HSN codes?
    – Its significance
    NATO funding and what is Article 5Indian ExpressIR (GSII)– NATO: Its history, members and objectives
    Primary utility of HAPS vehiclesIndian ExpressS&T (GSIII)– Why India wants to develop high-altitude pseudo-satellite vehicles, powered by the Sun?
    UWW lifts ban on Indian bodyIndian Express(Page 18)Miscellaneous – What is United World Wrestling?
    – Key facts related to Wrestling Federation of India (WFI)
    Surya Ghar Muft Bijli YojanaPIBWelfare Schemes (GSII)– What is Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana?
    – Its objectives
    International Epilepsy DayPIBHealth (GSII)– What is the significance of the International Epilepsy Day?
    Automated Permanent Academic Account Registry (APAAR)PIBEducation (GSII)– What is APAAR?
    – Its significance
    Modernized CONFONET software called e-JagritiPIBPolity and Governance/Economy– What is e-Jagriti portal?
    – Its significance
    Carbon nanotubes (CNTs)PIBS&T (GSIII)
    – What are Carbon nanotubes (CNTs)?
    – Key facts related to it
    European Leaders Approve New Rules for Artificial Intelligence RegulationAirS&T (GSIII)
    – What is Artificial Intelligence? 
    – How are they regulated in India and around the world?