Headlines of the Day 15-02-2024

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    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    T.N. passes resolution against ‘One Nation, One Election’ plan
    Simultaneous elections will help growth: N K Singh paper
    The Hindu(Page 1)



    Indian Express (Page 10)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)

    – What does One Nation, One Election means?
    – Its significance, concerns and the way forward
    Kerala House requests Central govt. to amend wildlife Act to tackle human-animal conflictThe Hindu(Page 1)Environment (GSIII) – What are the major reasons behind human-animal conflict?
    – How can it be mitigated?
    Centre’s reply sought on the age limit for surrogacyThe Hindu(Page 2)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is surrogacy?
    – How is it regulated in India?
    Paid leave demand  for menstruation could hamper gender equalityThe Hindu(Page 6)Women Related Issues (GSI)– What is gender equality?
    – Does paid leave demand  for menstruation can hamper gender equality?
    Confidence in the economy just shy of pre-pandemic levelsThe hindu(Page 7)Economy (GSIII)– What is the current state of the Indian economy?
    – What more can be done?
    Freedom of Press in India: Emergency, then and now: the long reach of unbridled powerThe Hindu(Page 11)Polity and Governance (GSII) – What is the status of Press Freedom in India?
    – Key facts related to it
    Centre uses British-era Act to block Internet in PunjabThe Hindu(Page 13)
    Polity and Governance (GSII) 
    – How is the Internet governed in India?
    PM inaugurates Abu Dhabi’s first Hindu stone templeThe Hindu(Page 14)
    Architecture (GSI) / IR (GSII)

    – What are the key facts related to Abu Dhabi’s first Hindu stone temple?
    ‘MSP guarantee across crops can raise income and demand’The Hindu(Page 16)Economy (GSIII)– What are MSPs, and how are they decided?
    COVID-19 vaccines The hindu(Page 22)S&T (GSIII)– What are COVID-19 vaccines?
    – Does updating COVID-19 vaccines frequently have any benefits?
    Apes also like to tease, meaning trait in human children could be ancientThe hinduEnvironment (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to Apes?
    Why fashion industry’s ‘recycling’ methods are not saving the planetThe hindu

    Environment (GSIII)– What is the Carbon footprint?
    – Why fashion industry’s ‘recycling’ methods are not saving the planet?
    Business Payment Solution Providers (BPSP) The hindu


    Economy(GSIII)– What are Business Payment Solution Providers (BPSP)?
    – Key facts related to it
    Rescuing grace from disgraceThe Hindu(Page 6)Governance (GSII)– What are the roles and responsibilities of the President and Governors in India?
    – Their significance, concerns and the way forward
    China moves its nationals into its vacant ‘defence villages’ along LACIndian Express(Page1)


    IR (GSII)– Why is China moving its nationals into its vacant ‘defence villages’ along LAC?
    – What are its likely implications for India?
    RTI: States flagged higher rate of EVM breakdown ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha electionsIndian Express(Page8)

    Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is an Electronic Voting Machine? Key facts related to it
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    Supreme Court to deliver verdict on validity of electoral bonds scheme todayIndian Express(Page8)

    Polity and Governance (GSII)

    – What is an electoral bonds scheme?
    – Key facts related to it
    INSAT-3DSIndian Express(Page 10)S&T (GSIII)– What is INSAT-3DS?
    – Key facts related to it
    MILAN 2024Indian Express(Page 10)Defence (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to exercise MILAN 2024?
    – Its strategic importance for India
    India may be on the verge of redefinition of democracyIndian Express(Page 12)

    Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is democracy? Its types
    – Is India on the verge of redefining democracy?
    India’s petroleum exports to Europe nosedive to 18-month low in JanuaryIndian Express(Page 15)Economy (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to India’s petroleum product exports to Europe?
    India faces WTO pressure on farm subsidies amid protests for minimum support priceIndian Express(Page 15)Economy (GSIII)– India and WTO: Its history and significance
    16th finance commission Indian Express(Page 15)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What are the constitutional provisions of the  finance commission?
    – Key facts related to 16th finance commission
    “Chat with RTX,Indian Express(Page 16)S&T (GSIII)
    – What is ‘Chat with RTX’?
    – Facts related to it
    Consumer sentiments improving but still stuck in pessimismIndian Express(Page 16)Economy (GSIII)
    – What are the key findings of the CMIE’s latest consumer sentiment survey? 
    AHIDF Scheme PIBEconomy (GSIII)– What is AHIDF Scheme?
    – Its aims and objectives
    Green Hydrogen in the transport sector.PIBEnvironment (GSIII)– What is Green Hydrogen?
    – Its current status in India
    India-Sri Lanka official talks on collaboration in Personnel Administration and Governance heldpibIR (GSII)– Why is Sri Lanka important to India?- Key areas of cooperation between the two nations
    Sea of JapanAirPlaces in news (GSI)– What is the strategic importance of the Sea of Japan?
    Western disturbance likely to cause isolated to scattered rainfall and snowfall over Western Himalayan RegionAirGeography (GSI)– What is the Western disturbance?
    – Its likely impact on Western Himalayan Region