Headlines of the Day 15-05-2024

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    India-Iran 10-year pact on Chabahar faces ‘potential risk’ of sanctions: U.S.The Hindu (Page 1)IR (GSIII)
    – Recently, India signed a 10-year Chabahar Port pact with Iran. How will it benefit India?
    – Potential risk this pact carries
    – What is the way forward?
    ‘NISAR satellite can monitor tectonic movements accurately’The Hindu (Page 5)S&T (GSIII)– What is the NISAR (NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar) satellite?
    – In what way will NISAR benefit India and the U.S.?
    Candid notes on the NHRC’s status deferralThe Hindu (Page6 )Governance (GSII)– What is the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI)?
    – Why was NHRC’s accreditation deferred by the GANHRI for the second year in a row?
    The challenge of extra-pulmonary TBThe Hindu (Page7 )Health (GSII)– What is pulmonary TB?
    – Its causes, symptoms, & treatments
    Rise in public health spending due to States, not CentreThe Hindu (Page7 )
    Health (GSII)
    – Has public spending on health in India increased in recent years?
    – Its reasons and significance
    – What is the global scenario?
    Regulatory sandboxes in artificial intelligenceThe Hindu (Page11 )
    S&T (GSIII)– What are regulatory sandboxes?
    – Its importance in AI
    Wholesale price inflation hit a 13-month high in AprilThe Hindu (Page15 )

    Economy (GSIII)– What is Wholesale price inflation?
    – Why is it on rise? Its impact 
    More solar storms brewing after last week’s aurorae as Sun ‘wakes up’The Hindu (Page20 )
    Indian Express (Page 5)
    Space (GSIII)– What Is an Aurora?
    – Its significance
    Nobel-winning author, Alice MunroThe Hindu Miscellaneous – Who was Alice Munro?
    – Her major achievements
    Hepatitis A outbreak in KeralaIndian Express (Page 6)Health (GSII)– What is Hepatitis A?
    – Its causes, symptoms and treatment
    Heatwaves Indian Express (Page 12)Environment (GSIII)– What are Heatwaves?
    – Its impact and mitigation
    new FLiRT variant of the CovidIndian Express (Page 12)
    Health (GSII) / S&T (GSIII)
    – What is the new Covid variant FLiRT, is it dangerous, and what are the symptoms?
    GPT-4oIndian Express (Page 12)S&T (GSIII)
    GPT-4oS&T (GSIII)
    – What is GPT-4o?
    – Its significance, limitations and safety concerns
    India VIX Index ralliesIndian Express (Page 13)Economy (GSIII)– What is India VIX?
    – Why has India VIX surged?
    National Green Hydrogen MissionPIBEnvironment (GSIII)– What is the National Green Hydrogen Mission?
    – Its aims and objectives
    Ministry of Tourism participates in IMEX, Frankfurt 2024 PIBEconomy (GSIII)
    – What is the IMEX, Frankfurt 2024? 
    – Its significance for India
    IndiaSkills 2024PIB
    Economy(GSIII)
    – What is IndiaSkills Competition 2024?
    – Its objectives