Headlines of the Day 15-12-2023


    PIB, The Hindu, Indian Express, Mint, AIR

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    Suspension of Members of Parliament (MPs)
    The Hindu: (Page 1)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)

    – What are the rights and Privileges of the Members of Parliament (MPs)?
    – What is the Procedure of their suspension?
    Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967The Hindu: (Page 4)
    The Hindu (Page 7)
    Governance (GSII) / Internal Security (GSIII)– What is the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967?
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    Delisting parties with religious names: ‘only House can decide’The Hindu: (Page 6)Polity and Governance (GSII)– How are Political Parties named?
    – Rules and regulations related to it
    Do pregnancy test in all POCSO cases, says Karnataka HCThe Hindu: (Page 6)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is the POCSO act?
    – Its key provisions
    ‘India’s fastest’ solar-electric boat launchedThe Hindu: (Page 6)Environment (GSIII)– What is the significance of the Barracuda boat?

    Is India doing enough to tackle climate change?
    The nature of the future
    The Hindu: (Page 10)The Hindu: (Page 10)The Hindu: (Page 11)
    Indian Express (Page 10)
    Environment (GSIII)– COP28: What were the major outcomes and lessons from it?
    – What is India doing to tackle climate change?
    Russia-Ukraine war
    The Hindu: (Page 12)IR (GSII)– What is the Russia-Ukraine war?
    – Is Russia winning the Ukraine war?
    – Its impact on India
    54th International Film Festival of IndiaThe Hindu: (Page 13)Miscellaneous – What is the significance of the 54th International Film Festival of India?
    guidelines on seizure of personal electronic devicesThe Hindu: (Page 14)Governance (GSII)
    – What is the CBI manual on seizure of electronic devices?
    – Its significance
    Urgent need to control use of e-cigarettes, says WHOThe Hindu: (Page 16)Health (GSII)
    – What are e-cigarettes? Are they safe?
    – How are they regulated in India?
    India and U.S. discuss steps to combat financial crimesThe Hindu: (Page 16)IR (GSII)– What are financial crimes?
    – What are the steps taken by the Indian government to address it?
    Activist Ali Abu Awwad and pianist Daniel Barenboim win Indira Gandhi Peace PrizeThe Hindu: (Page 16)
    Miscellaneous – What is the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize?
    – Its significance
    European Union agrees to open membership negotiations with UkraineThe Hindu: (Page 17)

    IR (GSII)

    – What is the European Union? 
    – Its significance for Ukraine
    India’s logistics costsThe Hindu: (Page 18)Economy (GSIII)

    – What are the key findings of the recent report on logistics cost by the National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER)?
    Maldives says ending pact with India on water survey
    Indian Express (Page 1)
    IR (GSII)  

    – India-Maldives relations: Its significance, challenges and the way forward
    space agency’s Vision 2047Indian Express (Page 6)Space (GSIII)– What is ISRO’s Vision 2047?
    – Its significance
    Reservation Indian Express (Page 11)Polity and Governance (GSII) – What is the reservation policy?
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    Caste-based discriminationIndian Express (Page 11)Society (GSI)– What is Caste-based discrimination?
    – Its impact on society
    As PLI takes centrestage, new industrial policy now on backburnerIndian Express (Page 11)
    Economy (GSIII)– What is the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme?
    – Its objectives
    Article 370 abrogationIndian Express (Page 17)
    Governance (GSII)  

    – Why is Article 370 abrogated?
    – How the world reacted to Article 370 abrogation, how SC verdict helps India?
    Mathura IdgahIndian Express (Page 17)History (GSI) / Governance (GSII)  

    – Allahabad HC allows survey of Mathura Idgah: What is this plea in the Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi case?
    INS TarmugliPIBDefence (GSIII)– Indian Navy commissioned INS Tarmugli: What are the key facts related to it?
    Naya Savera Scheme

     Pre-matric Scholarships scheme

    Welfare Schemes (GSII)– What is the Naya Savera Scheme? Its objectives 
    – What is the significance of the Pre-matric Scholarships scheme?