Headlines of the Day 16-05-2024

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    Over 300 people become Indian citizens under CAAThe Hindu (Page 1)Polity and Governance (GSII)
    – What is the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA)? Its key provisions
    – Concerns and the way forward
    The case for election day as a holidayThe Hindu (Page 6)Polity and Governance (GSII)


    – How can voter turnout be increased? 
    – Will declaring election day as a holiday going to serve the purpose?
    Social media’s impact on Indian politicsThe Hindu (Page 6)Polity and Governance (GSII)

    – Is social media impacting Indian politics?
    – Its advantages and disadvantages
    On Delhi’s mounting waste crisisThe Hindu (Page10 )Environment (GSIII)– What is the status of Delhi’s solid waste management (SWM) system?
    – What are the MCD’s challenges?
    – What is the way forward?
    Igla-S air defence systemsThe Hindu (Page12 )
    Defence (GSIII)
    – What are Igla-S air defence systems?
    – Its significance for Indian Army
    India records highest number of Internet shutdowns in 2023The Hindu (Page14 )
    Polity and Governance (GSII)
    – What does Internet shutdowns mean?
    – Reasons behind the highest internet shutdowns in India in the recent years
    – What is the global scenario?
    NHAI says ₹3,000 cr. insurance surety bonds issued so farThe Hindu (Page15 )
    Economy (GSIII)
    – What are Insurance surety bonds?
    – Its objectives
    India- Sri Lanka relationsThe Hindu (Page 16IR (GSII)– What is the current status of India-Sri Lanka relations?
    – Key areas of cooperation between the two nations
    General, central obesities linked to higher risk of colorectal cancerThe Hindu (Page 20
    Health (GSII) / S&T (GSIII)
    – What Is Colorectal Cancer?
    – Its causes, symptoms and treatment
    Spices Board, CODEX discuss ETO limitsThe Hindu Economy (GSIII)– What is ethylene oxide (ETO)? Its applications
    – Why are Spices Industries concerned about ethylene oxide?
    Chief of Defence Staff postIndian Express (Page 10)Defence (GSIII)
    – Has the Chief of Defence Staff post improved India’s combat efficiency?
    – What more needs to be done?
    Shield against arrest extended to stringent provisions of UAPAIndian Express (Page 14)Governance (GSII) / Internal Security (GSIII)– What is the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA)?
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    Nakba DayIndian Express (Page 14)Miscellaneous – What is Nakba Day?
    – Its significance
    Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) – Quarterly Bulletin (January-March 2024)PIB
    Economy (GSIII)
    – What are the key findings of the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) – Quarterly Bulletin (January-March 2024)?