Headlines of the Day 16-12-2023


    PIB, The Hindu, Indian Express, Mint, AIR

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    MLALAD funds raisedThe Hindu: (Page 2)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is MLALAD funds?
    – Its significance
    India-Oman strategic partnershipThe Hindu: (Page 6)IR (GSII)– What is the strategic importance of Oman to India?
    – What are the key areas of cooperation between the two nations?
    India-U.K. FTA talks on last leg, says Commerce SecretaryThe Hindu: (Page 11)IR (GSII)– What is India-U.K. Free Trade Agreement (FTA)?
    – Its importance
    NCLATThe Hindu: (Page 11)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT)?
    – Its roles and responsibilities
    ArcticIndian ExpressEnvironment (GSIII)– How has the hottest summer ever affected the Arctic?
    India’s green push Indian ExpressEnvironment (GSIII)– Why India’s green push needs balancing, why is the COP28 coal breather important?
    How Delhi declaration found middle path between promotion and regulation of AIIndian ExpressS&T (GSIII)– What is the  Delhi declaration on artificial intelligence?
    – Its significance
    Representation of People Act (RoPA), 1951Indian ExpressGovernance (GSII)– What does the Representation of People Act (RoPA), 1951 say about the time limit to fill vacancies?
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    EthanolIndian Express (Page 2)Environment (GSIII)– What is ethanol?
    – How is it regulated in India?
    Iran announces visa-free travel for IndiaIndian Express (Page 6)IR (GSII)– Iran announces visa-free travel for India: What is its significance for India?
    – What is the current status of the relationship between the two nations?
    Article 370 verdictIndian Express (Page 11)IR (GSII)– What is the Supreme Court Constitution Bench’s verdict on Article 370?
    – Its significance
    ICT duty dispute: India appeals WTO panel ruling in favour of EUIndian Express (Page 19)IR (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– What is the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) duty dispute?
    – What is India’s stand on it? Its significance for India
    India and Italy on Cooperation in the field of Industrial Property RightspibIR (GSII)– India-Italy relations: What are the key areas of cooperation between the two nations?
    ‘DARE TO DREAM’ SCHEMEpibGovernance (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– What is the Dare to Dream Scheme?
    – Its aims and objectives
    Tax Inspectors without Borders (TIWB) programmepibIR (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– What is the Tax Inspectors without Borders (TIWB) programme?
    – Its objectives
    SCO RATSpibIR (GSII)– What is the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) – Regional Anti-Terrorists Structure (RATS)?
    – Its working
    DRDO successfully carries out flight trial of ‘Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator’AirS&T (GSIII)– What is the ‘Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator’?
    – Its strategic importance for India’s defence
    As PLI takes centrestage, new industrial policy now on backburnerIndian ExpressEconomy (GSIII)– What is the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme?
    – Its objectives
    Mathura IdgahIndian ExpressHistory (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?