Headlines of the Day 17-04-2024

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    Naxalism in India: 29 Maoists shot dead at Kanker in Chhattisgarh:The Hindu(Page 1)Internal Security (GSIII)– What is Naxalism? Its impact on IndiaSteps taken by the Indian government for its mitigation
    ‘Escalation of tension between Iran, Israel may affect oil prices’The Hindu(Page 6)IR (GSII)
    – What are the reasons behind the recent Iran-Israel tension? Its effect on oil prices 
    Navigating life as a consumer with disabilityThe Hindu(Page 9)Governance (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– What is the significance of the World Consumer Rights Day?What are the challenges consumers with disabilities face? What needs to be done?
    RBI survey shows why livelihood issues are in focus in 2024 pollsThe Hindu(Page 9)Economy (GSIII)– What are the key findings of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s latest consumer confidence survey?Why are livelihood issues in focus in the 2024 polls?
    Reforms needed in the voting processThe Hindu((Page 10)Polity and Governance (GSII)– When were Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) first introduced? What have been the concerns raised by activists about EVMs?How can the process of voting be made more robust?
    Why has India allowed FIIs to invest in its green bonds?The Hindu((Page 10)
    Economy (GSIII) / Environment (GSIII)
    – What is Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIS)?Why has India allowed FIIs to invest in its green bonds?
    Imported inflationThe Hindu((Page 11)Economy (GSIII)– What is imported inflation? Why does a rise in interest rates in the West tend to cause the currencies of developing countries to depreciate?
    IMF forecasts India’s economy to grow 6.8% this fiscal yearThe Hindu(Page15)Economy (GSIII)

    – How is India’s economy currently doing?What is the IMF’s forecast about India’s economy for this fiscal year?
    Farm sector can grow over 6% in FY25 on good monsoon, says NITI Aayog’s ChandThe Hindu(Page15)


    Economy (GSIII)




    – Why is the ‘farm sector’ crucial for the Indian economy?What are the challenges this sector faces?How important is a good monsoon for the farm sector?
    Three new fish species spotted using tools in the Laccadive SeaThe Hindu(Page20)

    Environment (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the recently spotted three new fish species in the  Laccadive Sea?
    Centre notifies panel led by Cabinet Secretary on issues of queer communityIndian Express(Page 6)Social Justice (GSII)
    – Recently, the Centre has notified a panel led by Cabinet Secretary on issues of queer community. What will be its significance?
    Climate change is driving food prices upIndian Express(Page 11)Environment (GSIII)– How climate change increases food prices?How can its impact be minimized?
    Israel’s multi-layered air defence systemIndian Express(Page 14)
    IR (GSII) / Defence (GSIII)– What is Israel’s multi-layered air defence system, which helped thwart Iran’s attacks?
    NS-25 mission Indian Express(Page 14)Space (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the NS-25 mission?