Headlines of the day 17-08-2023

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    PM e-bus Sewa scheme

    The Hindu: (Page 1)

    Environment 

    • What is the PM e-bus Sewa scheme?
    • Its aims and objectives

    MoEFCC’s U-turn to merge autonomous bodies

    The Hindu: (Page 10)

    Environment 

    • What does the new notification propose? How is the ministry changing?

    Bihar’s caste-based survey

    The Hindu: (Page 10)

    Governance

    • What is the ‘caste-based survey’?
    • Why is Bihar’s caste-based survey facing a challenge in the Supreme Court?

    PM Vishwakarma scheme

    The Hindu: (Page 13)

    Governance / Economy

    • What is the PM Vishwakarma scheme?
    • Its aims and objectives

    Digital India programme 

    The Hindu:

    (Page 13)

    Governance / Economy

    • What is the Digital India programme?
    • Its significance

    Global Initiative on Digital Health

    The Hindu:

    (Page 14)

    Health

    • Global Initiative on Digital Health to be launched under India’s G-20 presidency
    • Its Significance

    Urban 20 (U20) Initiative

    Indian Express :

    (Page 11)

    IR

    • What is the Urban 20 (U20) Initiative?
    • Its Significance

    ‘National Multidimensional Poverty Index: A Progress Review 2023’

    Indian Express:

    (Page 13) 

    Economy

    • What are the key highlights of the ‘National Multidimensional Poverty Index: A Progress Review 2023’?

    Sulina Channel and Danube River

    Indian Express:

    (Page 13)

    Geography / IR

    • What is the importance of the Sulina Channel to Ukraine grain trade?
    • Danube River and its significance

    Festival of Navroz (Nowruz)

    PIB

    Art and Culture

    • What is the significance of the Festival of Navroz (Nowruz)?