Headlines of the Day 17-11-2023


    The Hindu, Indian Express, PIB

    HeadlineSource LinkSyllabusKey points to know
    UNSC seeks ‘humanitarian pauses, corridors’ in GazaThe Hindu(Page 1)IR (GS II)

    – What is ‘humanitarian pauses, corridors’?
    – Why has the UNSC called for “extended humanitarian pauses” in the Gaza Strip?
    US -China meeting and impact on india The Hindu(Page 1)Indian Express(Page 16)IR (GS II)

    – The US-China truce: Where India needs to assess the changes in great power relations?
    T.N. Assembly to readopt Bills that Governor returnedThe Hindu(Page 1)
    Polity and Governance (GS II)– How a Bill is Passed in the  State Legislature?
    – Governor’s Power over State Bills 
    Challenging the Electoral Bond SchemeThe Hindu(Page 8)Polity and Governance (GS II)– What are Electoral Bonds?
    – Its significance, challenges and the way forward
    Should elections be state funded?The Hindu(Page 9)Polity and Governance (GS II)– How are elections in India funded?
    – Should elections be state funded?
    sub-categorisation within castesThe Hindu (Page 12)Polity and Governance (GS II) – What is sub-categorisation within castes?
    – What are its legal challenges?
    first vaccine for chikungunya approvedThe Hindu (Page 12)

    Health (GS II)

    – What is chikungunya? Its common symptoms
    – How was the first vaccine for chikungunya approved? Its significance
    ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) The Hindu (Page 16)IR (GSII) – What is the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus)?
    – How does it work? Its significance
    UGC to bring out a new curriculum for PG programmes, offers flexibility to students
    The Hindu (Page 16)Education (GSII)– What are the roles and responsibilities of the University Grants Commission (UGC)?
    – UGC to bring out a new curriculum for PG programmes. Its significance
    India cuts windfall tax on diesel, crude oilThe Hindu (Page 18)Economy (GSIII)– What is the windfall tax?
    – Its criticism and significance
    India to host 2nd Voice of Global South SummitIndian Express(Page 8)IR (GSII)
    – What is the Global South Summit?
    – Its significance for India
    India’s economic riseIndian Express(Page 10)Economy (GSIII) – How has the Indian economy been navigating a changing world?
    – Reasons behind India’s economic rise
    domestic violenceIndian Express(Page11)Social Issues (GSI)– What is domestic violence?
    – Steps taken by the government to prevent it
    RBI tightens norms on personal loans, credit cardsIndian Express(Page15)
    Economy (GSIII) 

    – Why has the RBI tightened norms on personal loans, credit cards?
    – Its impact
    adultery should be re-instituted as a crimeIndian Express(Page16)
    Polity and Governance (GS II) – What is adultery under Indian law?
    – Why is it being challenged?
    Hallucinate’, Cambridge Dictionary’s word of the yearIndian Express(Page16)

    – What does Hallucinate mean?
    Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)Indian Express(Page 15)
    IR (GSII)– What is the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)?
    – How does it work?
    – Its members
    Open Market Sale Scheme (Domestic)PIBEconomy (GSIII) 
    – What is the Open Market Sale Scheme (Domestic)?
    – Its significance


    Defence (GS III) 

    Defence (GS III) 

    – Navy’s ‘Amini’ shallow water craft launched: What will be its significance for Indian maritime defence? 
    – What is the “Exercise MITRA SHAKTI-2023”?
    achievements of fishers and fish farmersPIBEconomy (GSIII)– How significant is the fisheries sector in the Indian economy?
    – Which state in India produces the most fish?
    CITIIS 2.0:
    – What is CITIIS 2.0?
    – Its significance