Headlines of the Day 18-03-2024

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    Big beneficiaries claim inability to reveal poll bond donor detailsThe Hindu(Page 1)
    Polity and Governance (GSII) 
    – What is the Electoral bond issue?
    – Key facts related to it
    Lisu and Singpho communitiesThe Hindu(Page 1)
    Society (GSI)– Who are Lisu and Singpho communities?
    – Key facts related to them
    Sangita Kalanidhi award for vocalist T.M. KrishnaThe Hindu(Page 5)
    Culture (GSI)– What is the Sangita Kalanidhi award?
    – Its significance
    Many elections, AI’s dark dimensionThe Hindu(Page 6)Polity and Governance (GSII) / S&T (GSIII)– What is the impact of AI on elections?
    – What needs to be done?
    The Myanmar conflict is a regional problemThe Hindu(Page 6)IR (GSII)– What are the causes of conflict in Myanmar?
    – Its likely impact on India
    The problem of equity in IPCC reportsThe Hindu(Page 8)

    Environment (GSIII)– What are IPCC assessment reports?
    – What did the new study find?
    How were the new Election Commissioners selected?

    The Hindu(Page 8)Polity and Governance (GSII)

    – How were the new Election Commissioners selected?
    – What does the law say on the appointment process? Why has the new Act been challenged?
    HbA1C testThe Hindu(Page 9)Health (GSII) / S&T (GSIII)– What is the HbA1C test and why is it used to check for diabetes?
    IceCube neutrino observatoryThe Hindu(Page 20)S&T (GSIII)– What is the significance of the IceCube neutrino observatory?
    Son’s tribute to father, ‘piece of Gujarat in Delhi’: Story of Chausath KhambaIndian  Express (Page 4)History (GSI) 

    – What are the key facts related to the Chausath Khamba?
    Why and how One Nation, One Election is divisiveIndian  Express (Page 8)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is One Nation, One Election?
    – Its significance, concerns and the way forward
    Amid Nepal’s continuing political turmoil, confidence vote win for PM Prachanda, the task for IndiaIndian  Express (Page 11)

    IR (GSII)

    – What is currently happening in Nepal’s politics?
    – Its likely impact for India
    AI-SIMAIndian  Express (Page 11)S&T (GSIII)
    – What is SIMA?
    – How does SIMA work?
    “EXERCISE LAMITIYE – 2024”PIBDefence (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to “EXERCISE LAMITIYE”?
    Foundational Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Test (FLNAT) to be Conducted Nationwide Under ULLASPIBEducation (GSII)– What is the Foundational Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Test (FLNAT)?
    – Its significance
    Volcano Eruption In Reykjanes Peninsula In Iceland; State Of Emergency Declared In Southern IcelandAir GS 1 (Geography)– What are the key facts related to the Reykjanes Peninsula?
    – Why is a State Of Emergency declared In Southern Iceland?