Headlines of the Day 18-04-2024

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    NASA Mars sample return program is expensive and will take too longIndian Express Space GSIII)– Know about Mars Sample Return Campaign.
    – It’s objectives 
    Finance Ministry notifies new rules backing FDI tweaks for space sectorIndian Express(Page 1)Economy (GSIII)
    – What is FDI ?
    – What has the Government done to boost FDI?
    – Relevance of FDI for space 
    Maternal Mortality ratio Indian Express (Page 1)Social Issues (GSI)– What is the Maternal Mortality ratio?
    – Why does it matters ?
    Trusted Mediator Indian Express (Page 9)IR(GSII)– Know about Switzerland’s peace bid amid Russia-Ukraine war
    – Why is it  needed ?
    – Stand of India 
    – Key analysis 
    – Way Forward 
    SC verdict in Delhi metro case Indian Express (Page 9)Polity and Governance (GSII)– Why is the Supreme Court’s curative petition relief for Delhi Metro significant?
    – It’s wider implications 
    – Way Ahead 
    Ram Lalla’s forehead being lit up on Ram NavaIndian Express (Page 12)
    Culture (GS I)– Know about Surya Tilak ceremony
    – How a beam of sunlight was directed on Lord Ram’s forehead in Ayodhya temple
    Election Drill Indian Express (Page 12)Polity and Governance (GSII)– Know about Election Process in India
    – Importance 
    -Challenges 
    – Suggestions 
    Indian economy projected to grow 6.5% in 2024: UNCTADIndian Express (Page 13)Economy (GSIII)

    – How is India’s economy currently doing?
    – What are the findings of the UN Trade and Development (UNCTAD)   report?
    EC halts West Bengal governor’s proposed Cooch Behar tour citing violation of poll codeThe Hindu(Page1)


    Polity and Governance GSII)




    – Know about Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951
    Centre tweaks green credit programme normsThe Hindu(Page1)

    Environment (GSIII)– What is Green Credit Programme (GCP)?
    – Objectives 
    – Latest developments 
    Malcom Adiseshiah AwardThe Hindu (Page 6)Miscellaneous 
    – Learn facts related to  Malcom Adiseshiah Award
    The Great Indian Bustard and climate action verdictThe Hindu (Page 8)Environment (GSIII)– How Supreme Court’s verdict on climate change can push climate litigation in India?
    – its impacts on the protection of the Great Indian 
    The limitations of Ambedkarite Dalit politics today









    India’s ‘heat action plans








    Agriculture sector in india and Agroforestry 





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    Environment (GS III)
    – Know about Babasaheb Ambedkar
    – Contributions
    – Relevance of his ideology in Present Times
    – Limitations 
    – Conclusion 




    – How does the India Meteorological Department define heatwaves? 
    – Are special interventions needed for vulnerable communities during a heatwave? 
    – What about regional variations and socio-economic differences

    – Know about the present status of agriculture sector in India 
    – Challenges 
    – How can small scale farmers benefit from trees on farms ?
    – Initiatives of government 
    – Way Ahead 

    – Learn facts related to Haddadus binotatus
    Submersible Platform for Acoustic Characterisation and Evaluation (SPACE)PIBDefence (GSIII)– Learn about Submersible Platform for Acoustic Characterisation and Evaluation (SPACE)
    – It’s importance