Headlines of the Day 18-05-2024

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    Nearly 6 million trees disappeared from farmlands: studyThe Hindu (Page 1)Environment (GSIII)
    – What does the recent study published in the journal ‘Nature Sustainability’ say about India’s tree cover?
    Archaeologist finds first evidence of rock art in form of footprints in Mangaluru cityThe Hindu (Page 5)History (GSI)

    – What is rock art?
    – Key facts related to the newly discovered rock art in Mangaluru city
    After the civil war, the stifling impasse in Sri LankaThe Hindu (Page 6)IR (GSII)

    – What was the Sri Lankan Civil War? Its impact
    – What is the way out for Sri Lanka’s war-torn people?
    The hyperpoliticisation of Indian higher educationThe Hindu (Page6 )Education (GSII)
    – What is hyperpoliticisation?
    – Is Indian higher education facing hyperpoliticisation?
    – Its implications 
    RBI Deputy Governors flag supervisory concerns at asset reconstruction firmsThe Hindu (Page11)Economy (GSIII)– What are asset reconstruction companies (ARCs)? Issues they are facing
    – What are the supervisory concerns flagged by the RBI Deputy Governors recently?
    U.N. forecasts 2.7% growth for world economyThe Hindu (Page11 )Economy (GSIII)

    – What are the key highlights of the United Nations mid-2024 report?
    Iberian lynx population doubles in 3 yearsThe Hindu 
    Environment (GSIII)– Iberian lynx: Its habitat, threat and Protection status
    Hurdles on the path to green growth — and how to remove themIndian Express (Page 10)


    Environment (GSIII)


    – What is green growth?
    – Its challenges and solution
    orcasIndian Express (Page 14)Environment (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the Orcas (Killer whales)?
    remand herringsIndian Express (Page 14)
    Governance (GSII) – What are the remand hearings?
    – Its significance
    Rules for political parties to use state-funded media during pollsIndian Express (Page 14)

    Governance (GSII) 

    – What are the rules for political parties to use state-funded media during polls?
    12th India-Mongolia Joint Working Group meetingPIBIR (GSII) 
    – What are the key highlights of the 12th Joint Working Group (JWG) meeting recently held between the Defence Ministries of India and Mongolia?
    India- Bangladesh PIBIR (GSII) 
    – Why is Bangladesh significant for India?
    – Key areas of cooperation between the two countries
    India-Kenya Bilateral meeting held for collaboration in Personnel Administration and GovernancePIBIR (GSII) 
    – Recently, an India-Kenya bilateral meeting was held for collaboration in Personnel Administration and Governance. What will be its significance?
    – Other key areas of cooperation between the two nations