Headlines of the day 18-07-2023

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    National Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)

    The Hindu

    Growth and Development

    • What are the key findings of the National Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)?

    Rupee-Dirham transactions

    The Hindu

    IR/Economy

    • RBI and the Central Bank of the UAE agreed to establish a framework for enabling the use of the two countries’ local currencies for cross-border transactions
    • Its Significance

    Project Cheetah 

    The Hindu

    Environment

    • What is Project Cheetah?
    • How are cheetahs faring in India?

    Russia halts Black Sea grain deal

    The Hindu

    International Relations

    • What is Black Sea grain deal?
    • Why is Russia pulling out?

    Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin

    Indian Express

    Welfare Schemes

    • What are the key features of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin?
    • Its issues and way forward

    S Jaishankar attends BIMSTEC Foreign Ministers’ meet

    Indian Express

    International Relations

    • What is BIMSTEC?
    • What is its Significance?

    ‘Namda’ craft

    PIB

    Art and Culture 

    • What is ‘Namda’ craft?
    • How did the Skill India project successfully revived the dying Namda Art of Jammu and Kashmir?

    Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) implements the Advance Authorisation Scheme 

    PIB

    Economy 

    • Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) implements the Advance Authorisation Scheme. What is its Significance?

    Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2022

    PIB

    Economy 

    • What are the key highlights of Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2022?