Headlines of the Day 18-12-2023

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    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    Union govt. should examine Governor’s actions: Kerala CMThe Hindu: (Page 1)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What are the duties and Powers of the Governor?
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    Coal 2023 :IEAThe Hindu: (Page 1)Environment (GSIII)– What are the key findings of the recent report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Coal?
    ‘Kashi Tamil Sangamam is strengthening idea of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’The Hindu: (Page 1)Art and Culture  (GSI)
    – What is the Kashi Tamil Sangamam?
    – Its significance
    Kaleshwaram ProjectThe Hindu: (Page 4)
    Infrastructure (GSIII)– What is the Kaleshwaram Project?
    – Its importance
    Shree Mandira Parikrama ProjectThe Hindu: (Page 4)Art and Culture  (GSI)– What is the Shree Mandira Parikrama Project?
    – Its objectives
    An uphill struggle to grow the Forest Rights ActThe Hindu: (Page 6)Governance (GSII) / Environment (GSIII)– What are Forest Rights?
    – Laws related to it in India
    Israel-Hamas war has opened a new front in the Red SeaThe Hindu: (Page 6)IR (GSII)– What is the Israel-Hamas war? Its reasons
    – Its impact on the Red Sea region
    One person, one vote, one valueThe Hindu: (Page 7)



    Governance (GSII)– What is One person, one vote, one value?
    – Its advantages, disadvantages and the way forward
    Unemployment remains a concern post-pandemicThe Hindu: (Page 7)Economy (GSIII)
    – What is Unemployment?
    – Its major reasons
    – What needs to be done?
    Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners (Appointment, Conditions of Office and Terms of Office) Bill, 2023The Hindu: (Page 8)Polity and Governance (GSII) – What does the Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners (Appointment, Conditions of Office and Terms of Office) Bill, 2023 passed by the Rajya Sabha say? 
    – How is the new mechanism different from the one spelled out by the Supreme Court?
    Coup attempt in Sierra LeoneThe Hindu: (Page 8)Places in news (GSI) / IR (GSII)– What is a coup?
    – What led to the coup attempt in Sierra Leone?
    – Key facts related to the  Sierra Leone
    An overview of the European Union’s Artificial Intelligence ActThe Hindu: (Page 9)
    IR (GSII) / S&T (GSIII)– What are the objectives of the European Union’s Artificial Intelligence Act?
    Surat Diamond Bourse (SDB)The Hindu: (Page 11)
    Economy (GSIII)– What is the Surat Diamond Bourse (SDB)?
    – Key facts related to it
    Indigenously built Unit-4 at Kakrapar attains criticalityThe Hindu: (Page 12)

    Infrastructure (GSIII)

    – What are the key facts related to the Kakrapar Atomic Power Project (KAPP)?
    – What does criticality mean?
    Yogmaya TempleIndian Express(Page 4)Art and Culture (GSI)– What are the key facts related to the Yogmaya Temple?
    Post Office BillIndian Express(Page 11)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)
    – What are the key provisions of the recent Post Office Bill?
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    CyberthreatsThe Hindu: (Page 12)
    Governance (GSII) / S&T (GSIII)
    – What are Cyberthreats?
    – Steps taken by the government for its mitigation
    Systematic Withdrawal PlanThe Hindu: (Page 14)
    Economy (GSIII)
    – What is a Systematic withdrawal plan (SWP)?
    – Its significance
    CRISPRThe Hindu: (Page 20)S&T (GSIII)– What is CRISPR?
    – Its uses in medicine
    Assam Rifles Indian Express(Page 1)Defence (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the Assam Rifles?
    67% jump in number of beneficiaries of one nation, one ration card scheme in DelhiIndian Express(Page 4)
    Governance (GSII)  / Economy (GSIII)
    – What is the One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) scheme?
    – Its aims and objectives
    Article 370
    Indian Express(Page 8)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)
    – What is the Supreme Court’s verdict on Article 370?
    – Its significance
    restriction of ethanol production: Food vs fuelIndian Express(Page 8)Environment (GSIII)– What is ethanol?
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    The regulator’s challenge in the age of AIIndian Express(Page 9)S&T (GSIII)– What is artificial intelligence?
    – Its significance, challenges and the way forward
    A short history of the Krishna Janmasthan temple in MathuraIndian Express(Page 11)History (GSI)– What are the key facts related to the Krishna Janmasthan temple?
    ketamineIndian Express(Page 11)S&T (GSIII)
    – What is ketamine?
    – What are the effects of ketamine?
    logisticsIndian Express (Page 13)Economy (GSIII)– logistics: Is it a key bottleneck in India’s China plus one strategy? 
    Logistics Ease Across Different State (LEADS) 2023”pibEconomy (GSIII)
    – What are the key findings of the “Logistics Ease Across Different State (LEADS) 2023” report?