Headlines of the Day 19-1-2024

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    PIB,  Indian Express, AIR

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    Gulf of AdenThe Hindu(Page 1)Places in news (GSI)– What is the strategic importance of the Gulf of Aden?
    Harni lakeThe Hindu(Page 1)Places in news (GSI)– What are the key facts related to Harni lake?
    distress alert transmitter (DAT)The Hindu(Page 6)S&T (GSIII)– What is a distress alert transmitter (DAT)? 
    – Its significance for fishermen
    Karnataka to ask Centre to allow reservation within SCsThe Hindu(Page 6)
    Governance (GSII)
    – What does internal reservation among the Scheduled Castes means?
    – What is the significance of Article 341?
    Beleaguered Indian media: Quo Vadis?
    The Hindu(Page 10)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is the importance of an independent press?
    – Why is the media called the Fourth Estate of democracy?
    Crafting a new phase in India-U.K. defence tiesThe Hindu(Page 10)IR (GSII)– What is the current status of  India-U.K. relations?
    – What are the key areas of cooperation between the two nations?
    Annual Status of Education Report, titled “ASER 2023The Hindu(Page 10)Governance (GSII)– What are the key findings of the Annual Status of Education Report, 2023?
    AI and CopyrightThe Hindu(Page 11)S&T (GSIII)– What is Copyright?
    – Should AI models be allowed to use copyrighted material for training? Its implications
    Satellites tracking the weatherThe Hindu(Page 12)S&T (GSIII)
    – How satellites track the weather?
    – Its significance
    Sub-categorisation of SCs: panel to look into even distribution of benefitsThe Hindu(Page 14)Governance (GSII)
    – What is sub-categorisation of Scheduled Castes (SCs)? 
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    Justice Bedi reportThe Hindu(Page 14)Governance (GSII)
    – What is the significance of the Justice Bedi report?
    GM crops will make edible oil cheaper: govt.The Hindu(Page 16)Agriculture (GSIII)– What are GM crops? How are they regulated in India?
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    Ren’Ai Reef”.The Hindu(Page 17)Places in news (GSI)– What is Ren’Ai Reef?
    – Key facts related to it
    human pappilomavirusThe Hindu(Page 24)S&T (GIII)– What is Human papillomavirus (HPV)?
    – Its causes and treatment 
    Competition Commission of India and the commitment to shaping a fair market environmentIndian Express(Page 13)

    Governance (GSII)– What are the roles and responsibilities of the Competition Commission of India?
    Iran, Pakistan, and the Baloch militancyIndian Express(Page 18)IR (GSII)– Why are Iran and Pakistan striking each other’s territory?
    – Its implications for the world
    Somnath: A brief historyIndian Express(Page 18)Art and Culture (GSI)– What are the key facts related to Somnath Temple?
    Memorandum of Intent (MoI) between India and Netherlands on cooperation in the field of Medical productsPIBIR (GSII)
    – What is the current status of  India-Netherlands relations?
    – What are the key areas of cooperation between the two nations?
    Memorandum of Understanding between India Dominican Republic on cooperation in the field of Medical Products RegulationPIB
    IR (GSII)
    – What is the current status of  India-Dominican Republic relations?
    – What are the key areas of cooperation between the two nations?
    Memorandum of Understanding between India and KenyaPIbIR (GSII)– What is the current status of   India-Kenya relations?
    – What are the key areas of cooperation between the two nations?
    (MoU) between India and Ecuador pibIR (GSII)– What is the current status of   India-Ecuador relations?
    – What are the key areas of cooperation between the two nations?
    Memorandum of Understanding  between India and the European Commission pibIR (GSII)– What is the European Commission?
    – Key areas of cooperation between European Commission and India
    Cabinet approves creation of posts for the 16th Finance CommissionpibGovernance (GSII)– What is the Finance Commission?
    – Key facts related to it
    Indo-French Joint Committee of Science and TechnologyPIB
    IR (GSII) / S&T (GSIII)– What is the current status of   India-France relations?
    – What are the key areas of cooperation between the two nations?
    PM Modi to lay foundation stone of various AMRUT projectsAirEconomy (GSIII)– What is the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)?
    – Its objectives
    Two-day 19th NAM Summit to begin in Uganda’s KampalaAirIR (GSII)– What is Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)?
    – Its significance