Headlines of the Day 19-02-2024


    PIB,  Indian Express, AIR

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    Centre to clarify on Aadhaar as birth date proof, with risk ridersThe Hindu(Page 1)Polity and Governance (GSII) 
    – What is Aadhaar?
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward?
    Primary EducationThe Hindu(Page 6)Education (GSII)– What is the current status of primary education in India?
    – Challenges it faces and the way forward
    Free movement regime between India, Myanmar had more benefits than costsThe Hindu(Page 6)

    IR (GSII) 

    – What are the key facts related to the India-Myanmar border Free Movement Regime?
    Artificial IntelligenceThe Hindu(Page 6)
    S&T (GSIII) – What is Artificial Intelligence?
    – Its significance, challenges and the way forward
    Tolerance and pluralism are values that India shares with the UAEThe Hindu(Page 6)
    Indian Express(Page 9)
    IR (GSII) – Why is the UAE important to India?
    – What are the key areas of cooperation between the two nations? 
    IPCC’s assessment reportsThe Hindu(Page 8)Environment (GSIII)– What are IPCC’s assessment reports?
    – Key facts related to it
    Why OpenAI’s new video generator, Sora, is making a splashThe Hindu(Page 9)
    S&T (GSIII)
    – How significant is OpenAI’s new video generator, Sora?
    Tobago IslandThe HinduPlaces in news (GSI)– What are the key facts related to Tobago Island?
    Karnataka tops in the number of EV charging stations in IndiaThe Hindu

    Energy (GSIII)

    – What is an electric vehicle?
    – Key facts related to it
    What our ancestors’ genomes can tell us about modern healthThe Hindu(Page 20)

    S&T (GSIII)– What is a genome?
    – Its significance
    town of AvdiivkaThe Hindu
    Places in news (GSI)– What are the key facts related to the Ukrainian town of Avdiivka?
    New lapwing observed at Warangal lake, a first in IndiaThe Hindu

    Species in news (GSIII) 
    – What are the key facts related to the lapwing bird?
    Japan’s ‘naked men’ festival succumbs to ageing societyThe Hindu

    Miscellaneous – What are the key facts related to the Sominsai festival?
    Unlocking Lakshadweep archipelago’s potential as a logistics hub for IndiaThe Hindu

    Economy (GSIII)– What is the significance of Lakshadweep for the Indian economy?
    – Steps taken by the government for its development
    Key aspect in poll bond case still alive: Money Bill routeIndian Express(Page 1)Economy (GSIII) – What are the key findings of the Supreme Court’s recent verdict on the electoral bonds scheme?
    farmers’ protest: Policies favour the consumer, not the producerIndian Express(Page 8)Economy (GSIII)– Why are farmers protesting?
    – Their demands and the way forward
    View on India’s foreign policy: Non-West, not anti-WestIndian Express(Page 8)
    IR (GSII)– What is the foreign policy of India?
    – Its significance
    Law, motherhood and the single woman: Discrimination and surrogacy in IndiaIndian Express(Page 8)
    Social Issues (GSI)– What is  Surrogacy?
    – How is it regulated in India?
    INSAT-3DS satelliteIndian Express(Page 11)
    S&T (GSIII)– What is the INSAT-3DS satellite?
    – Its significance
    The bubonic plague is back. Should you be worried?Indian Express(Page 11)
    Health (GSII)– What is the bubonic plague?
    – Key facts related to it
    Pakistan elections: The General, the rebel, and IndiaIndian Express(Page 11)
    IR (GSII)– What are the key takeaways from Pakistan’s recent election?
    – Its significance for India
    It’s time we realised our full potential to 10 per cent growth: Arvind PanagariyaIndian Express(Page 7)Economy (GSIII) – What is the most pressing economic challenge India is facing today?
    – What is the way forward?
    With elections in at least 83 countries, will 2024 be the year of AI freak-out?Indian Express(Page 9)
    S&T (GSIII)– How will artificial intelligence affect the elections of 2024?
    – Its mitigations
    Seven cheetahs born in Kuno: Challenges, survival chances, and the wild-vs-protected debateIndian Express(Page 11)
    Environment (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the cheetah?
    EXERCISE – VAYU SHAKTI-24PIBDefence (GSIII)– What is the significance of the EXERCISE – VAYU SHAKTI-24?
    ISRO Announces Young Scientist Programme 2024 (YUVIKA)PIBS&T (GSIII)– What is the YUVIKA programme?
    – Its significance