Headlines of the Day 19-3-2024

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    Disclose complete details of poll bonds, SC tells SBIThe Hindu(Page 1)
    Polity and Governance (GSII) 
    – What is the Electoral bond issue?
    – Key facts related to it
    VSSC, ISRO develop multi-purpose app SAKHI to assist Gaganyaan crewThe Hindu(Page 5)
    S&T (GSIII)– What is the SAKHI app?
    – Its significance
    Violence, homelessness, and women’s mental healthThe Hindu(Page 6)
    Social Issues (GSI)– What does the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) say about violence against women in India?
    – What needs to be done?
    The MIRV leap that fires up India’s nuclear deterrenceThe Hindu(Page 6)S&T (GSIII)– What is MIRV technology?
    – Its significance for India
    On FTAs with European countries

    The Hindu(Page 8)

    IR(GSII)/Economy(GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the India-EFTA Trade and Economic Partnership Agreement (TEPA)?
    – Its significance for Indian economy
    Centre notifies rules allowing transfer of ‘captive’ elephantsThe Hindu(Page 12)Environment (GSIII)– What are the key provisions of the Captive Elephant (Transfer or Transport) Rules, 2024?
    India-U.S. tri-service exercise Tiger TriumphThe HinduDefence (GSIII)– What is the significance of the exercise Tiger Triumph?
    Amid an economic crisis, Iran prepares for Nowruz festivalThe Hindu
    Culture(GSI)– What are the key facts related to the Nowruz festival?
    Global sea surface temperatures Indian  Express Environment (GSIII)
    – Warming up to climate change: Why do global sea surface temperatures matter?
    Heat, aridity, clear skies responsible for early forest fires in south IndiaIndian  Express 
    Environment (GSIII)– How common are forest fires in India?
    – Where do the most forest fires in India occur?
    Bihar to acquire 50 acres in sitamarhi for sita temple Indian  Express (Page 1)

    Art  and Culture (GSI)– Bihar acquires 50 acres in Sitamarhi for Sita temple: Its significance
    Consultation on deep tech policy in final stages:Indian  Express (Page 15)GS 2 (Governance) / GS3 (S&T)– What is deep tech?
    – Its significance for India
    Model Code of Conduct comes into forceIndian  Express 
    GS 2 (Governance)– What is the Model Code of Conduct?
    – What restrictions does the Model Code of Conduct impose?