Headlines of the day 19-08-2023

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    Bihar caste survey 

    The Hindu: (Page 1)

    Polity and Governance 

    • What is Bihar caste survey?
    • Why is it being done? Its significance

    Penal Interest

    The Hindu: (Page 12)

    Economy 

    • What is Penal Interest?
    • RBI issues fresh guidelines asking banks, NBFCs not to levy penal interest on borrowers in case of default. Its significance 

    Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati

    Indian Express: 

    (Page 6)

    Personalities 

    • What are the contributions of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati?

    US Prez Joe Biden to host Japan’s and South Korea’s leaders at Camp David

    Indian Express : (Page 12)

    IR

    • US Prez Joe Biden to host Japan’s and South Korea’s leaders at Camp David. What is its Significance?

    India’s first 3D-printed post office was inaugurated

    Indian Express:

    (Page 13) 

    S&T

    • What is 3D printing technology?
    • India’s first 3D-printed post office inaugurated in Bengaluru. Its Significance

    Investor Awareness and Protection Webinar IEPFA and NCAER

    PIB

    Economy

    • What are the workings of the  Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (IEPFA), and the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER)?

    Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)

    PIB

    Economy

    • What are the objectives of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)?

    Sadbhavana Diwas

    PIB

    Miscellaneous

    • What is Sadbhavana Diwas?
    • Why is it observed?

    Global Initiative on Digital Health

    Live Mint

    Health

    • What are the aims and objectives of the Global Initiative on Digital Health?

    World Humanitarian Day

    Live Mint 

    Miscellaneous  

    • What is the significance of World Humanitarian Day?