Headlines of the Day 19-10-2023

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    PIB, The Hindu, Indian Express, Mint, AIR

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    China’s Belt and Road InitiativeThe Hindu:  (Page 6)IR– What is China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)?
    – What are India’s Concerns?
    Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002The Hindu : (Page 10)Money Laundering – What are the key provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002?
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    Large language models (LLMs) The Hindu: (Page 12)S&T – What are Large language models (LLMs)?
    – Limitations and challenges of LLMs
    Minimum age of marriageThe Hindu : (Page 12)Polity and Governance – What are the key provisions of the Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2021?
    – Will raising the marriage age for women empower them? 
    Minimum Support Prices (MSPs)The Hindu : (Page 14) Economy – What are Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) and how are they decided?
    Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and  subcategoriesIndian Express: (Page 11) Polity and Governance – OBCs and subcategories: Why has this been a hot-button issue for long?
    Bihu festival PIB Art and Culture – What is the Bihu festival?
    – Its significance
    India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS)PIB  Infrastructure– What is the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS)?
    – Its significance 
    Yuva Sangam initiativePIBPolity and Governance– What is the Yuva Sangam initiative?
    – Its significance