Headlines of the Day 19-12-2023

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    PIB, The Hindu, Indian Express, Mint, AIR

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    78 MPs suspendedThe Hindu: (Page 1)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What are the rights and privileges of the members of parliament?
    – What are the rules related to their suspensions? 
    Telecommunications Bill, 2023The Hindu: (Page 1)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What are the key provisions of the Telecommunications Bill, 2023?
    Article 200 and SC’s recent judgment The Hindu: (Page 10)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is the significance of the  Article 200 of the Indian constitution?
    – Supreme court’s recent judgment related to it
    Maoist insurgencyThe Hindu: (Page 10)Internal Security(GSIII)– What does Maoist insurgency mean? Their impacts
    – Steps taken by the government for its mitigation
    anti-defection lawThe Hindu: (Page 11)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is anti-defection law?
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    What does COP-28 mean for cities?The Hindu: (Page 12)

    Environment (GSIII)– How are cities important with respect to tackling climate change? 
    – How was this year’s Conference of Parties different when it came to talking about the role of urban cities in climate action?
    Shahi Idgah-Krishna Janmabhoomi disputeThe Hindu: (Page 12)History (GSI) / Governance (GSII)– What is the Shahi Idgah-Krishna Janmabhoomi dispute? 
    – What has the Allahabad High Court said?
    Understanding value investingThe Hindu: (Page 13)Economy(GSIII)– What is value investing?
    – How does it work and brings in profits?
    PMLA accused can be given copy of grounds of detention within 24 hours: SCThe Hindu: (Page 14)(GSIII) Internal Security
    – What is the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)?
    – Its significance 
    India’s first winter Arctic expedition beginsThe Hindu: (Page 16)
    Indian Express (Page 19)
    Environment (GSIII) / Science and Technology (GSIII) – Why is the Arctic important to India?
    – India’s first winter Arctic expedition begins. Its significance
    new JN.1 variant in IndiaThe Hindu: (Page 16)Health (GSII)– What is the JN.1 variant of COVID-19?
    – How dangerous is it?
    Centre launches forest certification schemeIndian Express(Page 7)Environment (GSIII)– What is the forest certification scheme?
    – Its significance
    PM SHRI School Indian Express(Page 7)Education (GSII)
    – What is the PM SHRI School?
    – Its aims and objectives 
    India and OmanPIBIR(GSII)– India-Oman relations: Why Oman is important to India?
    – What are the key areas of cooperations between the two nations?
    SATHEE PortalPIBGovernance (GSII)  – What is the SATHEE Portal?
    – Its significance
    FAME SchemePIBGovernance (GSII) / Environment (GSIII)– What is the FAME Scheme?
    – Its aims and objectives
    National Geoscience Data Repository (NGDR) Portal PIBScience and Technology (GSIII) – What is the National Geoscience Data Repository (NGDR) Portal ?
    – Its significance
    India’s first-ever Himalayan AirSafariIndian Express(Page 9)Miscellaneous – What are gyrocopters?
    – Its use in Himalaya air safari
    menstrual leave Indian Express(Page 12)Women related issues (GSI) / Governance (GSII) – What are menstrual leaves?
    – Laws related to it in India
    India’s growth prospectsIndian Express(Page 13)Economy (GSIII)– India’s growth prospects are on the up. What changed?
    evolution of India in international negotiationsIndian Express(Page 13)IR (GSII)– What are the international negotiations?
    – How India evolved its international negotiations?