Headlines of the Day 20-01-2024


    PIB,  Indian Express, AIR

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    Bilkis Bano caseThe Hindu(Page 1)Governance (GSII)

    – What is the Bilkis Bano case?
    – Why SC quashed remission granted to convicts in the Bilkis Bano case?
    Khelo India Youth GamesThe Hindu(Page 1)Miscellaneous – What is the Khelo India Youth Games?
    – Its significance
    Andhra becomes 2nd State to take up ‘caste census’The Hindu(Page 4)
    Governance (GSII)
    – What is ‘caste census’?
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    Chadar trekThe Hindu(Page 4)Miscellaneous – What is the Chadar trek?
    – Key facts related to it
    The problem with India’s science managementThe Hindu(Page 6)
    S&T (GSIII)– What are the major problems with India’s science management?
    – What needs to be done?
    Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD)The Hindu(Page 8)
    Governance (GSII) / Defence (GSIII)– What is the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD)?
    – Its roles and responsibilities
    Chandrayaan-3 lander on the moon successfully pinged by orbiting NASA spacecraft using laserThe Hindu(Page 8)S&T (GSIII)– What is the Chandrayaan-3 mission?
    – Its key objectives
    Top court designates 56 lawyers as ‘senior advocates’
    The Hindu(Page 8)
    Judiciary (GSII)– What is the qualification/criteria required for becoming an advocate in India?
    – Challenges faced by advocates
    – What needs to be done?
    Sri Sri Auniati SatraThe Hindu(Page 9)Art and Culture (GSI)– What is Sri Sri Auniati Satra?
    – Its significance 
    Great Indian BustardThe Hindu(Page 10)Species (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the Great Indian Bustard?
    Capex pushIndian Express (Page 12)Governance (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– What is  capital expenditure?
    – How will an increase in govt capex aid economic growth?
    Pollution control Indian Express (Page 13)Environment (GSIII)– What is pollution? Its impacts
    – Why does pollution control need localised data, grounded in science?
    Scientists map largest deep-sea coral reef to dateIndian Express (Page 14)Environment (GSIII)– What are coral reefs?
    – Its significance
    Maldives and LakshadweepIndian Express (Page 15)IR (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– Maldives and Lakshadweep: How do the two groups of islands compare as tourism destinations?
    – What is the importance of tourism for the Indian economy?
    Nagara style, in which Ayodhya’s Ram temple is being builtIndian Express (Page 15)Art and Culture (GSI)– What is Nagara style?
    – Its significance
    The Health Ministry asks doctors to list reasons for prescribing antibiotics: What does it mean for you as a patient?Indian Express (Page 15)Health (GSII)
    – What are antibiotics?
    – Its advantages and disadvantages
    – How are they regulated in India?
    IInvenTiv-2024PIBEducation (GSII)– What is ‘IInvenTiv’?
    – Its significance 
    “Alliance for Global Good- Gender Equity and Equality”PIBGovernance (GSII) / IR (GSII)
    – What is the “Global Good Alliance for Gender Equity and Equality”?
    – Its significance for India and the world
    Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2024 announcedPIBMiscellaneous – What is the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar?
    – Its objectives
    19th NAM SummiAirIR (GSII)– What is the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)?
    – Its significance for India
    Japan became the fifth country to put a spacecraft on the moonIndian Express (Page 14)
    Space (GSIII)– What is Japan’s SLIM spacecraft?
    – Its objectives