Headlines of the Day 20-02-2024

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    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    Use dictionary meaning of ‘forest’, SC tells CentreThe Hindu(Page 1)Polity and Governance (GSII) / Environment (GSIII)
    – How does India define forest?
    – Key facts related to the forest cover in India
    Engineering graduates are steering the service industryThe Hindu(Page 8)

    Governance (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– What is the significance of the services sector for the Indian economy?
    – Why are more engineering graduates joining the services sector?
    Greece’s gateway to Asia, India’s gateway to EuropeThe Hindu(Page 8)
    IR (GSII) 

    – What is the significance of Greece for India?
    – Key areas of cooperation between the two nations
    Cauvery pact: a controversial journeyThe Hindu(Page 9)
    Polity and Governance (GSII) – What is the 1924 Cauvery agreement?
    – Its significance
    The recent report on local fintech playersThe Hindu(Page 10)
    Economy (GSIII) – What were the concerns listed by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Communications and Information Technology on the rise of digital payments in India? 
    – Why did the NPCI issue a 30% volume cap on transactions facilitated using UPI?
    Northern Ireland The Hindu(Page 10)Places in news (GSI)– What are the key facts related to Northern Ireland?
    Human-wildlife conflicts in KeralaThe Hindu(Page 11)
    Environment (GSIII)
    – Why are human-wildlife conflicts escalating in Kerala?
    – What are the solutions?
    EU launches Red Sea mission as U.S. ship is attacked twiceThe Hindu(Page 15)

    IR (GSII)

    – What is the Mission Aspides?
    – Its significance 
    Centre has agreed to discuss Statehood, say Ladakh leadersThe Hindu(Page 12)Governance (GSII)– Why are people of Ladakh demanding statehood?
    – What are the constitutional provisions related to the formation of state in India?
    Hundred years ago, Satyendra Nath Bose changed physics foreverThe Hindu(Page 22)

    S&T (GSIII)– Who was Satyendra Nath Bose?
    – His contributions
    Saturn’s moon Mimas may have ocean under its crustThe Hindu(Page 22)
    S&T (GSIII)
    – What are the key facts related to Saturn’s moon Mimas? 
    ‘Class 10, 12 exams will be held twice a year from 2025-26’The Hindu

    Education (GSII) 
    – Recently, the government announced that the ‘Class 10, 12 exams will be held twice a year from 2025-26’. What will be its significance?
    Cambodia to revive tiger population with India’s helpThe Hindu
    Species (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to Tiger?
    West challenges China’s hold on critical minerals in African continentThe HinduEconomy (GSIII)– What are critical minerals?
    – Key facts related to it
    How bringing AI to AIIMS helps doctors identify cancer therapiesIndian Express(Page 7)Health (GSII) / S&T (GSIII)– What is Artificial Intelligence?
    – Its use in Healthcare sector
    How government can give farmer MSP, and fulfil its goalsIndian Express(Page 10)
    Economy (GSIII)– What is MSP?
    – Its significance, challenges and the way forward
    The rise of ‘intelligence diplomacy’ in a time of global security challengesIndian Express(Page 11)
    IR (GSII)– What does ‘intelligence diplomacy’ mean?
    – Its significance in current time
    Inflation is under control. What’s next?Indian Express(Page 11)Economy (GSIII) – What is Inflation?
    – Key facts related to it
    Govt raises funding for development of natural rubber sectorIndian Express(Page 13)
    Economy (GSIII)– What is the significance of natural rubber for the Indian economy?
    – Steps taken by government for its promotion
    Army to set up new corps for operations along LACIndian Express(Page 8)
    Defence (GSIII)– What are the challenges associated along the Line of Actual Control (LAC)?
    – What needs to be done?
    La Nina impacted air quality in India: what a new study saysIndian Express(Page 15)
    Geography (GSI)– What is La Nina?
    – Its impact
    Odysseus’ Moon landerIndian Express(Page 15)
    S&T (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the ‘Odysseus’ Moon lander?
    Section 41A of the CrPCIndian Express(Page 15)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is Section 41A of the Criminal Procedure Code?
    – Key facts related to it
    Kalki Dham Temple PIBArt and Culture (GSI)– What are the key facts related to the Kalki Dham Temple?
    Chhatrapati Shivaji MaharajPIBHistory (GSI)– What are the key facts related to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj?
    A two-day INDUS-X Summit to be held in New DelhiPIBIR (GSII)– What is the significance of the INDUS-X Summit?
    Pradhan Mantri Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (PM-USHA) AirEducation (GSII)– What is Pradhan Mantri Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (PM-USHA)?
    – Its objectives 
    Khajuraho Dance FestivalAirArt and Culture(GSI)– What is the Khajuraho Dance Festival?
    – Its significance