Headlines of the Day 20-04-2024

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    Amid South China Sea tension, India delivers BrahMos to PhilippinesIndian Express(Page 1)

    Defence (GSIII)
    – What are the key facts related to the BrahMos?
    – Recently, India delivered the first batch of BrahMos to the Philippines. What is its significance?
    Supreme Court orders medical examination of 28-week pregnant minor victimIndian Express(Page 9)Polity and Governance (GSII)


    – What is India’s abortion law?
    – Its challenges
    – Way forward
    Govt plans to augment NCC strength to 27 lakh cadets in 10 yearsIndian Express (Page 9)Defence (GSIII)– What is NCC?
    – Its objectives
    Israel and Iran: How radical governments in both countries have crossed all the red linesIndian Express (Page 10)



    IR (GSII)

    – What is the current Israel and Iran issue?
    – Its solution
    Israel, a two-state solution, some recent perceptionsThe Hindu (Page 10)IR (GSII)– Israel-Palestinian conflict: what is the two-state solution and what are the obstacles?
    Thrissur PooramIndian Express (Page 13)Culture (GSI)– What is the significance of the Thrissur Pooram festival?
    Gains in disinflation achieved over last two years have to be preserved: RBI Governor Shaktikanta DasThe Indian Express (Page 15)
    Economy (GSIII)– What is disinflation?
    – How does it work?
    Supporting science and scientists is essential in India’s quest to become a major economic powerhouseThe Hindu (Page 8)Governance (GSII) / S&T (GSIII)– Why supporting science and scientists is essential in India’s quest to become a major economic powerhouse?
    – What are the recent steps taken by the government in this direction?
    Forests a national asset and major contributor to financial wealth: SCThe Hindu (Page 10)Environment (GSIII)– How are forests a national asset and major contributor to financial wealth?
    – What are the threats forests are facing? Steps taken by the government for its mitigation
    Hainan Free Trade Port construction has gained momentum, says ChinaThe Hindu (Page 14)

    IR (GSII)– What are the key facts related to the Hainan Free Trade Port (FTP)?
    India and OPEC PIBIR (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– What is  OPEC?
    – Its  significance for India