Headlines of the Day 21-05-2024

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    ‘Urban apathy’ drives down polling to 60.4%The Hindu (Page 1)Governance (GSII) 

    – What is urban apathy? Its impact on elections
    – Steps needed to address this issue
    Critical times call for strong judicial adjudicationThe Hindu (Page 6)Polity and Governance (GSII)
    – What is targeted legislation? Its impact
    – Can judicial adjudication address the contemporary challenges posed by populist regime?
    Revisiting the Railway strike of 1974The Hindu (Page 7)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What was the reason behind the ‘Railway strike of 1974’?
    – Why is it called a monumental event in the history of organised labour in India?
    India-China consumption comparisonThe Hindu (Page8 )IR (GSII) 
    – What are the characteristics of India’s consumption expenditure?- Will India’s burgeoning consumer class with increased spending enhance its appeal to foreign businesses as a preferred destination over China?
    Radical democracyThe Hindu (Page9)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is radical democracy?
    – Why is it still relevant today?
    ICMR distances itself from BHU’s study on CovaxinThe Hindu (Page10)Health (GSII)– What are the key highlights of  the BHU’s study on Covaxin?
    – Why did ICMR distanced itself from this study?
    Baobab treeThe Hindu (Page18)Environment (GSIII)– What are Baobab Trees?
    – Its significance
    With Raisi’s death, India to keep watch on how Iran’s succession plan unfoldsIndian Express (Page 7)IR (GSII) 

    – Who was Ebrahim Raisi? How does Raisi’s death impact the succession?
    – Its impact on India-Iran relations
    SII ships first set of malaria vaccine doses to AfricaIndian Express (Page 7)Health (GSII) / S&T (GSIII)– Malaria: Its causes and symptoms 
    – What are the key facts related to the R21/Matrix-M malaria vaccine?
    46th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting Indian Express (Page 13)
    IR (GSII) / Environment (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the 46th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM 46)?
    Venezuela lost its last glacierIndian Express (Page 13)Environment (GSIII)– What is a glacier? 
    – How Venezuela lost its last glacier and why this matters?
    Supreme Court allowed a review of its 2022 judgment Indian Express (Page 13)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)– Why Supreme Court allowed a review of its 2022 judgment on ‘shamlat deh’ land rights?
    – Its impact
    ULIP Workshop Brings States Together to Enhance India’s LogisticsPIBEconomy (GSIII)
    – What is Unified Logistics Interface Platform (ULIP)?
    – How is it transforming India’s logistics sector?
    Umeed NiketanPIBGovernance (GSII) 
    – What is Umeed Niketan?
    – Its objectives