Headlines of the day 21-08-2023

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    BRICS Summit 

    Indian Express

    International

    • What is the main purpose of BRICS, when was it set up and which countries are its founding members?

    Gene-edited mustard

    Indian Express

    Environment

    • What is Gene-edited mustard?
    • Its Significance

    Bharat New Car Assessment Programme

    PIB

    Eco

    • What are the aims and objectives of the Bharat New Car Assessment Programme?

    Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Bahadur 

    PIB

    History

    • Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Bahadur
    • His contributions

    Katchatheevu Island

    The Hindu

    IR

    • What is the significance of Katchatheevu Island?
    • When did Katchatheevu become a part of Sri Lanka?

    Public Tech Platform for Frictionless Credit

    The Hindu

    Eco

    • What is RBI’s pilot programme for facilitating ‘frictionless’ and ‘timely’ credit?
    • Its Significance

    Acoustic Side Channel Attacks (ASCA)

    The Hindu

    Science

    • What are Acoustic Side Channel Attacks and how is AI used to increase its accuracy?