Headlines of the Day 22-02-2024

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    Raisina DialogueThe Hindu(Page 1)IR (GSII) 
    – What is the Raisina Dialogue?
    – Its significance for India
    Govt. approves 100% FDI in space sectorThe Hindu(Page 1)Economy (GSIII) – What is Foreign direct investment (FDI)?
    – How are they regulated in India?
    ‘Samakka Saralamma Jatara’The Hindu(Page 6)Art and Culture (GSI) – What are the key facts related to the ‘Samakka Saralamma Jatara’ festival?
    ISRO key test over, CE20 cryogenic engine is now human-rated for Gaganyaan missionsThe Hindu(Page 6)
    Space (GSIII) – What is the Gaganyaan mission?
    – Its objectives
    India-U.S. Defence Acceleration Ecosystem (INDUS-X) summit The Hindu(Page 14)
    IR (GSII)


    – What is the  ‘INDUS-X’ summit?
    – Its significance
    ‘DPIs to help add $1 trillion to India’s economy by 2030’The Hindu(Page 16)
    Economy (GSIII)

    – What is Digital Public Infrastructures (DPIs)?
    – Its significance for Indian economy
    Beyond shelter, dweller needs within the four wallsThe Hindu(Page 8)Welfare Schemes (GSII) – What are the steps taken by the government for affordable housing?
    – What more needs to be done?
    An undeclared war with natureThe Hindu(Page 9)Environment (GSIII)– Why are human-wildlife conflicts rising?
    – What is the way forward?
    India’s smartphone exports rise from 1% to 2.5% in a decadeThe Hindu(Page 9)Economy (GSIII)– What are the key points related to India’s smartphone exports?
    – How much contribution does it make to the Indian economy?
    On financial devolution among StatesThe Hindu(Page 10)Governance (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– What is the role of the Finance Commission? 
    – What is the basis for allocation of tax revenue to various States?
    Centre increases FRP of sugarcane; will be in force from Oct. 1The Hindu(Page 12)Economy (GSIII)– What is the Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) of sugarcane?
    – Its significance
    Nod for continuation of women safety schemeThe Hindu(Page 12)

    Welfare Schemes (GSII)
    – What are the steps taken by the government for women’s safety?
    Centre allocates ₹20 crore to bail out poor prisonersThe Hindu(Page 14)Governance (GSII)

    – What are prisoners rights in India?
    – Why do most Indian prisoners fight long lonely battles for justice?
    Illegal lending apps on FSDC radarThe Hindu(Page 16)

    Economy (GSIII)– What is the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC)?
    – Its roles and responsibilities 
    SpaceX The Hindu(Page 22)S&T (GSIII)– What is SpaceX?
    – How SpaceX became Indonesia’s launcher of choice?
    Ending discrimination: fair treatment of women employeesThe Hindu(Page 8)

    Social Issues (GSI) – What are the common discriminations faced by the women employees?
    – Steps taken for its mitigation
    Fali S Nariman: 9 notable cases of the juristIndian Express(Page 1)
    Judiciary (GSII)– Who was Fali S Nariman?
    – Key facts related to him
    Estonia and IndiaIndian Express(Page 6)IR (GSII)– Why is Estonia significant for India?
    – Key areas of cooperation between the two nations
    Bill to eliminate ‘magical healing’ tabled in Assam AssemblyIndian Express(Page 8)

    Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is the Assam Healing (Prevention of Evil) Practices Bill, 2024?
    – Its significance
    Governor R N Ravi’s walkout deepens Tamil Nadu crisis: Time to abolish governorships?Indian Express(Page 10)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What are the powers and duties of the Governor?
    – Why are conflicts between Governors and State governments rising?
    India-Oman FTA underwayIndian Express(Page 13)IR (GSII)– What is the importance of Oman for India?
    – Key areas of cooperation between the two nations
    Cabinet approves Flood Management and Border Areas Programme (FMBAP) for the period 2021-26PIBDisaster Management (GSIII) – What is the Flood Management and Border Areas Programme (FMBAP)?
    – Its significance
    Cabinet approves inclusion of additional activities in National Livestock MissionPIBEconomy (GSIII)– What is the National Livestock Mission?
    – Key facts related to it
    The Rashtriya Udyamita VikasPariyojanaPIBEconomy (GSIII)– What is the Rashtriya Udyamita Vikas Pariyojana?
    – Its objectives
    MTEX-24AIRDefence (GSIII)– What is MTEX-24?
    – Its significance
    India’s Coffee Industry AIREconomy (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the production of Coffee?
    – How significant is India’s Coffee Industry?