Headlines of the Day 22-05-2024

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    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    Climate change, a passing cloud in Indian politicsThe Hindu (Page 6)Governance (GSII) / Environment (GSIII)
    – Why is there an absence of detailed climate action plans in the manifestos of Indian political parties?
    – Is it a calculated omission?
    – What is the way forward?
    Spotlighting pre-eclampsia, ensuring safe motherhoodThe Hindu (Page 6)Health (GSII)
    – What is Pre-eclampsia?
    – Its causes, symptoms and treatment
    Analysing local environmental footprintsThe Hindu (Page8 )Environment (GSIII)– What are environmental footprints?
    – What is the importance of evaluating household environmental footprints? 
    – What are its implications?
    RBI’s proposed framework to administer project financingThe Hindu (Page8)Economy (GSIII)– What are the key provisions recommended by the Reserve Bank of India to administer project financing?
    – Its impact
    Joint culture in the armed forces is way forward: CDSThe Hindu (Page10)Defence (GSIII)– What are integrated theatre commands?
    – Its advantages and disadvantages
    X chromosome revival in older women increases risk of autoimmune diseaseThe Hindu (Page18)S&T (GSIII)– What is the X Chromosome?
    – Why X chromosome revival in older women increases risk of autoimmune disease?
    ‘Ganga Jatara’The Hindu Art and Culture (GSI) – What is ‘Ganga Jatara’?
    – Its significance
    30 flamingos were found dead The Hindu Environment (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the flamingo? 
    SC dismisses pleas to review Article 370 judgmentIndian Express (Page 1)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What are the key aspects of the Supreme Court’s Article 370 verdict?
    – Why has it dismissed pleas to review the Article 370 judgment?
    Silent demise’ of vast rangelands threatens climate, food, wellbeing of billions: UNCCDIndian Express (Page 2)Environment (GSIII)– What are the key highlights of the recently released report by the UNCCD on ‘degradation of rangelands’?
    Copernicus Emergency Management ServiceIndian Express (Page 14)S&T (GSIII)
    – What is Copernicus Emergency Management Service?
    – Its significance
    ICC Prosecutor has asked for an arrest warrant against NetanyahuIndian Express (Page 14)IR (GSII) 
    – Why the ICC Prosecutor has asked for an arrest warrant against Netanyahu?
    – Are ICC decisions binding? What happens next?
    National Awards to Teachers (Higher Education) 2024PIBEducation (GSII)– What are the key facts related to the National Awards to Teachers (Higher Education) 2024?
    250th Birth Anniversary Of Saint Lalon Shah Fakir Being Celebrated In BangladeshAIRHistory (GSI)– What are the major contributions of Saint Lalon Shah Fakir?