Headlines of the Day 23-12-2023

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    PIB, The Hindu, Indian Express, Mint, AIR

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    India-France Strategic PartnershipThe Hindu: (Page 1)Indian Express (Page 1)IR (GSII)– What is the strategic importance of France for India?
    – What are the key areas of cooperation between the two nations?
    India’s indebtedness levelsThe Hindu: (Page 1)PIBEconomy (GSIII)– What does indebtedness mean?
    – What isIndia’s indebtedness level?
    Telecom law upgrades for a digital authoritarian stateThe Hindu: (Page 8)

    Polity and Governance (GSII)


    – What are the key provisions of the Telecommunications Bill, 2023?
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    Assam-Meghalaya panels on boundary dispute to submit reports by Dec. 31The Hindu: (Page 10)

    Polity and Governance (GSII)

    – What is Assam-Meghalaya boundary dispute?
    – Steps taken by the government for its solution
    lag in DevINE schemeThe Hindu: (Page 10)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is the DevINE scheme?
    – Its objectives and challenges
    Palna schemeThe Hindu: (Page 12)Welfare Scheme (GSII) – What is the Palna scheme?
    – Its aims and objectives
    Challenge for monetary policyThe Hindu: (Page 13)Indian Express(Page 21)Economy (GSIII) 
    – What is monetary policy?
    – Its significance, challenges and the way forward
    China bans export of rare earth technologiesThe Hindu: (Page 13)
    IR (GSII) / Economy (GSIII) 
    – What are rare earth technologies?
    – Why did China ban its exports? 
    – Its implications for India
    Funding winterThe Hindu: (Page 13)Economy (GSIII) 
    – What does Funding winter means?
    – Its effect on start-ups
    Padma ShriIndian Express(Page 1)Miscellaneous – What is the significance of the Padma Awards?
    Drug Abuse in IndiaIndian Express(Page 9)
    Indian Express(Page 9)
    Health (GSII) / Internal Security (GSIII)– What is the prevalence of drug abuse in India?
    – Steps taken by the government for its reduction
    UNESCO Indian Express(Page 16)IR (GSII)– Why despite deft diplomacy, India did not get a seat at the UNESCO table?
    INDIAN OCEAN NAVAL SYMPOSIUM (IONS) – 2023PIBDefence (GSIII)– What are the key highlights of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) – 2023?
    Farmers demandsIndian Express(Page 17)Economy (GSIII)– Who is India’s farmer?
    – What are the issues faced by them? 
    – Why do they need to evolve?
    Sovereign credit ratingIndian Express (Page 23)Economy (GSIII)

    – What is the Sovereign credit rating?
    – Its importance 
    How did modern passports come into existence?

    Indian Express(Page 23)Miscellaneous 
    – What are the issues of immigration?
    – How did the modern passport, essential to international travel today, first come about? 
    World Bank and Department of Economic Affairs launch PPP Beginner’s e-coursePIBEconomy (GSIII)– What is the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Beginner’s e-Course?
    – Its significance
    COASTAL SHIPPING in  india PIBEconomy (GSIII)– What is the current Coastal Shipping Policy of India?
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward