Headlines of the Day 24-04-2024

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    Vietnam farmers are reducing methane emissions by changing the way they grow rice. Indian ExpressEconomy (GSIII) / Environment (GSIII)– Why do rice fields release methane? Its impact on environment
    – How are Vietnam farmers able to reduce it?
    India seeks details from Singapore, Hong Kong after ban on MDH, Everest spices: ReportIndian Express(Page 10)IR (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)
    – Why have Hong Kong, Singapore banned some Indian spices?
    – Its impact on Indian economy
    – What is India’s response?
    India 4th largest military spender in 2023: SIPRIIndian Express(Page 11)Defence (GSIII)– What are the key highlights of the latest SIPRI report?
    – Why is India’s military spending increasing?
    SC ruling on child care leaveIndian Express(Page 12)

    Social Issues (GSI) / Governance (GSII)– Why is the SC ruling on child care leave as a constitutional entitlement is important?
    – But for an even playing field, what more needs to be done?
    After the anti-Naxal operation: Time to heal, not conquerIndian Express(Page 13)Internal Security (GSIII)– Naxalism in India: Its causes, and impacts
    – What is the Indian government’s policy towards Naxalites?
    Four ways the Israel-Hamas-Iran conflict has led to a more volatile Middle EastThe Indian Express (Page 13)IR (GSII)– How Israel-Hamas-Iran conflict led to a more volatile Middle East?
    – Its impact on India
    Asia worst hit by disasters in 2023, 79 extreme weather events killed over 2,000: WMO reportThe Indian Express (Page 14)

    Environment (GSIII)– What are the key highlights of the World Meteorological Organization’s ‘State of the Climate in Asia 2023’ report?
    Centre asks states to monitor, inspect organ transplants involving foreignersThe Indian Express (Page 14)


    Health (GSII)– How organ transplants are regulated in India?
    – Why has the Centre asked states to monitor, inspect organ transplants involving foreigners? 
    PsychoanalysisThe Indian Express (Page 14)Health (GSII)
    – What is psychoanalysis?
    – Its significance
    Ethylene OxideThe Indian Express (Page 17)S&T (GSIII) / Economy (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to Ethylene Oxide?
    Govt. should act on FMCG firms using ‘misleading’ ads: SCThe Hindu(Page 1)
    Economy (GSIII)– What are ‘misleading’ ads?
    – Laws related to it in India
    PMAY-U scheme
    The Hindu(Page 8)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)– What are the objectives of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana scheme?
    – Other key facts related to it
    India’s EV production
    The Hindu(Page 8)
    Environment (GSIII)– How is India planning to boost EV production?
    – What are the challenges associated with the EV production?
    – What lies ahead?
    Analysing digital ad campaigns during the silence period of the first phase of the Lok Sabha electionsThe Hindu(Page 9)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)
    – What are digital ad campaigns?
    – Are digital ad campaigns allowed during the silence period of the elections?
    U.S. Government Releases Human Rights Report 2023The Hindu(Page 10)
    International Reports (GSII)– Recently, the U.S. government has released Human Rights Report 2023. What does it say about India?
    NABARD unveils strategy to mobilise green financingThe Hindu(Page 13)
    Environment (GSIII)– What is green financing?
    – What are its Benefits?
    Zika and dengue viruses The Hindu(Page 18)Health (GSII) / S&T (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the Zika and dengue viruses?
    Indian Coast Guard & Royal Oman Police Coast Guard officials meet in New Delhi PIBIR (GSII)– What are the key highlights of the 5th Annual High-Level Meeting between the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and the Royal Oman Police Coast Guard (ROPCG)?