Headlines of the day 25-08-2023

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    Election Commissioners’ Appointment Bill, 2023

    The Hindu: (Page 9)

    Polity and Governance 

    • What are the key provisions of the Election Commissioners’ Appointment Bill, 2023?
    • Concerns and the way forward

    India and the Northern Sea Route 

    The Hindu: (Page 10)

    IR

    • What is the significance of the Arctic region for India’s interests? 
    • Why is India involved in Murmansk’s Cargo Traffic?

    BRICS Summit

    The Hindu: (Page 12)

    IR

    • What are the key highlights of the 15th BRICS Summit?

    LCA Mk-1A fighter jets

    The Hindu:

    (Page 12)

    Defence

    • What is the LCA Mk-1A fighter jet?
    • Its Significance

    Rover ‘Pragyan’

    The Hindu: (Page 13)

    Space

    • What is Rover ‘Pragyan’?
    • Its Significance

    National Film Awards

    The Hindu: (Page 14)

    Miscellaneous

    • What are the key highlights of the 69th National Film Awards?
    • Roles and responsibilities of the National Film Awards

    Pune’s CME is India’s first carbon negative garrison

    Indian Express:

     (Page 14) 

    Defence / Environment

    • With a 7-MW solar power plant, Pune’s CME is India’s first carbon negative garrison. What is its Significance?

    ‘Mera Bill Mera Adhikaar’ Initiative

    PIB 

    Polity and Governance

    • What is the significance of the ‘Mera Bill Mera Adhikaar’ Initiative? 

    IWAI signs MoU with Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL)

    PIB 

    Governance / Economy

    • Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) signs MoU with Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) for export of Petroleum Cargo via NW 2 & IBPR. Its  Significance

    India to hold off on green bonds sale

    Live Mint 

    Economy / Environment

    • What are Green Bonds?
    • Why is India likely to skip selling sovereign green bonds this fiscal year?