Headlines of the Day 26-03-2024

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    EU’S Digital Markets Act (DMA)The Hindu(Page 1)IR (GSII) – What is EU’S Digital Markets Act (DMA)?
    – Its significance
    Jaishankar discusses bilateral ties with Singapore PM, senior MinistersThe Hindu(Page 6)IR (GSII) 

    – Why is Singapore important for India?
    – Key areas of cooperation between the two nations
    El Nino impact leaves Malawi and region on the edge of a hunger crisisThe Hindu(Page 7)

    Geography(GSI)– What is El Nino?
    – Its causes and impacts
    Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019The Hindu(Page 9)IR (GSII)– What is the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019?
    – Key facts related to it
    TB control in India calls for person-centred solutionsThe Hindu
    Health (GSII)


    – What are the causes of TB?
    – Steps taken by the Indian government for its mitigation
    On campaigning in the name of religion
    The Hindu(Page 10)
    Governance (GSII)– What does Section 123(3) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 stipulate?
    – Have the Courts ever convicted leaders for corrupt electoral practices?
    district election management planThe Hindu(Page 10)
    Governance (GSII)– What is the district election management plan?
    – Its significance
    SemiconductorsThe Hindu(Page 11)Economy (GSIII) / S&T (GSIII)– Semiconductors: how they are made, used and who manufactures them?
    Statio Shiv Shakti’ approved as name of Chandrayaan-3 landing siteThe HinduSpace (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to ‘Statio Shiv Shakti’? 
    – Who names sites on the Moon?
    The WTO is having an existential crisisIndian Express (Page 10)IR (GSII)– What are the key facts related to the World Trade Organisation (WTO)?
    – What are the challenges it faces and
    – what needs to be done?
    India’s ‘protected’ basmati varieties renamed & cultivated in Pak, IARI demands legal actionIndian Express (Page 14)
    IR (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– Why is Pakistan’s ‘piracy’ of Indian basmati rice varieties a matter of concern?What needs to be done?
    India’s birth crisis: What the Lancet forecast of fertility rate dip to 1.29 by 2050 meansIndian Express (Page 14)
    Health (GSII)– What does the latest ‘Lancet study’ say about India’s total fertility rate (TFR)?
    Op SankalpPIBDefence (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the ‘Op Sankalp’?
    Dola PurnimaAirCulture (GSI)What is the significance of the Dola Purnima?