Headlines of the Day 27-02-2024

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey Points to Know
    Gaganyaan programmeThe Hindu(Page 6)
    Space (GSIII) 
    – What is the Gaganyaan programme?
    – How India’s space agency is slowly becoming a global favourite?
    Theyyam The Hindu(Page 6)Art and Culture (GSI)– What is  Theyyam?
    – Its significance
    Everything in the garden of elections is not lovelyThe Hindu(Page 8)
    Governance (GSII)– What is the electoral system in India?
    – Its significance, concerns and the way forward
    An expansive land management policy is overdueThe Hindu(Page 9)Environment (GSIII)

    – What is the current land management practice in India?
    – Its significance, concerns and the way forward
    Record drop in Suez Canal transits due to Houthis’ attacksThe Hindu(Page 9)IR (GSII) – What are the key facts related to the Suez Canal?
    – How Houthi attacks are disrupting global trade?
    What is the latest row between Trump and NATO?
    Last holdout Hungary approves Sweden’s NATO membership
    The Hindu(Page 10)
    The Hindu(Page 15)
    IR (GSII)– What is NATO? Its members and objectives
    – Challenges it face
    What is Bitcoin halving and what does it mean for the crypto community?The Hindu(Page 11)

    S&T / Economy (GSIII)– What is Bitcoin halving? Its impact
    – Laws related to Bitcoin in India and around the world
    First private ammunition manufacture facility opensThe Hindu(Page 12)

    Defence (GSIII)– Recently, India’s first private ammunition manufacturing facility opened. What will be its significance for Indian defence?
    Quantum computers The Hindu(Page 22)S&T (GSIII)

    – What is a quantum computer?
    – Will ‘colour molecules’ make quantum computers accessible?
    Govt. launches project aimed at anaemia control in girlsThe HinduHealth (GSII)
    – What is anaemia?
    – Its causes and symptoms
    – Steps taken by the government for its mitigation
    Women in ICGThe Hindu(Page 14)Defence (GSIII)– Why are women not allowed permanent commission in ICG?
    – What has SC said about it Recently?
    India-specific AI model to find gestational age developedThe Hindu(Page 14)
    S&T (GSIII)– What is Garbhini-GA2?
    – Key facts related toit
    Baleen whalesThe Hindu(Page 22)Species in news (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the baleen whales?
    Govt. concludes G-Sec borrowing for FY24The HinduEconomy (GSIII)– What are G-Secs?
    – Its significance
    Tanzania switches on first turbine of hydro unit in World Heritage siteThe HinduEnvironment (GSIII)
    – Recently, Tanzania switched on the first turbine of a hydro unit in a World Heritage site. Its likely impact
    Trade diplomacy Indian  Express (Page 1)IR (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– What is trade diplomacy?
    – Its significance for India
    Germany to allow carbon capture, underwater storageIndian  Express (Page 13)
    Environment (GSIII)
    – What is carbon capture?
    – Its significance
    Indian on the moon by 2040? ISRO chief spells out hopes, challengesIndian  Express (Page 9)S&T (GSIII)– What are ISRO’s upcoming space programmes?
    – Its significance
    ‘EU-India FTA talks are sending a signal to world in support of rules-based trade system’Indian  Express (Page 9)
    IR (GSII)– What is the EU-India FTA?
    – Key facts related to it
    District and India’s progress Indian  Express (Page 11)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What each district says about India’s progress – and how it can help frame better policies?
    How to make CUET a success
    Indian  Express (Page 11)
    Education (GSII)– What is the Common University Entrance Test (CUET)?
    – Its significance
    With SC judgment on electoral bonds, truth will be outIndian  Express (Page 11)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)
    – Why did the Supreme Court strike down the electoral bonds scheme?
    – Its impact
    Three proposals, three policy responses in India’s EV pushIndian  Express (Page 13)
    Environment (GSIII)– What are electric vehicles?
    – Why is India pushing for rapid adoption of electric vehicles?
    Banihal-Sangaldan railway lineIndian  Express (Page 13)Infrastructure (GSIII)– What is the Banihal-Sangaldan railway line?
    – Key facts related to it
    PositroniumPIBS&T (GSIII)– What is Positronium?
    – Key facts related to it