Headlines of the Day 28-02-2024


    PIB,  Indian Express, AIR

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    Four IAF pilots named as possible Gaganyaan crewThe Hindu(Page 1)
    Space (GSIII) 
    – What is the Gaganyaan programme?
    – Its significance
    – India’s other upcoming projects
    ‘10,000 genome’ project completed, says govt.The Hindu(Page 1)
    S&T (GSIII)– What is the ‘10,000 genome’ project?
    – Its significance 
    Similipal seeks more female tigers from other regionsThe Hindu(Page 4)
    Environment (GSIII)
    – What are the key facts related to the Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR)?
    The global order — a fraying around many edgesThe Hindu(Page 10)IR (GSII) 
    – What is the United Nations (UN)?
    – Its significance, challenges and the way forward
    Stop the dithering and encourage green elections in IndiaThe Hindu(Page 10)Polity and Governance (GSII) – What does ‘green elections’ mean?
    – Its significance for India and the world
    Science and sustainable fundingThe Hindu(Page 12)S&T (GSIII)– How much is India spending on research and development?
    – Why does science need sustainable funding?
    Mimosa pudicaThe Hindu(Page 22)Environment (GSIII)– What is the Mimosa pudica?
    – Key facts related to it
    Former SC judge A.M. Khanwilkar is Lokpal ChairpersonThe HinduPolity and Governance (GSII)– What are the powers and duties of Lokpal?
    Household Consumption Expenditure Survey (HCES) 2022-23The Hindu(Page 17)Economy (GSIII)

    – What are the key findings of the latest Household Consumption Expenditure Survey (HCES) 2022-23 released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI)?
    FAME-II set to expire, puts EV firms in a bindThe HinduEnvironment (GSIII) / Economy (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the FAME II scheme?
    CAA rules likely to be notified before poll code, to seek proof of India entry, religionIndian Express(Page1)Polity and Governance (GSII) 

    – What is the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA)?
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    Open book exams — a step towards ‘learning without burden’ for studentsIndian  Express (Page 11)

    Education (GSII) 

    – What are Open book exams?
    – Its significance
    Culture and India’s G20 presidencyIndian  Express (Page 11)IR (GSII) / Culture (GSI)– What are the key outcomes of India’s G20 presidency?
    – Why culture was recognised as a goal for the first time under India’s G20 presidency?
    Draft Cinematograph (Certification) Rules, 2024 Indian  Express (Page 11)Polity and Governance (GSII) 

    – What are the key provisions of the Draft Cinematograph (Certification) Rules, 2024 ?
    Google DeepMind’s GenieIndian  Express (Page 18)S&T (GSIII)– What is Google DeepMind’s Genie?
    – Its significance
    Agalega IslandPIBPlaces in news (GSI)– What are the key facts related to the Agalega Island
    Peru Declares Health Emergency Amidst Dengue Surge;Air
    IR (GSII)
    – Why Peru Declared a Health Emergency?
    – Key facts related to Dengue
    India and Thailand Discuss Bilateral Ties Across Multiple Sectors in Joint Commission MeetingAIRIR (GSII)
    – What is the significance of Thailand for India?
    – Key areas of cooperation between the two nations