Headlines of the Day 28-12-2023

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    PIB, The Hindu, Indian Express, Mint, AIR

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    India-Russia relations The Hindu: (Page1)IR (GSII)– What is the importance of Russia for India?
    – What are the areas of cooperation between the two nations?
    WHO Growth Standards to measure malnutritionThe Hindu: (Page 10)Issues related to poverty and hunger (GSII)

    – What is malnutrition?
    – What is the World Health Organization (WHO) Growth Standards to measure malnutrition?
    Non-communicable diseasesThe Hindu: (Page 11)

    Health (GSII) 


    – What are Non-communicable diseases?
    – Its causes, symptoms and treatment
    Japan’s SLIM (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon) spacecraft The Hindu: (Page 12)

    Space (GSIII)
    – What is Japan’s SLIM spacecraft?
    – Will SLIM revolutionise lunar landings? 
    Centre hikes copra MSP by ₹250-₹300 per quintal for 2024The Hindu: (Page 14)Economy (GSIII)– What are MSPs, and how are they decided?
    ‘Not judiciary’s job to strengthen or weaken govt. or Opposition’The Hindu: (Page 15)Polity and Governance (GSII) – What are the challenges that are faced by the Indian judiciary?
    – Does the judiciary play any role in the strengthening or weakening of the  govt. or the Opposition?
    MeiteisThe Hindu: (Page 15)Polity and Governance (GSII) – Who are Meiteis?
    – Issues faced by them
    UGC releases draft norms on recognition of colleges in India
    The Hindu: (Page 16)



    Education (GSII)
    – How are colleges in India recognised?
    – What are the key facts of the recently released draft norms on recognition of colleges by the UGC?
    Gross Non-Performing Assets (GNPA) ratioThe Hindu: (Page 18)

    Economy (GSIII)– What is the Gross Non-Performing Assets (GNPA) ratio?
    – Its significance
    Scientists are using fruit flies to find clues to Huntington’s diseaseThe Hindu: (Page 22)
    Health (GIII)


    – What is Huntington’s disease? Its causes and treatment
    – Significance of the fruit flies in finding clues to Huntington’s disease
    Significant climate milestones of 2023The Hindu: (Page 22)Environment (GSIII)– What are the significant climate milestones of 2023?
    PM-Kisan beneficiaries dwindlingIndian Express (Page1)Welfare Schemes (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– What is the PM-Kisan scheme?
    – Its aims and objectives 
    Drone strike in Arabian sea: A new challenge for the NavyIndian Express (Page12)IR(GSII)/Defense (GSIII)– What is the strategic significance of the Arabian sea?
    – Why is India sending three warships to the Arabian Sea?
    PM JANMAN scheme Indian Express (Page 19)Welfare Schemes (GSII)– What is the PM JANMAN scheme?
    – Its objectives
    100th Jayanti of Justice Konda Madhava ReddypibJudiciary (GSII)– Who was Justice Konda Madhava Reddy?
    Cabinet approves construction of New 4.56 km long, 6-Lane Bridge across River Ganga connecting Digha and Sonepur in BiharpibInfrastructure (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the 6-Lane Bridge across River Ganga that will connect Digha and Sonepur in Bihar?
    Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet SamarohaPIBArt and Culture (GSI)– What is the significance of the ‘Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroha’?
    6 SAMARTH Curated Programs launched by Karmayogi Bharat and NITI Aayog on iGOT PlatformPIBPolity and Governance (GSII) – What are the 6 SAMARTH Curated Programs that were launched by Karmayogi Bharat and NITI Aayog?
    Reversal of liquidity facilities under both SDF and MSF is available with effect from 30th December: RBIAirEconomy (GSIII)
    – What are Standing Deposit Facility (SDF) and Marginal Standing Facility (MSF)?
    – Its significance