Headlines of the Day 29-02-2024

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    ‘Dharma Guardian’The Hindu(Page 1)
    – Know about  ‘Dharma Guardian’
    – And Its relevance 
    PM Modi inaugurates country’s first indigenous hydrogen fuel cell ferryThe Hindu(Page 5)
    Environment (GSIII)– What is the importance of hydrogen fuel in the current scenario?
    – Concerns 
    – Initiatives 
    Vignettes of a Janus-faced economyThe Hindu(Page 6)
    – Know about the  performance of the Indian economy
    – What is the distressed side of the economy?
    – policy initiatives
    – And suggestions 
    The economic case for investing in India’s childrenThe Hindu(Page 6)Education (GSII) 
    – What is the status of early childhood care and education in India ?
    – Significance 
    – Challenges 
    – Related developments 
    – Way ahead 
    India’s fight against rare diseasesThe Hindu(Page 7)Health(GSII) – What is a rare disease?
    – Impact on India
    – Concerns 
    – Way ahead 
    On irregularities in vertical devolutionThe Hindu(Page 8)Polity and Governance (GSII)

    – Know about the practice of fiscal federalism in India.
    – Emerging issues 
    – Suggestions 
    Practice and law: debating aspects of the Muslim personal lawThe Hindu(Page 9)Society(GSI)/Governance (GSII)– In what ways was Muslim Law Applied in India?
    – What are the Personal Laws of Other Religions?
    Nepal-India official dialogue silent on landmark Pancheshwar projectThe Hindu(Page 10)

    IR(GSII)– Know about India-Nepal Relations
    – Latest Developments  
    – & Challenges
    – Suggestions 
    ‘Number of ultra-rich in India increased 6% in 2023 to 13,263’The Hindu(Page 14)Economy (GSIII)

    – What are Ultra-high Net Worth Individuals (UHNWIs) ?
    The rocky vista of medicinal cannabis that research is bringing into viewThe Hindu(Page 20)Health(GSII)– Know about frequency and potency of cannabis use 
    – detrimental effects
    – Measures
    jacaranda trees.The Hindu(Page 20)

    – Learn facts related to jacaranda 
    Nagaland govt.’s efforts to regulate coal mining hit Article 371A wallThe Hindu

    Polity and Governance (GSII)

    – What is Article 371A ?
    – Its purpose 
    Mekong Delta The Hindu
    Places in news(GSI)– Know about Mekong Delta 
    Interim unity govt, common voter list: Law panel readies report on simultaneous pollsIndian  Express (Page 1)Polity and Governance (GSII) 

    – What are Simultaneous Elections?
    – Advantages
    – Challenges 
    – Way Ahead 
    Homeland Security DialogueIndian  Express (Page 9)IR (GSII)– What are the outcomes of Homeland Security Dialogue
    – Its significance
    consumption expenditure surveyIndian  Express (Page 12)

    Economy(GSIII)– Know about Household Consumption Expenditure Survey
    – Significance 
    – Findings 
    – Suggestions 
    Why India’s youth chasing the sarkari naukriIndian  Express (Page 12)


    – The Situation of Government Job in India 
    – Its demand 
    – Government’s Employment Generation Efforts
    – And way ahead 
    AI, sovereignty and Isaac Asimov’s warningIndian  Express (Page 13)

    – Know about the AI’s potential
    – ethical and moral implications of robotics and artificial intelligence
    – Key analysis
    – Way forward 
    On surrogacy, Indian law goes a step further — but not far enoughIndian  Express (Page 13)

    Polity and Governance (GSII) 

    – Surrogacy Regulation in India and the world
    – Latest developments 
    – Challenges 
    – suggestions
    Creating India’s genetic mapIndian  Express (Page 17)S&T(GSIII)– Know about Genome India Project
    – Significance 
    Pilgrimage town of DwarkaIndian  Express (Page 17)
    History (GSI)– Learn facts related to  Dwarka
    leap yearIndian  Express (Page 17)
    Geography (GSI)– Know about  leap year
    – Reasons 
    India has conducted the first human clinical trial of gene therapy for haemophilia ApibS&T(GSIII)– Learn about haemophilia A
    – And latest developments 
    Flyways and Migratory Birds
    airEnvironment(GSIII)– Know all about Flyways and Migratory Birds