Headlines of the Day 29-03-2024

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    Core sector output growth spurts to 6.7% in Feb.The Hindu(Page 1)Economy (GSIII)

    – What is the Index of Core Industries (ICI)?
    – Its significance
    Vikram-1 launch vehicle The Hindu(Page 4)Space (GSIII)
    – What are the key facts related to the Vikram-1 launch vehicle?
    ‘Child accused of POCSO offence to be tried as per the JJ Act’The Hindu(Page 5)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)– What are the key provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012?- Its significance, challenges and the way forward
    World Health Organization Pandemic Agreement :The countdown to a pandemic treatyThe Hindu(Page 8)
    Health (GSII)– What is the WHO Pandemic Treaty?
    – Its aims and objectives
    Understanding India’s coal importsThe Hindu(Page 8)Economy (GSIII)– What is the role of coal in the Indian economy? 
    – How much is India’s coal imports? 
    Electoral bonds scheme The Hindu(Page 9)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What are the electoral bonds?
    – Did the electoral bonds scheme enable extortion?
    Tech giants facing EU scrutinyThe Hindu(Page 10)
    IR (GSII)
    – How does the European Union’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) aim to regulate ‘gatekeepers’ and ensure fairer competitive practices in the digital market space?
    Measuring internet freedom in India in the last 10 yearsThe Hindu(Page 10)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)– What does internet freedom mean?
    – Its status in India
    Govt. extends AFSPA in parts of Nagaland, Arunachal PradeshThe Hindu(Page 12)
    Polity and Governance (GSII) / Internal Security (GSIII)– What is AFSPA?
    – Key facts related to it
    Food Waste Index Report 2024The Hindu(Page 14)International Reports (GSII)– What are the key findings of the Food Waste Index Report 2024?
    Eradication of TB remains a distant goal as systemic challenges persist
    Clinical trials of first adult TB vaccine derived from human source begins
    The Hindu(Page 22)

    Indian Express (Page 9)
    Health (GSII)– Tuberculosis (TB): Its causes, symptoms and the treatment
    – Key facts related to the MTBVAC
    Ready proposal to demarcate Dulung-Subansiri elephant corridorIndian Express (Page 9)Economy (GSIII)– Key facts related to Dulung-Subansiri elephant corridor
    China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)Indian Express (Page 10)IR (GSII)– What is the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)?
    – Key facts related to it
    India’s growth rate Indian Express (Page 11)Economy (GSIII)– What is the current status of India’s Economy?
    – Is India’s growth rate overestimated?
    Governor’s assent to state lawsIndian Express (Page 13)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is the role of the Governor in assent to state laws?
    – Its significance, concerns and the way forward
    H5N1 bird flu Indian Express (Page 13)
    Health (GSII) / S&T (GSIII)– What is H5N1 bird flu?
    – How it threatens the very existence of birds and mammals?
    Travelling with cash during polls? Here are the Election Commission rules to keep in mindIndian Express (Page 13)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)
    – What does the rules say regarding travelling with cash during polls?
    Rabi crops 
    Indian Express (Page 13)
    Economy(GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the Rabi crops? 
    – Why November-December, not March temperatures may decide this year’s rabi crop production?