Headlines of the Day 29-04-2024

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    NHRC accreditation status faces review in Geneva this weekThe Hindu (Page 1)

    Polity and Governance (GSII)

    – What are the roles and responsibilities of the NHRC?
    – Why NHRC’s ratings were put on hold in 2023? What lies ahead?
    Palace to unveil true copy of Ravi Varma’s IndulekhaThe Hindu (Page 5)Art and Culture (GSI)– Who was Raja Ravi Varma?
    – His major contributions
    A three-dimensional view of the Israel-Iran crisisThe Hindu (Page 6)
    IR (GSII)

    – Israel-Iran crisis: Its causes, impact and what lies ahead?
    Inequality can no longer be ignoredThe Hindu (Page 6)Economy (GSIII)– What does unequal growth mean?
    – Why has Congress’s party’s election manifesto triggered a debate on inequality, concentration of wealth and the measures to address these?
    – What is the way forward?
    The significance of carrier aviationThe Hindu (Page 8)Defence (GSIII)
    – Why is the success of the INS Vikrant important for India?
    – Why is it important that the country should have a strong naval presence in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR)?
    India’s Chinese import bill up 2.3 times in 15 yearsThe Hindu (Page 10)IR (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)– What are the major products India imports from China?
    – Why is India’s growing trade deficit with China a cause of concern?
    – What needs to be done?
    Anticyclones, hanging even now over India, link warming to heatThe Hindu (Page 18)

    Geography (GSI)
    – What are Anticyclones?
    – How are they formed?
    – Their impact
    India, UK closer to pact on electric propulsion system for warshipsThe Indian Express (Page 5)
    IR (GSII)– How will the India-UK pact on electric propulsion systems enhance Indian warships capabilities?
    Ageing PopulationThe Indian Express (Page 8)Human Resources (GSII)– How does an Aging Population affect a Country?
    – What is the possible solution?
    global plastics treatyThe Indian Express (Page 12)
    Environment (GSIII)
    – The planet’s plastic problem: why we need a global plastics treaty
    Phi-3-miniThe Indian Express (Page 12)S&T (GSIII)– What is the Phi-3-mini?
    – Its significance
    How rupee has strengthen The Indian Express (Page 12)
    Economy (GSIII)– Is the rupee the most stable emerging market currency?
    – What are the factors that contribute to its relative stability?
    Bonin Islands Of JapanAirPlaces (GSI)– What are the key facts related to the Bonin Islands of Japan?