Headlines of the day 29-05-2023





    Key points to know

    PM dedicates New Parliament House to the nation



    • The gallery, Shapatya Deergha, has murals on protected monuments 
    • The interiors of the Lok Sabha are based on the theme of the national bird and national flower

    Shrinking snow cover continues to haunt Himachal Pradesh

    The Hindu Page 5


    • Himachal Pradesh witnessing decreasing trend of snowfall
    • Geo-Sciences, Hydrology, Cryosphere Sciences Applications Group (GHCAG) 

    Kerala’s Kudumbashree programme to empower poor women is at a crossroads

    The Hindu Page 9


    • Kudumbashree is the poverty eradication and women empowerment programme 
    • The Kutumbashree community network has a three-tier structure

    Most solders killed in action during un missions were Indian

    The Hindu Page 9


    • The United Nations observed the 75th anniversary of its peacekeeping missions
    • Four of the top five contributions come from the Indian subcontinent

    Why is the 1.5 degree Celsius target critical?

    The Hindu Page 10


    • World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released two reports titled:
    •  “Global Annual to Decadal Climate Update 2023-2027” and “State of Global Climate 2022

    A Foucault pendulum swings inside the new Parliament

    The Hindu Page 13


    • New Parliament building showcases India’s artistic diversity
    • What is a Foucault pendulum and how does it work?

    India sees reduction in stunting; but wasting, obesity are concerns: report

    The Hindu Page 14


    • Joint Malnutrition Estimates released by the UNICEF, the WHO and the World Bank
    • The overall prevalence of wasting in 2022 was 18.7% in India, with a share of 49% in the global burden. 

    Delhi High Court sets up panel to implement Centre’s rare diseases policy

    The Hindu Page 13


    • The Delhi High Court has set up a five-member panel to implement the National Policy for Rare Diseases, 2021
    • The rare diseases have been categorized into 3 groups 

    Rs75 commemorative coin unveiled: Features, and where to get it 

    Indian Express Page 13


    • PM Modi released a commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination 
    • The country released its first commemorative coin in 1964
    • The Coinage Act, 2011 

    NavIC launch: Why regional navigation system matters 

    Indian Express Page 13


    • Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC)
    • Global Satellite-Based Navigation Systems