Headlines of the Day 29-12-2023


    PIB, The Hindu, Indian Express, Mint, AIR

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    Pegasus spyware found on journalists’ phones after Apple alert, says AmnestyThe Hindu: (Page1)
    The Hindu: (Page12)
    Cyber Security (GSIII)– What is Pegasus spyware?
    – Is Pegasus spyware targeting journalists in India?
    – How are spyware regulated in India?
    PM-UDAY schemeThe Hindu: (Page 4)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is the PM-UDAY scheme?
    – Its aims and objectives
    Warli Paintings The Hindu: (Page 9)Art and Culture (GSI) – What are the key facts related to the Warli Paintings? 
    India and Russia seem keen on renewing ties in a changed worldThe Hindu: (Page 10)IR (GSII)– Why is Russia important to India?
    – What are the major pillars of India-Russia relations?
    Right-wing populismThe Hindu: (Page 11)Governance (GSII) / IR (GSII) – What is right-wing populism?
    – Is right-wing populism seeing a resurgence across the world?
    Houthi attacks: a threat to global shipping?The Hindu: (Page 12)
    IR (GSII) – Who are the Houthi rebels and why are they attacking Red Sea ships?
    – What will be its impact?
    SC Collegium recommends CJs to five High Courts
    The Hindu: (Page 15)Polity and Governance (GSII) – How are judges appointed in India?
    – What is the Collegium system?
    – Its significance, concerns and the way forward
    Women account for 49% of Ayushman cards, says MinistryThe Hindu: (Page 16)

    Polity and Governance (GSII) 
    – What is the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri-Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY)?
    – Its significance
    Financial Intelligence UnitThe Hindu: (Page 16)Economy (GSIII)– What is the Financial Intelligence Unit?
    – Its roles and responsibilities
    Vivad Se Vishwas I scheme, The Hindu: (Page 18)
    Economy (GSIII)

    – What is the Vivad Se Vishwas I scheme?
    – Its objectives
    Decriminalising medical negligenceThe Hindu: (Page 22)Health (GSII)– What is medical negligence?
    – Laws related to it
    Nina Singh becomes 1st woman to head CISFIndian Express (Page11)Security Forces (GSIII)– Central Industrial Security Force: Its history, roles and responsibilities
    – Female leadership in defence
    Sunburn FestivalIndian Express (Page11)Art and Culture (GSI) – What is the Sunburn Festival?
    – Its significance
    AI in 2024: The dangers and the hope
    Indian Express (Page 12)
    S&T (GSIII)– What is Artificial intelligence (AI)?
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    Missile Cum Ammunition Barge, LSAM 10pibDefence (GSIII)– What is the Missile Cum Ammunition Barge, LSAM 10?
    – Its significance
    section 194-O of the Income-tax Act, 1961PIBEconomy (GSIII)– What is the significance of section 194-O of the Income-tax Act, 1961?
    Government issues notice to nine offshore cryptocurrency platforms for non-compliance under Prevention of Money Laundering ActAirEconomy (GSIII) / Internal Security (GSIII)

    – What is the Prevention of Money Laundering Act?
    – How are cryptocurrency  regulated in India?
    SHRESHTA SchemeAirPolity and Governance (GSII) 

    – What is the SHRESHTA Scheme?
    – Its objectives and the Ministry associated with it