Headlines of the Day 30-04-2024

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    human-wildlife conflict The Hindu (Page 5)Environment (GSIII)– What are the major reasons behind the growing human-wildlife conflict?
    – What is the way forward? 
    The EVM-VVPAT case judgment is disappointingThe Hindu (Page 6)Polity and Governance (GSII)– EVM-VVPAT case: What are the key takeaways from the Supreme Court’s verdict?
    The poultry industry needs urgent reformsThe Hindu (Page 7)Economy (GSIII)– How big is India’s poultry industry?
    – What are the challenges this industry faces?
    – Way forward
    The rising share of personal income tax and indirect tax is a concernThe Hindu (Page 7)

    Economy (GSIII)


    – What are the different types of Taxes in India?
    – Is the rising share of personal income tax and indirect tax a cause of concern?
    Why are unclassed forests ‘missing’?The Hindu (Page 8)Environment (GSIII)– What does the Forest (Conservation) Act Amendment (FCAA) 2023 mandate with respect to unclassed forests? 
    – What was the criticism against the amended Act? 
    Venice The Hindu (Page 8)Geography (GSI)– What are the key facts related to Venice?
    The paradox of thriftThe Hindu (Page 9)Economy (GSIII)– The paradox of thrift: does a rise in savings cause a fall in investment?
    Warming of Indian Ocean set to accelerate: studyThe Hindu (Page 12)Environment (GSIII)– What are the reasons behind the warming of the Indian Ocean?
    – What will be its likely impact?
    The physics and maths of keeping elections fair and representativeThe Hindu (Page 20)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)
    – Why do elections need to be fair and representative?
    – Are India’s elections free and fair?
    Chang’e-6 The Hindu (Page 20)Space (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the Chang’e-6? 
    G-7 Ministers agree to phase out coal-fired power plants by 2030sThe Hindu 

    Environment (GSIII)– Recently, G-7 Ministers agreed to phase out coal-fired power plants by the 2030s. What will be its significance?
    – What is India’s stand on phasing out of coal-fired power plants?
    EC’s Model Code needs reformIndian Express(Page 10)Polity and Governance (GSII)– What is the Model Code of Conduct for elections?
    – Its significance, concerns and the way forward
    constitutional rights of working mothersIndian Express(Page 11)
    Women Empowerment (GSI)– What are the challenges working mothers face?
    – What are the constitutional rights working mothers have?
    Hangor class submarinesIndian Express(Page 13)Defense Technologies (GSIII) – What are the key facts related to the Hangor class submarines?
    Election Commission and the polling process Indian Express(Page 13)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)
    – What is the voting process in India?
    – What can the Election Commission do if the normal polling process is disrupted?
    Chakisaurus nekulIndian Express(Page 13)Species in news (GSIII)– What are the key facts related to the Chakisaurus nekul?