Headlines of the day 30-06-2023

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    Union Cabinet approved the PM-PRANAM Scheme to incentivise states to promote alternative fertilisers

    PIB

    GS-3/Eco

    • What is PM-PRANAM Scheme?
    • What are its key features?

    Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) and Tax Collected at Source (TCS)

    PIB

    GS-3/Eco

    • What is Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) and Tax Collected at Source (TCS)? Its Recent changes

    Report of the Secretary-General on Children and armed conflict

    PIB

    GS-3/Security

    • India no longer figures in the United Nations General Assembly Security Council Children and Armed Conflict Report of the Secretary-General

    72 Hoorain was granted ‘A’ certification in 2019, clarifies CBFC

    AIR

    GS-2/Governance 

    • What is the role of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)? 

    India and Tanzania have concluded the second edition of Joint Defence Cooperation Committee meeting

    AIR

    GS-3/Security

    • India and Tanzania have concluded the second edition of Joint Defence Cooperation Committee meeting in Arusha.
    • What are its key outcomes?

    Groundwater extraction shifted the Earth’s axis: What a new study says

    Indian Express

    GS-3/Envmt

    • What is Groundwater extraction?
    • Is excessive extraction of groundwater for drinking and irrigation has shifted the Earth’s axis of rotation?

    Despite Supreme Court’s caution on a Governor’s role, Ravi tests the limits

    Indian Express

    GS-2/Polity

    • What does  “pleasure” of the Governor mean?
    • What are roles and responsibilities of governor?

    Govt removes extra import duty on US apples

    Indian Express

    GS-3/Economy

    • Govt removes extra import duty on US apples: How it can impact domestic growers

    What is aspartame, WHO may declare as ‘possibly carcinogenic’

    Indian Express

    GS-2/Health

    • What is aspartame?
    • Why WHO may declare it as ‘possibly carcinogenic’?

    Michael Rosen wins this year’s PEN Pinter Prize

    Indian Express

    Awards

    • What is PEN Pinter Prize?
    • Who won this year’s award?

    RBI released its Financial Stability report

    AIR

    GS-3/Economy

    • What are key highlights of  Financial Stability report?

    Scientists discover the Ripple Effect of Gravitational Waves across the Universe

    AIR

    GS-3/Science

    • What are Gravitational waves? Its significance

    Odisha’s Debrigarh Sanctuary freed from human settlement 

    The Hindu Page 1

    GS-3/Envmt

    • Debrigarh Sanctuary
    • What are the common reasons behind Man-Animal Conflicts? Its Solution

    IIT-Kharagpur to develop tamper-proof signalling system for railways

    The Hindu Page 4

    GS-3/science

    • What is tamper-proof signalling system? 
    • How it will benefit the Indian Railways?

    Assam’s delimitation test

    The Hindu Page 10

    GS-2/Polity

    • What is the Election Commission’s draft proposal on delimitation? Why are people opposing it?

    The Centre-state tussle over the Open Market Sale Scheme

    The Hindu Page 10

    GS-3/Eco

    • What is the Open Market Sale Scheme (OMSS)?
    • Why has the FCI discontinued the sale of grains under OMSS to states?

    India’s largest radio telescope plays vital role in detecting universe’s vibrations

    The Hindu Page 12

    GS-3/Science

    • The Pune-based Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) was among the world’s six large telescopes used to monitor pulsars, called ‘nature’s best clocks’