Headlines of the Day 30-12-2023

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    PIB, The Hindu, Indian Express, Mint, AIR

    HeadlineSourceSyllabusKey points to know
    Centre, Assam sign peace pact with ULFA factionThe Hindu: (Page1)
    Polity and Governance (GSII)
    – What is the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA)?
    – The Union Home Ministry and the Assam government signed a peace pact with the ULFA faction. What will be its significance?
    11th century Jain sculptures discovered in Mysuru districtThe Hindu: (Page 6)History (GSI) – What is Jainism?
    – 11th century Jain sculptures discovered in Mysuru district. What are the key facts related to it?
    Status of persons with disabilities The Hindu: (Page 8)Social Justice (GSII)– What does Persons with Disabilities mean?
    – Challenges they face and Steps taken by Indian government for its mitigation
    New epaulettes for admiralsThe Hindu: (Page 10)Defence (GSIII)– Indian Navy unveils new epaulettes for admirals. What is it and what is its significance?
    ISRO all set to launch XPoSat, 10 other payloads on Jan. 1The Hindu: (Page 12)Space (GSIII) – What is XPoSat Mission?
    – Its objectives
    Trade-Based Money Laundering (TBML)The Hindu: (Page 12)Money Laundering (GSIII) – What is Trade-Based Money Laundering (TBML)?
    – Its impact on economy
    India closing in on lithium deal with Argentina, tapping Australia, ChileThe Hindu: (Page 14)IR (GSII) / Economy (GSIII)
    – What are the key facts related to lithium? 
    – Its importance for Indian economy
    threat to Red Sea merchant-shipping trafficIndian Express (Page8)IR (GSII)– What is the strategic significance of the Red Sea?
    – Why Shipping is under attack in the Red Sea?
    PM-Kisan modelIndian Express (Page 8)Welfare Schemes (GSII)– What is the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) Scheme?
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    AI ecosystemIndian Express (Page9)S&T (GSIII)– What is Artificial Intelligence?
    – Its significance, criticism and the way forward
    titanosaurIndian Express (Page10)Species (GSIII) – What are the key facts related to the titanosaur?
    India’s overall exports to Australia remain little changed after trade pactIndian Express (Page 13)
    IR (GSII)– Why is Australia important to India?
    – What are the major pillars of India-Australia relations?
    Index of Eight Core Industries (ICI) increases by 7.8% (provisional) in Nov 2023 as compared to the Index of Nov 2022pibEconomy (GSIII)– What is the Index of Eight Core Industries (ICI)?
    – Its significance
    MANJULA’ (YARD 786)PIBDefence (GSIII)– What is the ‘Manjula’ (Yard 786)?
    – Its significance
    National Transit Pass System (NTPS)PIBEconomy (GSIII) 
    – What is the National Transit Pass System (NTPS)-‘One Nation-One Pass’?
    – Its significance
    PM SVANidhi benefits over 57 lakh street vendors across countryPIBEconomy (GSIII) 

    – What is PM SVANidhi?
    – Its objectives and the Ministry related to it
    Perovskite self-powered broadband photodetector PIBS&T (GSIII) / Environment
    – What is the Perovskite self-powered broadband photodetector?
    – Its significance
    Know India ProgrammeAirIR (GSII) / Governance (GSII)– What is the Know India Programme?
    – Its objectives