Headlines of the day 31-08-2023

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    Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) scheme

    The Hindu: (Page 2)

    Polity and Governance

    • What is the Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) scheme?
    • Its Aims and objectives

    Red Sand Boa

    The Hindu:

    (Page 4)

    Species in news

    • What is Red Sand Boa?
    • Its habitat, threat and IUCN status

    Karnataka launches Gruha Lakshmi scheme

    The Hindu: (Page 5)

    Polity and Governance

    • What are the objectives of Karnataka’s Gruha Lakshmi scheme?

    The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) Report – 2023

    The Hindu: (Page 7)

    International Reports

    • What are the key findings of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) Report – 2023?

    Curbs on rice exports

    The Hindu :

    (Page 8)

    Economy

    • Why did the government impose a 20% export duty on par-boiled rice till October 15? 
    • What is the extent of rice production and export in India?

    Sanchar Saathi Portal

    The Hindu : (Page 8)

    Governance / Cyber Security

    • What is the Sanchar Saathi Portal?
    • What are the latest revisions to the process for the sale of SIM cards? Its Significance

    The Global Fund

    The Hindu : (Page 13) 

    Health

    • What is the Significance of the Global Fund?
    • Its Aims and Objectives

    Production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for IT hardware

    Indian Express :

    (Page 1)

    Economy

    • What is Centre’s production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for IT hardware?
    • Its objectives

    Super Blue Moon 2023

    Indian Express :

    (Page 12)

    Space

    • What are super moon and blue moon?
    • Their significance

    Mahendragiri, the last Project 17A Frigate, will be launched

    PIB 

    Defence

    • What is Mahendragiri, the last Project 17A Frigate?
    • Its Significance

    Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY) 

    PIB 

    Polity and Governance

    • What is the aim of the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY)?
    • Its Significance

    World Sanskrit Day

    Live Mint

    Miscellaneous  

    • What is World Sanskrit Day?
    • Why is it celebrated?