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Today’s(December 16, 2021) Important Headlines

Subject The Indian Express Headlines Relevance(P & M)
GS 2
(Health, Government Policies & Interventions, Issues Related to Women Gender)
1 Cabinet Clears Push to raise marriage age of women from 18 to 21 1. Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006
2. Maternal Mortality Rate
GS 2
Constitutional Bodies, Transparency & Accountability, Judiciary, Parliament, Indian Constitution, Right to Information)
9 Cabinet Clears Aadhaar Voter Id Linking 1. Representation of the people Act
2. Electoral Reforms
GS 2
(Executive)
9 CCEA nod to extension of irrigation scheme 1. PMKSY
2. Renukaji Dam Project
3. Lakhwar Multipurpose Project
GS 2
India and its Neighbourhood, Bilateral Groupings & Agreements, Groupings & Agreements, Involving India and/or Affecting India’s Interests, Effect of Policies & Politics of Countries on India’s Interests)
14 From 1971 to now, Bangladesh’s long journey History of Bangladesh
GS 3
(Money Laundering)
10 Supreme Court cautions against ‘indiscriminate’ use of money laundering law Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002
GS 3
(Mobilization of Resources, Banking Sector & NBFCs, Monetary Policy)
14 Mind the Risk 1. prompt corrective action (PCA)
2. capital to risk weighted assets ratio (CRAR)
3. NBFCs
GS 2
(Role of Media & Social Networking Sites in Internal Security, Challenges, Social Empowerment)
15 The Idealism Within Q. There is a danger  in Indian society that polarisation has pushed us into “Left” and “Right” silos, from which everyone else looks like either “anti-nationals” or as “fascists.” Discuss.
GS 2
India and its Neighbourhood, Bilateral Groupings & Agreements, Groupings & Agreements, Involving India and/or Affecting India’s Interests, Effect of Policies & Politics of Countries on India’s Interests)
16 Putin and Xi show united front amid rising tensions with US 1. The South China Sea
2. China-Russia Ties and its impact on India.
The Hindu
GS 2
(Fundamental Duties)
6 A false conflation between duties and rights 1.  The Swaran Singh Committee
2. Article 51A
3. Allowing the language of fundamental duties to subsume political debates would hit the moral principles of the republic. Discuss.
GS 3
Direct & Indirect Farm Subsidies, Agricultural Marketing, Agricultural Pricing, Growth & Development)
7 The price of food must figure in the policy Q. How to frame an agricultural policy that ensures that farming is profitable but not at the cost of a high price of food. Analyse.
7 The Speaker who stifled debate The Speaker has ample power to quell disorderly behaviour, but thereafter, the House is the master. Discuss.
GS 2
(Important International Institutions, Groupings & Agreements Involving India and/or Affecting India’s Interests, Regional Groupings)
9 Durga Puja gets intangible cultural heritage tag UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
GS 3
(Achievements of Indians in Science & Technology, Defence Technology, Indigenization of Technology)
10 Indigenous efforts to make UAVs crosses a milestone 1. The indigenous Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE)
2. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
3. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)

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