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The Hindu Newspaper Today



  Apr 01, 2024

The Hindu Newspaper Today



● CORE SECTOR GROWTH AND ITS IMPLICATIONS  : 

India’s core sector saw a growth of 6.7% in February, indicating a robust economic recovery. Key contributors were the natural gas, cement, and coal industries. This growth is crucial for the country’s industrial output and economic activity, with potential implications for the broader economy including industrial production, economic activity, and future projections.


● VIKRAM-1 STAGE-2 TEST: ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS : 

Vikram-1, an orbital launch vehicle by Skyroot Aerospace, represents India’s entry into private space launches. The Stage-2 test, featuring the Kalam-250 engine, is vital for demonstrating the vehicle’s readiness for space missions. The success of this test marks a significant step in India’s space exploration capabilities, with potential for more efficient satellite launches.


● GOOD FRIDAY AND EASTER IN FAITH :  

These observances represent the essence of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection, offering deep spiritual reflection. Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion, a day of sorrow and mourning, while Easter Sunday celebrates the resurrection, a symbol of hope and victory over death. Together, they offer a time for believers to reflect on their faith and the nature of divine love.


● FOOD WASTE INDEX REPORT 2024  : 

The report reveals over one billion meals a day were wasted globally in 2022, with significant environmental and economic impacts. Despite the pressing issue of food insecurity, the report emphasizes the need for effective global strategies to reduce food waste and calls for action from governments to integrate food loss and waste reduction into climate action plans.


● PREVENTIVE DETENTION  :  

This legal measure, aimed at preventing individuals from committing future crimes without trial, is contentious due to its implications for personal liberty. India’s legal framework includes safeguards such as advisory boards and periodic reviews to balance state security needs with individual rights, ensuring the necessity and justification of detention.


ADVISORY BOARDS’ ROLE IN PREVENTIVE DETENTION: SUPREME COURT’S STAND  : 

 The Supreme Court of India emphasized the importance of advisory boards under preventive detention laws, urging them to serve as a check against arbitrary state power and safeguard personal liberty. This stance highlights the critical role of these boards in ensuring detentions meet legal standards.


● TUBERCULOSIS ERADICATION CHALLENGES IN INDIA :  

India faces several obstacles in eradicating TB, including limited access to diagnosis, treatment, and drugs, as well as socioeconomic factors. The country’s approach to TB elimination, focusing on vaccination, preventive treatments, and nutritional support, is recognized globally, despite challenges like drug resistance.


● LIVING WILLS  : 

Living wills are legal documents outlining preferences for medical treatment in situations where individuals cannot communicate their decisions. They ensure medical care aligns with the individual’s wishes, avoiding unwanted treatments and easing decision-making burdens on loved ones.


● INDIA’S YOUTH EMPLOYMENT CHALLENGE  :
 
The “India Employment Report 2024” highlights the employment challenges facing India’s youth, with millions of educated young people struggling to find jobs. The report underscores the need for swift action to ensure access to good jobs and skill development, crucial for leveraging the country’s demographic advantage.

● PANDEMIC TREATY NEGOTIATIONS :

Negotiations for a new global pandemic treaty aim to improve readiness and response to pandemics. The process faces challenges, particularly around financing efforts and sharing medical technology. The goal is to establish a more collaborative and equitable global health system to prevent future pandemics.



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