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Today's Headlines - 01 February 2024

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Tax roadblock to India’s tourism drive

GS Paper III

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Despite its diverse attractions, India faces obstacles in becoming the first choice for foreign tourists.

Rising tensions in the Korean peninsula

GS Paper II

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  • Recently, North Korea has rescinded its national objective of Korean reunification and has formally categorised South Korea as an adversarial state.

Sundarbans under water

GS Paper III

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Several cyclones have hit the sundarban coast in recent years, and increasingly unpredictable weather events in the Sundarbans are causing sea level rise.

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Interim Budget & Annual Budget

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Ahead of the 2024 general elections, the government is preparing to present its second interim budget on February 1.

Iceland builds defences for a future of increased volcanic activity

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Iceland is building dykes the size of three-storey buildings to protect a vital power plant and homes from lava flows near the capital Reykjavik.

  • The volcanoes here that were dormant for nearly 800 years became active.

Five more wetlands added to the list of Ramsar sites

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India increases its tally of Ramsar sites to 80 by adding five more wetlands to the list on the eve of World Wetlands Day 2024.

Areca Nut and its harmful effects

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The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has reported that the risk of oral cancer is higher for individuals who use Areca Nut and Paan as opposed to those who chew tobacco.

‘Me-Dam-Me-Phi’ celebrations

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The Tai Ahom community observed the sacred festival of Me-Dam-Me-Phi across Assam.

RBI bars Paytm Payments Bank from carrying out transactions

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has barred Paytm Payments Bank from accepting fresh deposits and carrying out further transactions.

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