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Today's Headlines - 02 May 2024


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Particles called quarks hold the key to the final fate of some stars

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According to the international team of researchers that conducted the study about quarks, the finding rejects “conventional particle-physics models in which the consolidation of quarks is independent of the particle environment”.

India is one of the key geographies affected by phishing attacks

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According to a new study by Verizon Business, India is one of the key countries affected by phishing attacks, where employees often click on malicious links or attachments that appear to be from legitimate sources, often leading to severe financial losses.

DRDO successfully tests missile-assisted torpedo release system

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The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted the flight test of the Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island, situated off the coast of Odisha.

Taam Ja’: World’s deepest blue hole

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The discovery of the world’s deepest blue hole in Mexico’s Chetumal Bay off the southeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, has captivated the attention of geologists, marine biologists, and adventurers alike.

Goldman Environmental prize

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Chhattisgarh-based environment and forest activist Alok Shukla has been honoured with the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.

Apple faces allegations of using ‘blood minerals’

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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have written to Apple CEO Tim Cook demanding answers on the sourcing of minerals used to manufacture the company’s products.

India to be among top 4 contributors of microplastics released into waterbodies

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According to a newly released Plastic Overshoot Day (POD) Report, India will release 31,483 tonnes of chemical additives from microplastics and will be the second leading polluter of waterways through this method after China (59,208 tonnes) in 2024.

Speech signals from vocal cord vibration signals

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The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-Guwahati) claimed that its researchers achieved a significant breakthrough in speech technology by developing a novel method to generate human speech signals directly from vocal cord vibration signals.

Balanced Fertilisation

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Capping consumption of urea and DAP to correct worsening plant nutrient imbalance is likely on the new government's priority list after the Lok Sabha polls.

Critical Minerals Summit

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The Critical Minerals Summit was concluded in New Delhi on a note of strategic collaboration and policy insights, marking significant strides towards India's critical minerals objectives.

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