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Today's Headlines - 04 May 2024

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India-Indonesia defence industry and maritime security cooperation

GS Paper II

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India and Indonesia have agreed to enhance collaboration in areas of defence industry, maritime security and multilateral cooperation at the seventh India-Indonesia Joint Defence Cooperation Committee (JDCC) meeting held in New Delhi.

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India-Nigeria Joint Trade Committee 

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A seven-member delegation from India held a Joint Trade Committee (JTC) meeting with their Nigerian counterparts in Abuja to review recent developments in bilateral trade and investment ties.

Eta Aquariid meteor shower

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The Eta Aquariid meteor shower, which has been active since April 15, will peak on May 5 and 6, 2024.

World Press Freedom Index

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The index ranks 180 countries on the ability of journalists to work and report freely and independently.

Oxytocin

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The Delhi High Court has issued directives to combat the use of spurious Oxytocin hormone in the dairy colonies across the national capital, stressing the need to address animal cruelty and public health concerns.

RBI allows standalone Primary Dealers to borrow in foreign currency

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced that standalone primary dealers (SPDs) may borrow in foreign currency from their parent companies and other authorised entities.

Monitor brain stem deaths for organ donation

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Poor identification and certification of brain stem death or brain death cases is keeping the rate of organ donations at low levels in India, despite the availability of many potential cases.

Centre takes away state powers for issuing NOC for export of drugs

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The Union government has become the sole authority for issuing manufacturing licences for new drugs meant for exports, withdrawing the power from state governments amid heightened global scrutiny of Indian made drugs.

Only 3% women have access to external funding in smaller cities

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According to a new study only 3% women entrepreneurs in tier 2 and 3 cities in India out of the 300 surveyed had access to external funding to start or expand their businesses.

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