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Today's Headlines - 06 July 2024

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Balancing Bio Energy and Biodiversity

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New research published in the Journal of Applied Ecology highlights the crucial role of strategic land-use planning in balancing bioenergy production, climate change mitigation, and biodiversity conservation.

Government considers ban on Chloramphenicol and Nitrofurans

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Apex advisory body Drugs Consultative Committee (DCC) has recommended a complete ban on the import, production, distribution and sale of two antibiotics — chloramphenicol and nitrofurans — for use in food animal production systems.

The World’s Oldest Cave Art is 51,200 Years Old

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A recent study has revealed that the world's oldest known figurative cave painting dates back 51,200 years.

China's Vision for a Pan-Asian Railway Network

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China is pursuing an ambitious plan to connect its southern city of Kunming with Singapore through a network of railways across Southeast Asia under its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

What is an Aphelion?

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Earth orbits the sun in an ellipse, rather than a circle. On Friday, it reached its farthest point from the sun, known as aphelion.

Xenophrys apatani

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A forest-dwelling horned frog from Northeast India has been described as a distinct species named Xenophrys apatani after the Apatani community of the region in recognition of their ingenuity in the conservation of wild flora and fauna.

Only 7% of MSME Credit Goes to Women

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The Reserve Bank of India’s executive director stated that the low participation of women in the labour force is a significant barrier to financial inclusion and overall economic growth.

Understanding India's Balance of Payments

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According to data released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last week, India's current account surpluses in the fourth quarter (January-March) of the fiscal year 2023-24.

Indian Astronauts Prepare for International Space Station Mission

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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has selected two astronauts from its Gaganyaan program for a groundbreaking mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

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