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Today's Headlines - 07 May 2024

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Lakshadweep coral reefs

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The ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has found that coral reefs in the Lakshadweep Sea have undergone severe bleaching due to prolonged marine heatwaves since October 2023.

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Supreme Court declines to hear MSMEs' plea challenging 45-day payment rule

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The Supreme Court has declined a plea by MSMEs challenging a rule under the Income Tax Act under which businesses are prohibited from extending credit to buyers beyond 45 days.

FWD-200B unmanned aircraft

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Flying Wedge Defence, a defence and aerospace technology firm unveiled the FWD-200B unmanned aircraft. The firm claimed that it is India’s first indigenous bomber unmanned aircraft.

Amid global concerns over India-made drugs, Govt plans an exports revamp

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India's drug regulatory body is in the process of updating the approval procedures for pharmaceutical exports in response to apprehensions raised by international authorities regarding the quality and safety of medications originating from the country.

Boeing’s Starliner

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Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, carrying two NASA astronauts, will be launched by an Atlas V rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the International Space Station (ISS).

  19th Interpol Conference

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At the recently concluded 19th Interpol Conference of Heads of National Central Bureaux at Lyon in France, the Indian delegation said that online radicalization continues to pose a significant challenge to global security.

Permanent deletion of transactions can help make e-rupee anonymous: Das

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Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor said that permanent deletion of transactions can make the e-rupee or Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) anonymous and bring it at par with paper currency.

Tirthahalli areca 

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The areca nut grown in the Tirthahalli region emerged as the best quality areca among the varieties grown in Karnataka in an analysis conducted by the Areca Research Centre at Keladi Shivappa Nayaka University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences in Shivamogga.

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