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Today's Headlines- 08 July 2024

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Coffee prices soar in India 

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Vietnam and Brazil have both seen some of their worst droughts this year, which has led to large drops in coffee production.

AI-Assisted Safety on the Speedways

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To achieve the goal of halving road accident fatalities by 2030, the government is exploring AI technology for effective traffic monitoring and smart road signage to guide motorists.

What is Digital Bharat Nidhi?

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On July 4, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) unveiled draft rules to operationalize the Digital Bharat Nidhi (DBN), a new initiative by the central government aimed at improving telecom connectivity in rural areas.

Crop Insurance Coverage Declines in FY24

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During FY24general insurance companies reduced their participation in crop insurance under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), despite government efforts to expand coverage in the agricultural sector.

Genome editing to Enhance Fish Productivity

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The Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (Kufos) is set to a genome editing mission aimed at revolutionizing pearl spot aquaculture, similar to the impact Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) had decades ago.

UP, West Bengal, and Maharashtra had the greatest share of informal sector firms

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The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) released the latest Annual Survey of Unincorporated Enterprises (ASUSE) report for 2022-23.


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The Supreme Court has affirmed that an accused's right to bail cannot be denied as a form of punishment, regardless of the crime's severity.

Cyathea rojasiana

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A dense bush of Cyathea rojasiana — a tree fern species that grows up to two metres tall, was discovered in the early 2000s.

Radioactive implant for rhino horns to curb poaching

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Recently, South African scientists injected radioactive material into live rhinoceros horns to make them easier to detect at border posts in a pioneering project to curb poaching.


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