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Today's Headlines - 08 May 2024

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Constructed Wetlands

GS Paper III

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Kolkata East Wetlands in West Bengal, designated as a Ramsar site, feature a vast network of natural and constructed wetlands.

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 CRISPR-Cas9 tool able to treat some cases of inherited blindness

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Scientists have used a human gene editing tool, CRISPR-Cas9, to restore vision in people with a rare form of inherited or congenital blindness.

Choline, an essential nutrient vital for brain health

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Researchers have discovered that choline, an essential nutrient vital for brain health, is actively transported from the bloodstream into the brain by a protein.

5th Joint Group of Customs (JGC) -INDIA & BHUTAN

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The 5th Joint Group of Customs (JGC) meeting between India and Bhutan was held on 6th-7th May, 2024 in Leh, Ladakh.

Drip Pricing

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The Centre recently warned about drip pricing can surprise consumers with “hidden charges” and advised them to seek assistance if they encounter such surges in charges on a product's MRP (maximum retail price).

West Nile Fever

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West Nile fever cases have been reported from Thrissur, Malappuram, and Kozhikode districts of Kerala. Reports suggest ten individuals have contracted the virus, with two suspected fatalities.

India-Australia trade deal

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When India and Australia are in the middle of negotiations for a broad basing mini trade deal into a more comprehensive pact, an Australian parliamentary committee, in its report submitted to its lawmakers, has raised concerns over child labour in India.

The unseen effects of climate change on mental health

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The temperature across India is increasing, with many places reporting unusually high temperatures. It may not be possible to link each heat event to climate change, but we know climate change is bringing such anomalies to more areas with greater intensity.

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