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Today's Headlines - 09 February 2024

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India’s Kaladan Project in Myanmar halted

GS  Paper III

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Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project (KMTTP) has faced a definite setback after an important town in Myanmar was captured recently by a rebel group.

CRISPR technology and ethical issues around it

GS Paper III

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Recently, Casgevy and Lyfgenia, the two cell-based gene therapies (utilising the CRISPR/Cas 9 genome editing technology) were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, USA) for sickle cell anemia treatment and beta-thalassemia.

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RBI - Monetary Policy Review

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Governor Shaktikanta Das announced that the RBI's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) held the repo rate steady at 6.5%, reiterating its focus on withdrawing accommodation.

The new process for picking Election Commissioners

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The current Election Commissioner is set to retire on February 14, and his successor will be picked through a consultative process being adopted for the first time.

MXenes-coated devices can guide microwaves in space

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Researchers from Drexel University and the University of British Columbia are trying to lighten the load by creating and testing a waveguide made from 3D-printed polymers coated with a conductive nanomaterial called MXene.

U.N. Women to provide technical assistance for the Safe City project

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U.N. Women will work closely with Kerala’s gender parks and provide technical assistance for the Safe City project and gender data hub.

Open Network Digital Commerce: Pilot project launched

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The Department of Food and Public Distribution (DFPD) under the commerce ministry has launched the pilot on ONDC in Himachal Pradesh. 

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