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Today's Headlines- 09 July 2024

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Project PARI

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  • The Ministry of Culture has introduced Project PARI (Public Art of India) in connection with the 46th Session of the World Heritage Committee Meeting, which will take place in New Delhi from July 21–31, 2024.
  • This initiative, led by the Lalit Kala Akademi, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Culture, invites over 150 visual artists from across the country.

Artificial Sun

News Excerpt: Energy Singularity, a China-based fusion energy company, has developed the world’s first high-temperature superconducting tokamak device named ‘HH70.’ 

Indian Scientists Uncover Plasma Composition’s Role in Astrophysical Jets

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Scientists from the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES)have discovered the impact of plasma composition on the dynamics of astrophysical jets from celestial bodies such as black holes, neutron stars, and pulsars.

 Regenerative Braking in Electric Vehicle

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Electric vehicles are central to efforts towards sustainability aided by state-led incentives and subsidies and Regenerative braking is an important mechanism in these vehicles that increases their energy use efficiency.

Japan and Philippines Sign Defense Pact

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Japan and the Philippines have signed a significant defense pact, the Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA), allowing Japanese forces to be deployed to the Philippines for joint military exercises, including live-fire drills.

High Seas Treaty (Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction)

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Recently the Union Cabinet approved India's decision to sign the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) Agreement, marking a significant milestone in marine conservation efforts.

National Commission for Minorities Discusses Implementation of Anand Marriage Act

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The National Commission for Minorities, led by its Chairman, conducted a video conference with 18 States and Union Territories to discuss the implementation and registration of Sikh marriages under the Anand Marriage Act.

UNESCO Designates 11 New Biosphere Reserves

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UNESCO has recently approved the designation of 11 new biosphere reserves across 11 countries, marking a significant advancement in global efforts to preserve biodiversity and foster sustainable development.

Hurricane Beryl

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Hurricane Beryl has set a record as the earliest storm in the Atlantic hurricane season to reach the highest Category 5 classification. 

Blue Line (Lebanon-Israel)

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The United Nations has expressed grave concerns about intensified clashes along the Lebanon-Israel frontier, known as the Blue Line.

Central Government to Revise Classical Language Status Criteria

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The upcoming Maharashtra Assembly election in October has reignited the long-standing demand for Marathi to be granted classical language status.

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