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Today's Headlines - 09 March 2024

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India receives ‘Measles and Rubella Champion’ Award

GS Paper II & III

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Recently, India has been bestowed with the prestigious Measles and Rubella Champion Award by the Measles and Rubella Partnership at the American Red Cross Headquarters in Washington D.C., USA.

Ayushman Bharat scheme

GS Paper II

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Recently, an investigation of official records and data obtained under the Right to Information revealed that over half of Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries used the scheme to access private care and particularly 53% patients used it in five southern states.

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National Cooperative Database 

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The Union Ministry of Cooperation launched the National Cooperative Database which will help in the expansion and development of cooperatives in the country.

Linking Aadhaar with Voter ID

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The Union Law Ministry has rejected the proposal of the Election Commission suggesting changes that would remove the requirement for a voter to explain their decision if they choose not to link their Aadhaar number with their voter ID card.

Living Animal Species (Reporting and Registration) Rules, 2024

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According to the Union Environment Ministry's Living Animal Species (Reporting and Registration) Rules, 2024, those who own exotic pets such as macaws, cockatoos, and other soft-shell turtles must register them with the state wildlife department.

GoI extends export benefits under the RoDTEP Scheme to SEZ units

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Recently, the Government of India notified an extension of Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) support to Advance Authorisation Holders, Export Oriented Units and Special Economic Zones Units.

Orans sacred groves of Rajasthan

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A recent announcement by the Rajasthan government to notify Orans as deemed forest has sparked fear among community residents in the state regarding the potential loss of access to forest resources and their means of livelihood.

Meghalaya’s Byrnihat most polluted ‘city’ in India

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Recently, according to data released by the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA), Meghalaya’s Byrnihat, an industrial town on the border with Assam, was the most polluted ‘city’ in India during February.