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Today's Headlines - 09 May 2024

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WORLD MIGRATION REPORT 2024

GS Paper I

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched the World Migration Report 2024, which reveals significant shifts in global migration patterns, including a record number of displaced people and a major increase in international remittances.

History of India and Nepal’s border issue

GS Paper II

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India has strongly reacted to the Nepal Government's decision of a map depicting areas in India as part of its territory on a new currency note.

 Urban heat islands

GS Paper III

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Urban heat islands are a tricky problem to solve, but with technology, we are getting there.

NASA creating a standard time for the moon

GS Paper III

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NASA’s four-member Artemis crew is scheduled to fly around the moon in preparation for the space agency’s mission to land on the moon again.

News in brief

ISRO conducts key ignition test

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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully completed the first ignition test on the Semi Cryogenic Pre-Burner Ignition Test Article.

Xenophobia

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Recently the US President said that the reasons behind the economic trouble of India, China etc. is Xenophobia i.e hatred towards foreign culture.

India is now third largest producer of solar power

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According to a report from global energy think tank Ember, India surpassed Japan to claim the title of the world's third-largest solar power generator in 2023 as it climbed from ninth ranking in 2015.

The socio-ecological effects of LPG price hikes

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Data from the 2014-2015 ACCESS survey, conducted by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water, found LPG’s cost to be the foremost barrier to its adoption and continued use in rural poor households.

Widal test

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The Widal test's tendency to give incorrect results clouds the true picture of typhoid's impact in India. The lack of knowledge about the right time to collect blood samples, inconsistent testing kits, and inadequate quality control worsen the situation.

 

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