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Today's Headlines - 10 February 2024

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La Nina's Impact on Indian Monsoon

GS Paper I

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India may witness increased rainfall during the southwest monsoon season following a dry winter and predictions of intense heat.

Boosting Private Investment in Highways through BoT Model

GS Paper III

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The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has come up with a list of high-traffic density corridors for private developers to build and operate under the Build Operate Transfer (BoT) model.

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Clean water crisis: Nitrogen pollution to triple scarcity in river sub-basins worldwide

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A recent study published in Nature Communications highlighted that an additional 40 million square kilometers of river basin area and three billion more people may face water scarcity in 2050 than previously estimated. 

High-Altitude Pseudo Satellite Vehicle (HAPS)

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The National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) in Bengaluru has successfully completed the first test of a solar-powered pseudo satellite.

Military Exercise ‘Sada Tanseeq’

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The maiden joint military exercise ‘Sada Tanseeq’ between the Indian Army and the Royal Saudi Land Force concluded at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges, Bikaner (Rajasthan).


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Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and Tribal Affairs launched the centralized "Kisan Rakshak Helpline 14447 and Portal", SARTHI Portal and Learning Management System (LMS) Platform for the farming community under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) emphasizing the Government's focus on leveraging technology for the betterment of farmers' lives.

Methane hotspots in India

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Landfill sites in Ahmedabad and Surat are second and third, respectively, among the top 22 methane hotspots in India, according to a recent study conducted by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

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