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Today's Headlines - 11 June 2024

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Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)

GS Paper II

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Chairing the maiden Cabinet meeting of his third term. The Prime Minister approved government assistance for the construction of three crore rural and urban houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).

UN Report about Deforestation

GS Paper III

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A UN report titled "Raising Ambition, Accelerating Action: Towards Enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions for Forests" found major gaps in forest protection, management, and restoration in countries' Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement.

Speaker’s Post and Its Significance

GS Paper II

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As the 18th Lok Sabha prepares to meet, the TDP and JD(U), key allies of the BJP in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), are said to be jockeying for the post of Speaker.

Urban India needs to fix its water problem

GS Paper III

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The recurring water crises should compel rethinking on sustainable use of fast-depleting aquifers.

Landmark Advisory Opinion on Climate Change Obligations 

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On May 21, 2024, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a significant advisory opinion on the obligations of states under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) concerning climate change mitigation.

Wild horse species returns to Kazakh steppes

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After a long trip from Prague, three Przewalski horses rode off for the first time into the Kazakh steppe, the endangered species' natural habitat.

On Special Category Status for Andhra Pradesh

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The demand for special status for Andhra Pradesh is back in the political limelight. Is the State qualified to be granted special status?

Birsa Munda

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Birsa Munda took his last breath on June 9, 1900. Various leaders marked the 124th death anniversary of this prominent freedom fighter and tribal leader.

Derivatives trade: SEBI is taking a pro-market approach

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In a discussion paper published on June 9, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) proposed increasing the threshold for its criterion of sufficient liquidity and trading interest in stocks to allow derivatives of these assets to be traded.

Indian tripartite delegation at the 112th session of International Labour Conference

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An Indian tripartite delegation composed of representatives from workers, employers and the Government is participating in the ongoing 112th session (Mon, 3 Jun, 2024 – Fri, 14 Jun, 2024) of International Labour Conference (ILC) of  International Labor Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Crucial Role of Heat in Engines and Global Warming

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Today, global warming is forcing us to deliberate on the roles heat plays in our lives.

Cryptoterrestrials 

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The term "cryptoterrestrials" refers to an ancient human culture, more technologically advanced than our own that survived the cataclysms and has lived since in hiding.

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