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Today's Headlines - 12 February 2024

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Global Warming's patterns are more important than its levels

GS Paper III

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According to the paleo-thermometry study, it was estimated that the Earth’s surface has already warmed more than 1.5°C on average over pre-industrial levels.

7th Indian Ocean Conference 2024

GS Paper II

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The 7th Indian Ocean Conference was recently held in Perth, Australia, which brought together leaders, ministers, and officials from Indian Ocean rim countries to discuss the diverse issues.

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Future Circular Collider

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CERN is currently planning for the Future Circular Collider to have a 91-kilometer-wide diameter three times that of the Large Hadron Collider.

Death Penalty India Report (DPIR)

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At the end of 2023, 120 death sentences were imposed by trial courts and 561 prisoners were living under a death sentence in India, according to the Death Penalty in India: Annual Statistics Report, published by Project 39A.

National Wildlife Board Defers Decision on Kalasa-Bhanduri Project

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The National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) has deferred the decision on diverting forest land from the Kali and Sahyadri Tiger Reserves for the construction of a part of the Karnataka Government's Kalasa Nala Water Diversion Scheme.

PM-SVANidhi boosted annual income of street vendors

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A study commissioned by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs was carried out by the Centre for Analytical Finance of the Indian School of Business (ISB). It showed how the income of street vendors were increased through PM Street Vendor’s Atma Nirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) scheme.


About Brumation:

  • This is the name to describe a period of dormancy or slowed activity in reptiles, much like hibernation in mammals. 

SWATI Portal 

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The Ministry of Science & Technology launched the “Science for Women-A Technology & Innovation (SWATI)” Portal, aimed at creating a single online portal representing Indian Women and Girls in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Medicine).

Maharshi Dayananda Saraswati: 200th birth anniversary

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Recently, the Prime Minister of India addressed a programme on the 200th birth anniversary of Swami Dayananda Saraswati.

Darwin Day: How theories of evolution helped our knowledge of life on Earth

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February 12 is globally celebrated as Darwin Day to mark the birthday of naturalist Charles Darwin (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882).

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