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Today's Headlines - 12 June 2024

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Why heat waves have not been included as a notified disaster in the Disaster Management Act

GS Paper III

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The ongoing spell of extreme heat in many parts of the country has once again reopened discussions on the inclusion of heatwaves as one of the notified disasters under the Disaster Management (DM) Act, 2005.

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Sustainable removal of heavy metal contaminants from groundwater

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Researchers at the Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have developed a novel remediation process for removing heavy metal contaminants such as arsenic from groundwater.

Wildfires threaten a unique Brazilian ecosystem

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Brazil's Pantanal, the world's largest tropical wetland, is under severe threat as wildfires rage through the region.

International Year of Quantum Science and Tech

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The United Nations has announced that 2025 will be designated as the 'International Year of Quantum Science and Technology'.

The cement that could turn your house into a giant battery

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Concrete, a ubiquitous building material, may soon play a pivotal role beyond structural support.

South Asian diet swamped with microplastics

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Indonesians top the list of consuming plastic by consuming almost 15 grams of microplastics per month, primarily from seafood, equivalent to three credit cards.

Cold Lava

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The eruption at Mount Canlaon in the Philippines led to a cold lava flood in the street and river downstream.

Superbug on ISS Raises Health Concerns for Astronauts

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Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have conducted a joint study examining the behaviour of multi-drug resistant pathogens on the International Space Station (ISS).

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