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Today's Headlines - 12 March 2024

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Centre notifies CAA rules

GS Paper II

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The Ministry of Home Affairs notified the rules for implementing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, enacted by Parliament in December 2019.

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Liberal democracy has declined significantly in India

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India, which was downgraded to the status of an “electoral autocracy” in 2018, has declined even further on multiple metrics to emerge as “one of the worst autocratizers”, according to the ‘Democracy Report 2024’. 

MIRV technology used in Agni-5 missile

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Recently, DRDO conducted the first successful flight test of an indigenously developed Agni-5 missile with Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicle ( MIRV) technology.

Oldest known "dead" galaxy

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Astronomers have discovered the oldest known "dead" galaxy in recent observations from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

Tri-service military exercise 'Bharat Shakti'

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Tri-service military exercise 'Bharat Shakti' is to be held in Pokhran, Rajasthan.

SIDBI secures first green climate fund project worth $120 million

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Recently, the $120 million Avaana Sustainability Fund (ASF) anchored by SIDBI as an accredited entity was approved by the world’s largest climate fund Green Climate Fund (GCF).

Defence Ministry signs ₹200 crore contract for anti-drone systems under iDEX Initiative

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The Ministry of Defence has signed a ₹200 crore contract with Big Bang Boom Solutions Private Limited (BBBS) for anti-drone systems under the Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) initiative for the Indian Army and Indian Air Force (IAF).

FAO’s AMR surveillance report in fisheries & Livestock

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) published the surveillance data of the Indian Network for Fishery and Animal Antimicrobial Resistance (INFAAR) for 2019-22.