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Today's Headlines - 13 May 2024

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Climatisation caused by commercialisation has reduced forest governance to carbon sinks

GS Paper III

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A report on International Forest Governance launched at the 19th Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF19),has revealed the rising trend of the ‘climatisation’ of forests.

India, ASEAN countries hold 4th joint committee meeting to review AITIGA

GS Paper II & III

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The last round of the three-day negotiations Between India and ASEAN concluded on May 9 in Putrajaya, Malaysia.

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India informs FATF of steps taken on money laundering and terror financing

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An Indian delegation has visited Singapore to apprise the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) about steps taken to counter money laundering and terror financing over the past decade.

Worm develops food habits and their offspring ‘inherit’ them

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Researchers found that after C. elegans worms ate a disease-causing bacteria, its children knew from birth to avoid making the same mistake. Given the mechanism by which this transmission occurs, the study raises questions about whether humans could have the same ability.

Scientists flag mass sea anemone bleaching off Agatti island

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Scientists at the ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR) working on sea anemones of the Lakshadweep group of islands have found mass anemone bleaching off the Agatti island.

Plans to monitor worldwide biodiversity deal risk harming the rights of Indigenous Peoples

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Amnesty International has cautioned against potential threats to indigenous peoples’ rights in measuring progress towards the Global Biodiversity Framework.

E-tailing sector in India projected to grow at 18% by 2028-29

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The e-tail sector in India, which is expected to be nearly USD 60 billion in the financial year 2023-24, is projected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18% by 2028-29, according to a report by Knight Frank India, a property consultancy firm.

Study calls for cautious design of AI ‘deadbots’

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A new study urges caution in the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) chatbots designed to mimic deceased loved ones, known as ‘deadbots’.

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