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Today's Headlines - 14 June 2024

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National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (NCISM)

GS Paper II

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NCISM celebrates its 4th Foundation Day.

India sends humanitarian aid to landslide-hit Papua New Guinea

GS Paper III

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Relief material worth $1 million is being sent as immediate assistance to Papua New Guinea after a recent landslide in the country’s Enga province.

New arbitration guidelines

GS Paper II

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The Finance Ministry recently announced that arbitration clauses will be removed from future contracts involving the government or government-controlled entities, except for minor disputes worth Rs 10 crore or less.

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A fork in the road: Climate change caused main route of Silk Road to shift

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The Silk Road, the great patchwork of paths that connected the Atlantic seaboard of Europe with the Pacific coast of Asia, saw a change in its main route as a result of climate change, a study by Chinese scientists has found.

An interstellar cloud may have caused an ice age on Earth

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Scientists believe Earth may have briefly lost protection from the sun around two million years ago, left to endure the extreme environment of interstellar space as the solar system passed through a dense cloud of gas and dust between stars.

China's 'Grey-Zone' Warfare Tactics Against Taiwan

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Since the inauguration of Taiwanese President Lai Ching-te, China has intensified its response to his pro-independence stance, adopting 'grey-zone' warfare tactics to undermine Taiwan without direct military conflict.

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

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The Atlantic bluefin tuna now faces a new challenge of warming seas. Marine heatwaves are driving these fish to migrate northward, according to a recent study by Trinity College Dublin.

UNHCR Reports Record 120 Million People Forcibly Displaced Globally

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The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, reported that global forced displacement has reached new record highs, driven by conflicts in regions such as Gaza, Sudan, and Myanmar, which have forced even more individuals to abandon their homes.

The standards for awarding death and the President’s ‘mercy’ power

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The President of India has rejected a mercy petition filed by Pakistani national Mohammed Arif.

Four new studies report progress towards long-awaited HIV vaccine

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Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have unearthed two promising vaccine candidates that could engage B-cells to make broadly neutralising antibodies to attack HIV.

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