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Today's Headlines - 14 May 2024

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World Wildlife Crime Report 2024

GS Paper III

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According to the 2024 World Wildlife Crime Report, Wildlife trafficking persists worldwide despite two decades of concerted action at international and national levels.

A Critical Overview of the Smart Cities Mission

GS Paper II

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The Smart Cities Mission (SCM), a flagship program of the central government, has been shifted to low priority on this year’s list of poll promises and achievements.

Legal position on live-in relationships

GS Paper I & II

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The Allahabad High Court stated earlier this month that a Muslim cannot claim rights in a live-in relationship when he or she has a living spouse. A two-judge Bench called such a relationship against the tenets of Islam.

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‘Just transition’ strategies

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The fight against climate change demands a transition away from coal, but the economic impact on coal-dependent communities raises concerns.

What is Xenotransplantation, and why pigs are used?

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Richard Slayman, the first human recipient of a pig kidney transplant in March 2024, dies.

JWST finds the best evidence yet for rocky exoplanet atmosphere

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has detected the best evidence to date for the existence of an atmosphere around a rocky exoplanet.

India’s stakes in Chabahar

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India and Iran signed a 10-year contract on 13th May for the operation of a terminal at the strategically important Chabahar port in Iran.

Ramcharitmanas, Panchatantra, and Sahṛdayāloka- Locana

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India’s Ramayana, Panchtantra and Sahrdayaloka have found their place in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Regional Register for the 2024 cycle.

Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) Technology

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Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy (NRE) recently presided over a high-profile meeting to review the results of a study conducted by IIT-Delhi on ambient atmospheric sulphur dioxide (SO2) concentrations and the effect of installing flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) technology on SO2 emissions in various categories of cities.

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