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Today's Headlines - 15 February 2024

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Appointment of Deputy Chief Minister not Unconstitutional

GS Paper II

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The Supreme Court (SC) dismissed a petition challenging the appointment of Deputy Chief Ministers (CMs) in States on the ground that no such position exists in the Constitution.

Invasive weed poses a threat to Chengalpet Forests in Tamil Nadu

GS Paper III

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An invasive weed, native to North America, is posing a threat to the Chengalpet forests and Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary’s local vegetation, ecology, and habitat of migratory birds.

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Gupteswar forest designated as biodiversity heritage site

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Gupteswar forest, located near the Gupteswar Shiva temple within the Dhondrakhol reserve forest of the Jeypore forest division in Odisha’s Koraput district, has been officially recognized as the state’s fourth Biodiversity Heritage Site (BHS).

PM Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana

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The Prime Minister announced PM Surya Ghar scheme to encourage people to install solar panels on their rooftops.

Smart Gram Panchayat Project

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The Union Minister of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj   Shri Giriraj Singh launched a pilot project ‘Smart Gram Panchayat: Revolution towards Digitization of Gram Panchayat’ to extend PM-WANI Service in Gram Panchayats of Bihar’s Begusarai District.

No wildlife clearance without compliance certificates: NBWL

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Project proposals in and around wildlife sanctuaries and national parks will not be considered for wildlife clearance unless states submit certificates of compliance prescribed by NBWL.

The untapped potential of stem cells in menstrual blood

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Stem cells from the endometrium can be collected through a biopsy or in menstrual blood

World Government Summit 2024

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The honorable Prime Minister of India addressed the World Government Summit as India was a Guest of Honor at the summit. India also won the 9th Gov Tech award at the summit in Dubai.

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