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Today's Headlines - 15 June 2024

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Innovative Approaches to Encourage Treated Wastewater Reuse in India

GS Paper III

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India aims to reuse half of its treated wastewater from operational sewage treatment plants (STPs) by 2025 and achieve 100% reuse by 2030 to address the urgent issue of dwindling freshwater resources.


GS Paper II

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Experts are of the view that if the Jal Jeevan Mission is implemented in letter and spirit by rural local bodies, then it will be a significant learning exercise for local bodies to strengthen their functioning.

RBI's Digital Rupee Faces Multiple Hurdles for Broader Adoption

GS Paper II & III

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has been striving to boost the adoption of its Retail-Central Bank Digital Currency (R-CBDC) or e-rupee. This article also talks about giving a comparative view of other available options and examples from other countries.

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J-K: Kashmiri Pandits celebrate annual Mela Kheer Bhawani

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Many pilgrimages visiting temples across J&K to celebrate Mela Kheer Bhawani amid heightened security following terrorist attacks in the UT.

Sanké mon, a collective fishing rite of the Sanké

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Climate change is threatening not just economic survival but also centuries-old rite. Heat waves threaten Sanke mon, a collective fishing rite in the southern Mali town of San.

A Look at Panchayati Raj Institutions with Himachal Pradesh as a Case Study

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A Look at Panchayati Raj Institutions with Himachal Pradesh as a Case Study

New Criminal Laws

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The Minister for Law and Justice has introduced a National Litigation Policy aimed at transforming the government into an efficient and responsible entity. The three new criminal laws would take effect from July 1, 2024.

Nagastra-1 kamikaze drones

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Indian Army has inducted indigenous Loiter Munition, Nagastra-1, developed by Nagpur-baser Solar Industries.

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