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Today's Headlines - 16 May 2024

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Urban unemployment rises, more women join workforce

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The overall urban unemployment rate, which had declined to 6.5% in the third quarter from 6.6% in Q2, increased once again to 6.7% in the last quarter of the financial year 2024, according to the latest quarterly Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) data.

India records highest number of Internet shutdowns in 2023

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For the sixth year in a row, India led the world in internet shutdowns, disrupting the internet at least 116 times.

‘Land squeeze’: New pressures emerging from carbon and biodiversity offset projects

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According to a new report, soaring land prices, land grabs, and carbon schemes are creating an unprecedented ‘land squeeze’, threatening farmers and food production.

US tariff hikes may boost Indian exports

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US President proposal to increase tariffs on various Chinese goods such as electric vehicles, batteries, and medical supplies could potentially be advantageous for Indian exporters.

Nakba Day

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Nakba, literally means “catastrophe” in Arabic, and refers to the forced displacement of Palestinians to facilitate the creation of Israel.

Sahul: The Atlantis-like supercontinent

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An Atlantis-like supercontinent named Sahul, which was visibly above the Earth's surface around 7,000 decades ago, has been recently discovered by archeologists.

Delhi’s mounting waste crisis

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The Supreme Court’s recent criticism of Solid Waste Management (SWM) in New Delhi highlights a critical issue. The national capital has more than 3,800 tonnes per day (TPD) of solid waste remaining untreated. This waste reaches landfills and threatens public health and the environment.

Indian Space Situational Assessment Report-2023

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has released the Indian Space Situational Assessment Report (ISSAR) for 2023.

General, central obesities linked to higher risk of colorectal cancer

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Along with a higher risk of heart disease and diabetes, obesity has been linked to a higher susceptibility to colorectal cancer (CRC), among other diseases.

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