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Today's Headlines - 17 May 2024

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IUCN report on Regenerative Blue Economy

GS Paper III

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The IUCN has recently published a report titled “Towards a regenerative Blue Economy,” outlining a clear  definition and founding principles for a “Regenerative” Blue Economy.

Global Report on Internal Displacement-2024

GS Paper I

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According to the Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID)-2024, there were 75.9 million people living in internal displacement globally as of the end of 2023, up from 71.1 million in 2022.

Digital arrest

GS Paper II & III

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Due to the rapid surge in digital arrest, the central government collaborated with Microsoft to block 1,000 skype IDs involved in online blackmailing, extortion, and intimidation.

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Can ECI de-recognise or de-register a political party? 

GS Paper II

News Excerpt: The Election Commission of India (ECI) highlighted in its report on the enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) that it anticipates star campaigners and political parties to lead by example and refrain from disrupting societal harmony.

State cannot acquire property without proper procedure

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The Supreme Court took a significant step to protect private property from arbitrary state takeover for a “public purpose”, holding that compulsory acquisition without following mandatory procedures followed by a grant of compensation to the owners will not make the accession constitutional.

Are medical practitioners protected from consumer court proceedings? 

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The Supreme Court reconsidered its judgment of Indian Medical Association vs. V P Shantha of 1995 to decide that the medical professionals whether fall under the purview of service as per the Consumer Protection Act or not.

Ganga Jatara

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The centuries-old annual folk festival of Tirupati,  Ganga Jatara, is celebrated amidst elections.

World Hydrogen Summit 2024

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Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Secretary addressed the World Hydrogen Summit 2024 in Rotterdam, Netherlands highlighting India's strategic vision and capabilities in the domain of renewable energy and green hydrogen production.

Supreme Court Restricts ED’s Authority to Arrest PMLA Accused

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Recently, the Supreme Court ruled that when an accused responds to a summons and appears before the court, the Enforcement Directorate must seek the court's permission to take the accused into custody.

DCGI: Reporting the Adverse Effects of Medical Devices

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The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has directed all medical device licence holders and manufacturers to promptly report any adverse events associated with life-saving medical equipment on the government-administered Materiovigilance Programme of India (MvPI) platform.

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