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Today's Headlines - 18 May 2024

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India, Australia, Indonesia conclude  Trilateral Maritime Security Workshop

GS Paper III

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Recently, the second edition of India, Australia, Indonesia Trilateral Maritime Security Workshop (TMSW) has been concluded.

Green Growth

GS Paper III

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The recent heatwave has reminded countries of the stark risks posed by climate change and has brought the focus back on sectors like power and industry, which account for the bulk of carbon emissions.

Pokhran-I

GS Paper III

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50 years of Pokhran-I.

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SEBI proposes to facilitate domestic MFs to invest in overseas funds

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Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) proposed to allow investment by domestic mutual funds in overseas funds that have a limited exposure to Indian securities.

Orcas (killer whales)

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Two people were rescued on May 12 after a group of orcas, also known as killer whales, sank their 15-metre-long sailing yacht in the Strait of Gibraltar, 22.5 kilometres off the coast of Morocco.

Asian Aircraft Carrier Race

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Following close on the heels of China's third and latest aircraft carrier Fujian completing its maiden test voyage, the Defence Minister of India stated that India would soon commence building its third aircraft carrier, adding that New Delhi has plans to make "five or six more".

World Telecom Day

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World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is celebrated every year in May to honour the founding of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on May 17, 1969.

Iberian Lynx

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According to Spain’s Ministry for the Ecological Transition, the species has demonstrated significant population growth in recent years.

P V Narasimha Rao

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Narasimha Rao, the first Prime Minister of India belonging outside the chain of Nehru-Gandhi family to complete the five year term.

Lower Tariffs Essential for India to Join Global Value Chains

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In his address at the Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) Annual Business Summit 2024, NITI Aayog CEO highlighted the need for India to get into global value chains (GVCs) to boost exports and secure supply chains.

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