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Today's Headlines - 18 November 2023

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CARA, India’s Adoption Regulation Body

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India's adoption system faces a significant delay, with nearly 30,000 prospective parents waiting for an average of three years to adopt a child, resulting in only 10% of orphaned children being adopted annually, prompting the Supreme Court to question the issue.


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Card-on-File Tokenisation (CoFT)

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A survey by Visa found that RBI's Card-on-File Tokenisation (CoFT) in India, initiated in 2021, has seen widespread success, enhancing security and transforming digital payments.


World Bank’s Worldwide governance indicators

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Recently, India’s Chief economic advisor has highlighted concerns over using the World Bank’s Worldwide Governance Indicators in rating assessment by credit rating agencies, especially for emerging economies. And stated that now it is needed for the World Governance Index to be more transparent and less subjective.


World's 1st Sperm Whale Reserve

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Dominica creates the world's first marine reserve for sperm whales, safeguarding a unique population and their vital role in fighting climate change.


Supervolcano Megabeds

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At the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, scientists have found "megabeds" from ancient volcanic eruptions.


Fractal Dimension

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Physicists use fractal geometry to study quantum systems in dimensions like 1.55 or 1.58 or anything between 1D and 2D.

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