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Today's Headlines - 19 March 2024

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Captive Elephant (Transfer or Transport) Rules, 2024

GS Paper III 

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The Centre has introduced the Captive Elephant (Transfer or Transport) Rules, 2024, aiming to liberalize the conditions surrounding the transfer of elephants within or between states.

Irregularities in Vertical Devolution

GS Paper II:

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The recent agitations by the governments of Kerala and Karnataka, and the support extended by several State governments, have highlighted many disquieting issues in the practice of fiscal federalism in India.

Biomining

GS Paper III

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Delhi's biomining project to clear landfill sites is likely to miss the 2024 deadline.

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Six heritage sites from Madhya Pradesh included in UNESCO's tentative list

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Six heritage sites in Madhya Pradesh have been included in the tentative UNESCO list.

SAKHI App 

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The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) facility at Thumba in Thiruvananthapuram, has developed a multi-purpose app that will help astronauts on the Gaganyaan space flight mission.

Tiger Triumph-24: India-US tri-service HADR exercise

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India and the United States have launched a bilateral tri-service humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) exercise known as Tiger Triumph-24 on the eastern seaboard of the country.

New dwarf coconut and coca varieties developed by CPCRI

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Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare released a new dwarf coconut variety named ‘Kalpa Suvarna’ and two new hybrid varieties of cocoa developed by the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI).

Liver fluke parasite

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Recently, scientists from University of California, Riverside have confirmed in a new study that a dog-killing flatworm parasite has been discovered in southern California’s Colorado river.

Joint Military Exercise LAMITYE-2024

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The 10th  edition of joint military exercises between the Indian Army and the Seychelles Defence Forces, fostering enduring friendship and cooperation.