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Today's Headlines - 19 May 2024

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The Earth's poles are flipping 

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The Earth's magnetic poles are showing signs of shifting, a natural process that occurs over thousands of years. While not an immediate concern, a potential pole reversal could impact technology and disrupt animal migration patterns.

Does H5N1 Virus spread through Raw Milk?

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In the current outbreak of cattle affecting 49 herds across nine U.S. states, The CDC in Atlanta has advised against consuming uncooked dairy products, such as raw, unpasteurized milk or raw cheeses, from animals suspected or confirmed to be infected with the H5N1 bird flu virus.

Ethylene Gas: A safe fruit ripener

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The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has alerted traders/fruit handlers/Food Business Operators (FBOs) operating ripening chambers to strictly ensure that no calcium carbide is used for artificial ripening of fruits, particularly during the mango season.

Muria tribes’ own eco-friendly, foolproof seed preservation method 

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The internally displaced tribal families in Godavari Valley continue to practice the ‘deda’ method to preserve seeds of pulses and food crops which were handed over to them by their ancestors in Chhattisgarh.

Representation of Women in Lok Sabha 

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With just over 14 % women in the Lok Sabha, India still lags behind neighbours, ranking 142 among 193 countries when it comes to women representation in Parliament.

Strategic land in Arctic archipelago up for sale

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The last piece of privately owned land in the strategic Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic is up for grabs for 300 million euros ($326 million), spurring China-Norway tensions.

Alternatives to Hazardous Cookware

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In the revised Dietary Guidelines for Indians (DGIs), the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) and the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) have advised against Non-Stick Cookware due to health risks.

The Stone Age 

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New research indicates that the Stone Age a long prehistoric period characterised by the use of stone tools by humans and our ancestors might as accurately be described as the ‘Wood Age’.

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