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Today's Headlines - 20 March 2024

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Ketamine 

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Elon Musk sparks controversy by advocating for ketamine use, raising concerns on Wall Street about the potential risks.

Defamation for retweeting defamatory content

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The Supreme Court has restrained a trial court from proceeding with a defamation case against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for retweeting a YouTube video against the BJP’s IT cell.

In Ladakh, astronomy ambassadors are trained to offer a tour of the night sky

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Since October 2022, 24 astronomy ambassadors have been guiding visitors to Hanle, India's first dark-sky reserve, in gazing at stars, planets, and other celestial bodies.

GLOBAL CAPABILITY CENTRES 

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Global capability centers (GCCs) are increasingly looking to tap into revenue opportunities from the Indian market, which is already a critical talent hub. While capturing the potential of the Indian market has been in the works over the past few years, it's only of late that companies are gaining momentum.

Tobacco board

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The Tobacco Board has authorized a crop size of 100 million kg for Karnataka during the year 2024-25.

World Air Quality Report, 2023

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According to the latest report, the World Air Quality Report 2023, released by the Swiss organization IQAir, Delhi was the most polluted capital city in the world last year, and the third most polluted city in India in terms of PM (Particulate Matter) 2.5 levels.

WMO State of the Global Climate 2023 report

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According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) State of the Global Climate 2023 report, records for greenhouse gas levels, surface temperatures, ocean heat and acidification, sea level rise, Antarctic sea ice cover and glacier retreat have been broken.

NABARD to launch ₹1000-crore fund to boost agri-startups

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The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has announced that it will launch a ₹1,000-crore fund to support technology-driven agri-startups and rural enterprises.

Patent Rule 2024

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The Ministry of Commerce and Industry notified the Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2024 to amend the Patents Rules, 2003.