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Today's Headlines - 20 May 2024

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Elephant census in Southern states: Waterhole count method

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From May 23, a synchronized three-day elephant estimation will be conducted in the southern Indian states.

Nucleosynthesis

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Stars create elements through nuclear fusion in their cores.

Confederation of the Alliance of Sahel States (AES)

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Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger finalize their regional alliance project.

Balancing two forms of SNCA protein could help manage Parkinson’s

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Parkinson’s is treated symptomatically by increasing the levels of dopamine or, more drastically, by grafting new neurons in place of dead ones. A solution based on the SNCA protein is more desirable because it will offer a more sustainable resolution.

Purkayastha’s arrest invalidated

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The Supreme Court ordered the release of the founder of Newsclick, Prabir Purkayastha from custody by concluding the arrest under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), 1967, as invalid in the eyes of law.

Transnational Organised Crime

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The heads of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Interpol, and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have called for the need to urgently step up efforts to target the huge illicit profits generated by transnational organized crime that facilitate conflicts, fund terrorism, and negatively impact vulnerable populations.

Critical priority pathogens continue to pose a threat: WHO

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Critical priority pathogens present major global threats due to their high burden, and ability to resist treatment and spread resistance to other bacteria, noted the latest Bacterial Pathogens Priority List (BPPL) updated by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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