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Today's Headlines - 20 November 2023

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Chhath Puja: A Holy Festival of Bihar

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President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi led political leaders wishing people for Chhath Puja on November 19.

Why HC has struck down Haryana’s private sector quota

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The Punjab and Haryana High Court recently quashed a law passed by the Haryana government in 2020 that provided 75% reservation in private jobs to state residents.

Demand for more ports for defence export

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With defence exports rising, explosive-manufacturing companies have requested the Defence Ministry to make or open more ports on the western coast.

INR: A Hard Currency

GS Paper III

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The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) stated that India should become a middle-income country first and then push to make INR (Indian Rupee) a hard currency. Until then, it must promote global trade settlement in the local currency.

India's Solar Module Exports Surge with China-Plus-One Strategy

GS Paper III

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Exports of solar modules from India are on the rise, gaining from the China Plus-One strategy, which opened opportunities for prominent Indian players.

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Expanding cultivation of GI-tagged Onattukara sesame

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Efforts are being made to expand the cultivation of geographical indication (GI)-tagged Onattukara sesame.

DRD4-7R - “Wanderlust Gene”

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Researchers have found a genetic variation called DRD4-7R, which occurs in about 20% of the human population.

Freemartins: black sheep among the cattle

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In animal husbandry, cattle born exhibiting characteristics of both sexes are called freemartins.

Indian Succession Act of 1925

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Recently, the Madras High Court passed the ruling while allowing a 2019 appeal suit filed by a Christian widow and her daughter, challenging a district court’s order to give 50% of the properties left behind by the first appellant’s husband to his mother.

Indira Gandhi Peace Prize

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Recently, the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament, and Development in 2022 was awarded to the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI) by former vice president Shri Hamid Ansari for their remarkable service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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