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Today's Headlines - 21 June 2024

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Can GM Crops Ensure Food Security?

GS Paper III

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This article presents an overview of GM crops and assesses their potential to ensure food security.

Post Office Act, 2023 

GS Paper II

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The Post Office Act, 2023 has come into force on June 18.

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Patna High Court Nullifies Bihar's 65% Quota Increase for Jobs and Colleges

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The Patna High Court nullified Bihar government's decision to raise caste-based reservations from 50% to 65% in educational institutions and government jobs, citing the need to balance merit and reparations.

International Yoga Day

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The International Day of Yoga (IDY) is celebrated annually on June 21 to create awareness about its vast potential in improving overall health and well-being.

Kallakurichi hooch tragedy

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Recently, 39 people have died, and over 100 others have been hospitalized after consuming hooch, or spurious liquor, in Tamil Nadu’s Kallakurichi district.

IIIT-Delhi project on antimicrobial resistance wins prize in global competition

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The Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-Delhi), achieved joint second place in the Trinity Challenge’s second competition for their project 'AMRSense: Empowering Communities with a Proactive One Health Ecosystem'.

MAVEN Orbiter

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NASA's MAVEN orbiter has  captured stunning purple auroras on Mars.

E-commerce - Use of Dark Patterns

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The Department of Consumer Affairs (DoCA) is developing a tool to identify dark patterns used by websites, including e-commerce platforms.


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A limbless amphibian has been added to the fauna in the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve.

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