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Today's Headlines - 22 April 2024

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Global Financial Stability Report

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released the latest global financial stability report warning about the risks to the global financial system from persistent high inflation, rising lending in the unregulated credit market, and increasing cyber-attacks on financial institutions.

Mpox virus

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A poxvirus, mpox, was recently in the news after a rapidly expanding global outbreak in 2022-2023.

The story of indelible ink, a lasting symbol of Indian elections

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Devised as a method to prevent a person from casting more than one vote, the indelible ink has been used for decades in Indian elections. It has also travelled to other parts of the world to help in conducting elections.

Balikatan Exercise

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The United States and the Philippines will open what they are billing as the “most expansive” iteration of the annual Balikatan military exercise, at a time of growing tension around Taiwan and the South China Sea.

Peru-based top potato research centre to set up India wing

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India is set to get a regional centre of the Peru-based International Potato Center (CIP), the premier research-for-development organisation focusing on potatoes and sweet potatoes.

Antarctica's France-Sized Ice Shelf Makes Daily Jumps, Raising Icequake Concerns

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Potential acceleration and eventual disintegration of the Ross Ice Shelf, leading to its movement into the sea, would have far-reaching consequences.

World Earth Day 2024

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April 22 is worldwide celebrated as World Earth Day.

Govt plans to extend PMSBY deadline for claims

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The Centre government is working to extend the deadline for unorganised sector workers to claim life and accident insurance cover under Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY).

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