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Today's Headlines - 23 April 2024

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Rules around star campaigners

GS Paper II

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The Delhi Chief Minister's wife has been appointed a “star campaigner” for his political party's Gujarat campaign.

Amid India’s chip push, Taiwan flags talent gaps, high import tariff

GS Paper III

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The Taiwanese Foreign Minister has made comments about the challenges that India needs to address before chip companies from the island territory start to commit serious investments.

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Amending nuclear law to spur ‘pink’ hydrogen generation

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India is in talks with large domestic companies to invest in the regulated nuclear sector, including promoting clean power.

Women child care leave

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Recently, The Supreme Court ruled that participation of women in the workforce is a constitutional right, and denying mothers childcare leave violates this right. 

More than 70% of global workers exposed to climate change risks: ILO

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According to the report entitled "Ensuring Safety and Health at Work in a Changing Climate" by the International Labour Organization (ILO), more than 70% of the global workforce is exposed to risks linked to climate change that cause hundreds of thousands of deaths each year.

Marine Cloud Brightening

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Recently, researchers combined machine learning and long-term satellite observations to quantify aerosol fingerprints on tropical marine clouds, using degassing volcanic events in Hawaii as natural experiences.

Ethylene Oxide and Salmonella contamination in Indian Spices

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Hong Kong and Singapore have banned the sale of Indian spice brands MDH and Everest after authorities detected the presence of ethylene oxide in several spice mixes. Meanwhile, the US rejected 31% of Mahashian Di Hatti (MDH) Pvt Ltd's exports since Oct 2023 due to salmonella contamination.


No information available on President Murmu returning files for reconsideration

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The Rashtrapati Bhavan has said that no information is available on President Droupadi Murmu returning any decision taken by the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers for reconsideration.

Padma Awards

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On April 22nd, President conferred the esteemed Padma awards to several personalities including former Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak, actor Mithun Chakraborty, and numerous other prominent figures. The ceremonial event took place at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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