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Today's Headlines - 23 June 2024

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The Telecommunications Act, 2023

GS Paper II

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The Union Government issued a Gazette Notification to enforce some key sections of the Telecommunications Act, 2023.

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Global Gas Flaring Tracker Report-2024

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The World Bank's Global Gas Flaring Tracker Report 2024 provides insights into the extent of gas flaring worldwide, highlighting trends, regional variations, and progress made in reducing flaring through various initiatives and technologies.

Qatar offers to sell 12 Mirage 2000 fighter jets to India

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A defense team from Qatar met Indian officials in New Delhi to offer a proposal to sell 12 of their Mirage 2000-5 fighter planes.

National Testing Agency (NTA)

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Recently, the Centre government has removed the chief of the National Testing Agency (NTA) from his post.

Evidence of Jumping Terrestrial Leech Species

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A groundbreaking study has provided the first conclusive evidence that at least one species of terrestrial leech can jump, which was documented in a study published in the journal Biotropica.

67th Global Environment Facility Council

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The 67th session of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), held from June 17-20, 2024 in Washington DC USA, concluded by approving $736.4 million in funding for 34 projects aimed at nature protection and restoration.

Cyber Mercenaries

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UN chief warns of ‘Cyber mercenaries’ amid a spike in Weaponizing Digital Tools.

Tapas Drones

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In a boost for made-in-India weapon systems, the Indian Navy is set to place an order for four Tapas drones built in India by the DRDO.

Manama Declaration

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The “Manama Declaration” (Manama is the capital city of Bahrain) issued by the 22-member Arab League bloc called for “international protection and peacekeeping forces of the United Nations in the occupied Palestinian territories” until a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict is implemented.

Container Port Performance Index (CPPI)

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In a remarkable advancement for India’s port development initiatives, nine Indian ports have been ranked among the Global Top 100 in the latest edition of the Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) 2023.

Kenya Plans to Eliminate the Invasive Indian House Crow

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The Indian house crows known for stealing food from tourists, displacing native bird species, and raiding crops, have prompted the Kenyan government to declare war on them.


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The Garnet found in the Pink sand of Australia proves it to be born in Antarctica mountains.

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