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Today's Headlines - 24 April 2024

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Asia worst hit by disasters in 2023: WMO report

GS Paper III

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The World Meteorological Organization’s ‘State of the Climate in Asia 2023’ report notes that Asia has warmed faster than the global average, and the warming trend has nearly doubled since the 1961-1990 period.

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Expanding Glacial Lakes in the Indian Himalayas

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The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) long-term satellite imagery covering the catchments of Indian Himalayan river basins from 1984 to 2023 have shown significant changes in glacial lakes.

Scientists develop sodium battery that can be charged in seconds

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Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a high-power hybrid sodium-ion battery that can be charged in seconds.

A new type of host defence against Zika and Dengue viruses revealed

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Scientists at the Institute of Molecular Virology at the Ulm University Medical Centre, Germany, have identified a novel defence mechanism the human body uses to prevent Zika and some other viruses from transmitting via non-conventional routes.

Thermal power plants can sell surplus power from ‘linkage coal’ in market

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The Ministry of Power has clarified that the coal-based thermal plants can use linkage coal to offer surplus power in the power market.

NABARD unveils Climate Strategy 2030 to mobilize green financing

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National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) unveiled its Climate Strategy 2030 document on Earth Day, which aims to address India’s need for green financing.

PMAY-U scheme

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The current Union government completes two terms, one of its flagship programmes was Housing For All (HFA) by 2022, both in urban and rural areas, planned under the PMAY (Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana) scheme in 2015.

A critical examination of a persistent Indian view on manufacturing

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Ever since India's independence, a part of India’s political, economic, and business elite have held on sternly to many different views. However, most agree that manufacturing should be India’s biggest priority.

India was 4th largest military spender globally in 2023

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A new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) reveals that India has become the world's fourth-largest military spender in 2023.

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