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Today's Headlines - 24 January 2024

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Analysing the rising gap in incomes

GS Paper III

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A recent report from the SBI, suggested that income inequality in India has decreased over the last decade, but a closer look reveals some complexities.

Untapped potential

GS Paper III

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India’s two-decade journey with Geographical Indication tags has shown limited out-come and there is an urgent need to simplify the registration processes to ensure that the protection mechanism helps producer communities.

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Government’s green energy push

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Recently, the government of India announced that 198 green energy plants had been set up so far this fiscal, which includes 12 Compressed Biogas (CBG) plants and 186 biogas plants. 

Weeds like Mimosa, Siam are taking over Assam’s biodiversity

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Assam is grappling with a growing threat from invasive plants that are rapidly taking over its forests, wreaking havoc on the region's biodiversity and impacting the diet of wild and domestic animals.

Vaibhav Scheme

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The Department of Science and Technology (DST) on Tuesday announced the first batch of Fellows of the Vaibhav scheme meant to attract Indian-origin scientists based abroad for short-term collaboration.

Low food value and high toxins in rice and wheat: ICAR study

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According to a recent report, the rice and wheat consumed by Indians today may be of low nutritional value.

Bharat Ratna Awarded to Karpoori Thakur (Posthumously)

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Former Chief Minister of Bihar Karpoori Thakur was conferred the nation's highest honour, Bharat Ratna, posthumously by the President of India Droupadi Murmu.

Crop Residue Management Guidelines 2023-24

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The Government of India released Crop Residue Management (CRM) operational guidelines 2023-24 for Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and the national capital territory of Delhi in July 2023.

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