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Today's Headlines - 25 April 2024

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Food Security Information Network (FSIN) on food crisis

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According to the UN agencies and development groups, Food insecurity worsened around the world in 2023.

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Dismal stage - Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act

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The Supreme Court expressed displeasure on Monday, stating that the implementation of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, remains in a "dismal stage" due to some states' failure to frame the requisite rules.

New WHO sodium benchmarks aim to curb chronic conditions

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Poor dietary habits contribute to an estimated 8 million deaths globally, with 2 million attributed to excessive sodium consumption. To increase awareness about this WHO has released the second list of Sodium Benchmarks.

Pulicat Wetland

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Concerns loom over damage to Pulicat wetland as claim settlement of villages in the sanctuary begins.

Golden Trevally Fish

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ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (ICAR-CMFRI) achieves captive breeding of high-value marine fish golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus).

Warming climate turns tundra from carbon sink to source

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The study, “Environmental drivers of increased ecosystem respiration in a warming tundra,” warned the warming planet may alter the characteristics of tundra environments and could transform them from carbon sinks to carbon sources.

Potent antidote to Cobra and Krait venom toxins

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According to a 2020 world health organisation report, the mortality burden is especially higher in low and middle-income countries in Africa and Asia, with India alone at a staggering average of 58,000 deaths in a year.

Rare butterfly species discovered in Arunachal’s Tale sanctuary

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A rare butterfly species named Neptis philyra, has been discovered for the first time in India in Tale Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh.

‘T.N. law on eviction from waqf property unconstitutional’

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The Madras High Court has declared unconstitutional, a 2010 amendment which brought waqf properties under the ambit of the Tamil Nadu Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act of 1976.

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