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Today's Headlines - 25 February 2024

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Centre discloses key consumption expenditure survey data

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For the first time in about 11 years, the government released the broad findings of the All India Household Consumption Expenditure Survey (HCES) carried out between August 2022 and July 2023.

UAE’s exit from FATF Grey list to boost FPI flows, investment into Indian NBFCs

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) exit from the grey list, nearly two years after its inclusion by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), will ease the road for the country’s investors seeking to acquire significant influence in Indian NBFCs.

Operation AMRITH and Antimicrobial Resistance

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The Kerala government launches Operation AMRITH (Antimicrobial Resistance Intervention for Total Health) to curb antimicrobial resistance.

Is the Ukraine war changing world order?

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Two years have passed since Russia’s unprovoked full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The military conflict between Ukraine and Russia appears to be continuing without any end in sight. 

World’s largest agri storage plan launched

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The government announced a plan to set up the “world’s largest grain storage plan” in the cooperative sector.

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Interferon-gamma linked to Long COVID patients

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An analysis of blood samples from 55 patients diagnosed with Long COVID has revealed that they experienced prolonged elevated levels of an anti-viral protein interferon-gamma, which persisted for 180 days post-infection.

Antibacterial compound that can kill Mycobacterium Abscessus

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Scientists have isolated an antibacterial compound that can kill Mycobacterium abscessus, a relative of the bacteria that cause tuberculosis, without generating any signs of bacterial drug resistance in infected mice.

IGNCA proposes survey on the languages of India

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The Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), an autonomous body under the Union Culture Ministry, has proposed to conduct a linguistic survey across the country to create a ‘Language Atlas’ of India.

Down syndrome, Edwards syndrome found in ancient individuals

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Researchers have discovered chromosomal disorders in prehistoric skeletal remains dating up to 5,500 years old, including six cases of Down syndrome and one case of Edwards syndrome.

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