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Today's Headlines - 25 June 2024

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Government Unveils Ten New Critical Mineral Blocks

GS Paper II & III

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The Ministry of Mines has launched its fourth tranche of critical mineral auctions.

Power Markets in India

GS Paper III

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To address the rising demand for electricity during the hot summer, the Indian government has approved trading surplus electricity generated from “linkage coal” in the country’s power markets.

The Public Examinations Act

GS Paper II

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In response to the increasing incidents of malpractice in public examinations, the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has notified The Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Act, 2024.

Enemy Agents Ordinance

GS Paper II

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Jammu and Kashmir's Director General of Police (DGP), recently emphasized the need for stringent measures against those assisting militants in the region, advocating for the use of the Enemy Agents Ordinance, 2005.

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India is hosting 64th ISO Council Meeting

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India is set to host the International Sugar Organization (ISO) Council Meeting  in the national capital, bringing together delegates from over 30 countries to discuss critical issues in the sugar and biofuel sectors.

Srinagar’s ‘World Craft City’ tag 

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Srinagar has earned the World Craft City (WCC) tag from the World Crafts Council (WCC). This is likely to reopen Kashmir’s centuries old linkages with craft centers in Central Asia and Iran.

Kerala State Assembly Passes Resolution to Rename State to 'Keralam'

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The Kerala state assembly has unanimously passed a resolution urging the central government to amend the Constitution to change the state's name from 'Kerala' to 'Keralam.'

Maternity Leave for Surrogacy Cases

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The Central Government has introduced significant amendments to the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972, to extend maternity leave benefits to women government employees who have children through surrogacy.

China Surpassed the US as India's Top Trade Partner

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In the fiscal year 2024, China surpassed the United States to become India's largest trading partner after a two-year gap.

Bank Deposits

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As of September 2023, only 44% of bank deposits were covered by insurance.

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