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Today's Headlines - 26 June 2024

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Mediation Council

GS Paper II

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The Government of India is set to form a mediation council by the year-end. It is expected to improve out-of-court dispute resolution and enhance the Ease of Doing Business in India.

Building Disaster Resilience in India's Critical Infrastructure

GS Paper III

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The recent unprecedented surge in electricity demand highlights the stress critical infrastructure faces from extreme weather events and resultant disasters.

UN unveils 'Global Principles' to combat online misinformation, hate speech

GS Paper III

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The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, unveiled a set of principles aimed at curbing the spread of online misinformation, disinformation, and hate speech.

News in brief

Cotton Consumption Reaches Decade High

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Cotton consumption by the textile industry in the current marketing season (October 2023 to September 2024) is among the highest in the past decade.

Home Ministry Trials eSakhsya App

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Days ahead of implementing three new criminal laws, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is testing a mobile-based application called eSakshya (e-evidence).

Javelin Missiles

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In a recent high-level meeting, India and the United States held discussions on the co-production of American Javelin missiles in India.

China’s Chang’e-6 Lunar Probe 

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China has made a groundbreaking achievement by becoming the first country to gather samples from the far side of the moon and return them to Earth.

Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) 

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The Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) initiative, under the Ministry of Defence, marked a significant milestone by signing its 350th contract with SpacePixxel Technologies Pvt Ltd.

British Antarctic Survey

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The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, scientists have discovered a new tipping point toward "runaway melting" of Antarctic ice sheets.

Leader of opposition

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Amid uncertainties, a Congress leader is expected to be appointed as the Leader of the Opposition in the 18th Lok Sabha before the upcoming Parliament session.

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