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Today's Headlines - 27 April 2024

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Symbol Loading Unit (SLU)

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While rejecting the plea for 100% verification of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips against the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) count, the Supreme Court recently directed the Election Commission of India (ECI) to “seal and secure” the Symbol Loading Unit (SLU) for 45 days after the declaration of election results.

Voluntary conversion of SFBs into universal banks

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday came out with guidelines for the voluntary conversion of small finance banks (SFBs) into universal banks.

At the SCO meeting, India called for 'zero-tolerance' policy on terror

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Recently, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Defence Ministers’ meeting was held in Asthana, Kazakhstan.

30th anniversary of the Marrakesh Agreement

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The Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization was signed on 15 April 1994, leading to the birth of the WTO on 1 January 1995. 

RBI sets draft norms for web aggregators of loan products

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RBI released draft guidelines for a regulatory framework for the aggregation of loan products by lending service providers (LSP) to enhance transparency and enable borrowers to have prior information about potential lenders.

Govt extends use of pesticide formulations through drone

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The Agriculture Ministry has extended the interim approval granted for the already approved use of pesticide formulations through drones for another year till April 18, 2025.


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Network-as-a-service (NaaS) provider CloudExtel has secured its first external debt funding of Rs 200 crore.

Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report

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Digital technologies and algorithm-driven software - especially social media - present high risks of privacy invasion, cyberbullying, and distraction from learning to young girls, according to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) latest Global Education Monitoring (GEM) report.

Inheritance Tax in India

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The use of inheritance tax as a tool for the redistribution of wealth to address income inequality has been discussed widely and has created controversy in the midst of ongoing General Elections.

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