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Today's Headlines - 27 June 2024

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How well is India tapping its rooftop solar potential?

GS Paper III

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In 2023-2024, India's installed Rooftop solar (RTS) capacity grew by 2.99 GW, marking the highest annual increase on record.

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Sri Lanka Reaches Debt Restructuring Agreement

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Sri Lanka's President announced that the country has achieved debt restructuring agreements with several countries, including India, France, Japan and China.

Fitch downgrades Maldives to CCC+

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Fitch Ratings has downgraded the Maldives' Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) from 'B-' to 'CCC+'.

Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP)

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India’s largest leopard safari opens at Bannerghatta.

Kozhikode: India’s First UNESCO ‘City of Literature’

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Kozhikode in Kerala has been declared India’s First UNESCO ‘City of Literature’.

SIGHT Programme 

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The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has enhanced the share of allocation for the Fertilizer Sector under the SIGHT Programme of the National Green Hydrogen Mission (NGHM).

Skin Bank

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The Indian Army has established a new skin bank facility to treat severe burn injuries and other skin conditions for service personnel and their families.

Red rot disease

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Red rot, a major concern for sugarcane growers in UP, especially in the Terai region, impacts the 'CO 0238 variety' yield, leading to widespread panic among farmers.


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Myanmar is "facing challenges" in stemming opium poppy cultivation.

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