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Today's Headlines - 28 January 2024

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ISRO’s POEM-3 achieves all payload objectives, set to re-enter Earth

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After achieving the objectives of all experiments onboard, the PSLV Orbital Experimental Module (POEM - 3) is likely to enter the Earth’s atmosphere and burn up within the next 75 days.

Sapinda marriages

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The Delhi High Court has upheld the validity of the statute banning ‘sapinda’ marriages in Hindu couples under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.

Chromosome study reveals low genetic diversity of Arabica coffee

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Based on a chromosome-level assembly, a study reveals the sources of genetic diversity of Arabica coffee; the genetic diversity may contribute to its unique flavour and resistance to pathogens.

Minimal radioactive discharges from Indian nuclear plants: study

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Based on an analysis of radiological data of 20 years (2000-2020) from six nuclear power plants based in India, researchers at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai have found that the radioactive discharges from the nuclear plants and the resultant potential environmental impact have been “minimal”.

Mars rover data confirms ancient lake sediments on red planet

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According to a new study published in the journal Science Advances, NASA's rover Perseverance has gathered data confirming the existence of ancient lake sediments deposited by water that once filled a giant basin on Mars called Jezero Crater.

Western Equine Encephalitis

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Recently, On December 20, 2023, the International Health Regulations National Focal Point (IHR NFP) in Argentina alerted the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) of a human case of Western Equine Encephalitis Virus (WEEV) infection.

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