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Today's Headlines - 28 June 2024

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World Drug Report - 2024

GS Paper III

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The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) unveiled its World Drug Report for 2024 during a special session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND).

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Mainland Serow

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The mainland serow (Capricornis sumatraensis thar), a mammal that resembles a cross between a goat and an antelope, has been recorded at the lowest elevation in Assam, ever beyond its natural home in Bhutan.

ABHYAS

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High Speed Expendable Aerial Target ‘ABHYAS’ successfully completes developmental trials with improved booster configuration.

Need to Create Buffer Stocks of Key Food Items

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The sale of wheat and chana (chickpea) in open markets has helped prevent excessive inflation in cereals and pulses.

Uttar Pradesh Leads in Compressed Biogas Potential

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Uttar Pradesh stands out in India's renewable energy sector, boasting the potential to generate 24% of the country’s compressed biogas (CBG).

Heatwave as a disaster

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Heat waves need to be declared as a disaster.

Space MAITRI Mission

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Australian-Indian in-space servicing arm Space Machines Company has signed a launch service agreement with ISRO’s commercial arm, NewSpace India Ltd (NSIL), for the launch of the second Optimus spacecraft.

The Dark Web

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Allegations of NEET-UG and UGC-NET paper leaks on the dark web spark nationwide protests and concerns over exam integrity.

New 3D model of Human Lung

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IISc Scientists developed a novel 3D hydrogel culture system that closely mimics the human lung.

Presidential speech 

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Recently, On June 27, 2024, the President of India addressed a joint session of both Houses of Parliament. During her address, she highlighted the government's main policy objectives and accomplishments.

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