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Today's Headlines - 29 June 2024

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Parliamentary Committees

GS Paper II

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The process to reconstitute Parliamentary panels was set rolling with the Parliamentary Affairs Minister moving two motions to set up the Public Accounts and Estimates committees.

The story of the Emergency

GS Paper I & II

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On June 25, India entered the fiftieth year of the imposition of the Emergency.

China’s ‘Five Principles’ of foreign policy

GS Paper II

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China will hold commemorative events to mark the 70th anniversary of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence. It was a foreign policy concept that was first articulated in an agreement with India in 1954.

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Micro, Small, and Medium sized Enterprises Day

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The United Nations General Assembly has designated June 27th as "Micro, Small, and Medium sized Enterprises Day" to highlight the significant contributions of MSMEs to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

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India achieves an ‘outstanding outcome’ in FATF mutual evaluation 2023-24  by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Spring Initiative 

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The UN-backed network Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has announced the "Spring Initiative".

Private Papers of Public Figures

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The Prime Ministers’ Museum & Library (PMML) has decided that it will not permit future donors of Private Papers of eminent personalities to impose indefinite conditions on the declassification of such material.

Revised SAARC Currency Swap Framework

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in agreement with the Government of India, has introduced an updated Currency Swap Arrangement Framework for SAARC countries, effective from 2024 to 2027.

Financial Stability Report

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The Reserve Bank of India has published its 29th issue of the Financial Stability Report (FSR) June 2024.

Meteorites on Mars

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Seismic recordings from NASA's InSight probe have unveiled that Mars is hit by basketball-sized meteorites almost daily, a frequency five times higher than previous estimates.

Ex RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific)

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The Indian Navy is participating in the RIMPAC multinational Naval Exercise hosted by the U.S. Navy.

Medium Range-Microwave Obscurant Chaff Rocket

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Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has handed over the Medium Range-Microwave Obscurant Chaff Rocket (MR-MOCR) technology to the Indian Navy.

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