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Today's Headlines - 29 March 2024

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Child accused of POCSO offence to be tried as per JJ Act

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The Kerala High Court has held that a child charged with the offences under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, is to be prosecuted as per the provisions of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015. 

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Skyroot successfully test fires Stage-2 of Vikram 1 space launch vehicle

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Skyroot Aerospace, the leading space-tech company, has successfully test-fired the Stage-2 of Vikram-1 space launch vehicle, called Kalam-250, at the propulsion testbed of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), at its Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

NASA's SOHO Mission

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NASA's SOHO mission celebrates a milestone as it captures the 5,000th comet on its journey around the Sun.

India Gaming Report 2024

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According to a joint report by Interactive Entertainment and Innovation Council and online gaming firm Winzo, projects paying gamers will reach 240 million by 2028 from 144 million paid users for games in 2023.

2024 Cybersecurity Readiness Index

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The 2024 Cisco Cybersecurity Readiness Index found that only 4% of companies in India are ready to tackle today's threats, with 59% of organisations falling into the "beginner or formative stages of readiness".

'Zero Debris' Re-Entry Of POEM-3 Into Earth's Atmosphere

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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently achieved a milestone when the terminal stage of PSLV Orbital Experimental Module-3 (POEM-3) did not leave any space debris upon re-entry to the Earth's atmosphere.

India-US successfully resolve all seven pending WTO disputes bilaterally

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India and the United States (US) have informed the World Trade Organization (WTO) that both countries have been able to arrive at a mutually agreed solution regarding the dispute over poultry imports from Washington.

Luna Structure

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Scientists in a new discovery have suggested that a 1.8-kilometre-wide depression, which is called the Luna structure, may have been created by the impact of the largest meteorite to have hit Earth in the last 50,000 years.