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Today's Headlines - 31 January 2024

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India ranks 93 in Corruption Perception Index 2023

GS Paper II

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India is ranked at 93 out of 180 countries on the corruption perceptions index (CPI) for 2023, according to the Transparency International report.

Framework to promote voluntary carbon markets in agriculture

GS Paper III

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare launched the ‘Framework for Voluntary Carbon Market in Agriculture Sector and Accreditation Protocol of Agroforestry Nurseries’.

Hybrid Vehicles a cleaner solution for India

GS Paper III

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Recently, HSBC Research stated that India needs to “embrace” hybrid vehicles over the next 5-10 years on the way to full electrification, because they are more practical and less polluting.

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India nominates 12 Marathas forts for UNESCO World Heritage List

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India has nominated the “Maratha Military Landscapes”, a network of forts that showcase the strategic military powers of Maratha rule, for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage list for 2024-25.

Anti-profiteering provisions under GST

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Recently, The Delhi High Court upheld the constitutional validity of anti-profiteering provisions in the Goods and Services Tax (GST). 

Snow leopard survey

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According to a groundbreaking four-year study, the results of which were recently released, India has an estimated population of 718 snow leopards in the wild.

MoU on Modified Parbati-Kalisindh-Chambal-ERCP (PKC-ERCP) Link Project

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The states of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti recently to implement the Modified Parbati-Kalisindh-Chambal-ERCP (Modified PKC-ERCP) Link Project.

New Kangaroo lizard species found in Western Ghats

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In the biodiverse forests of the Western Ghats, a new species of tiny lizards has been found, which researchers have described as a “diminutive dragon.”


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The Goa-based CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) has launched an autonomous underwater vehicle called C-bot, a robot with advanced features for increased surveillance over the coral reefs.

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