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National Concerns: 46 million girls went missing in India

State of World’s Population 2020 Report Approx Read Time: 9 minutes In News: United Nations Population Fund has released its annual publication the State of World’s Population 2020 Report. The latest UNFPA report focuses on the three most prevalent issues- Female genital mutilation Child marriage Extreme bias against daughters in favour of sons State of …

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Security Concerns: Huawei, ZTE are security threats, says US FCC

Huawei, ZTE are security threats, says US FCC Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has designated Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp. as national security threats, a step toward driving the Chinese manufacturers from the U.S. market. The FCC has claimed that both companies have close ties to the …

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Security Issues: Chinese apps blocked as threats to sovereignty

Chinese apps blocked as threats to sovereignty Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: Few days ago, Indian Government  banned 59 Chinese mobile apps, including popular ones like TikTok, CamScanner etc. The notification is expected to be followed by instructions to Internet service providers to block these apps. Reasons for Banning Chinese Mobile Apps: Threat to …

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Extra Bytes: Additional funds sought for Jal Jeevan Mission

Jal Jeevan Mission Funds Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: The Jal Shakti Ministry is pitching for additional funding of ₹82,000 crore from the 15th Finance Commission for the Jal Jeevan Mission. As per the Jal Shakti ministry, only 18% of households are currently covered in the country. News Summary: The Jal Shakti Ministry has asked for additional …

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National Bytes: How SC refuses permission for Rath Yatra?

SC refuses permission for Rath Yatra Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: SC refuses permission for Rath Yatra The Supreme Court refused permission to hold the annual Rath Yatra for Lord Jagannath in Puri, Odisha. This is first time in almost 300 years that there will be no Rath Yatra in Puri because of danger to health and …

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