Headlines Of The Day 22/12/2023

Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill, 2023: 

The Parliament recently passed the \’Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill, 2023,\’ which has received approval from both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. This bill replaces the outdated \’Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867.\’ The primary aim of the new legislation is to streamline and simplify the online process for title verification and registration of periodicals by the Press Registrar General of the Registrar of Newspapers for India (RNI). Read More


WHO Designates JN.1 COVID Variant as Variant of Interest:

The WHO has classified the JN.1 sub-variant of the Omicron strain as a \”variant of interest\” due to its rapid spread. The risk to the public is currently low, and existing vaccines remain effective. JN.1 has been identified in several countries, including China, the UK, India, and the United States. Read More


The Rambagh Gate & Ramparts project got UNESCO\’s highest honour, the Award of Excellence for inclusivity & access to the broader community : 

UNESCO awarded the \’Award of Excellence\’ to the resilient urban revitalization of Rambagh Gate and Ramparts in Punjab. Heritage conservation projects for Haryana\’s Church of Epiphany and Delhi\’s Bikaner House received the \’Award of Merit.\’ The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards recognized twelve projects from China, India, and Nepal, with \’Award of Distinction\’ going to Fanling Golf Course in Hong Kong, Dongguan Garden Residences in Yangzhou, China, and Karnikara Mandapam at Kunnamangalam Bhagawati Temple in Kerala, India. Read More


Angola leaves OPEC after disagreements : 

Angola, Africa\’s second-largest oil producer, has announced its departure from OPEC, citing disagreements over production targets. The decision, approved by President João Lourenço after a cabinet meeting, follows OPEC\’s reduction of Angola\’s oil output target. The move is seen as a setback for the oil cartel, led by Saudi Arabia, which has been implementing production cuts to support oil prices. Read More


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