Headlines of the day 05-07-2023

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    Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) adopted New Delhi Declaration 

    The Hindu

    GS-2/IR

    • SCO adopted New Delhi Declaration 
    • India has established five pillars of cooperation within SCO

    Iran in the SCO

    Indian Express

    GS-2/IR

    • Iran Joins the SCO: The background, context, and relevance

    Leptospirosis, a disease that surges in the monsoon months

    The Hindu Page 20

    GS-2/Health

    • What are the symptoms of leptospirosis?
    • Which people are at risk? 

    Homes for rehabilitation of trafficking victims

    The Hindu Page 14

    GS-1&2/Society

    • Centre to assist border States and UTs to set up homes for rehabilitation of trafficking victims
    • What will be its impact?

    U.K. wants expansion of UNSC permanent seats 

    The Hindu

    GS-2/IR

    • United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Reforms 
    • What is its Mandate?

    Second edition of the Social Trailblazer Program for entrepreneurs launched

    PIB

    GS-3/Eco

    • Shri Pradhan launched the second edition of the Social Trailblazer Program
    • What are its Aim?

    Assam: Tourist-cum-cargo IWT Terminal to be developed at Bogibeel

    Economic Times

    GS-3/Eco

    • Tourist-cum-cargo IWT Terminal worth Rs 46.6 crore to be developed at Bogibeel
    • What will be its significance?

    Country’s first cooperative-run Sainik School in Gujarat

    AIR

    GS-2/Education

    • Union Home Minister will lay the foundation stone of the country’s first cooperative-run Sainik School near Mehsana, Gujarat

    REC extends ₹4,785 crore loan for HPCL Rajasthan Refinery’s project 

    Mint

    GS-3/Eco

    • REC Limited has extended a loan of ₹ 4,785 crores to HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Limited (HRRL). 
    • What are Maharatna CPSU?

    India is organizing an International Conference on Green Hydrogen (ICGH-2023) 

    PIB

    GS-3/Eco

    • What is International Conference on Green Hydrogen (ICGH 2023)?

    ‘Trade in services for development’: World Bank & WTO report

    The Hindu

    GS-3/Eco

    • What are the key findings of ‘Trade in services for development’: World Bank & WTO report?

    Merger between Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd (HDFC) and HDFC Bank 

    Mint

    GS-3/Eco

    • Merger between Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd (HDFC) and HDFC Bank came into effect. Its Significance

    IAEA has approved plans by Japan to release waste water 

    BBC

    GS-3/Science

    • IAEA has approved plans by Japan to release waste water from the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea
    • What are concerns related to it?

    What is GIFT NIFTY

    Indian Express

    GS-3/Eco

    • What is GIFT NIFTY?
    • What is the deal between SGX and NSE?

    Carbon molecules in space matters

    Indian Express

    GS-3/Science

    • Why detecting carbon molecules in space matters?

    The U.S. student loan crisis 

    The Hindu Page 10

    GS-2/IR

    • How big is the U.S. student loan debt?
    • What was Mr. Biden’s original student debt cancellation plan?