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News Dabba for 09 January 2024: Five stories for a balanced news diet

Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.

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Indie Journal brings you the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites. Here's a glance through some of the National and International news updates, from another earthquake in Japan, a part missing on a Boeing 737 MAX plane in India during checks, to France's new energy bill. 


Japan struck by 6.0 magnitude earthquake: Firstpost

Japan has been struck by another earthquake of 6.0 magnitude on Tuesday. Firstpost writes that this comes less than ten days after massive tremors jolted the country claiming over 200 lives. The earthquake off central Japan caused strong shaking but no tsunami warning has been given yet, the government said. Japan’s Meteorological Agency have told people that they should not let their guard down just yet, the report adds. Read the full report here.


Tiny part found missing on Boeing 737 MAX plane in India during checks, NDTV


A safety inspection of all 40 Boeing 737 Max planes operated by Indian airlines has found a missing part - a washer - on one aircraft, aviation regulator DGCA said on Tuesday. NDTV reports that this prompted the American aerospace giant to sound a global call to scrutinise all of its 737 Max airplanes - there are over 1,300 in active use, according to some reports - within 24 hours for "possible loose hardware". The 40 737 Max planes registered to Indian airlines are divided among Akasa Air (22), SpiceJet (nine) and Air India Express (nine), the report mentions. Boeing is under severe pressure after a door blow-out mid-air on a new Alaska Airlines 737 Max 9 plane last week endangered the lives of 177 on board. Read the full report here.


South Korea passes law banning dog meat trade, BBC reports

South Korea has passed a new law, which aims to end the slaughter and selling of dogs for their meat by 2027. BBC reports that the law aims to end the centuries-old practice of eating dog meat. Dog meat has fallen out of favour with diners over the past few decades. Young people especially shun it, the report adds. Under the law, the report says, raising or slaughtering dogs for consumption will be banned, as will distributing or selling dog meat. Those found guilty of doing so could be sent to jail. Read the full report here.


Hindustan Times: Indian Railways receives 1251 proposals under its startup initiative

Hindustan Times reported that the Indian Railways on Tuesday said it received 1,251 proposals from startups under the ‘StartUps for Railways’ initiative launched in 2022. The railways further said that the value of the projects awarded under this initiative is Rs 43.87 Crore. Earlier during its launch in 2022, the Railways minister said that through this platform start-ups would get a good opportunity to connect with Railways. Read the full report here.


The Straits Times on France's new energy Bill


A new French energy Bill has favoured the further development of nuclear power and avoided setting targets for solar and wind power and other renewables, The Straits Times reports. France, like other European Union countries, aims to achieve carbon neutrality in 2050. The proposed text, the report adds, which is slated to go before the Cabinet in early February and then be submitted to lawmakers, reaffirms France’s commitment to nuclear power to ensure “energy sovereignty”. The proposed text sets no such targets for building renewable capacity, in particular wind and solar, whereas previous energy laws did. Read the full report here.