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Suture Zone in the Himalayas has become Tectonically Active

The study conducted by scientists from Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology says that the suture zone of the Himalayas has become tectonically active. Key Findings The scientists have observed that the thrust is broken, sedimentary beds are tilted. Bedrocks are showing brittle deformation and the rivers are associated with the uplifted terraces. The scientists used ..

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Study on Himalayan Brown Bear: Habitats declining

The recent study by the Zoological Survey of India on Himalayan Brown Bear says that its suitable habitat in the biological corridors are declining. The Himalayan Brown Bear is one of the largest carnivore in the highlands of Himalayas. About the Study The study predicts that a massive habitat decline is to occur in the ..

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October 23: International Snow Leopard Day

Every year, the International Snow Leopard Day is celebrated on October 23. It is also called the World Snow Leopard Day. Snow Leopard is called Man’s Best Friend. The first International Snow Leopard Day was celebrated in 2014. Highlights The International Snow Leopard Day is celebrated to create awareness about conservation and preservation of Snow ..

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IMD commissions Flash Flood Guidance Services in South Asia

On October 23, 2020, India Meteorological Department commissioned the Flash Flood Guidance Services in South Asia. The service is first of its kind for the South Asian region. Highlights The Flood Guidance Service will include warning about threats six hours in advance, warnings about risks 24 hours in advance. The warnings are to be provided ..

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Kaleshwaram Project gets Environmental Clearance

On October 20, 2020, the National Green Tribunal granted environmental clearance to the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project of Telangana. The Tribunal has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forest to form a 7-member expert committee to suggest rehabilitation and relief measures. Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project It is a multipurpose irrigation project on the Godavari river. ..

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