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Why did India skip Cyclones in October, 2020? How is it related to Madden Julian Oscillation?

The East and West Coasts of India are prone to cyclones with maximum hazards such as winds, storm surge and heavy winds. However, this October 2020 missed such events during this monsoon. Key Highlights Around 80 cyclones are formed around the world every year. Out of these, five are formed in Arabian Sea or Bay ..

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500 metre tall Coral Reef discovered in Australia Great Barrier Reef

The scientists have discovered a massive detached coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. It is the first to be discovered in 120 years. The reef is taller than the Empire State Building of the United States. Key Highlights The reef was discovered by the Australian Scientists from the Schmidt Ocean Institute. They ..

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Tamil Nadu: 100% Motor Vehicle Tax Exemption to EVs

The State Government of Tamil Nadu recently notified that it will grant 100% motor vehicle tax exemption for Electric Vehicles. Earlier, the State Government had issued orders for 50% concessional rate to EV taxes. It has now been made to 100%. Key Highlights The State Government has exempted taxes to both transport and non-transport vehicles. ..

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GoI releases first instalment of Rs 2,200 crores to 15 states to improve Air Quality measures

On November 2, 2020, the Government of India released Rs 2,200 crores to 15 states to improve Air Quality Measures. The air quality improvement measures are to be executed in more than million plus cities. Highlights The amount was released based on the recommendations of the Fifteenth Finance Commission. The fund will help states undertake ..

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Mansar Lake Development Project of J&K: Key Facts

On November 1, 2020, the Union Minister of Development of the North Eastern Region Shri Jitendra Singh inaugurated the Mansar Lake Development Plan in Jammu and Kashmir. Highlights The plan is to attract more than 20 lakh tourists every year. It is expected to generate employment of 1.15 crores of man-days. In all, the project ..

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