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MECL begins gold mining in Kolar after 16 years

The Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited recently began the Kolar Gold Field exploration after 16 years. Background The Kolar Gold mines are located nearly 100 km from Bengaluru. They were closed in 2001 due to the fall in gold prices. The pyroclastic and pillow lava at the mines were declared as a National Geological Monument by ..

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Nepal upgrades border outposts near Kalapani

Nepal has upgraded its border posts at Changru near Kalapani and converted it into a permanent one manned by armed police personnel. Earlier, Changru border outpost was manned by baton wielding police officers and was used to be closed during winters from November till March. Now, the border outpost would not be closed for winter. ..

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Mission Sagar

As part of Mission Sagar, Indian Naval Ship Kesari returned to Port Louis, Mauritius, today to embark the Indian Navy Medical Team, which was disembarked during her last visit to Port Louis on 23 May 2020. The 14-member medical team comprising specialist doctors and paramedics was disembarked at Port Louis with an aim to assist ..

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Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai

Well known candy, ‘kovilpatti kadalai mittai’, produced in the Kovilpatti region of Tamil Nadu, was recently given the GI tag. About the Candy Kovilpatti kadalai mittai is a candy made of groundnuts, jaggery and dyed coconut wisps. It is manufactured in Kovilpatti region in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu. The traditional candy is prepared during ..

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Indigenous People in Ecuador sue Government over Oil Spills

The indigenous people in Ecuador have sued their government and oil firms for the April oil spills into important rivers. About the Incident 2 oil pipelines had broken and leaked 15,000 barrel of crude oil into 2 of Ecuador’s most important rivers in early April. This is one the largest oil spills in the country ..

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Saudi Arabia Abolishes Flogging as a Punishment

The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia recently abolished flogging as a punishment in the country. This is seen as the latest in a series of measures to reform the orthodox government. Flogging in Saudi Arabia The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia had recently done away with flogging as a mode of punishment. The controversial public ..

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