Current Affairs - July, 2014

Bor Wildlife Sanctuary: India’s 47th Tiger Reserve

As per the notification of Environment Ministry, Maharashtra’s Bor Wildlife Sanctuary will become the country’s 47th Tiger Reserve with an aim to bolster the conservation efforts of the national animal. Notified by the State in 1970, the Bor Wildlife Sanctuary, is rich in biodiversity with a great variety of flora and fauna, including tiger, co-predators, ..

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Pakistan’s approves Protection of Pakistan Bill 2014

Pakistan’s National Assembly passed the Protection of Pakistan Bill (PPB) 2014. The PPB which permits security forces to shoot suspects on sight with the permission of a grade-15 official, will now be valid for a period of 2 years. The bill seeks to “provide for protection against waging of war against Pakistan and the prevention of ..

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To curb its illegal trade, 'Camel' declared as the State animal of Rajasthan

Camel has been declared as the state animal of Rajasthan. The State government is also in the process of drafting a new legislation to prevent slaughter, illegal trade and transportation. It has announced that it will introduce camel milk in its food security programme. Camels are source of livelihood to a huge number of people ..

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'Mt Sinha': US names a peak in Antarctica after Indian scientist Akhouri Sinha

In the honor of Akhouri Sinha, a distinguished Indian-American scientist whose ground-breaking biological research expedition has provided vital data about animal populations, the United States has named a mountain in Antarctica after him as Mt Sinha. An adjunct professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development at the University of Minnesota, Sinha was ..

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Japan’s acute policy shift from post-war pacifism, allows fighting for allies

In a dramatic shift in policy, Japan changed its stance of its post-war pacifism by revoking a ban that has kept the military from fighting abroad since 1945. Although the move signifies victory countries for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, it has bothered China and many Japanese citizens. The policy change will extend Japan’s military options ..

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