Page-7 of Current Affairs - July, 2014

IUCN adds 8 more Indian bird species to 2014 Red List

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has added eight new bird species found in India to the 2014 Red List. Now, over 170 species of birds in the country stand threatened. The eight species of birds newly added to the Red List are: Woolly-necked stork Ashy-headed green pigeon Red-headed falcon Andaman teal Andaman ..

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Tiger population improves in Uttar Pradesh

The number of tigers Uttar Pradesh has improved in the core area of Dudhwa tiger reserve. The initial figures for two years, 2011 to 2013, have shown 72 to 80 tigers in the core area of the reserve. As per tiger census 2010-11, there were 118 tigers in Dudhwa reserve. In all, 72 to 80 ..

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Amitabh Bachchan is Maharashtra's horticulture ambassador

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan (71) has been appointed as the horticulture ambassador of the state of Maharashtra. Big B, who is also the brand ambassador of Gujarat Tourism, would be promoting the horticulture sector in Maharashtra.

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India C&AG of assumes office as Member of UN Board of Auditors

India’s Comptroller & Auditor General (C&AG) took charge as Member of the United Nations Board of Auditors for a six-year term upto June 2020. Mr. Shashi Kant Sharma assumed this prestigious office as he took over from Mr. Liu Jiayi, the Auditor General of the People’s Republic of China at the United Nations Headquarters at New York. ..

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RBI to designated six bas as Systemically Important Banks (SIBs)

The Reserve Bank of India will designate at least six banks as Systemically Important Banks (SIBs), for the domestic financial market which will need to have higher capital than other banks to prevent the financial system from collapsing in the event of a crisis. The central bank would now work on identifying these banks which ..

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