Andaman Current Affairs, GK & News

Rare Palm from Andaman replanted in Kerala: To prevent its Extinction

A rare palm from South Andaman Island has found its second home in Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI) Kerala. The species has been brought to the Indian mainland to prevent its extinction. Highlights The rare palm is called Pinanga andamanensis and is a critically endangered species. There are only 600 specimens ..

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DANX -19 conducted under aegis of Andaman & Nicobar Command of Indian Armed Forces

The 2nd edition of Defence of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Exercise (DANX-19) has been conducted under the aegis of Andaman & Nicobar Command (ANC) from 14th to 18th Oct 2019. The 5-day exercise is a large scale joint services exercise of the Indian Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. The purpose of the exercise ..

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The first-ever trilateral naval exercise ‘SITMEX’ started among India and Singapore & Thailand

On 16th September 2019, the first-ever trilateral naval exercise titled ‘SITMEX’ involving the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), Royal Thailand Navy (RTN) and Indian Navy (IN) commenced at Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The aim of the 5-day exercise is to bolster the maritime inter-relationships amongst Singapore, Thailand and India, and contribute significantly ..

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Threats to Bumphead Parrot Fish in Andaman

A study has shown that Fishing, coral reef degradation threaten parrotfish in Andaman. Fact Box: Bumphead parrotfish Scientific Name: Bolbometopon Muricatum IUCN Status: Vulnerable Findings of the Study Protection of coral cover along the existing protected marine areas in the Andaman and Nicobar islands is necessary for the conservation of the endangered Bumphead Parrotfish. Large ..

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Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) launched in 16 States and UTs

The 112 helpline which was earlier launched in Himachal Pradesh and Nagaland was launched in 16 states and UTs by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh under the Emergency Response Support System (ERSS). The 16 states and Union Territories where the helpline was launched were Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, ..

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