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Expansion of Orang National Park

The Assam Government has recently decided to increase the size of Orang National Park. The park is to be expanded thrice. About the Expansion plan The State is to add 200.32 square kilometre to the Orang National Park. The area to be added consists of Brahmaputra river. It also includes sandbars and islands of the ..

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The Largest Parrots on Earth

Researchers have discovered the world’s largest parrots in New Zealand. However, these birds lived over 19 million years ago and now only their fossil remains. What has happened? The fossil remains of the world’s largest parrot have been discovered in New Zealand. The parrot has been aptly named “Heracles inexpectatus ” given its unexpectedly large ..

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Languages of the World

Contrary to the popular misconception that India has the most no. of different languages that are spoken in one country, the title actually belongs to the nation of Papua New Guinea. While a total of 840 languages are spoken in Papua New Guinea, over 453 languages are spoken in India and it holds the distinction ..

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3 Plant Species get extinct Every Year

The study published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew makes the following observations: 571 seed-bearing plant species have vanished from Earth or nearly 2 per year since 1750. The rate of extinction has worsened to 3 per year in the last 100 years. This is more than twice the number of extinct birds, mammals and ..

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