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India, Germany MoU on Cities combating plastic entering the marine environment

India and Germany have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding on “Cities Combating Plastic Entering the Marine Environment”. It is in line with the objective of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban. About the MoU According to the MoU, the project to be implemented mainly focuses on sustainable solid waste management. It will help India achieve the goal ..

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Nepal introduces Text Books with new map including Indian territories

On September 18, 2020, the Nepal government introduced new textbooks with revised political map of the country. The new political map includes Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura areas. These regions are claimed by India. What is the dispute? India and Nepal have border disputes over Kalapani, Limpiyadhura and Lipulekh regions. The region is a trijunction between ..

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Royal Bengal Tigers in Sundarbans increase to 96

On May 7, 2020, the Bengal Forest Ministry announced that the number of Royal Bengal Tigers in the Sundarbans has increased to 96 according to the census conducted for the year 2019-20. Highlights In 2017-18, the total count of Royal Bengal Tigers in Sundarbans was 87. It increased to 88 in the 2018-19 census. With ..

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Red-crowned Roofed Turtle

A Red Crowned Roofed Turtle, a critically endangered species, in Madras Crocodile Bank Trust was adopted by a family in another continent. Distribution The Red Crowned Roofed Turtle is endemic to India. It is also found in Nepal and Bangladesh. Its historical range included the Ganga River basin and the Brahmaputra River basin. The only ..

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India’s first glass floor suspension bridge to be built in Uttarakhand

The country’s first glass floor suspension bridge is to be built across the river Ganga in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. The state government has recently approved the design of the glass-floor bridge. This bridge is to be built as an alternative to the iconic Lakshman Jhula which was closed last year, citing safety reasons. The Public Works Department ..

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