Gulf of Mannar Current Affairs, GK & News

Tamil Nadu-Denmark plan energy island in Gulf of Mannar

State of Tamil Nadu and Denmark have planned to create an energy island in Gulf of Mannar that lies between the west coast of Sri Lanka and south-eastern tip of India. Key points This plan was made as Tamil Nadu is looking to expand its footprint in the green energy sector. To achieve this target, ..

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Tamil Nadu to set up India’s first Dugong Conservation Reserve

Government of Tamil Nadu recently announced its plan to set up India’s first Dugong Conservation Reserve in the Palk Bay on the southeast coast. Highlights Dugong or sea cow is an endangered marine mammal. It is facing extinction because of habitat loss, sea pollution, and loss of seagrass. Dugong is found in Gulf of Mannar ..

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Scorpaenospsis neglecta: Rare fish found in Gulf of Mannar

The Researchers at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute have found a rare fish from the Gulf of Mannar. The specimen was deposited at the National Marine Biodiversity Museum of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI). Highlights The fish is locally called Scorpion Fish for its venomous tail. When the spines in the tail pierces ..

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NGT appoints S J Vazifdar committee to decide Vedanta’s plea challenging closure of its Sterlite plant

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has appointed former Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice S J Vazifdar as head of a 3-member committee to decide mining company Vedanta Limited’s plea challenging the Tamil Nadu government’s order to close the Sterlite copper plant at Thoothukudi. The committee may, if necessary, visit the site and consider ..

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Centre Govt won’t take stand on Ram Setu, asks Supreme Court to decide

The Central government refused to take any point of view on the issue of announcing the mythological Ram Setu a national monument and, rather, demanded the Supreme Court to take a call. The government would stand by its 2008 affidavit, in which it held that it honoured all religions but it was of view that ..

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