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Lophopetalum tanahgambut

A new species of giant tree named Lophopetalum tanahgambut was discovered in Indonesia. About the new species The new species belongs to the genus Lophopetalum in cosmopolitan family Celastraceae. Lophopetalum genus has almost 20 recognized species native to India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, and the Andaman ..

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East Timor to become 11th member of ASEAN

The AEAN members agreed in principle to admit East Timor as the 11th member of the bloc. What is ASEAN? The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional bloc founded on August 8, 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand. Its member states are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. ..

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Bali G20 Summit

The 2022 G20 Bali summit is set to be held on November 15 and 16 this year. About the summit The summit in Bali is the 17th meeting of the Group of Twenty (G20) countries that represent 85 per cent of the global GDP, 75 per cent of the global trade and 66 per cent ..

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September 27: World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day is observed on September 27. Key facts The World Tourism Day is observed every year to promote tourism and spread awareness about its importance. The theme for this year is “Rethinking Tourism”. It focuses on the post-pandemic initiatives and developments concerning tourism sector. It aims to put people and the planet first ..

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Discovery of Megalithic Stone Jars in Assam

In the Dima Hasao district of Assam, a number of megalithic stone jars have been discovered. This discovery has highlighted the possible links, that date back to the second millennium BC, between Southeast Asia and the Northeast region of India. Overview: Three distinct shaped jars have been documented in the paper, ‘An archaeological survey of ..

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Palm Oil Crisis in Indonesia

Indonesia, the largest producer, and exporter of palm oil is experiencing domestic shortages so much that the government has been forced to put curbs on shipments and introduce price controls. Overview: For the year 2021-22 (October to September), Indonesia’s palm oil production has been predicted to be 45.5 million tonnes (mt) according to the US ..

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