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Sawfish

First International Sawfish Day was observed on October 17, 2017. The event has been created by The DEEP in partnership with the Sawfish Conservation Society (SCS), the European and American Associations of Zoos and Aquariums to increase awareness about the threat they face. The Deep is the only aquarium in the UK to house the ..

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Cherry Blossom Festival

In November 2016, Meghalaya became the first state in the country to start a Cherry Blossom Festival, which is widely celebrated in Japan. The four day festival in Meghalaya will be celebrated between 14-17 November. With the blooming of cherry blossoms, Shillong and the entire East Khasi Hills have turned into pink in this November. ..

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Kerala government declares Jackfruit as official fruit of state

The Kerala government has declared Jackfruit as the official fruit of the state to promote the ‘Kerala Jackfruit’ as a brand in markets across the country and abroad. The brand will showcase its organic and nutritious qualities. This would also help in giving in the fruit’s production and sale, besides increasing its value-added products. It ..

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BSI and UK’s Natural History Museum (NHM) signs pact for cooperation in field of genetic/taxonomic studies

The Botanical Survey of India (BSI) and UK’s Natural History Museum (NHM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in New Delhi on February 16, 2018 for cooperation in the field of genetic/taxonomic studies, research and training, conservation in India, including species and habitat conservation assessments, etc. The MoU will pave the way for BSI ..

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PSFMC decides to import onions through government agency

The National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED) is an apex organization of marketing cooperatives for agricultural produce in India. Its headquarters is located in New Delhi. Recently, it is in news because Consumer Affairs Ministry led-Price Stabilization Fund Management Committee (PSFMC) has decided to import onions through government agency to augment the ..

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