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Lonar Lake and Sur Sarovar Lake added to Ramsar site

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently announced that the Lonar Lake in Maharashtra and Sur Sarovar lake in Uttar Pradesh have been added to the Ramsar sites. The Lonar lake is the only crater lake in the country. The Sur Sarovar lake is also called the Keetham lake. Lonar Lake It was ..

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Two New Ramsar sites designated in India: Key Facts

The Kabartal Wetland in Bihar and Asan Conservation Reserve in Uttrakhand have been designated as Ramsar sites, building them ‘Wetlands of International Importance’. What are the Key Features of Kabartal Wetland? Kabartal Wetland also called as Kanwar Jheel. It protects the 2,620 hectares of the Indo-Gangetic plains in the Begusarai district of Bihar. It acts ..

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Indian-Chinese Armies reach consensus to disengage

The senior military commanders in India and China have arrived to a consensus to disengage their forces in the Ladakh region. Highlights The Galwan Valley encroachments of the Chinese troops in the valley led to violent clashes between India and China. India has been firm in its demand that the Chinese forces should back off ..

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India-China Dispute: Pangong Lake

The current eye-to-eye confrontation between China and India is at the Pangong Tso site. The countries have ramped up their troops in the region since May. Highlights India recently set up twin commands headquartered at Chandigarh and Guwahati and has deployed 90,000 troops. The troop personnel are all well trained mountaineers. The issue began in ..

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Report says Dolphins of Odisha’s Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary has halved

The Forest Department of the Odisha State Government conducted a census at Chilika lake to count the number of dolphins at Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary in Odisha. The Sanctuary is a part of Bhitarkanika National Park of Odisha. The report was released in February 24, 2020. Highlights According to the report, the dolphin count came down ..

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