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The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 approved by Cabinet

On January 29, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The bill aims to amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy act, 1971. The bill is to be introduced in the coming session of Parliament Highlights According to the proposal, termination of pregnancy is to be extended to 24 weeks. It ..

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IUCN lists Hump-backed Mahseer as Critically Endangered

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has listed Hump-backed Mahseer as Critically Endangered in the Red List of Threatened Species. Hump-backed Mahseer The Hump-backed Mahseer is a species of freshwater ray-finned fish and is referred to as tiger of the water. The Hump-backed Mahseer is found only in the Cauvery river basin including Pambar, Kabini and Bhavani ..

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Threats to Bumphead Parrot Fish in Andaman

A study has shown that Fishing, coral reef degradation threaten parrotfish in Andaman. Fact Box: Bumphead parrotfish Scientific Name: Bolbometopon Muricatum IUCN Status: Vulnerable Findings of the Study Protection of coral cover along the existing protected marine areas in the Andaman and Nicobar islands is necessary for the conservation of the endangered Bumphead Parrotfish. Large ..

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Thailand names Siamese Fighting Fish its National Aquatic Animal

The government of Thailand has approved the proposal to name Siamese fighting fish as the National Aquatic Animal. The decision for based on the recommendation of the National Identity Committee of Thailand which promotes Thai cultural pride forwarded its endorsement of the fighting fish. The government has approved the proposal owing to the cultural and ..

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