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40 Tonnes of Fish die in Lebanon

River Litani is the longest river in Lebanon. It has an artificial lake called the Qaraoun lake created by the Litani river dam. Around forty tonnes of fish were recently washed on the banks of the lake due to excessive pollution. The pollution was mainly due to sewage dumping. This has gained an international spotlight. ..

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Flint Water Crisis

Nine former officials who served in the Michigan, US and the state’s former governor Rick Snyder were recently charged in connection with a criminal investigation into the Flint Water crisis. Flint Water Crisis The Flint Water Crisis is an ongoing investigation on public health crisis. The issue began when the City of Flint in the ..

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Frothing in River Yamuna

Context in Current Affairs: For the last decade, frothing has been observed in River Yamuna and the same has been on the rise for the last 5 years. This is seen as a major indicator of degrading of Yamuna River Ecosystem. Both physical and chemical factors are responsible for the phenomenon. Why is River Yamuna ..

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What are the Blue tides spotted at Mumbai beaches?

The blue tide phenomenon was observed in several stretches of Maharashtra coast – such as in the Juhu Beach. The phenomenon is due to bioluminescence, which is the emission of light by microscopic marine plants called phytoplanktons. Eg: dinoflagellates. The blue light stems from chemical reactions of proteins inside the organism. What are Dinoflagellates? It ..

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World biggest Zinc Smelter Project in Gujarat: Key Facts

The Hindustan Zinc Limited is to invest Rs 10,000 crores to set up the biggest zinc smelter in the world. The smelter is to be set up in the industrial region of South Gujarat. The smelter is capable of producing 300 kilo tonnes per annum. Highlights The State Government of Gujarat has signed Memorandum of ..

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