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16 Mar

Various Military Exercises . Context Indian Armed Forces conduct/participates in various bilateral and multilateral military exercises with foreign countries. The details of such exercise include the following: . About...

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16 Mar

“India’s nomination for 2020 World Heritage List” . Context Government of India has submitted two nomination dossiers namely ‘Dholavira: A Harappan City’ and ‘Monuments and Forts of Deccan Sultanate’ for inclusion in the...

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16 Mar

Sukhna Lake becomes a ‘living entity’ . Context The Punjab and Haryana high court has declared Sukhna Lake a “living entity” or “legal person” with rights, duties and liabilities of a living person. It also...

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16 Mar

Heat Waves . Context In early June 2019, an intense heat wave scorched many parts of India which led to the death of 36 people in the country, mostly...

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15 Mar

World Elephant Day: India’s jumbos stare at a worrying future . Context Today only about 27,000 wild elephants remain in India, as opposed to a million a decade ago....

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15 Mar

Antibiotics, river contamination and healthcare . Issue Several rivers in the world, including those in India, have been reported to have high concentrations of antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin, oxytetracycline and ofloxacin....

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15 Mar

Reading the new State of Forest Report 2019 . Context State of Forest Report 2019 has shown a 1,275 sq km gain in very dense forest, but what this...

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15 Mar

Looming water crisis in India . Context According to the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, India is among the 17 countries, facing “extremely high” water stress....

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14 Mar

GISAT-1 mission” . Context An ISRO GSLV-II rocket will launch the GISAT-1 mission.  . About: GISAT-1 is an Indian earth observation satellite to be launched in geostationary orbit. It...

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14 Mar

Genome India Project Context The government has cleared an ambitious gene-mapping project that is being described by those involved as the “first scratching of the surface of the vast...

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