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Current Affairs Notes: Odisha Proposes State’s Second Biosphere Reserve; Chilika Was A Part Of The Bay Of Bengal

Odisha Proposes State’s Second Biosphere Reserve The Odisha government has proposed a second biosphere reserve in the southern part of the state at Mahendragiri. The 5,569-square kilometre Similipal Biosphere Reserve is Odisha’s first such reserve and was notified May 20, 1996. The hill ecosystem acts as a transitional zone between the flora and fauna of …

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Current Affairs Notes: Pesticide Pollution; Light Pollution

64% Of World’s Arable Land At Risk Of Pesticide Pollution According to a study, published in Nature Geoscience, around 64 per cent of land used for agriculture and food crops is at risk of pesticide pollution and almost a third of these areas are considered to be at high-risk. The study was conducted on agricultural …

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Ground Water Pollution In India

Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) generates ground water quality data on a regional scale through ground water quality monitoring throughout the country. This monitoring indicates the occurrence of Fluoride, Arsenic, Nitrate, Iron and Heavy Metals beyond the BIS permissible limits for human consumption in isolated pockets in various parts of the country.Water being a State …

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Current Affairs Notes: Privacy And Surveillance; Section 66A Of The IT Act

Data localisation Data localisation is not the only approach towards protecting data privacy WhatsApp, with 459 million users. WhatsApp can seamlessly share user metadata and mobile information with its parent company Facebook. Facebook Inc, which also owns Instagram. Facebook has sought to integrate the offerings from WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook, with the former acting also …

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Current Affairs Notes: Vulnerable Houbara Bustard; U.S. & Climate Action

Houbara Bustard Eleven members of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) royal family had arrived in January 2021 Pakistan’s Panjgur district in Balochistan to hunt the internationally protected and highly vulnerable houbara bustard under a license issued by Pakistan’s foreign ministry. They’re a shy, rare bird breed, the size of a chicken – and hunting them …

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River Conservation In West Bengal

The deteriorating health of rivers, water bodies and wetlands has become a critical agenda in West Bengal in the run-up to the assembly elections. Apart from Adiganga, the East Kolkata Wetlands, Saraswati river in Howrah; Bidyedhari, Ichamati and Churni rivers in the southern and northern fringes of Kolkata have been identified critically vulnerable stretches. The …

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