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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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Odisha Has a Maximum Number Of Contaminated Sites; Lodha Tribe; Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary

Centre for Advanced Radiation Shielding and Geopolymeric Materials Odisha topped the list of states and Union territories with the maximum number of contaminated sites, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data. Of the 112 sites in India contaminated by toxic and hazardous substances, 23 were in Odisha followed by Uttar Pradesh (21) and Delhi (11), …

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The Indo-Pacific Region And India’s Strategy

The Indo-Pacific region is increasingly being viewed as a global centre of gravity, both for its economic and demographic potential. India supports ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’ or FOIP. Pursuing this principle, India has initiated engagements with its partners in the region. About the Indo-Pacific Region The Indo-Pacific region is a vast maritime zone where the …

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PIB News: February 23, 2021

India and Mauritius sign Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement Dr Anup Wadhawan, Commerce Secretary, Government of India, and Ambassador Mr. Haymandoyal Dillum, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Government of Mauritius signed the India-Mauritius Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA)  in Port Louis  on February 22. CECPA  is the first …

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PIB News: February 22, 2021

VL-SRSAM Missile System Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted two successful launches of Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM).  The launches were carried out on February 22 from a static vertical launcher from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha. National Technology Awards 2020  A total of 12 …

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FSSAI’s GMO Threshold; Ultrafine Particles; State Of India’s Environment; Solar ‘Gigawatt Club’

FSSAI’s GMO Threshold According to the Coalition for a GM-Free India,  one per cent threshold for genetically modified organisms (GMO) in food crops imported into India, is unacceptably high. The threshold has been set by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). In August 2020, FSSAI had issued the order that 24 food crops …

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Recent Development In Myanmar, And India’s National Interests; China’s New Coast Guard Law

Recent development in Myanmar, And India’s National Interests India’s national interests, under the new circumstances, would clearly lie in dealing with whoever is in power in Myanmar. India will find it difficult to openly support the junta, especially because the pro-democracy sentiments in Europe and America. However, India can’t afford to offend the junta by …

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