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Rat-hole Mining

Rat-hole Mining Why in news ? Rat-hole mining has begun to rescue the trapped workers in Uttarkashi tunnel. what is Rat-Hole Mining?  Rat hole mining is a method of extracting coal from narrow, horizontal seams,

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Tungabhadra River

Tungabhadra River Why in news ? A 17-year-old was recently swept away in the Tungabhadra River in Huligi village. About Tungabhadra River It is a major river in the south Indian peninsula. It is a

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El Nino Impact on Food Security : FAO

El Nino Impact on Food Security: FAO Why in news ? The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) recently forecast that El Nino may fuel more extreme weather events such as heatwaves, wildfires and droughts. El Niño

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Lhonak Lake

Lhonak Lake Why In News ? Recent flash floods in north Sikkim resulted from the bursting of the South Lhonak Lake. This flood occurred due to continuous rain and rising water level in Teesta river.

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Cyclone ‘Tej’

Cyclone ‘Tej’ Why in News? Recently the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that Cyclone Tej, which is forming a depression in the Arabian Sea, has intensified into an extremely severe cyclonic storm near the

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Heat Belts

Heat Belts Why in News? A new study recently reveals the emergence of an “extreme heat belt” in the United States, which is likely to spread to other regions of the world by In Terms

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Aerosol Why In News ? Recently, a new analysis by the Physical Research Laboratory of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has revealed that a worrying increase in aerosol levels is being observed in the

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Mytella strigata

Mytella strigata WHY IN NEWS ? Recently, the Southern Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the Fisheries Department and the Tamil Nadu State Wetland Authority to file a detailed report on the

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Invasive Plant Species

Invasive Plant Species  WHY IN NEWS ?  About 66 per cent of the country’s natural systems are threatened with invasive species, according to the report. MAIN BODY Introduced as an ornamental species and for use

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Manis Mysteria

Manis Mysteria Why in news ? Adding to the eight known species of pangolins, scientists recently discovered a ninth variety, tentatively named “Manis mysteria” Manis Mysteria Findings – eight species of pangolin (4 Asian and

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Shrinking lion numbers in Africa

Shrinking lion numbers in Africa  Why in News?  The Study by Journal Nature Communications highlighted the concerns with respect to the population of Lions lying well below the carrying capacity across 62 geographic locations of

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Moonquakes Why in News ?  An earthquake is caused when tectonic plates shift, however, the quakes themselves aren’t restricted to the earth. Central Idea A research utilized seismic data collected between 1976 and 1977, showcasing

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Powerful quake in Morocco

Powerful quake in Morocco  Recently, an earthquake of 6.8-6.9 magnitude occurred in the Marrakesh-Safi region of Morocco, which is the most destructive earthquake to hit the country in the last 120 years. This is the

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Swachh Vayu Sarvekshan 2023 Rankings

Swachh Vayu Sarvekshan 2023 Rankings  Recently the awards of ‘Clean Air Survey 2023’ were announced by the ‘Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Swachh Vayu Sarvekshan (SVS) It is a new initiative

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State of India’s Birds 2023 report

State of India’s Birds 2023 report Recently Wildlife Institute of India (WII) and Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have released the report titled ‘Status of Birds of India, 2023’. This report is a periodic assessment

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