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Undisturbed mass nesting of Olive Ridleys at Rushikulya

Olive Ridley turtles Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: Restrictions in place for the COVID-19 threat are saving lakhs of Olive Ridley turtles from possible disturbance by humans, especially tourists, while they are continuing mass nesting at Odisha’s Rushikulya rookery. News Summary: Every year, thousands of Olive Ridley turtles nest at Odisha’s Rushikulya rookery …

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Parliament passes Mineral Law (Amendment) Bill

MMDR Act (Amendments) Approx Read Time: 6 minutes   In News: MMDR Act (Amendments) Parliament has passed The Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 for amendments in Mines & Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act 1957 and The Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015. The bill which will come into force after the President’s assent, will open a …

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Red Panda, traps still snare endangered mammal

Red Panda – Wildlife Report Approx Read Time: 5 minutes  In News: As per a report released by wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC, Red Panda has fewer hunters because the younger generations of people across its Himalayan habitat are losing interest in animal products. News Summary: A report titled Assessment of illegal trade-related threats to …

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What causes coral bleaching at the Great Barrier Reef?

Great Barrier Reef Approx Read Time: 5 minutes  In News: Scientists have warned that the Great Barrier Reef will face a critical period of heat stress over the coming weeks, following the most widespread coral bleaching the natural world has ever endured. News Summary: Scientists have warned that the Great Barrier Reef will face a …

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National Chambal Sanctuary declared eco-sensitive zone

National Chambal Sanctuary Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: The government has notified area to an extent of zero to two kilometer around the Chambal sanctuary as the national Chambal sanctuary eco-sensitive zone. News Summary: The central government has notified an area to an extent of zero to two kilometers around the boundary of …

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