Single use plastic banned in India from July 1

Context The Centre has banned the use of single use plastic from July 1. The Ministry for Environment, Forest and Climate Change had issued a gazette notification last year announcing…

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Invasive weed 17 plants stifling Kaziranga park

Context A Vitamin D3-rich weed and a shrub with roots that wild boars love to gorge on are among the 18 invasive plants stifling the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve,…

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Udaipur’s bird village menar to be declared wetland

Context Recognised as the “bird village” following community-driven conservation efforts, Menar in Udaipur district is set to be notified as Rajasthan's new wetland. About Menar Wetland This will pave the…

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A giant tortoise species Chelonoidis phantasticus

Context A giant tortoise, found alive in 2019, has been confirmed to belong a Galápagos species long believed extinct. About Chelonoidis phantasticus Named Fernanda after her Fernandina Island home, the…

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The Hippocratic oaths, Charak Shapath and Physician’s Pledge

The Hippocratic oaths, Charak Shapath and Physician’s Pledge Context Months after it triggered a row by suggesting that the traditional Hippocratic Oath in medical colleges should be replaced by a…

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