UNESCO declares Panna Tiger Reserve a biosphere reserve

Context Recently, Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Madhya Pradesh (MP) was included in the global network of biosphere reserves by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Key…

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Tristan da Cunha: Atlantic Ocean’s largest protected marine reserve

Context The isolated UK Overseas Territory of Tristan da Cunha, which is home to the world’s most remote human settlement, declared the largest fully protected marine reserves in the Atlantic…

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Nandur Madhameshwar Wetland is now Maharashtra’s first Ramsar sites

Context The International Ramsar Convention on Wetlands has declared Nandur Madhameshwar Wetland in Niphad tahsil of Nashik district as Ramsar wetland. This is the first wetland in the state and…

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Sur Sarovar declared as 40th Ramsar Site of India

Context The Sur Sarovar, a bird haven in Agra (UP) got the designation as a ‘Ramsar sites’, getting the highest level of protection.  Read Now: Lonar lake declared as 41st…

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Lonar lake declared as 41st Ramsar site of India

Context Recently, Buldhana district's Lonar lake has been declared a Ramsar site, a conservation status conferred by International Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. It has been declared as the 41st place…

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Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM)

Context In an important step towards its induction, the indigenously developed Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) achieved a direct hit on to a pilotless target aircraft at medium range and…

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