Revised height of Mount Everest

Context Recenty, Nepal and China jointly announced the new height of Mount Everest as 8,848.86 meters in a high-profile virtual ...
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Bhashan Char Island

Context Recently, Bangladesh has transported more than 1,600 Rohingya refugees to a low-lying Bhashan Char island in the first phase ...
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Mount Vesuvius

Context Recently, The Italian Culture Ministry announced the discovery of well-preserved remains of two men, who perished during the volcanic ...
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Prelims In Focus-Part-15

Prelims in Focus, an IAS Abhiyan Initiative to quickly navigate through the important facts, current affairs, static portion to enrich ...
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Alpine plants in China’s Hengduan mountain range 30 million years old

Context Alpine plants in southwest China’s Hengduan mountain range could be nearly 30 million years old, the oldest alpine flora ...
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Milne Ice Shelf: Satellites capture Arctic ice split

Context High temperatures in the Canadian Arctic led to the collapse of the country’s last intact ice shelf recently. Key ...
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New Guinea has the world’s richest island flora

Context The island of New Guinea, the world’s second-largest in area and the largest tropical island, has the globe’s richest ...
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Maldives records highest Micro plastic Pollution

Context The proportion of microplastics, miniscule pieces of plastic waste that are less than 5 millimetres long, has increased dramatically ...
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New species discovered in the Galapagos islands

Context An international team of marine scientists have discovered 30 new species of invertebrates in deep water surrounding the Galapagos ...
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Places in News: Mousuni Island

Context Mousuni Island in West Bengal’s Sundarbans region was severely impacted by extreme weather. Close to a quarter of Mousuni ...
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Places in News: Brazil’s Pantanal Wetland

Context Devastating wildfires that burned out of control in late 2019 and early 2020 in Brazil’s Pantanal wetland are back ...
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Places in News: Agatti Island

Context Recently, the southern bench of the National Green Tribunal(NGT) has granted an interim stay on felling of coconut trees on Agatti ...
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[Places in News] MV Wakashio Oil Spill

Context In an unfortunate event, a Japanese bulk-carrier ship MV Wakashio which was carrying fuel oil has split into two ...
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