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Soil salinization and sodification are major soil degradation processes threatening ecosystem and are recognized as being among the most important problems at a global level for agricultural production, food security and sustainability in arid and semi-arid regions.
With integrated theatre commands on the anvil in the country, the Army conducted a major combat exercise with other forces along the western border in Gujarat and Rajasthan to test new concepts and doctrines for wars of the future.
- The theatre-level “Dakshin Shakti” exercise, which included over 30,000 troops from the Army, Navy, IAF, Coast Guard, BSF and intelligence agencies, has led to the “activation of the entire desert, Rann and Creek sectors”.
The legendary santoor maestro and music composer Pandit Bhajan Sopori from Jammu & Kashmir has been awarded the National Kalidas Samman 2020 by the Government of Madhya Pradesh for his enormous contribution to Hindustani Classical Music (Santoor).
- He belongs to the fabled Sopori Sufiana Gharana of Kashmir, the exclusive traditional Santoor family of the country with its roots spanning over more than 300 years.
Delhi’s Nizamuddin Basti has received two awards at the Unesco Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation this year.
- The conservation initiative at Nizamuddin bagged the Award of Excellence and Special Recognition for Sustainable Development Award.