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New Delhi Declaration (NDD)

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‘The New Delhi Declaration on Asian Rhinos 2019’ was signed by the five rhino range nations for the conservation and protection of the species. To increase the population of three species of Asian rhinos, including the Greater one-horned rhinoceros found in the Indian sub-continent, India will collaborate with Bhutan, Nepal, Indonesia and Malaysia

Quick Reaction Surface To Air Missile System (QRSAM)

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QRSAM was successfully test fired at Chandipur in Odisha's Balasore district in February 2019

Gita Govind

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The Victoria Memorial Hall (VMH) in Kolkata displayed the handwritten script of Gita Govind from the 17th century to mark International Mother Language Day (21 February).

Forest Right Act (FRA), 2006

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SC has ordered the eviction of nearly 10 lakh forest dwellers whose claims as forest dwellers have been rejected under the Forest Rights Act of 2006

Kisan Urja Surksha Utthan Mahaabhiyan (KUSUM)

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The solar pump scheme, KUSUM was given nod by the Cabinet after a year of its announcement

Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Programme

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Phase II of the Grid Connected Roof Top Solar Programme was recently approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs. The programme will be implemented with a total central financial support of Rs. 11,814 crore.

Island Development Agency (IDA)

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Recently, four islands in Andaman and three islands in Lakshadweep have been identified for seaplane operations. Also, private sector participation has been invited for tourism-based projects

Battle Of Sinhagad

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The original commemorative memorial of Tanaji Malusare was recently found while restoring the Sinhagad Fort, 35 km from Pune. Tanaji Malusare was a Maratha warrior after whom Shivaji is said to have named Sinhagad Fort (Lion’s fort).

Wildlife Protection Act (WPA), 1972

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The Forest Department has issue a warning-cum-advisory to the Telangana State Beedi Leaves and Forest Contractors’ Association (TSBLFCA) against wanton destruction of forest or encouraging others to do so by way of burning it as part of beedi leaf collection activity.


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The Government of Kerala is taking all possible steps to make people aware about the ill effects of trans fat. The Health Department has drawn up an action plan to create public awareness on the dangerous effects of trans fatty acids (TFA) in commercially available food items and to promote the local food industry to meet the current statutory limits set for TFA.

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