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A fight over a river escalates

A fight over a river escalates

A fight over a river escalates The row between Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra over the sharing of the Mahadayi (Mandovi) river has escalated. With Karnataka headed for elections and the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal setting a February date for the final hearing, political parties in both States have upped the…

Enough of shyness with Israel

Enough of shyness with Israel

Enough of shyness with Israel Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to India promises to be fruitful, and one that can bring the two countries closer than ever before. The significance of his visit should be seen in the context of India’s vote at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) last…

Flamingo Festival

Flamingo Festival

Subject: GS-1 & GS-3                                                              Topic: Art & Culture Environment & Conservation NEWS: The three-day annual Flamingo Festival is being held at Pulicat lake.  Facts to remember for prelims  1. Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary: It is considered one of the biggest habitat for some hundreds of pelicans and other birds. Located about 20…

Food poisoning: A common outbreak in India

Food poisoning: A common outbreak in India

Subject: GS Paper II                                                                                               Topic : Issues related to health   IN NEWS: A data by the Union Health Ministry’s Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) has indicated that food poisoning is one of the commonest outbreaks reported in 2017. This is apart from acute diarrheal disease (ADD). Acute diarrheal disease…

Bamboo: Grass from Tree

Bamboo: Grass from Tree

 Bamboo Not A Tree Anymore As President Clears Ordinance Amending Forest Law Recently, the Lok-Sabha amended Section 2(7) of the Indian Forest Act,1927. Earlier, a law dating back to the colonial era classified the plant as a tree.   It’s significance: . Not merely academic. . Classifying bamboo as a…