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Shoot-at-sight order issued in Corbett Tiger Reserve to curb poaching

6 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

As per the tiger census data released in 2015, Uttarakhand with 340 tigers has the second highest tiger population in the country after Karnataka.

Paris to erect wall of bulletproof glass around Eiffel Tower

Feb 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

A 2.5-meter high bulletproof wall is going to be constructed around the Eiffel Tower, as a part of the city’s efforts to heighten security around it and renovate the site.

Beipanjiang Bridge, 'world's highest bridge' standing 1850ft above a gorge opens

Dec 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Beipanjiang is the highest bridge in the world but the Millau Viaduct, a joint British-French venture on the A75 Autoroute is the tallest bridge in the world.

Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe seeks reconciliation with US at Pearl Harbour

Dec 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan visited Pearl Harbour with Barack Obama to offer his condolences to the victims of the Japanese attack. He became the first Japanese Prime Minister to visit USS Arizona Memorial.

Aleppo’s Christians celebrate Christmas for first time in five years

Dec 26, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Christmas celebration has been seen as the return of peace in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Lanura becomes first village to go cashless in J&K

Dec 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Cashless economy is an economy in which almost all transactions are done digitally or by using cards.

56-hour gun battle in Pampore ends; two militants killed

Oct 13, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Pampore, a town situated on the eastern side of river Jehlum on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway in Jammu and Kashmir, is worldwide famous for its Saffron, so known as "Saffron Town of Kashmir.

Madras Crocodile Bank Trust opens for public

Jul 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Croc Bank currently consists of a large reptile park near Chennai, Southern India and several field projects located throughout the subcontinent reaching as far afield as the Nicobar Islands.

Majuli in Assam declared as island district

Jun 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Majuli is a unique geographical occurrence and a result of the dynamics of the Brahmaputra river system. It is also the largest mid river delta system in the world.

Kuumbi Cave: Bone artefacts used by Early Humans discovered in the Cave

Jun 22, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Kuumbi Cave is one of a group of caves that underlie a flight of marine terraces in Pleistocene limestone in eastern Zanzibar.

Martian crater named after Nepal quake-hit village Langtang

Jun 21, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Langtang, a village in Nepal, was worst hit by the 25 April 2015 earthquake in which at least 215 people were killed.

Gujarat’s Shiyal Bet gets power after 70 years of Independence

Jun 15, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Shiyal Bet project is an important part of the Prime Minister’s target to electrify 18000 villages in India by mid-2018.

Fire breaks out at Central Ammunition Depot, Pulgaon

Jun 1, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Pulgaon depot is located at 110 km from Nagpur and is the largest ammunition hub in India.

Alberta Wildfire: State of Emergency declared by Canada Government

May 6, 2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The raging wildfire that engulfed homes and several neighbourhoods prompted the biggest evacuation in the history of Alberta State.

West Bengal's Coochbehar district enclave-dwellers to vote for first time since Independence

May 4, 2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The 51 enclaves of Coochbehar were treated a no man’s land until Land Boundary Agreement 1974 between India and Bangladesh came into effect on 31 July 2015.

Syrian Army recaptured historic city of Palmyra from Islamic State

Mar 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Palmyra was captured by the IS in May 2015 and since then the Army of Syria fought for its control with the support of national aviation and Russian Aerospace Forces.

Brussels came under terrorist attack; Scores killed

Mar 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

The attack on Belgium is of strategic concern for the security agencies as the headquarters of both the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU) are located in this city.

Indian Army’s cycling event for nature flagged off from Pangsau Pass

Mar 10, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Pangsau Pass Winter Festival is celebrated every year at Nampong, Arunachal Pradesh by the Tangsa tribes and is the second most popular tourism event of the State.

UN human rights experts urged US to increase efforts to address water contamination in Flint

Mar 4, 2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Flint is a place wherein majority of the population is predominantly African-American, and many residents live below the poverty line.

Union Government ordered rebidding for 10050 crore rupees Zoji La tunnel

Mar 2, 2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

As some doubts were raised in respect of the project, rebidding was ordered to maintain complete transparency and uphold probity in public life.

Bangladesh paid homage to 1952 Language Movement martyrs at Central Shaheed Minar

Feb 22, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

On 21 February 1952, day police shot dead people protesting against the then Pakistan government's decision to impose Urdu as sole state language on the people of erstwhile East Pakistan.

Elephanta Island to get electricity from Independence Day 2016

Feb 11, 2016
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

The 'City of Caves', on an island in the Sea of Oman close to Bombay, contains a collection of rock art linked to the cult of Shiva.

Bangladesh cancelled Sonadia Island Port Project with China

Feb 9, 2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The island is seen as a potential deepwater port that could serve the landlocked parts of India, Myanmar and China.

Terrorist attacked IAF Airbase at Pathankot

Jan 4, 2016
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Following the attack a joint combing operation by the armed forces, police and security personnel was launched and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over the probe.

North India's first cable bridge inaugurated at Basohali town of J&K

Dec 24, 2015
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

It would provide close connectivity between three northern states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.

NGT ban led Lakadong coal miners to switch to turmeric farming

Nov 30, 2015
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

In April 2014, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned on coal mining and transportation of coal in Meghalaya's Jaintia Hills region.

Union Home Minister released a Graphic booklet on Sardar Post

Sep 25, 2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

On 9 April 1965, at the Sardar Post in the Rann of Kutch, two companies of CRPF stood their ground and repulsed the attack of full-fledged Pakistani Infantry Brigade inflicting heavy casualties.

Beach resort of Bodrum, Turkey; Witness to Syrian refugee crisis

Sep 4, 2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Bodrum is a port city and beach resort in the southwestern Aegean Region of Turkey.

Palmyra's Temple of Bel destroyed by ISIS militants: UN

Sep 1, 2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

The Temple of Bel’s construction started in 32 BC and ended in the second century AD. Later, it served as both, Church and Mosque.

Palmyra's temple of Baalshamin destroyed by ISIS militants

Aug 24, 2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

As per the reports, the militant group placed a large quantity of explosives in the temple of Baalshamin and then blew it up. The explosion caused much damage to the temple.

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