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Majuli to be India’s first carbon neutral district and biodiversity heritage site

Mar 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

In addition, the Chief Minister also launched Forests are Lives campaign to underline the importance of Assam’s rich forest and biodiversity.

Mass coral bleaching hits Great Barrier Reef for the second year in a row: Study

Mar 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The study concluded that many coral species are at greater threat of bleaching after more than a year of above-average ocean temperatures.

Longest extradosed bridge across River Narmada dedicated to nation at Bharuch

Mar 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The opening of the bridge is a major relief for people travelling on the Vadodara-Surat section of NH-8.

First smart tribal village Habbi inaugurated in Jammu and Kashmir

Mar 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The village is developed under the Rural Development Department of the State Government.  The village has been introduced with smart classes in the schools, better roads, electricity and water facility.

Andaman’s Radhanagar beach featured in top 10 beaches of World

Feb 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The beach on the Havelock Island has secured 8th position in the world & top spot in Asia in TripAdvisor's World's Travellers' Choice Award-Winning Beaches.

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

Feb 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 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: 23 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: 1 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: 5 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: 8 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.

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