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Today's Headlines - 01 April 2024

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Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2024

GS Paper II

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Recently the Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules 2024 were introduced by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

Kerala Kalamandalam opens Mohiniyattam doors for boys

GS Paper I

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The Kerala Kalamandalam, a deemed university for arts and culture, has lifted gender restrictions to learn Mohiniyattam.

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Will global forest expansion hit tribals?

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A symposium on the rights of Indigenous people organized by the University of Arizona recently spotlighted the Indigenous peoples across the world will suffer if the U.N.’s Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework pursues and achieves its target of increasing protected areas from the current 16% to 30% of the world’s terrestrial area.

Afar Triangle

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Nestled within the Horn of Africa lies the Afar Triangle, a geological hotspot where the divergence of the Nubian, Somali, and Arabian plates sets the stage for monumental tectonic shifts.

60 products from across India earn GI tags

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A record number of 60 products from across India, have been given the Geographical Indication (GI) tag by the Chennai based Geographical Indications registry.

Is natural gas actually cleaner than coal?

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A new research indicates that natural gas, which has long been hailed as a good stepping stone for a world looking to replace coal with renewable energy, isn’t as climate-friendly as once thought.

UNESCO names 18 new Geoparks

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UNESCO has endorsed the addition of 18 new sites from around the world to its network of outstanding Geoparks, showcasing some of the most beautiful sites of natural beauty around the globe.

Konda Reddi tribe’s indigenous knowledge of Indian laurel tree proves resourceful

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Recently the Andhra Pradesh Forest Department posted a video in which Authorities from the department made an incision on an Indian laurel tree (Terminalia tomentosa) discovered within Papikonda National Park in the Rampa Agency region of Alluri Sitharama Raju district, and confirmed that the tree stores water in summer.