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Khangchendzonga biosphere reserve added to UNESCO list

The Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve, one of the highest ecosystems in the world, has been added to UNESCO’s list of World Network of Biosphere Reserve (WNBR). The Khangchendzonga reserve will be India’s 11th internationally designated WNBR. The reserve includes a range of ecoclines varying from subtropical to arctic, as well as vast natural forests in different biomes that

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Bengaluru to get India’s first government run e-Waste recycling plant

Union minister of chemicals and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar announced that India’s first e-waste recycling unit will come up in Bengaluru. Bengaluru is also the third in terms of e-waste generation in the country. While India produces 18.5 lakh metric tonnes of electronic waste annually, a whopping 92,000 metric tonnes comes from Bengaluru. Computers form 70% of the total e-waste and telecommunication equipment constitutes 12%.

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Bhitarkanika National Park became the largest habitat

The Bhitarkanika National Park has become the largest habitat of the endangered estuarine crocodiles in the country with a record number of their nesting sites spotted in it. Altogether 101 nesting sites of estuarine crocodiles were found this time by enumerators. The nesting spots had registered 25% rise this year. At least 1698 crocodiles, including albino species, were counted this year along the water-bodies of Mahanadi delta region, while the figure recorded last year stood at 1682

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