Kaptan Singh Solanki is new Governor of Haryana

The President of India appointed veteran BJP leader and Rajya Sabha member Kaptan Singh Solanki (75) as the Governor of Haryana in place of Jagannath Pahadia whose tenure is over.

Solanki, a former professor, belongs to Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh and was renominated to Rajya Sabha in August, 2012.

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IUCN adds 8 more Indian bird species to 2014 Red List

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has added eight new bird species found in India to the 2014 Red List. Now, over 170 species of birds in the country stand threatened.

The eight species of birds newly added to the Red List are:

  1. Woolly-necked stork
  2. Ashy-headed green pigeon
  3. Red-headed falcon
  4. Andaman teal
  5. Andaman green pigeon
  6. Himalayan griffon
  7. Bearded vulture
  8. Yunnan nuthatch.

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