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Study: Mangroves in Florida expanding poleward

According to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal, Mangrove trees, which are highly sensitive to cold, have expanded extremely on the pole ward side or on the Atlantic coast of Florida as the frequency of frosts has diminished. Mangroves are restricted to the tropical areas as they Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityPlaces in News


Marijuana becomes legal in Colorado

The US State of Colorado became the first state to legally sell marijuana and open the retail spots for pot. About Marijuana Marijuana is a greenish-gray mixture of the dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds and flowers of Cannabis sativa – the hemp plant. Most people smoke marijuana, though it can also be used in other Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalPlaces in News


Union Ministry issued food safety guidelines for ICDS

The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development issued food safety and hygiene guidelines to prevent contamination of supplementary nutrition provided to pregnant women and children under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme. Operational Guidelines for Food Safety and Hygiene in ICDS While cooking and serving food, the anganwadi workers and helpers are not Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & PoliticsInternational


China banned officials from smoking in public places

China’s ruling Communist Party issued an order to ban officials from smoking in public places or while performing official duties. According to the circular – Officials are not allowed to smoke in public places viz. schools, hospitals, offices, public transport, public venues, etc. where smoking is banned. They can neither use public funds to buy Read More…

Month:  Categories: International


Finance Minister called financial sector regulators to implement FSLRC proposals

The Union finance minister, P Chidambaram stated the regulators must implement proposals of the Finance Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC). The FSLRC report contains 12 key proposals and these do not require legislative changes. It also included a draft Indian Financial Code that is expected to replace the current financial sector legislations but is unlikely Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking


Pakistan appoints a female judge to Sharia Court for the first time

Ms Ashraf Jehan (56) appointed as the first female judge of Shariah Court (Pakistan), which hears cases under the Islamic legislation. Ms Jehan was earlier serving as an additional judge at the high court in Sindh. Note: The Shariah Court was established in 1980 during the rule of military dictator Ziaul Haq as part of Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalPersons in News


PETA’s Person of the Year: Dr Shashi Tharoor

The Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. Shashi Tharoor named as the Person of the Year by the animal rights body PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) – India for taking steps to advance animal protection. Mr. Tharoor recommended the National Council for Teacher Education (NCERT) to ban the use Read More…

Month:  Categories: Awards & HonoursEnvironment & BiodiversityPersons in News