09 Feb, 2020

  • Keep agri, dairy products out of US trade deal - International Relations
  • Modi flags Tamil concerns to Mahinda - International Relations
  • West Bengal growing Arsenic Resistant rice - Environment
  • Loktak Lake- Sunday Magazine- Environment
  • Polo's first ponies - Sunday Magazine - Culture
  • What is the debate about RO water? - Reference - Environment
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    POLO’S FIRST PONIES (MAGAZINE)

    The Sagol Kangjei originated in Manipur and later emerged as Polo. The game uses indigenous breed of horse – Manipuri pony. The Manipuri pony is now a threatened breed.

    • Sagol Kangjei
    • Manipuri pony
    • Threatened breed

     

    MANIPUR’S LOKTAK LAKE CHOKES FROM A CATASTROPHIC PROJECT FLAGGED OFF 50 YEARS AGO – MAGAZINE

    Largest freshwater (sweet) lake in North -East India. It is one of the Ramsar sites in India. Phumdi - an organic mass floating in the lake – is an exclusive feature of Loktak Lake. Keibul Lamjao, the only floating national park in the world, floats over it.

    • Manipur’s Loktak Lake
    • Ramsar sites
    • Phumdi - an organic mass floating in the lake
    • Keibul Lamjao

     

    WEST BENGAL GROWING ARSENIC-RESISTANCE RICE

    Researchers have developed and commercialised a rice variety that is resistant to arsenic. Several studies have shown that arsenic from groundwater and the soil can enter the food chain through paddy.

    • Arsenic Poisoning
    • West Bengal
    • Highest concentration of arsenic in groundwater
    • Muktoshri - IET 21845

     

    KEEP AGRI, DAIRY PRODUCTS OUT OF TRADE DEAL WITH U.S.

    Farmers groups and lobbies, which successfully protested the agricultural and dairy free trade provisions of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) leading to India pulling out of those talks, are now urging the Centre to ensure that agricultural products stay out of the ongoing Indo-U.S. trade negotiations as well.

    • Indo-U.S. trade negotiations
    • Dairy Products
    • Out of US Deal
    • Dumping

     

    MODI FLAGS TAMIL CONCERNS TO MAHINDA

    In the backdrop of the visit of Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa to India a number of bilateral issues were discussed.

    • Salient Features of 13th Amendment
    • Provincial Council
    • Executive Power
    • India’s stand on 13th Amendment
    • Stand of Sri Lanka
    • Debt Crisis in Sri Lanka     
    • Concern for India
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