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Forest Rights Act, 2006

The Forest Rights Act 2006 (FRA 2006) recognizes the rights of tribal communities who are living in forests. It also recognizes the rights of other forest dwellers who depend on forests for their livelihoods and habitats. This law is known by other names such as the Scheduled Tribe and other traditional Forest Residents Act, Tribal ..

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Sufism

In Islam, Sufism is a mysticism. It is also known as tasawwuf. Mysticism means being one with God. The practitioner of Sufism are called Sufis. Highlights Sufis belong to different tariqas or orders. These orders are the congregations that form around the Grand Master. The master is called Wali. These masters trace the direct chain ..

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National Legal Services Day

On 9th November National Legal Services Day is celebrated. This day is celebrated to commemorate the adoption of the Legal Services Authorities Act. The law was passed in the year 1987. It came into effect on 9th November in the year 1995. This day is important to make the public sensitive to the various provisions ..

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Clean Green Village Week

Between 29th October, 2021 and 4th November, 2021 Clean Green Village Week was celebrated. Under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, this week was celebrated. Highlights As part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, this week was celebrated. Approximately 1,970 state and union territory events were held during Clean Green Village Week. Of ..

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Gravitational Waves

Gravitational waves are curvature disturbances in space-time due to accelerated mass. Gravitational waves are invisible but incredibly fast ripples in space. It travels at speed of light which is 186,000 miles per second. These waves stretch and compress everything in their path as they pass. Highlights Gravitational waves are “waves” in the structure of space-time ..

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Shramik Mitra Scheme

The Shramik Mitra Scheme has been launched by the Delhi Government for construction workers. As part of the program, 800 Shramik Mitras will connect with construction workers to draw their attention to the various state programs. Highlights This scheme will ensure that the benefits of all government programs reach Delhi’s construction workers. As part of ..

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Indian Rhino Vision (IRV) 2020

Indian Rhino Vision 2020, launched in the year 2005, is an initiative of the Assam State Government’s Ministry of Forest in collaboration with the International Rhino Foundation, WWF India and various other organizations. The purpose of the IRV 2020 was to increase rhino population in the state of Assam to 3,000 by establishing a new ..

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Paraja Tribe

The Paraja are the main tribes of Orissa. According to the 2011 census, there are 74,253 Parajas in Orissa’s Nabarangpur district. Highlights The Parajas have lived in India since the 2nd century AD. Their original hometown was in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region. They emigrated to Orissa. They are a collection of different sections. They show greater ..

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World Radiography Day

On 8th November, World Radiography Day is celebrated annually across the globe. This day observes the anniversary of the X-Rays’ discovery. This day is also celebrated with the aim of raising awareness regarding radiographic images. Highlights This day is observed to commemorate X-Rays’ discovery. On 8th November, 1895, X-rays were discovered. Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen, a ..

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Operation Allies Welcome

In the month of August 2021, Joe Biden, the current US president, instructed the country’s Department of Homeland Security to make efforts to help vulnerable Afghanistan, including those who have helped the United States over the past two decades. These efforts are designed to help them settle safely in the United States. These efforts have ..

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