30 Mar, 2021
25 Min Read
|GS-II||P2P rally in Sri Lanka||International Relations|
|20th Amendment of Sri Lankan Parliament||International Relations|
|PT Pointer||Mitali Express between India & Bangladesh||International Relations|
|Panchayat Implementation in 6th Schedule Areas||Indian Polity|
|IUCN Declares African Elephants as Critically Endangered||Biodiversity & Environment|
Details of the March
Key concerns of the rally:
Issues in North and Eastern Sri Lanka
19th Amendment Act
18th Amendment Act
PM Modi & Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina inaugurated a passenger train between Dhaka, and New Jalpaiguri. It will strengthen the people-to-people connectivity & connect Dhaka cantonment and New Jalpaiguri on the Chilhati-Haldibari train link.
About Mitali Express:
Other Key Events:
The Union Minister of State for Home informed the Lok Sabha on March 23, 2021, that there is no proposal presently to introduce the Panchayat system in the Sixth Schedule areas of Assam.
What is Sixth Schedule?
Sixth Schedule Areas in North-East:
Powers of Autonomous Councils under Sixth Schedule
The IUCN has declared African Forest elephants as ‘critically endangered’ and Savanna (or bush) elephants as ‘endangered’.
Previously IUCN listed both African elephants as “vulnerable”. But now it has opted to list them separately. It is after genetic evidence proved that both are different species.
About African Elephants
About Asian Elephants:
Karnataka has the highest number of elephants (6,049), followed by Assam (5,719) and Kerala (3,054)
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