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Red Sanders

Red Sanders Red sanders or red sandalwood, is a species endemic to the southern Eastern Ghats mountain range of South India. It is a rare kind of sandalwood that is in high demand in international market and costs around Rs.1,500 to Rs.2,000 a kg. The major markets for the wood are China, Japan, the Middle East, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Nepal. This tree is valued for the rich red color of its wood. The wood is not aromatic. The tree is not to be confused with the aromatic Sant

Protests in Cuba

CUBA Protests Thousands of people in the small island nation of Cuba took to the streets on Sunday against the country’s communist government against collapsing economy and the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and shortage of food and lack of some basic medicines Why’s the economy falling? Cuba's economy is struggling as Tourism, one of the most important sectors, has been devastated by the restrictions on travel during the Covi

Climate Change Impact on Health

With the monsoon making a revival over several parts of India, there is a rise in lightning-linked deaths. Over the years, the Home Ministry’s statistics consistently cited lightning as the biggest natural disaster-linked killer in India. The recent statistics from the National Crime Records Bureau, from 2019, said that year, there were 8,145 deaths in the country attributable to forces of nature. Of these, 35.3% deaths were reported due to ‘lightning’, 15.6% deaths du

Assam's Prevention of Cattle Bill- Provisions & Critical Analysis

Assam government introduced the Assam Cattle Preservation Bill 2021 to bring in more stringent measures to check the slaughter of cattle in the state. Assam already has existing cow protection laws. The Assam Cattle Preservation Act, 1951 (Later amended to Assam Cattle Preservation (Amendment) Act, 1962) lays down provisions for bulls, bullocks, cows, calves, male and female buffaloes, and buffalo calves The new bill’s key proposals can be summarised as follows: Obtaining &ld

US-Canada Heat Waves

While heatwaves are quite common during the summer months, the scorching heatwave hitting parts of western Canada and the US has been particularly devastating – with temperature records shattered and hundreds of people falling victim to the extreme heat. Canada broke its temperature record for a third consecutive day: recording a whopping 49.6°C on 29 June in Lytton, a village northeast of Vancouver, in British Columbia. The persistent heat over parts of western Canada and part

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