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Why forest is so essential?

More than 20,000 tree species are in danger and more than 1,400 of them are on the basic rundown, as per the FAO. Appraisals recommend 420 million hectares of backwoods have been lost since 1990 and even though the pace of misfortune has eased back, 10 million hectares were lost among 2015 and this year.  Woodlands spread just about 33% of the Earth's surface. 
420 million hectares have been lost since 1990. 
The UN uncovers 5 shrouded advantages of woodlands, from ensuring the dirt to giving water to the world's urban communities. 
It is assessed that 1.2 trillion trees should be planted to battle environmental change. 
"Backwoods are the lungs of our territory, sanitizing the air and invigorating new to our kin," said previous US president, Franklin Roosevelt. 
Covering right around 33% of the Earth's surface, timberlands are home to eight of every 10 creature and plant species. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says the world's woods inc…

Impact of Mauritius oil spill

There is a ship owned by Nagasaki shipping. It was carrying oil, which is about 4000, tonnes. This particular ship recently went and wrapped into a coral reef, and, ultimately, causing the oil spill in the Indian Ocean. More than a thousand tons of oil was leaked into this particular region in the environmentally protected marine ecosystem regions, and also the Blue Bay Marine ParkThis Blue Bay Marine Park reserve is one of the important wetlands of national importance.M Mauritius is one of the biodiversity hotspots. It has a high concentration of plants, animals, unique to this particular region. So what would be the loss at the marine level? And what would be the loss on the economy we have to focus on. When comes to marine life, we have the coral reef, the coral reef is also called the rain forests of the sea. Because of the diversity that is present in and around this particular coral reef, and they will also protect the coastline from the storms and erosion. Due to the oil spil…

Israel and UAE, pact Israel, the United Arab Emirates have moved to establish diplomatic ties between both countries.

Israel, UAE pact Israel, the United Arab Emirates have moved to establish diplomatic ties between both countries. This was accomplished, because of the support from the United States of America. These three countries have now called this, a historically move. These countries were in a business agreement, and with science and technology taking the president, they were able to accomplish back to challenge diplomacy between the United Arab Emirates, as well as Israel.We all know the fact that science and technology in Israel are very much advanced, they have several techniques like desalination agricultural technology, which was used by multiple other countries. So one of the basic uses for the United Arab Emirates was importing of Science and Technology. When it comes to desalination, and also when it comes to agricultural technology. Israel is currently engaging itself in vaccine development for COVID-19. So shortly, United Arab Emirates can get the vaccine from Israel, so it is suppor…

Story behind Beirut blast and challenges

More than a hundred people were killed, and nearly 4000 people were injured because of a massive explosion that took place in Lebanon's capital.  The initial assessment says this is because of the detonation of more than 2700 tons of ammonium nitrate. This is just the initial assessment, but clear cut analysis for the same is yet to be released by the government.  Ammonium nitrate is an odorless, crystalline substance that is used in bomb-making, as well as in fertilizer. It is the main component when it comes to the number of applications like the mining explosives, where it is mixed with the fuel, and then it is detonated with an explosive charge. More the ammonium nitrate is the bigger explosive capacity and at the same time, it is also used in the agricultural field. When it is used as a fertilizer ammonium nitrate is frequently added to increase, fertilizers, nitrogen content. It is used in the form of a granule when it comes to fertilizer. So when it is added to the fertilize…

Donald Trump has signed an executive order that prevents hiring of foreign workers on H-1B visas.

As expected, US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that prevents American federal agencies from contracting or hiring foreign workers, especially those who are on H-1B visas. A few weeks back in June Trump had suspended the issuance of temporary work visas, including the H-1B visa till the end of this year. Now, his administration has brought in a new executive order that prevents American federal agencies from hiring foreign workers, especially those who are in the United States on H-1B visas. The President has stated that this decision has been taken in the interest of protecting American jobs, which, according to him is being snatched away by cheap foreign labor, and this is in line with his America first policy.  Donald Trump has justified that these decisions are necessary to protect American jobs as the unemployment rate has risen exponentially. Due to the stagnation of the American economy, which has been further aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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What had changed in J&K since revocation of Article 370 and 35A

Article 370, and Article 35A J&K had been provided with a special status. This allowed Jammu and Kashmir, to have its flag and constitution. And it also granted political and administrative autonomy to the government of Jammu and Kashmir and the state legislature.
It also allowed the state government and the state legislature to define the permanent residents of the state under Article 35A, and subsequently provide them special rights and privileges, which is denied to outsiders. So such special provisions were provided to the state of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370, and under Article 35A  by keeping in mind the difficult circumstances under which J&K became a part of the Indian union. But over the years critics of these provisions have argued that the special status has promoted terrorism. It has blocked development in Jammu and Kashmir. And more importantly, it has affected the complete integration of J&K with the Indian union, thereby threatening the unity and the i…

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