- India records less than 100 tiger deaths for the first time in three years
- India-Nepal To Hold Talks Over Kalapani
- Ekashila Nagara (Orugallu)
Why in News?
For the first time in the past three years, the number of tiger deaths in a year in the country has been less than 100: Ministry of Forest Environment and Climate Change (MoEFCC)
More about NTCA
The Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 was amended in 2006 to provide for constituting the National Tiger Conservation Authority. It is responsible for implementation of the Project Tiger plan to protect endangered tigers. The National Tiger Conservation Authority is set up under the Chairmanship of the Minister for Environment and Forests. The Authority will have eight experts or professionals having qualifications and experience in wildlife conservation and welfare of people including tribal, apart from three Members of Parliament of whom two will be elected by the House of the People and one by the Council of States. The Inspector General of Forests, in charge of project Tiger, will be ex-officio Member Secretary.
The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) is a tribunal which was formed by the Central Government of India under Section 410 of the Companies Act, 2013. The tribunal is responsible for hearing appeals from the orders of National Company Law Tribunal(s) (NCLT), starting on 1 June, 2016.
The tribunal also hears appeals from orders issued by the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India under Section 202 and Section 211 of IBC. It also hears appeals from any direction issued, decision made, or order passed by the Competition Commission of India
Kalapani Region of the Uttarakhand is the bone of contention between India and Nepal. India has recently released its new political map– released by Survey of India
About Survey of India
The Survey of India is India’s central engineering agency in charge of mapping and surveying.
- It is under ministry of Science and Technology and headquartered at Dehradun.
- It was established in 1767
- Considered City of a Single Stone, the Kakatiya Heritage of Warangal
- However, the city was not built from a “single stone” [as was, for example, the monolithic Ellora temple]; rather it was built around a single massive outcrop of rock that rose prominently from the surrounding plains.
- Sanskrit Ekashila Nagara– Telugu name Orugallu
The torana is found not only in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain sites in India but variations exist in Southeast Asia and even Japan. Torana is the etymological root for words such as “door” and the German “tor”, but the Warangal torana – which means “bird perch” – takes the word more literally, with two charming birds roosting on either end.
- The admirable state of its preservation is ascribed to the absence of religious imagery, which is probably why some other monuments in this region were also spared by Muslim invaders.
- 4 toranas
- Kakatiya’s deity
- Instead of the usual east-facing entrance, it appeared open to all four cardinal points, based on the Sarvatobhadra plan, “auspicious on all sides.”