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Published: 1st Aug 2021 8:01 pm


Telangana  and Maharashtra Forest Departments on Monday agreed to exchange two lions between the Nagpur Zoo and the Nehru Zoological Park,  Hyderabad. Two lions of similar breed will be exchanged between the zoos of the two states, it was agreed during a meeting Maharashtra’s Principal Chief Conservator of Forests G.S. Sai Prakash had here with his Telangana counterpart R. Shobha and other officials. The forest officials also discussed movement of tigers across inter-state borders, evacuation of human settlements in the tiger reserves, and setting up of checkposts to curb smuggling.The officials also discussed the measures taken up in both the states for the protection of vultures.

Andhra Pradesh

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In a special vaccine drive, Andhra Pradesh government inoculated as many as 11.78 lakh people, said a health official on Tuesday. AP health department carried out the special drive all through the 13 districts of the southern state on Monday until 11 p.m. Five districts vaccinated more than 1 lakh people, out of which East Godavari topped with 1.92 lakh inoculations. Grassroots governance system of village and ward volunteers is playing a key role in identifying unvaccinated people and inoculating them. The volunteer system has also undertaken multiple fever surveys across the state. Each volunteer is tasked with taking government services and schemes to 50 households.

State ScanKarnataka

Basavaraj Bommai sworn-in as the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], July 28 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Basavaraj Somappa Bommai took oath as the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka on Wednesday. He was administered the oath of office by Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot at a swearing-in ceremony held at Raj Bhavan here today. Son of former Chief Minister of Karnataka SR Bommai, a mechanical engineering graduate and former Janata Dal (United) leader Bommai was appointed Karnataka Chief Minister by the BJP high command on Tuesday, a day after caretaker Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa tendered his resignation. Shortly after his election as Karnataka Chief Minister, Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said that he will strive to work for the welfare of the poor.


Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) in collaboration with the Border Security Force (BSF) in a first of its kind project has launched Project Bold with the primary aim of developing green cover in the Indian deserts of Rajasthan. On July 27 KVIC along with the BSF planted 1000 bamboo saplings under Project Bold. The saplings were planted in Tanot village in Jaisalmer. KVIC has planned to develop the green patch in Tanot which will be bamboo based as a tourist attraction. Maintenance of the plants will be done by BSF. On 4th July Project Bold was launched from Nichla Mandwa, a tribal village in the Udaipur district.

State ScanJammu & Kashmir

A cloudburst occurred near the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas on Wednesday, but there was no loss of life in the incident, officials said.  The incident took place in the afternoon, leading to shooting stones which caused damage to some tents, the officials said. However, there was no loss of life in the incident, they said. The officials said two teams of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) are already deployed at the holy cave while an additional team has been deputed from Ganderbal district. Army and SDRF team working on war footing to rescue people and trace the missing persons.

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