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India set to adopt sustainable development to eliminate poverty, Says President kovind

President Ram Nath kovind during a meeting said that India is set for sustainable development to fight against poverty and is on the way to become a middle-income country. President made these remarks during his meeting with the chiefs 46 central universities and institutes of higher learning in different fields including agriculture, petroleum and energy and information technology. The central agricultural universities can support our national goal of promoting sustainable agriculture, productivity and supporting our farmers with useful research, President added. Src: https://bit.ly/2PoCxcZ

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First butterfly census to be conducted in Karnataka between Dec 14-15

The Forest Department of Karnataka is going to carry out a butterfly census at the Kali Tiger Reserve in Uttara Kannada district on Dec 14 and 15 and it will be the first butterfly census conducted in the state. This assessment will help in setting up butterfly parks in the Uttara Kannada district and will help in converting the Doresanipalya Forest Research Station in Bengaluru into a butterfly park. The official also added that new butterfly-friendly plant species and butterfly host plants will be planted in the area to increase the number of butterflies. Butterflies are considered to be among the most important pollinators of agricultural crops. Src: https://bit.ly/2LSrYMS

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US Congress asks Google, Apple over need of app to bust data collection by Chinese apps

A panel of US Congress members have requested Google and Apple to comment on the need of a mobile app to disclose the overseas ties of the apps active in the country. This request was made in the wake of China’s trade deal with the US and the alleged involvement of the Chinese government in obtaining sensitive data of US citizens through apps such as TikTok who have their origins linked to China. Src: https://bit.ly/2LPfi9F

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Paid INR 36000 for each satellite image during Kargil war, says former Army chief VP Malik

The then chief of Indian Army General VP Malik said that India had to pay double amounts to other countries for weapons and amount as high as INR 36000 for each satellite image during the Kargil war fought between India and Pakistan in 1999. Malik lashing on to the political leadership said that the national security is still vulnerable as no appropriate lesson has been learned from the Kargil war. He also said that India will remain vulnerable unless we become self-reliant for defence equipment production. Src: https://bit.ly/2PNqzbt

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