08.03.22 APSC Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM

 

Manas National Park- Rise in Tiger Population

 

The Manas National Park and Tiger Reserve in Assam have witnessed a sharp rise in the population of rhinos and tigers.

 

The authorities of the national park expect the tiger population will rise to more than 60 from 48 as per the 2021 census.

In 2010, the tiger population of the park was recorded 10 while in 2020 it had increased to 30.

In 2010, after the first tiger census in Manas National Park was conducted the Tiger Conservation Authority had said during their analysis that the national park’s tiger population will be increased by double in 2020 and it reached 30.

In the 2021 census, 48 tigers were counted in the park which means the tiger population had increased by 18 within a year. The census for 2022 is ongoing and it will be finished by March and it is being expected that the population will increase to more than 60.

 

NORTH-EASTERN STATES

30 of 36 disputed villages along Meghalaya-Assam border to remain in Meghalaya: CM

Thirty of the 36 disputed villages along the Meghalaya-Assam border have been recommended by regional committees of the two states to remain in Meghalaya, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma informed the assembly.

Sangma said that discussions, visits and surveys were conducted by regional committees of the two states headed by cabinet ministers, and special technologies were used in the exercise. The areas will be more accurately determined by the Survey of India in the presence of representatives of both the states. The chief minister said that both the states have signed anMoU in January end on the resolution and conclusion of dialogue in six areas of difference and it was forwarded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

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