The Hindu+PIB Current Affairs 29 March 2019

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Island Protection Zone, 2019 notified for Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Center has notified island protection zone (IPZ) 2019 for Andaman and Nicobar that permits eco-tourism projects 20 metres from the high tide line (HTL) in smaller islands like Baratang, Havelock and Car Nicobar, and at 50 metres in larger ones, and relaxed other norms, triggering concern among some green activists


4 ecotourism centres closed in Wayanad

The entry of tourists to four major ecotourism tourism centres under the South Wayanad Forest Division in Wayanad district has been closed as per a directive of the Kerala High Court

Israel unveils world’s longest salt cave

Israeli researchers have discovered the world’s longest salt cave near the desert site where, according to the Bible, Lot’s wife was turned into a pillar of salt.

Oxfam report on Women’s labour force participation

As per Oxfam India, Decline in rural jobs, transforming urban areas, unequal pay, the burden of unpaid care work and continuing prevalence of regressive social norms are some of the factors for low women’s participation in the workforce.

Dhanush: Indian Army inducts first indigenous artillery guns

The Indian Army has launched the first six of the indigenously built long-range artillery gun, Dhanush, also known as the ‘Desi Bofors’, which will now add to its firepower along the borders with Pakistan and China.

PFC becomes India’s second largest state-owned Financial Firm

Power Finance Corp. Ltd (PFC) has completed the purchase of a controlling stake in state-run peer REC Ltd that will create an $80-billion lending giant by assets and potentially help in faster resolution of stressed assets in India’s power sector.


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