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New Delhi: A series of environmental stamps depicting the entire environmental profile of the country would be launched soon, Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday.

Speaking at the release of a commemorative stamp to mark the centenary year of Zoological Survey of India here, he said that the Department of Posts will bring out stamps for daily use and has already brought out a series of stamps on flora and fauna, classical musicians, revolutionaries of India, an official statement said.

Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar, who was also present, urged scientists of Zoological Survey to reach out to the students to motivate them and create more interest among them in basic sciences.

“Basic and fundamental sciences are important and lead to newer research,” he said.

The ministers had also released publications of Zoological Survey of India – the “Centenary Souvenir”, the “Centenary Directory” and “A Glorious 100”.

Recently concluded Paris climate talks had the issue where the need of more sensitivity towards the environment and climate was felt. The environmental Stamps are a way to spread the awareness in the country.

Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), the premier institute on animal taxonomy in India, was established on 1st July 1916 to promote the survey, exploration, research and documentation leading to the advancement in our knowledge on various aspects of the animal taxonomy of the Indian subcontinent.



The UK government on Thursday announced that it will move India from the red to the amber list on Sunday, in the country's latest update to the 'Red-Amber-Green' traffic light ratings for arrivals into England amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

This means the visit visas for the UK from India are open, in addition to other long-term visas that have remained open. But travellers from India arriving in England can complete a 10-day quarantine at home or in the place they are staying (not mandatorily quarantine in a managed hotel).

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Pakistan has failed miserably to protect Hindus, their interests.

A Hindu temple in Pakistan's Punjab province was reportedly vandalized by hundreds of people after a nine-year-old Hindu boy, who allegedly urinated at a local seminary, received bail, a media report said on Thursday.

According to the Dawn news report, the incident took place on Wednesday in Bhong town, about 60 km from Rahim Yar Khan city.

Besides the vandalization, the mob also blocked the Sukkur-Multan Motorway (M-5), the report added.

Citing sources, Dawn news said that a case was registered against the minor on July 24 based on a complaint filed by a cleric, Hafiz Muhammad Ibrahim, of the Darul Uloom Arabia Taleemul Quran.

The sources said that "some Hindu elders did tender an apology to the seminary administration saying the accused was a minor and mentally challenged".

But, when a lower court granted him bail a few days ago, some people incited the public in the town on Wednesday and got all shops there closed in protest, the report quoted the sources as further saying.

A video clip showing people wielding clubs and rods storming the temple and smashing its glass doors, windows, lights, and damaging the ceiling fans went viral on social media.

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