Deforestation in Amazon skyrockets to 12-year high
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest surged to a 12-year high in 2020, official government data showed on Monday (November 30), with destruction soaring since President Jair Bolsonaro took office and weakened environmental enforcement.
MEA announced that there will be no foreign leader as Republic Day chief guest. The decision comes due to the global situation arising out of Covid-19. Earlier, India had invited UK PM Boris Johnson as Republic Day chief guest. The UK PM cancelled his visit on Republic Day in view of the spread of the new virus variant. Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro was the chief guest at Republic Day last year. India is preparing to celebrate the 72nd republic day this year. NSG 'black cat' commandos were seen practicing for the Republic Day parade. The commandos will be part of the forthcoming Republic Day parade. NSG commandos are making a comeback this year. The rehearsal was carried out with specialized vehicles and equipment. The number of commandos has been reduced this year due to covid-19.
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A further 7,776 deaths were recorded in the most recent week, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), taking the total to nearly 104,000.
The UK is 5th on the overall list for number of deaths in the world, with only the US, Brazil, India and Mexico recording more deaths.
The country’s official death toll is also Europe’s highest figure.
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