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NEWS IMPULSE – GANGA RIVER DOLPHIN DAY| 07 OCTOBER

<p style=”margin-bottom: 8px; text-align: center;”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><b>Source &ndash; The Hindu</b></span></span></span></span></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom: 8px; text-align: center;”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><b>GS Paper &ndash; 3</b></span></span></span></span></p>

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<p style=”margin-bottom:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><b>Context</b> – <span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Roboto”><span style=”color:#3c4043″>India celebrates&nbsp;<b>October 5</b>&nbsp;every year as the &#39;Ganga River Dolphin Day&#39; as this day Ganga Dolphins were declared national aquatic animals in 2010.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><b><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Roboto”><span style=”color:#70757a”>Highlights</span></span></span></span></b></span></span></span></span></p>

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<li class=”text-node” style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”vertical-align:baseline”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”><span lang=”EN-GB”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:#1a1a1a”><span style=”letter-spacing:.35pt”>The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) launched a Dolphin-based ecotourism program, including&nbsp;</span></span></span></span><span lang=”EN-GB” style=”background:white”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”letter-spacing:.35pt”>Dolphin safari</span></span></span><span lang=”EN-GB”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:#1a1a1a”><span style=”letter-spacing:.35pt”>, at six sites in three states &ndash; Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal — along the country&rsquo;s national river on the occasion of the &lsquo;Ganga River Dolphin Day&rsquo; on Monday.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-bottom:8px; margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:#1a1a1a”><span style=”letter-spacing:.35pt”>The </span></span></span></span><span style=”background:white”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”letter-spacing:.35pt”>Ganga Praharis</span></span></span>-<span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:#1a1a1a”><span style=”letter-spacing:.35pt”> trained volunteers from among the local community working for cleanliness of Ganga – will take the tourists at these sites on boat rides to view Dolphin in the Ganga river.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-bottom:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”color:#25272b”><span style=”line-height:normal”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><strong><span style=”font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;”>A collaborative effort by Uttar Pradesh Forest Department and WWF-India supported by National Mission for Clean Ganga</span></strong></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-bottom:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”color:#25272b”><span style=”line-height:normal”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><strong><span style=”font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;”>Uttar Pradesh becomes the first state to conduct the Dolphin Census using a unified methodology for the second time</span></strong></span></span></span></span></span></li>
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