Prelim Snippets 17-06-2019


  • It is a Freshwater Turtle that is found in India and Bangladesh.
  • It is omnivorous, with a diet ranging from aquatic plants to aquatic insects
  • The black softshell turtle (Nilssonia nigricans) figures in the
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List as “extinct in the wildsince 2002.
  • Consumption of turtle meat and eggs, silt mining, encroachment of wetlands and change  in flooding pattern have had a disastrous impact on the States turtle population.


  • This is the First Time Dam square is host to-This is the first time Dam square is host to a public event related to India.
  • Dutch Ministry of defence has introduced yoga for armed forces to enrich their training program and reduce stress.
  • International Yoga Day is celebrated every year on June 21 since 2015.


  • It is a species of orangutan native to the island of Borneo. Together with the Sumatran orangutan and Tapanuli orangutan it belongs to the only genus of great ape’s native to Asia
  • It is a Critically Endangered Species, with deforestation, palm oil plantations, and hunting posing a serious threat to its continued existence.
  • Orangutans are highly intelligent, displaying tool use and distinct cultural patterns in the wild. It shares approximately 97% of their DNA with humans.
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