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Daily Current Affairs – 2020

Topic: For Prelims and Mains

Ramsar Site

Why in News?

Ladakh’s Tso Kar wetland has become India’s 42nd  Ramsar site that is highest in south Asia.

  • It is called white lake, because of the white salt efflorescence found  due to the evaporation of highly saline water.


Facts for Prelims:

New species of sun rose:

Botanists have discovered a new species of wild sun rose from the Eastern Ghats in India.

  • The new species, named Portulaca laljii, discovered from Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh has unique features such as a tuberous root, no hair in its leaf axils, a reddish pink flower, prolate­shaped fruits, and copper brown seeds without lustre.
  • These morphological features distinguish the species from other species of genus Portulaca.                        



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