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Month: April 2024

Two Brothers Find Bones Of Prehistoric Elephant

9-year-old Constantin and 10-year-old Alexander discovered the bones of a prehistoric elephant, near the district of Erding, in Taufkirchen near Munich. This elephant is believed to be the largest land mammal to have ever lived in Germany.

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Experts believe that this prehistoric elephant would have lived somewhere outside of what is now the city of Munich, around 10 million years ago. It would have weighed up to 12 tonnes, with a shoulder height of up to five metres. When the two brothers found the bones, they initially thought it was just some wood.

What is the most interesting thing you have ever found in the ground?

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Homework Banned In Poland

The Polish government has introduced strict limits on school homework from the beginning of April, in order to improve the country’s education system. According to the new rules, children in first to third grades will not be given homework by teachers.

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In grades four to eight, homework is now option- al and doesn’t count towards a grade. Children in Poland are welcoming strict limits on school homework imposed by the government.

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Plastic Pollution: Everything You Need To Know About Plastic Facts And Figures

Plastic pollution threatens the survival of marine life, endangers wildlife, contributes to climate change, and poses a health risk to humans. Plastic materials are a part of our oceans, soil, and air, impacting both wildlife and human health. Even though plastic is convenient to use, the use of plastic comes at a high environmental cost. The plastic pollution crisis is very serious. Plastic is non-biodegradable and can take up to a thousand years to decompose. This means that the plastic waste that is generated today, if left untreated, will be there for generations to come.

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  • Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are two of the world’s biggest known plastic polluters.
  • A plastic straw used for just a few minutes takes almost 200 years to decompose.
  • A plastic bag, which may be used for an average of 15 minutes, can take 20 years to break down.
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate is a plastic that is used in plastic packaging for foods and beverages, takes around 500 years to break down.
  • The world produces around 400 million metric tonnes of plastic waste every year.
  • 50% of that is for single-use purposes utilised for just a few moments, but on the planet for at least several hundred years. A plastic bag, which may be used for an average of 15 minutes, can take 20 years to break down. When plastic items are discarded, they do not biodegrade: instead, they slowly fragment into smaller pieces, known as microplastics. These microplastics are less than 5mm in diameter and become almost impossible to deal with. Plastic in this form can remain in the environment for centuries, infiltrating ecosystems and causing harm to wildlife and humans.
  • The world produces around 400 million metric tonnes of plastic waste every year.
  • 50% of that is for single-use purposes utilised for just a few moments, but on the planet for at least several hundred years.
  • India has the best plastic recycling rate in the world, reportedly re-cycling as much as 60% of its plastic waste.
  • China is the world’s largest plastic-producing country.
  • 90% of plastic is made from fossil fuels.
  • 5 trillion pieces of plastic are estimated to be floating in the world’s seas.
  • Only 9% of all plastic gets recycled.
  • 1 million marine animals are killed by plastic pollution every year.
  • 90% of seabirds mistakenly eat plastic rubbish.
  • 1 in 3 fish caught for human consumption now has plastic.
  • More than 700 species, including endangered ones, have been affected by plastic pollution.
  • 10 million tons of plastic is dumped in the oceans every year.

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Virat Kohli Wax Statue In Jaipur

A wax statue of cricketer Virat Kohli was unveiled at the Jaipur Wax Museum on World Heritage Day. The museum is located in the premises of the famous Nahargarh fort and already has statues of cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The statue, weighing 35 kg, was sculpted in about two months.

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The statue, meticulously crafted over a span of two months, captures the essence and charisma of Virat Kohli, reflecting his stature as one of the most celebrated figures in Indian cricket history. Weighing in at 35 kilograms, the intricately detailed sculpture stands as a testament to the dedication and skill of the artisans behind its creation.

Nestled amidst the historical ambience of Nahargarh Fort, the Jaipur Wax Museum continues to draw visitors from far and wide, offering a unique blend of art, culture, and sports memorabilia. For fans of cricket and admirers of Virat Kohli, the unveiling of this wax statue marks a memorable highlight, providing an opportunity to get up close and personal with their idol in a truly immersive setting.

As visitors explore the museum’s corridors, they are transported into the world of cricketing greatness, where each wax figure tells a story of unparalleled achievement and legacy. Beyond being a mere tourist attraction, the Jaipur Wax Museum serves as a tribute to India’s rich cultural heritage and the indelible mark left by its sporting heroes.

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Indian Students Win NASA Rover Challenge 2024

NASA has announced that two Indian students’ teams from the New Delhi and Mumbai have won awards at the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge.

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The KIET Group of Institutions, Delhi-NCR, has won the award in the Crash and Burn category of the annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge, while Kanakia International School from Mumbai was given the Rookie of the Year award. More than 600 students with 72 teams from around the world participated.

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