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GS 2 How statistical information can be used The Collection of Statistics (Amendment) Act of 2017 authorises the Centre to decide the manner in which statistical information collected can be used. The original Act of 2008 had restricted the data collected to be used only for statistical purposes. GS 3 Odisha to showcase its biodiversity The Odisha government is setting up a world-class interpretation centre at Dangamal near Bhitarkanika National Park to showcase its efforts in protecting crocodiles and preserving its rich mangrove diversity. Steel imports from Japan, South Korea surge India is being hit by a wave of steel from producers in Japan and South Korea, a government document showed, as mills there redirect supply after U.S. President Donald Trump slapped an import duty on the alloy earlier this year. Scientists to test land for LIGO The Environment Ministry has allowed scientists to test the suitability of land in Maharashtra’s Hingoli district to host the India wing of the ambitious Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) project. This is a key step to establishing the one-of-its-kind astronomical observatory. Parking goes smart in Vijayawada The initiative taken up by Chennai-based Smart Parking India Pvt. Ltd. on a contract basis operates and maintains VMC’s parking lots in 20 locations in the city.