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GS 2 Gurugram centre to monitor Indian Ocean Region coastline Consolidating the regional efforts with friendly nations to keep the global commons “open and accessible for all,” India on December 22 inaugurated an Information Fusion Centre - Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) which will work closely with countries in the region and will be manned by the Indian Navy. Justice, forgiveness, and the call to forget Forgiveness can play a reparative role provided it is seen as complementary to justice, not a substitute for it GS 3 ‘Finding skilled manpower was the key challenge for Bogibeel project’ A major challenge in the construction of the Bogibeel rail-cum-road bridge — set to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 25 — was finding the required skilled manpower, and convincing the personnel to work in the hostile conditions of Upper Assam. Govt. eyeing quick fix for farm sector The defeat in the Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh has made the government go back to the drawing board over the issue of rural distress, and some measures to bolster incomes in the countryside may be announced by the end of the winter session of Parliament. In Meghalaya, flouting the ban on mining An ‘underground economy’ has for long been known to fuel Meghalaya’s politics. It has taken the collapse of a coal mine and – in all probability – the death of at least 15 miners for the reality of illegal mining to hit hard. Remote islands are easy targets for alien species With the increase in anthropogenic activities like trade and transport, the biogeographical borders are broken down Sikkim's highest forest zone could get denser Environmental factors such as elevation, slope and humus played a role in this species composition.