GS 2 Solih promises to reset ties At their meeting, the two leaders agreed on the importance of maintaining peace and security in the Indian Ocean and being “mindful of each other’s concerns and aspirations for the stability of the region”. GS 3 Ganga waterway project cleared after overruling expert panel Environment Ministry and inland waterways body differed on need for clearances Project maps butterfly migration in south India The Ferns Naturalists’ Society (FNS), Wayanad, Travancore Natural History Society (TNHS), and the Malabar Natural History Society (MNHS) are joining hands to launch a citizen science project to map the migratory path of butterflies in South India in a first such initiative in the country. Jumbo care! India gets its first dedicated elephant hospital India’s elephants now have their first fully equipped dedicated hospital near the Taj Mahal, complete with wireless digital X-Ray, laser treatment and dental X-ray facilities. The ‘jumbo’ hospital is the result of a collaborative effort between the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department and conservation NGO Wildlife SOS. GROWTH-India telescope’s first science observation The 0.7 m GROWTH-India telescope at the Indian Astronomical Observatory located in Hanle, Ladakh, has made its first science observation which is a follow-up study of a nova explosion.