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Rail India Technical and Economic Service Limited (RITES), an engineering consultancy company that provides transport infrastructure services, entered a contract with Bangladesh Railways to supply the country with 200 broad-gauge passenger coaches. The project is worth around ₹915 crore and is funded by the European Investment Bank. 

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Three popular Indian literary texts–Panchatantra, Sahrdayaloka-Locana and Ramcharitmanas–have been included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) Memory of the World Regional Register List, earning them international recognition. The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) helped ensure the inclusion of the literary masterpieces in the prestigious list. 

Over 30 flamingos died after colliding with an Emirates flight flying from Dubai to Mumbai on May 21. Forest department officials are investigating the cause of the unfortunate event and will come up with measures to prevent such accidents in the future. 

An adult tiger was killed on the Bhandara-Gondia Highway in Maharashtra after being hit by a speeding vehicle. The car was on a single lane road, which passes through the Navegaon Nagzira Sanctuary. 

Researchers have discovered three modern human viruses in 50,000-year-old Neanderthal bones, suggesting that Neanderthals could have become extinct due to them. Researchers will conduct studies to further understand the exact effect of these viruses on Neanderthals thousands of years ago. 

The Uttarakhand Forest Department has managed to conserve over 2,100 plant species in the state including endangered, vulnerable and critically endangered species. Officials used both in-situ and ex-situ conservation techniques to preserve shrubs, trees, lichens, orchids, algae and other types of plants. 

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