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Que. Discuss the details of largest cave fish on earth, discovered in Meghalaya.

  Mar 02, 2020

Que. Discuss the details of largest cave fish on earth, discovered in Meghalaya.

Ans.:
1. The discovery of the Meghalayan fish repudiates to the long-held assumption that the paucity of food in caves limits body length to 35 cm or less.
2. All previous discoveries of cave fish from India have been of small fish, and this is the largest of the cave fish discovered in the country.
3. The new species is similar to the golden mahseer, Tor putitora, except for its blander look, lack of eyes and -- of course -- its unusual underground home in Meghalaya's Jaintia Hills. It is not clear yet if a new species has been found.
4. The expedition that led to the discovery is part of a series that began in 1992.
5. The cave where it was found "floods dramatically" during the monsoon.

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Write the following about the US-Taliban deal signed last week called the Doha Agreement:
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