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KURMA Mobile App—To Track and Conserve Indian Turtles

Published on July 21, 2020
Current Context: Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar has lauded and appreciated a mobile application to track, report and conserve the Indian turtles.
KURMA Mobile App—To Track and Conserve Indian Turtles

  • The name of the app is ‘KURMA’.
  • The was launched on the occasion of World Turtle Day i.e. on 23rd May 2020. 
  • It is developed by Indian Turtle Conservation Action Network (ITCAN) and Turtle Survival Alliance – India and Wildlife Conservation Society, India.
  • With the help of this app, one can submit the track or sight location of tortoise or turtle in ones surrounding area.
  • And with the help of that location database, the rescue team will be able to provide support, thus by adopting and taking care of turtle or tortoise.


Q.1 Which app was lauded and appreciated by Prakash Javadekar recently?
b. GST Rate Finder
c. Kurma
d. Arogya Setu

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