News at 9: Maharashtra gets 3 wildlife sanctuaries, Bali to issue 5 year work visa and more

Maharashtra gets 3 wildlife sanctuaries, Bali to issue 5 year work visa and more

Maharashtra gets 12 new conservation reserves and three wildlife sanctuaries, You can now work from Bali with a 5-year visa for digital nomads and more in top stories of the day.

Bali’s new digital nomad visa will let you live there tax free

After Spain, Estonia and Venice, Indonesia, Bali has introduced such a visa program for people working from home. The five-year digital nomads visa is expected to be launched soon by the country. Now that the several attractions and beaches in Bali are gradually reopening to overseas travellers, the government is looking for options to bring back tourists to improve the local economy. Commenting on the situation, the Indonesian Tourism Minister, Sandiaga Uno, said that sporting events, five-year visa program and ecological tourism are being created for remote workers. And these should bring some 3.6 million (nearly 36 lakh) international tourists back to the beach nation. “This should help create over 1 million (10 lakh) jobs for Indonesians,” he said.
The government has said that digital nomads will be exempted from paying any taxes, till the time they earn overseas and not in their country. The tax exemption point is surely going to attract people.

Maharashtra gets 12 new conservation reserves and three wildlife sanctuaries

In a major boost for wildlife conservation and environment protection movement, the Maharashtra State Board for Wildlife (MSBWL) has approved 12 new conservation reserves and three wildlife sanctuaries. Put together, these protected areas (PAs) will have an area of almost 1,000 sq km (around 692.74 sq km for conservation reserves and 303 sq km for wildlife sanctuaries), which is twice the size of Mumbai city’s 482 sq km.
The state will also get three new wildlife sanctuaries, namely the extension of the Lonar wildlife sanctuary (0.8694 sq km), Kolamarka in Gadchiroli (180.72 sq km) and Muktai Bhawani in Jalgaon (122.74 sq km).

Norway opens new $650 million national art museum complex in Oslo

Norway just opened its new $650 million National Museum to the public, unveiling a vast permanent exhibition of art through the ages that puts it on a par with some of the world’s greatest museums. With 13,000 square meters of exhibition space and 6,500 artworks permanently on display, including Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”, the museum will be the largest in the Nordic countries and in the same league as the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain, or the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
Designed to maximise energy efficiency and minimise greenhouse emissions, the museum is heated and cooled by water from the Oslo fjord on its doorstep.

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