What is Green Tax?

26 January 2021. Introduction:  The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has approved a proposal to levy a ‘green tax’ on old vehicles that are polluting the environment. Highlights: The Green tax will reduce the pollution level. It will also make the polluter to pay for creating pollution. Revenue collected from the […]

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Satellite images for Elephant Survey.

25 January 2021. Introduction: It is the first time animals have been spotted by satellite against a complex geographical background. The first animals to be successfully counted from space while moving through a complicated landscape that ranged from open grasses to forests are the African Elephants. Highlights: Researchers from the University of Oxford Wildlife Conservation Research […]

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Sunderbans is home to 428 species of birds.

Introduction: A recently published study the- “Birds of Sunderbans Biosphere Reserve ‘ by the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) highlighted that the Indian Sunderbans is home to 428 bird species. About Indian Sunderbans: Indian Sunderbans covers an area of 4,200sq km. It comprises of 2,585 sq km of  Sunderbans Tiger Reserve- which is home to […]

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‘Blue jet’ lightning spotted from International Space Station

20 January 2021. Introduction: Scientists on the International Space Station spotted a bright-blue lightning bolt shooting upward from thunderclouds. These blue jets can be difficult to spot from the ground, since the electrical discharges erupt from the tops of thunderclouds. But from space, scientists can peer down at this cerulean lightshow from above. Highlights: This event […]

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