Argentine Ant –Key Facts.

26 May 2021. Introduction: Environmental DNA (eDNA) of Argentine Ant was successfully detected by researchers. It was detected in surface soil samples collected from Kobe Port Island and Kyoto’s Fushimi District. Facts: Both the areas have faced huge destruction caused by this invasive species called Argentine Ant. Invasive ant species causing severe damage across the […]

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Endangered African violet plant discovered in Mizoram.

26 May 2021. Introduction: A new species of plant, called African violet, was discovered by Indian Institute of Science education and research (IISER), Bhopal. Highlights: African violet is found in parts of Mizoram and adjoining areas in Myanmar. This discovery has given a platform for northeast in biodiversity which is still understudied and undiscovered. Discovery […]

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Govt to set up National Mission on use of Biomass.

25 May 2021. Introduction:  ‘National Mission on use of Biomass’ in coal based thermal power plants has been proposed by Union Ministry of Power. This decision was taken to address issue of air pollution caused due to farm stubble-burning. National Mission on use of Biomass Mission will reduce carbon footprints of thermal power generation. It […]

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Govt to set up National Mission on use of Biomass.

25 May 2021. Introduction:  ‘National Mission on use of Biomass’ in coal based thermal power plants has been proposed by Union Ministry of Power. This decision was taken to address issue of air pollution caused due to farm stubble-burning. National Mission on use of Biomass Mission will reduce carbon footprints of thermal power generation. It […]

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Gharial Hatchlings seen in Odisha.

24 May 2021. Introduction: Forest Department of Odisha has witnessed an adult Gharial surrounded by 28 hatchlings at Satkosia gorge in Mahanadi river which is considered as southernmost limit of gharials’ home range in India. Highlights: Forest department has been trying for 15 years to increase the population of gharials in their natural habitat in […]

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India Biodiversity Awards 2021.

24 May 2021. Introduction: Recently, India Biodiversity Awards 2021 were presented on the occasion of International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22. Who are the winners? Krishi Avam Paristhitiki Vikas Sansthan (KRAPAVIS) won the award under the category ‘Sustainable Use of Biological Resources.’ Shaji N.M., who is also called as ‘Tuber Man’ of Kerala […]

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Delhi records 8 new Species of Snakes.

24 May 2021. Introduction: After an extensive five-year study by researchers from Delhi University, eight more species were added to the list of snakes in Delhi. Highlights With the addition of eight species, number of snake species recorded in Delhi is increased to 23. It has updated 1997 list mentioned in”Fauna of Delhi” book. This […]

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Cheeetah to be re-introduced in India.

23 May 2021 Introduction: World’s fastest land animal, Cheetah is expected to be reintroduced in India. Cheetah will be introduced at Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh in November 2021. Highlights: India had spotted its last Cheetah in Chhattisgarh in 1947. After the death of last Cheetah, it was declared extinct in 1952. Approval for […]

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Mount Nyiragongo erupts in Eastern DR Congo.

24 May 2021. Introduction: Government of Democratic Republic of Congo has launched an evacuation plan for “eastern city of Goma” after the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo volcano. Highlights Volcano of Mount Nyiragono  is located 10 km from Goma. After eruption, it has led to thousands of residents very frightened. So, they are now fleeing towards […]

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World Turtle Day 2021.

24 May 2021. Introduction: World Turtle Day was celebrated on May 23, 2021. It is observed to raise awareness among people about turtle & tortoise and their habitats. Celebration of the day is sponsored by a non-profit organisation “American Tortoise Rescue (ATR)” since 2000. Theme for 2021 is- ‘Turtle Rocks!’. Aim of World Turtle Day World […]

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