Odisha: Only state to have all three species of crocodiles.

22 June 2021. Introduction: Odisha has become the only state in India to have all the three species of crocodiles. Highlights: Three species in the state of Odisha are: Reptile freshwater Gharials at Satkosia in Mahanadi, Muggers Saltwater crocodiles. Odisha has witnessed natural nesting of Gharials (a critically endangered species) for the first time since […]

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A Checklist of Colombian Butterflies-Highlights.

24 June 2021. Introduction:  Colombia accounts for 20% of all known species. As per recent study it is home to world’s largest variety of butterflies. Highlights: International team of scientists classified 3,642 species and 2,085 subspecies. They registered the species in document titled “Checklist of Colombian Butterflies.” About 200 butterfly species are found in Colombia. […]

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UN: Great Barrier Reef should be listed as “in danger”

22 June 2021. Introduction: It has been recommended by UN Committee to add Great Barrier Reef to the list of “in danger” World Heritage Sites. However, this recommendation is opposed by Australia which is blaming political interference. Highlights: Recommendation was made by (UNESCO) committee. According to the committee, world’s biggest coral reef system should be added […]

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Oil Spill from Haldia-bound Portuguese flag container ship.

19 June 2021. Introduction: Oil spill from Haldia-bound Portuguese flag container ship keeps the Indian Coast Guard on the vigil. Highlights: Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, Colombo notified about mid-sea oil spill about 450 kms South East of Chennai. Portuguese flag Container ship MV Devon developed an underwater crack in fuel tank on passage from Colombo […]

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Climate Change to Increase Sea Level in Lakshadweep: Study.

19 June 2021. Introduction: According to a study conducted to project different greenhouse gas scenario, Sea-level will rise around Lakshadweep Islands by 0.4 mm/year to 0.9 mm/year. Highlights: As per the study, all the islands in archipelago would be vulnerable to impact of sea-level rise. Smaller islands Chetlat and Amini are expected to have major […]

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