India’s 14 Tiger Reserves Get Global CA/TS Recognition

Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bhupendra Yadav on July 29, 2021 said that Tiger Conservation is a symbol of conservation of forests. The approach of the Government of India has been an inclusive one integrating scientific & traditional knowledge along with people’s participation which is vital for the conservation of Flora and Fauna …

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Uttarakhand To Introduce Gross Environment Product

The Uttarakhand government recently announced it will initiate valuation of its natural resources in the form of ‘Gross Environment Product’ (GEP). GEP be along the lines of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The definition of GEP is still in the process of evolution. In 1997, a group of 13 economists and ecologists led by Costanza showed …

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India Emerging As A Leader In Supercomputing

India is fast emerging as a leader in high power computing with the National Super Computing Mission (NSM), boosting it to meet the increased computational demands of academia, researchers, MSMEs, and startups in oil exploration and flood prediction as well as genomics and drug discovery. Computing infrastructure has already been installed in four premier institutions …

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Current Affairs Notes: Non-Uniformity Of Himalayas; Oxygen Enrichment Unit

Non-uniformity of Himalayas foresees significantly large earthquake events Scientists have found that the Himalayas are not uniform and assume different physical and mechanical properties in different directions – a property present in crystals called anisotropy, resulting in significantly large earthquake events in the Himalayas. The NW region of India, an area covering Garhwal and Himachal …

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Current Affairs Notes: Odisha Proposes State’s Second Biosphere Reserve; Chilika Was A Part Of The Bay Of Bengal

Odisha Proposes State’s Second Biosphere Reserve The Odisha government has proposed a second biosphere reserve in the southern part of the state at Mahendragiri. The 5,569-square kilometre Similipal Biosphere Reserve is Odisha’s first such reserve and was notified May 20, 1996. The hill ecosystem acts as a transitional zone between the flora and fauna of …

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Current Affairs Notes: Pesticide Pollution; Light Pollution

64% Of World’s Arable Land At Risk Of Pesticide Pollution According to a study, published in Nature Geoscience, around 64 per cent of land used for agriculture and food crops is at risk of pesticide pollution and almost a third of these areas are considered to be at high-risk. The study was conducted on agricultural …

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