Xylophis Deepaki: Found in Tamil Nadu

Xylophis deepaki: A tiny snake “Xylophis deepaki” has been named in honour of Indian herpetologist Deepak Veerappan for his contribution in erecting a new subfamily Xylophiinae to accommodate wood snakes. The common name suggested for the species is ‘Deepak’s wood snake’. Xylophis deepaki is a tiny snake of just 20 cm in length with iridescent […]

State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF): First Instalment

State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF):: The Centre has released the first installment of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) to States, in the wake of the second wave of Covid-19 that has claimed thousands of lives since April 2021. Normally, the first instalment is released in June as per the recommendations of the Finance Commission. […]

SpaceX First Operational Round-Trip Mission Completed

SpaceX: A SpaceX capsule with four astronauts returning from the International Space Station splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico on May 2, 2021. American Space agency NASA has said that Their return marked the end of 168 days in space for the four astronauts and the end of SpaceX’s first operational round-trip mission. […]