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Annual Heronry Count : WWF-India

Annual Heronry Count : WWF-India The annual heronry count jointly organised by WWF-India in association with the Forest department in Thiruvananthapuram district has recorded more heronries that in the past. Heron are any of about 60 species of long-legged wading birds. These are classified in the family Ardeidae (order Ciconiiformes) and generally including several species […]

Agnibaan SubOrbital Technological Demonstrator

Agnibaan SubOrbital Technological Demonstrator: Chennai-based start-up AgniKul Cosmos recently commenced the process of integrating its cutting-edge Agnibaan SubOrbital Technological Demonstrator (SOrTeD) at its private launchpad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR in Sriharikota. Agnibaan SOrTeD is a single-stage launch vehicle powered by AgniKul’s patented Agnilet engine, which is an entirely 3D-printed, single-piece, 6 […]

Lakhpati Didi Scheme

Lakhpati Didi Scheme: Independence Day address, the Prime Minister unveiled initiatives Lakpati Didi Scheme which aimed at empowering artisans and women’s self-help groups (SHGs) across India. Lakpati Didi Scheme: The government’s goal is to create two crore “lakhpati didis” (prosperous sisters) in villages. This scheme aligns with the broader mission of poverty alleviation and economic […]

Tachymenoides harrisonfordi : New Snake Species

Tachymenoides harrisonfordi : New Snake Species A newly discovered snake species has been named Tachymenoides harrisonfordi in honour of the actor Harrison Ford. This recognition is due to Ford’s environmental advocacy. The snake, measuring 16 inches in length, is yellowish-brown with black blotches, a black belly, and a vertical streak over its copper-coloured eye. Harrison […]